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When i pull the hood release cable from the inside, it is not releasing the hood

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The hood cable has gone bad it needs replacing. you could try spraying the hood latch with pb blaster when you do get it open to see if that helps

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99 jimmy. The pull lever inside the vehicle quit working & won't release the hood. How can I release the hood to.open?


The lever is hooked up to a cable, take pliers when the lever is out and pull the cable out more until the hood releases

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How do I open hood when cable or latch is broken


If the plastic hood release handle inside is broken, can you reach the steel cable, if so, use a pair of vice grips to grab the cable and pull. Sometimes it helps to have a helper standing at the end of the hood and pop the hood with palm of hand, in the area of under hood release mechanism, at the same time your pulling the cable.

If cable is broken, some makes and models, you can remove front grille and get at under hood release mechanism.

There is usually a primary hood release, inside vehicle, and a secondary release under the hood, you have to slide your hand under the hood to release, sometimes you have to press down on the hood a little to move release. Trying to shut the hood with secondary release engaged can be difficult, you don't have the distance and the weight of hood to swing down.

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Cable is stretched/sprung. Access hood release panel and pull cable with channel locks.. or worse, something is stuck in the latch mechanism under hood.
See repair rep at Ford in any case.

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MY INSIDE HOOD RELEASE HAS BROKEN. IS THERE ANY


depending on where the cable is broken your can still release and open the hood. if it is broken inside the van in the footwell is the easiest...locate the end of the cable and with a set of visegrips pull the cable to release the hood.

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Inside hood release on 1991 Suburban won't release. How do I open hood to repair?Inside hood release on 1991 Suburban won't release. How do I open hood to repair?


Hi Gillespi,

The hood release cable on my cherokee slipped out of its mount on the latch a while ago. Here's how I got the hood open to fix it.

You're going to need a set of long needlenose pliers and a flashlight.

Get in front of the car and shine the light through the grill. You're looking for the release cable where it attaches to the hood latch.

There will be an anchor point for the outer sleeve where the cable itself is exposed. Grab the cable with the needlenose and pull out and to the right. You'll be surprised at how easily it clicks open.

Best regards,
Mike

Oct 01, 2009 | 2003 Chevrolet Suburban 1500

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The hood does not open when i pull the hood release inside the car


Your hood release cable has stretched or broken somewhere between the knob inside and the latch under the hood This is not a fun fix you need to trace the release cable to the break n the line sometimes it is possible to unhook cable from knob and pull on wire sleeve to pop hood best of luck

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Hood release cable isn't connected to interior hood release lever


Your going to have to use vice grips or pliers. Just pull hard till you hear the hood pop open or have a friend push down on the hood so you can pull in the hood cable easier to unlock the hood latch. Good luck and keep me posted. 

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Hood release broke inside car. How do you release hood?


see if you can grab the broken cable end with a pair of locking pliars (vise grips) and pull

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Hood release on 95 S-10 inoperable


Have one person pull the hood release inside cab while the other person pushes down on front center of hood.  One might have to push down a few times before it releases.  This only works for stretched cable not broken cable.

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2001 Jetta tdi hood release broken how do i get it open


on the left side of the drivers side their is a panel with the hood release Pull off the cover of the hood release and you will see a cable connected to the hood release. take some pliers and give it a good pull.
if you dont hear a click, have someone pull the hood up while you pull on the hood release cable. next their will be little space to take off the grille for easier acces. take off the grille carefully by prying it off carefully on each side. push the grill up and pull it towards you going up then down.
Now all you have to do is stick a flathead screwdriver or philips. and on the bottom of the hood release on the hood stick the screwdriver under the release and push the screw driver down while pushing the hood up.

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