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How can you open a stuck hood on a 98 mountaineer?

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  • jimbo0085 Dec 02, 2010

    I appreciate the feedback. I actually went more redneck than caveman. Ended up cutting the wire and just setting it up to open from the front of the hood. Works Tho! GitRdone!



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If you have not got it by now there is a "CaveMan Method" to this problem. Have someone pull the release for you at the same time pound on the hood above the latch. If that does not work remove the release from under the dash. Take a pair of Vise grips and pull the cable and pound (with your hand).this should get it open.

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  • jimbo0085 Dec 02, 2010

    I appreciate the feedback. However, I went more "Redneck" than "Caveman". I ended up cutting the wire and bypassing it so I can just open the hood from the front of the truck. Worked great though!



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