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Need my front hood popped! I can't get it to work!

I just need to get the front hood of my Toyota Camry (1996) open (I bought this car a few months ago, and have been able to open the hood in the past before without a problem.. For some reason I am not able to open it and I cannot find a diagram online. It is probably something really simple, either that or mine has rusted. I have to go on a 108 mile drive for work tonight and this weeked and want to replace oil and freon first!

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This is a try, try reaching up there under the hood, behind the grille, and grab the cable from the hood release, give it a good yank, It might pop it, if not, try grabbing it with a hook and do the same thing. You can fish around in there behind the grill with a hook and see if you can grab the latch from the left side. Good luck, hope this helps.

Posted on May 15, 2010

Testimonial: "Thank you, your ideas made me "fish around" longer and finally I was able to get the trunk open. I put in freon, because it was low, and checked my oil. Now I have to figure out where the oil can be filled. I can find the strip to test, but am not sure where the cap that covers the oil spout opening is. If you are a really helpful person, you can answer another question too possibly (and maybe I'll join the site so I can pay you) do you know what is the least amount I could pay to get a good set of tires that will at least be safe for a year or two? I've been told all four of my tires need replacing. I bought this car and afterwards found out it had survived a flood."

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    Ned White May 15, 2010

    Tires are fairly cheap, you should be able to find 4 used tires for $100. I just sold 4 with rims for $200. The oil filler is at the top of the engine, black cap. Drops into the valve cover. As for the flood? Get rid of it, it is going to cost you money every week, they don't survive floods. Especially when they pack full of mud that never comes out and never dries out. I had a guy here in town with a beautiful 69 Lemans, got caught in the storm of the century and was under 4 feet of sea water, I watched that car disintegrate in 2 years. Hope this helps.

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