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1989 Buick Century

I pulled the hood release but my hood is stuck. What can i do ?

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Have someone to press down on the front, middle part of the hood, above where the latch mechanism is located while you pull on the inside latch release. While holding the latch release pulled, have the person pressing down to let go of the hood.
SOmetimes to much tension on the release spring causes the hood to bind and will not allow the release to work properly.

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

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Jack the car up... perferably with a car lift or in a shop where people won't get crushed and then have someone get underneath the front end and they should be able to manually pop the latch and then you'll be able to clean out any residue or gunk that may be causing the hood to stick.

hope this helps :)

Posted on May 17, 2008

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