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The hood on my 2002 s type will not open. I hear the release pop and the passengers side of the hood releases, however the drivers side will not release.

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  • lobo6pack Jul 06, 2010

    I have a 2002 x type. The hood will not open. I pulled the release and the passengers side of the hood releases, however the drivers side does not.

  • lobo6pack Jul 06, 2010

    I have a 2002 x type. The hood will not open. I pulled the release and the passengers side of the hood releases, however the drivers side does not.

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The driver side latch doesn’t release so the hood will not get opened.
What you will need to do is get the front end of the car up in the air and be able to crawl under the vehicle. From there you can attempt to reach up and pull on the cable for the hood release. This should pop the hood. From there, take some WD-40 and spray the latch assembly on each side really good. Then if you can, use some oil like 3-in-1 oil and apply some to the cable itself (may require lifting the hood release assemblies from the cross member). This will ensure the cable does not hang up on your in the future.
NOTE:-- when you pull the hood release, is it really easy to pull? If so, you may have to buy a new cable as the one that you currently have either has a broken cable or the lead ball on the end has been pulled off. Either way, a new cable is required.
If in-case  the above mentioned procedure is bit difficult.
The release cable splits at the driver side latch. Since the cable seems to be working then the latch is just stuck. Unfortunately there really is no way to get to the bottom of the latches. You can remove the bottom under-tray and with a really long screwdriver try to pop the latch. Again this will be hard to see even on a lift but if it will not open by releasing the handle and pulling up or pushing down on the hood then that's your only other option.
To remove the under tray (grill?)
There are about twelve T30 torx screws securing that under tray to the front bumper and wheel arch liners. Once removed look straight up to see if you can get to the bottom of the hood latch.
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Hello,

Thanks for using FixYa.

Sounds like the hood release mechanism got stuck for some reason or the cable on the driver side might have snapped. I suggest that you bring your car to the dealership of a local shop. They will lift your vehicle to get better access to the engine bay then manually release the hood release mechanism.

I hope this helps. Thanks and good day.
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Hi

Driver’s side door is the most used lock so it wears out faster.Slide the key in slowly and turn it lightly you can get the driver’s side door to unlock every time.Hope this helps.
However when this happens it is usually one of three things:

1) You have a bad key/lock: If it is not the valet key and the key unlocks other doors this is probably no the case. It is not likely that the tumblers in the lock have worn down but it is possible that the lock is dirty or is not lubricated right. I would first start by spraying WD-40 into the lock and on the locking mechanism that actually locks the door (the claw that hold the door shut) If this does not work then...

2) You have a bad linkage. Inside the door everything is attached and at times it comes apart or dislodged. Sometimes you can have a plastic retaining piece or or attaching piece that has become brittle. You can take off the door panel and get a good idea of how thing work by moving the inside handle or using the power locks. If every thing is connected in the linkage then...

3) You have a bad actuator. This is the actual electronic piece that locks and unlocks the door. I is usually on the inside left bottom (if looking from the inside). It can wear out and allow certain parts of the lock to work (ie key less entry, inside door handle, power locks) while giving difficulties to other part (ie the key) I hope that this helps.
Take the door cover off and you will see the wire from the handle to the lock. replace the clip(plastic)and all should be okay.make sure plastic sheeting is watertight afterwards otherwise you will have another fault(wet carpets).

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  • lobo6pack Jul 06, 2010

    We are talking about the hood not the drivers door. The hood will not release on the drivers side. The passengers side does release and will lift up a couple of inches. The HOOD dose not unlatch on the drivers side

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