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1998 gmc k2500 5.7l hood release cable stretched. Cannot open hood

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    Peter Stearns May 11, 2010

    That has to be a nasty problem. I won't check the "solution" button so that somebody else might help. But my thought is, can you access the other end of the cable, inside the passenger compartment? If you could take off the handle and pull the cable with pliers, that might open the hood. In fact, there might be an adjustment there to tighten the cable. Or perhaps you could fashion a pretty stout small hook and reach the cable from underneath the front of the truck. Hope you can fix it.

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You can temporarily fix this if this solution will work:
disassemble the hood release in the cabin and pull the cable until the hood latch opens. Then you can remove or adjust the cable as necessary.

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