Re: Hood won't open. Lever moves inside cabin,but does...
The best way to open the hood is diffucult. u have to pry the lock by pushing the spring down... its hard to get under it thought. maybe takin the grill off. but u need a new cable. junk yards can have them.. its hard to put in tho by hand
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Check out the cable connection between the latch and your internal latch control. Till you locate the problem I would suggest tying down the hood with some sort of strap so it does not pop open at speed.
The cable is probably broken and not connected to the latch. There are two latches, a primary which the cable is connected, and the secondary or safety. You'll have to try to access the latch from under the car going up between the bumper and the radiator. You may need a body shop to do it.
You need to get up under the front of the vehicle and attempt to move the lever that the hood release cable pulls on. Use a long screwdriver or pry bar. If you can move the lever, the hood should open up.
this is common it needs to be lubed, you will have to spray it good with wd40, then locate the release arm that the cable pulls to release the hood,push the arm back, have someone inside to pull the hood release lever,do this a few times and respray it until its free, here a picture of the latch, i put an arrow pointing at the lever to push back and free. hope this helps you.
You will need helper for this. Have your helper pull on release lever when you tell them. You will probably have to park car on blocks or car ramps or if you don't have these you will have to jack up front of car. Looking up from under car you should see cable moving when assistant pulls lever inside car. There will be a spring over cable you are looking at. If cable is broken or just not moving all the way you will have to move it with needle nose vice grips towards drivers side to release catch. Before you do this though, try pressing down on hood when assistant pulls lever, this may relaese hood. Once you have hood opened ensure proper operation of release lever and adjust hood pin if necessary.
Push down hard on the truck's hood it should release If not obtain some fifteen inch or, longer needlenose pliers and, twist the lever (if your hood cable is broken or, snarled use the pliers and, a flashlight to remove the cable) then, the hood should open easily
You will need 2 people to get the hood open. While you pull on the hood release cable have an assistant gently pound on the center of the hood until it pops up. If this does not work, inspect the hood release lever to see if the pivot broken, if so pull directly on the cable with a pair of locking pliers. After you get the hood open make sure to spray the latch with penetrating oil (WD40)