I sort of had this problem with my 92 deville...u could try to pull bak a lil more on the release and push forward after that while someone else is outside the car...the person outside the car should try giving the hood a lil push n if it pops up a bit...the latch under the hood is located to the left side next to the grill.
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If the in-car hood release is not working, the hood latch may be jammed. You can try having someone pull on the release while you are bouncing the hood to try and release it.
Depending on the grille you have, another way is to reach through the grill with a large screwdriver and pry the release arm to the right (where the cable attaches to the release mechanism). Failing all of that, the only other way I know of is to manually release the catch from beneath the vehicle, which will involve removing the lower air shield, reaching up from below and repeating the above procedure.
If the cable is broken or the latch is stuck, you will probably have to remove the lower air shield at the front of the car and reach up and manually release it. If it is just stuck, you can try gently bouncing the front of the hood while pulling up on it while someone is pulling on the release. When you get it open, lubricate the latch assembly.
If the cable is broken at the hood release lever, I have had luck getting a hold of the cable with a pair of Vise Grips and pulling on it to get the hood open. Once it is open, you can tie a piece of wire to the hood release and let it hang down in the front grille area temporarilly until the vehicle is sold or until you buy a new hood cable assembly.
Once a close fails, the latch may be now in the closed position, preventing a second try.
So release it first.
You should see the latch open up, so that it can accept the locking pin once again.
Then try closing it again.
If you have pounded on it, it may be hard to get it to release now, so you may have to pry on it with a screwdriver.
this is always a pain but here is the way I try 1st, drop the release handle down and cut back the sheath (cable cover) over the inner wire cable, expose the cable and then get a good pair of vise grip type locking pliers and have some one push down on the hood over the latch area (this removes some of the tension on the latch release) while you pull the stub end of the cable, if this doesn't work then you can try going under the truck to latch, but on this model that would be very difficult.
You can find the cable with a little effort. It comes out of the firewall so see if you can find enough of the end of it still sticking into the cabin to pull. Otherwise you can also look under the car and you should be able to get to it from there. Hope it helps!