Question about 1999 Jeep Cherokee
Pull lever moves, but hood not released. how to get in the hood from outside
Get the hook!! Some cars have a release on them, but you will never know unless the hood is up. You could find a car exactly like yours and peek at it. Or, get a little hook, bent stiff wire, get in there behind the grille and start fishing, you can grab the release and pop it open, it might take a while, but it beats a hole in the grille. I made a little hook out of 1/8 inch wire, 2" ,90 degree bend with a hook on the end and it can get in behind there and pull the catch. A coat hanger will work. Try it. Hope it helps.
Posted on Jun 02, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the best way to open the hood is diffucult. u have to pry the lock by pushing the spring down... its hard to get under it thought. maybe takin the grill off. but u need a new cable. junk yards can have them.. its hard to put in tho by hand
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
So I gather that the release inside the car has release the hood's primary catch, but the T handle is not release the secondary catch to allow the hood to fully open.
If this is the case, take some lithium grease or WD-40 (lithium grease is much better and lasts much longer) and spray it onto the catch assembly.
Try pulling on the T handle some more after a few minutes of the grease soaking in and see of that releases.
If that doesn't work, then take a long flat screw driver and press it against the catch gently hit the screw driver with a hammer (you should be trying to push the catch towards the driver's side of the car)
You may need someone to be pulling on the T handle as you hit the catch with a hammer. I actually had to do this with a jetta before....
Posted on Nov 20, 2009
I had same problem. Sprayed latch with WD-40 and no more problems. P.S. The lever should say "Hood" or there should be a picture of an open hood.
If lubrication doesn't work, your cable might be stretched or your latching mechanism might be defective. In either case, a visit to your local salvage yard will solve the problem.
Posted on Jul 18, 2010
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Apr 07, 2012 | Cars & Trucks
Locate the interior hood-release lever under the dashboard on the driver's side of the interior of the car.
Lift up and toward you on the hood release lever. The lever is connected to a cable that releases the hood. The hood will pop up about 1/2 inch when you pull the lever.
Move to the front of the car and locate the exterior hood-release lever under the front of the hood. It is located near the middle of the vehicle, just beyond where the front edge of the hood meets the body. Lift up on the inner lever.
Lift up on the edge of the hood while holding the inner lever in place. When the hood is up, find the hood prop and raise it, setting its tip in the hood-prop mount on the hood, to hold the hood up while you work in the engine bay.
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