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Hood Release broken or dislodged

I am not able to open my hood. There is no tension at all when I pull on the hood release. I know of no other way to get my hood to release.

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Hood Release broken or dislodged - 913e88e.gif1. After loosening the hood hinge (A) mounting bolt, adjust the hood (B) by moving it up or down, or right or left. 2. Adjust the hood height by turning the hood overslam bumpers (C). 3. After loosening the hood latch (D) mounting bolts, adjust the hood latch by moving it up or down, or right or left.8f7309a.gif

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