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The hood release on my 1993 chevy lumina snapped. the lever seems to have snapped from inside the car since it isnt attatced anymore. how much will this cost to fix at a shop?

The hood release on my 1993 chevy lumina snapped, the lever seems to have snapped from inside the car, since it isn't attatched anymore. how much will this cost to fix at a shop?

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The cable and the plastic lever housing are readily available at your dealer and are cheap. To replace the cable, disconnect from plastic lever on left drivers side of front seat. then follow cable until you reach where it goes through the fire wall. Work cable thru just to the outer side of firewall. Then take the hood latch end of the NEW cable and run it thru the firewall like you did with the old cable. Now find the two ends of cable under the hood and securely tape them together side by side. Next you disconnect the old cable from the hood latch and GINGERLY pull it thru the engine compartment , thru an opening in your radiator supports. This is an old trick when rewiring a house or boat trailer. Then connect both ends of the cable. Make sure you grease the hood latch with WD 40. This will ensure that the hood will "pop up" when you pull the lever. This job took all of 40 minutes.. while I'm not a Mechanic, I am a Machinist. If the dealer charges 1 1/2 hrs labor then I'm in the wrong trade!

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YOU CAN FIX IT EASILY AT HOME IF IT IS JUST THE HANDLE. THE CABLE WOULD REQUIRE ABOUT 1-1.5 HOURS LABOR TO REPLACE SO DONT PAY MORE THAN THAT.

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