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Hood release under the dash has no tension on it. Hood will not latch closed

Hood release has no tension on it. Hood will not latch. Appears that the cable may be stuck.

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The latch is stuck in the open position. I always found white lithium grease worked best on those latches but any good lubricant will work. Try moving the latch manually with a screwdriver. After applying the lubricant move the latch a few times. You should see the tension return to the release, if it doesn't you have a broken release cable.

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