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How do I open the hood of my 99 Dodge Ram 1500? The cable is broke close to the latch under the hood and I can't get the hood open to replace the cable. Any ideas?

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I have seen guys use a really long screw driver to flip them open from under the front bumper but never had to try myself yet

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SOURCE: inside latch broke off 2002 dodge ram 2500 pu.how to open hood?

im taking a guess that the inside latch your refering to is the latch inside the cab of the truck, if so inspect the cable, can you see the metal cable inside the black housing, if you do take a vice grips and grab onto tightly and pull, this should release the mechinism same as if you pulled the latch, otherwise if you can see the cable within, crawl under the front of the truck, between the radiator and grill, reach up to the latch and disconect the cable that comes from the cab, it will be the only cable coming to the latch assembly, as you remove it, it kind of just clips in place, you will see what it pulls to release the latch, grab a screw drived and lightly force the piece over to pop the hood, i know it can be frustrating from experience, took me a while the first time, and they sure dont give you much room to work with, but a little patience will pay off with this , wish you the best of luck!

Posted on Mar 21, 2010

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SOURCE: '99 Honda civic LX. The hood latch requires a lot of force to ope

What you should do is spray the latch with pb blaster,556,or wd40.Shut the hood and after a couple of times it should work better also do a visual inspection of the latch and make sure nothing is bent.

Posted on Apr 01, 2010

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SOURCE: my hood latch cable is broken under the hood. how

same thing has happened to me. How did you get it fixed?

Posted on Apr 28, 2010

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SOURCE: hood release wont latch

This maybe a problem of the hood being misaligned. in order to remedy this you will have to adjust the 4 bolts on the hinges holding the hood in place and the latch little by little. But first try a penetrating oil on the latch assembly and look for anything out of place.

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SOURCE: I am unable to open the hood on my 99 dodge ram

try pushing down (bounce) the hood when trying the lever.

Posted on Sep 11, 2010

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