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How can I release the latch for my hood through the grill at the front of my truck? Issue: Hood Release/Cable on my 1992 Chevy K1500 appears to be disconnected as there's no tension on the pull handle on the inside of the truck. I can see a "tension spring" inside but one end isn't connected to anything and I can't see where it should attach. So, now I'm trying to access a hook/latch that I see through the grill, but I pulled this hook towards met at the front of the truck and no luck. I'm not sure if it's the actual hood latch or not. I can't see other obvious options. I would love some help, if avaiable. :)

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  • AnnaMarie Sep 04, 2009

    Thank you very much for the reply. How can I easily identify the "latch pin" to begin to unscrew? Is it in the center of the truck in front of the radiator? On the driver's side? Does it face down towards the ground (vertically) or is it horizontal? Is it unique in appearance, or does it look like any other screw/bolt? Will it be obvious to the naked eye?

    I looked up from under the truck near the bumper, but am not I'm seeing any obvious options.

    Thanks, again.



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Theres the arm that the cable hooks to and it moves to the drivers side not front and back. Looking up from under the truck in front of the raditors you can unscrew the latch pin with a long screwdriver its very tight and is hard to get started. once unscrewed the hood will open against the safty latch and then can be opened. Many auto parts stores will have the new cable. If you can't get it lose to open the hood and the truck runs OK most body shops can get it open and install the new cable too. As this is a common job on a crashed car.

Posted on Sep 04, 2009

  • John P Schwantes Jr Sep 04, 2009

    The end of the plumger pin is usally right dead center and doestnt have to be seen from the bottom its a point almost and it has a screwdriver slot in it just in case this happenes. You may also be able to reach thought the grill and remove the bolts the hold the latch onto the upper raditior support with the bolts out you will be able to open the hood a little more so you may be able to unscrew the pin or trip the latch. Remember trying to trip the latch may require you to pust the hood closed some to relieve the pressure so the hood will (pop) easier.



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