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Hood release cable broken on a Chevy trailblazer

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SOURCE: 99 chevy malibu hood release problems

We have the same problem with our malibu. What I found is that the hood release handle inside the car gets stuck on the housing around the driver's side feet. Check if your handle is getting stuck there too because I thought for the longest time that the cable was the problem.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 Chevy Blazer with Broken

Hi: Have someone push down on the hood while you pull the release cable, while cable pulled have them lift up on the hood and it should release. Hood is probably released but stuck, latch out of adjustment or hood support rubbers ( located on rad support) are set to high causing latch to be to tight.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: hood release cable is frozen, how to unlatch hood?

if you can get a pry bar or a screwdiver under the hood and push on the mechanism that the cable pulls the hood will open.then you need to replace the cable.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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SOURCE: No hood release cable Chevy S10 truck

I have this same problem. You have to take a screw-driver (philips) and look between the hood and the grill and you will see the hood latch assembly. There will be a large gauge wire with a loop about the size of a large philips head screw-driver. This is the release. Take the screw-driver and push the wire towards the drivers side door and it will release.

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

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SOURCE: the hood release cable is broken and the latch

You need to find where the front end of the cable attaches to the latch mechanism which may require removal of the plastic pan underneath behind the radiator. Once you find it you can manual pull it using needle nose pliers and a open end wrench or equal as fulcrum. Once you get it to pop then you can replace as needed.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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