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Hood latch My hood wont latch shut. First it wouldn't open because the cable got disconnected from under the steering wheel, so I re-connected it. Now the hood wont close.

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Replace the hood release cable as it is probably jammed and not allowing the hood latch to return to the correct position

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SOURCE: Broken Hood Release

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In short no there isn't, however it's most likely your plastic release lever is broken and not the metal cable, you need to open the cover over the release lever, there will be a cable you can pull using a gripper and it will release the bonnet, you can easily replace the plastic llever and it's reletively cheap.

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Posted on May 20, 2009

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SOURCE: 94 camry hood wont open, latch cable attached but

When those stick sometimes you can free them by having one person pull the latch while the other person pushes down on the front of the hood if that gets it open make sure you lubricate the mechanism with a spray lube - I like the white lithium spray lube

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

SOURCE: my hood will not open, the cable release seems to

You can pop out the intake plastic grid and access the hood lock mechanism from there

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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SOURCE: hood latch on 95 Toyota Tercel won't shut.

What I would do is spray both the latch and release cable end with a good penetrating fluid. Be quite liberal with it and work the latch open and closed and the cable until both move freely and easily. It may take more than one application of fluid to achieve this. Once it is working freely the spray both with a good lubricant, preferably one with "white lithium grease" in it. Work it into the latch and cable and that should solve your problem. Then once or twice a year give them another application to keep them working. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 05, 2010

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SOURCE: 1992 Toyota Corolla hood wont open, Cable broke

first, try smacking the hood at one of the front corners while someone else pulls the release handle. or even after you've pulled on it. if that works, once open, adjust and lubricate the hood latch assembly. if it still won't open, and it's the cable and not the latch you'll have to replace it anyway, so instead of removing the grill, cut the cable behind the pull lever under the dash where you can reach it. then skin the outer cable insulation away from the actual steel cable exposing an inch or two of it. then holding the insulation and plastic housing with pliers, grab the steel cable itself with pliers and pull it to open the hood. then replace the cable. the further you can reach up under the panel the better your chances of getting past the broken part of the cable and avoid removing the grill. you might also be able to gain access from up under the car if you're lucky.

Posted on Sep 10, 2010

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