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Front damage, inside cable to open hood snapped from latch. latch damaged and can't open hood. Know of any way to pop the hood? 1991 park avenue

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Its hard to do but without seeing the damage couple of ways to try is cut the grill area out to reach where the cable attaches and release or see if some one has a hanger that they maybe can reach in there and hook on the cable area and pull.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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Usually a strong coat hanger will snag the lug the cable attaches too. You will need to bend a 3/8 end J hook from the coat hanger and snag it from the drivers side of the latch to pull on this lug horizontally
' If the hood is trashed just zip a hole into the hood were that latch is located with a disc grinder and a cut off wheel instead

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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It is 20, and 10 years past its designed life, this stuff happens. You need to figure out whether the latch cable has broken or the latch itself is bad. If the cable is bad, you should be able to reach up under the dash, find the cable coming from the back of the lever and pull it out from the inside. If it comes freely, then you know it is broken but do NOT pull it all the way out. If however the cable is good but the latch is broken you are going to have to get at the latch via under the bumper or through the grille, and unbolt it or the male prong on the hood. Some extensions and swivels will come in handy for your socket set. When you get the latch or prong loose the hood will open

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I drive a 1991 Buick Park Avenue and I can't get the hood to open on my car. It overheated yesterday and I need to pop the hood to see the problem, but the hood won't come up. I tried the release lever...


I would have someone hold the hood release latch while bumping the front of the hood to try to bump the hood loose. Once opened, be sure to lubricate the hood latch under the hood and also lubericate the safety latch as well to prevent this in the future. Use white lithium grease to lube all latches. Be sure to work the latch a couple dozen times after lubricating a few times before closing the hood to ensure it is working properly.

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If there is still resistance when you pull the lever then the cable is still connected.Try having someone with a open hand slap on the hood while you pull the lever.Try the corners and work your way to the center.If you do get it open lube all the latch parts.Well hope this helps and good luck.

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Your hood release cable has stretched or broken somewhere between the knob inside and the latch under the hood This is not a fun fix you need to trace the release cable to the break n the line sometimes it is possible to unhook cable from knob and pull on wire sleeve to pop hood best of luck

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Hood latch on 1996 park avenue seized


Sorry thundergod but people put to much stock in WD 40 it to me is just a fast evaporating lube. If the hood is frozen as a result of rust I think it is called PB works much better. On my 91 buick I was able to access the latches better after taking the front grill off. It is attached with tork screws known to some as star screws. this still doesn't offer total access but you have a better chance at working with it. Also had to use 2 people to open hood because hood spring was meeting header. took some rocking hood while the other person pulled the latch repeatedly. But you see an elk damaged my front end so you may not have the same issue.

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Most likely the CABLE is seized. Unless the latch is damaged , should be movable, Either on a lift, or by laying on your back, reach your arm up behind the front grille, and manually move the latch. Not hard to do. Hope this helps

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