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Hood not open

Pull lever moves, but hood not released. how to get in the hood from outside

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    need diagram of 1999 Jeep cherokee latch to help

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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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SOURCE: 2001 vw jetta hood won't open. Faulty latch

They are not designed to open from the outside. Why can't you get inside?

Posted on Dec 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Hood won't open. Lever moves inside cabin,but does not release hood.

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

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SOURCE: The hood will not release to open. I released the

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

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SOURCE: hood release lever not releasing hood tried

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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