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I am unable to open the hood on my 99 dodge ram 1500 sport. The cable is intact, but it is not triggering the latch

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Try pushing down (bounce) the hood when trying the lever.

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Find another vehicle like yours, and ask hat person to open the hood, and then see where the hood cable is routed so you can see where to try to "grab" it on yours to try to pull it. You may have to break something to make that happen.
Remember, pieces of metal can be bent back where they should be, and pieces of plastic can sometimes be glued back together.
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