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The hood latch cable broke on my 92 dodge caravan right at the primary locking mechanism and now the primary latch won't engage.

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LATCH IS TRIPPED TO OPEN POSITON, YOU CAN MANUALLY TRIP , BUT IF YOU DO AND SHUT HOOD YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO OPEN IT .YOU NEED A NEW RELEASE CABLE ASY

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SOURCE: how do i replace a broken hood latch cable 2002 toyota camry

its more fiddly than hard before you start look st the cable where it joins the latch and start following it back toward the lever you may have to lift some floor mats etc and the cable should be secured with clips along the way if you think you can get it out take it with you when you go to buy the new 1 and make sure they are the same. if this helps please rate joe

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SOURCE: 01 Jeep Cherokee Hood latch cable broke

look in through grill you should see where cable hooks to latch should be able to pop it there may need a long tool to reach it

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  • To replace the actual hood latch is really very easy.
  1. Open the hood.
  2. Now on the latch itself you will see two bolts (one on each side)
  3. Remove them two bolts.
  4. Pull the latch up a bit.
  5. Now you see the cable for the latch.
  6. Push the cable forward a bit.
  7. Now take a Flathead screwdriver and pop the cable out of the little clasp holding it.
  8. Now take the new latch and reverse the steps I have listed and that's it. Your done. Should take 10-15 minutes for anyone to do at home.

  • Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa.


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Your hood latch probably isn't returning to the right position for it to catch. This is commonly caused by one of two problems: (1) too much hardened grease and crud on the latch itself is keeping it from operating freely; or (2) the hood release cable has gotten rusty or kinked over time and is no longer releasing completely.
I would suggest testing the hood release cable before doing anything else. It's an easy test and it only takes a minute. Enlist the help of a second person to pull the hood release lever while you look at the hood latch. When your helper pull on the release, you should see the cable pull part of the hood latch. When they let go, that part should swing back to its prior position. Using a long-shafted screwdriver, see whether you can "help" that moving part move any further on its return path. If you can push the latch any significant amount, it's not returning all the way to its proper position, and your hood release cable is probably binding.
In the short term, if you manually push the hood latch back into position, you should be able to close your hood again. However, you'll have to do this each time you open the hood. In addition, you run the risk that, not too far in the future, your hood release cable will actually completely bind or snap, and then you'll have a much harder time opening your hood to replace the cable (or do anything else, like add oil or washer fluid).

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