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Buick 1991 Century: Broken hood release cable somewhere inside.

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    frank thomas wilson Jun 07, 2010

    you will need to fish a coat hanger to the hood latch to open it it doesn't sound like much fun doing it but thats all you got to go on unless calling a tech out to open it for you PS he will use a coat hanger too as well



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Quick and easy... Get a saws all and slice that ****** open, get a new latch and whatnot from the junkyard. Don't have a saws all? Get a hacksaw blade raps on paper towels and duct tape around it for a handle and go at it. That duct tape may come in handy until you can get a latch too!

Posted on Jun 07, 2010

  • beaglehms Sep 30, 2010

    I have a '96 Century. Hood cable fixed twice. Now I pull on it
    with a locking pliers (aka vicegrip) instead of the plastic handle--
    primitive but it works.



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