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The engine hood latch will not open with the release lever. I'm trying to release the latch from the real of the car. How can I do this?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: can't get hood open

Try this:
Get behind the hood release lever and grab the wire with a pair of vice grips then pull. After you get it open adjust the wire so this won't happen again.
Good Luck!

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Hood Won't Open, and Lever Broke

Hi viper852004 , the only way you can do this is to remove the front grills and then you will be able to see the 2 sprung bonnet pegs, you will need to loosen the adjusting nut where it screws into the hood and unscrew it until it becomes unattatched from the hood, do this for both pegs and then you should be able to release the hood to fix the problem. the pegs will need to be reinstalled before driving the car as the hood will not close, hope this is of some help, regards mark.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

SOURCE: hood latch won't release

This has happened to me several times, this will take two people, but all you need to do is have one person pull the hood release, while person number 2 pushes down on the hood, and then pulls up...that ought to do the trick

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 99 chevy malibu hood release problems

Use a good brand of de-watering oil - and spray it over the latch to remove all water. Also get some up inside the cable. - Then - use a thicker "multi-purpose" oil on the latch - which will stay longer than the dewatering oil.

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Posted on Feb 04, 2009

ILikeBMW
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SOURCE: Broken Hood Release

Hello There

In short no there isn't, however it's most likely your plastic release lever is broken and not the metal cable, you need to open the cover over the release lever, there will be a cable you can pull using a gripper and it will release the bonnet, you can easily replace the plastic llever and it's reletively cheap.

Hope this helps, please don't forget to rate me.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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