Question about 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE

1 Answer

Unable to get hood open. I released hood from button inside, but unable to lift hood up. Please advise

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 385 Answers

First, try smacking the hood at one of the front corners while someone else pulls the release handle. or even after you've pulled on it. if that works, once open, adjust and lubricate the hood latch assembly. if it still won't open, and it's the cable and not the latch you'll have to replace it anyway, so instead of removing the grill, cut the cable behind the pull lever under the dash where you can reach it. then skin the outer cable insulation away from the actual steel cable exposing an inch or two of it. then holding the insulation and plastic housing with pliers, grab the steel cable itself with pliers and pull it to open the hood. then replace the cable. the further you can reach up under the panel the better your chances of getting past the broken part of the cable and avoid removing the grill. you might also be able to gain access from up under the car if you're lucky.

Posted on Sep 10, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

1995 Toyota T100 hood release not working and white smoke coming out of tail pipe. What steps should I take?


Water coolant in combustion chamber , faulty gasket or cracked head , loss of coolant.

May 02, 2017 | Toyota T100 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My car hood won't release to open


Greg, the spring in latch release is weak or broken probably or it is still seized and lubricant still has to be worked into it. You can probably get a replacement fairly cheap at auto recyclers.
"I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button. Check out some of my other posts if you need more tips and info."

Apr 18, 2016 | 2009 Toyota Matrix

1 Answer

Hood


There is a hood release button inside the car, drivers side, pull the one with the hood picture. NOW, the hood release is off to the side, lift the hood and you will hear where it hits, run your fingers along and when you feel the latch push it to the side. thats all there is. remember it is going to be off center, like maybe 6 inches or so.

Mar 28, 2014 | 2003 Mitsubishi Diamante

1 Answer

Hood won't open


Is the cord to release the hood broken? If you have been in an accident recently, the hood secure hook might not work properly. Try to lift your hood up, if it lifts even slightly, try to squeeze your hand in between the grille and hood and release the hook securing the hood.
Same thing happened to my car, the hood release inside the car will not operate, and the hood will not latch properly, but this works for me.

Dec 22, 2013 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2008 Mitsubishi release cable for Hood not working. When pulling on release inside car, the hood does not pop open to reach under and release the safety latch


I have a similar problem on my 2006 VW Passat.

I'm able to open the hood two ways:
1) ask someone to hold onto the lever inside the car while you try to lift the hood to the point where you can use the unlatch button and open the hood fully.


2) Pull the lever completely open in the car and try to find a thick screwdriver or some thick paper folded up to wedge next to the lever to hold it open while you get out and try to lift the hood to the point where you can use the unlatch button and open the hood completely.


Other than this finding a service manual or tutorial online about how to pull out whatever trim or interior covers you would need to replace the cable fully. There should be a specific replacement guide for this item since I'm sure it happens to car's at least semi-regularly

Aug 31, 2013 | Mitsubishi Galant Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1993 Nissan Sentra XE - Hood Release Broken.


Inside the car where you broke the handle off the hood release you will have to look under the handle or behind the dash to find the cable that it was attached to. IF you find the cable you can grab it with a pair of pliers and pull it to release the hood. It works just like bicycle brakes if you know what i'm saying. Very simple. You shouldn't have any issues finding it. THanks.

Sep 11, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2001 dodge viper,how do you open hood ,is there more than one latch,released front latch and i know it opns by windshield,but afraid to try as it seems tight


You have your first hood release inside the car and at the front of the car you have to lift the hood a bit to release the emergency latch. The hood should now open. Don't forget that the hood opens from the windshield side of the hood.

Apr 05, 2010 | 2001 Dodge Viper

2 Answers

Stuck hood on 2000 ford 250, latch release won't work


Ok, open the door, stand next to the door, pull the hood release while slapping your hand on the hood or have someone else lift the front edge while you pull on the latch..... should get in...

Oct 07, 2008 | 2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty

1 Answer

Can't release hood latch


My 1999 LeSaber was having the same issue when I first bought it. My brother suggested I gently press and release on the hood after pulling the lever inside, this caused the latch to release. It stopped sticking after about 3-4 times of opening it this way. I suspect that some corrosion was jogged loose with the tapping.

Hope this helps.

Sep 29, 2008 | 1999 Buick LeSabre

2 Answers

Hood latch


There is no other way to release the hood other than either trying to reach the latch release from under the car or removing the grille.

Jul 28, 2008 | 1993 Acura Legend

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE Logo

346 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Pontiac Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8210 Answers

Are you a Pontiac Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...