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'98 isuzu rodeo hood latch mechanism won't work. hod won't pop open

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Pull on the wire located under the lever you pull on inside the cab with a pair of pliars. hood should pop open

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Can't open the hood by pulling hood release


Cable is stretched/sprung. Access hood release panel and pull cable with channel locks.. or worse, something is stuck in the latch mechanism under hood.
See repair rep at Ford in any case.

Apr 08, 2014 | 2001 Ford Explorer

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I have a 2001 Isuzu Rodeo the hood will not open. I had someone pull the latch while I hit the top of the hood to pop, nothing. I have also had someone pull the latch while I pull up on the hood and...


Don't pull up on the front, but press down hard, while someone pulls on the handle.

Try whacking it some more there, too, while latch is being pulled. Another place to hit is at rear of hood on driver's side.
If it still won't open, you may have to get your hand on the hood latch to move the lever that the handle cable attaches to. The lever would have to move towards the driver's side to pop the latch. Sometimes a long screwdriver poked up from underneath may reach the latch. Or you may be able to get your hand in past the grill, or remove the grill to get your hand to the latch.
When you do get it open, put a few drops of oil on the latch mechanism, and see if any adjustments can be made to open it easier either on the hood itself, or the latch mechanism. Just about all cars have a way to adjust the latch.
Good luck.

Aug 05, 2013 | 2001 Isuzu Rodeo

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The hood latch broke. how do i get the hood open with out the latch?


grip the cable with some channel locks and give it a pull if the problem is the lever, if the latch itself (under the hood part) is the issue try to slip a sawzall blade in there and cut that ****** in half

Mar 14, 2012 | 2002 Isuzu Rodeo

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Hood latch inside the rodeo will not release hood. what is the best way to get the hood up?


is it at the handle which pulls the chord?
Can you get to the chord under the dash?
If it is there, then use vise grips to pull it to open it - it may also help having a second set of hands to pull the hood up when pulling the chord...
Otherwise you may be able to get under the vehicle - otherwise I'm not too clear on why it isn't operating..

Feb 13, 2011 | 1995 Isuzu Rodeo

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My hood will not latch all the way shut for my 99 rodeo


There are two rubber grommets located on the hood-one at each front corner. There are replacements that can be purchased at parts stores (Help brand-usually on those "spin-around-racks"-just ask parts guy you want hood bumpers. These come in different sizes (diameters)-the ones I found and used were a bit small. I used silicone to "fatten" them up. You will see they are adjustable by threading (rotating" them in the hole in your car's hood. What seems like your hood not latching is the hood is not held tight against the latch (constant pressure from the bumpers holding hood up). Your hood is just laying all the way down-you need the bumpers.

Apr 07, 2010 | 1999 Isuzu Rodeo

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98 Rodeo hood latch wont pop the hood open. Whats another way to get it to pop so i can get it open


Have someone pound on the front part of the hood while you try to pull the latch. Once it pops open spray the latch with some white petroleum grease

Jan 06, 2010 | 1996 Isuzu Rodeo

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Rear Latch stuck how can I open it w/out breaking glass??


Remove the back pannel and you can acsess the lock.

May 29, 2009 | 1999 Isuzu Rodeo

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1995 isuzu rodeo hood release broken under the hood


if the grille screws are accessable remove the grille which should give you access to the underside of the lock, you may need a screwdriver to push the lever aside to release the hood
Hope this helps

May 23, 2009 | 1995 Isuzu Rodeo

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How do you open the hood to a 1995 isuzu rodeo


pull the latch on the left side of the steering wheel column.  if it soed not pop, go pull up on the hood hard and pull the lever again. it should pop the second time. then reach up under the hood and disengage the safety hook

Dec 09, 2008 | 1995 Isuzu Rodeo

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My hood latch will not open from the inside lever is there another way to release the latch


Take a phillips head screw driver and take out the two screws holding the lever by the sterring wheel you would noramlly pull to pop the hood open. Pull towards you and the lever should slip out along with the cable attached. Take a pair of vise grips, clamp onto the cable itself and gently pull towards you. It would help if you had someone else trying to open the hood while you do this, but you can just check the hood after you pull the cable. That's how I got mine to open this morning. Now to see if the cable is adjustable and tighten it up so the lever does it's job.

Aug 03, 2008 | 1996 Isuzu Rodeo

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