The hood on my brother's truck won't pop when we pull the lever in the cab. It seems like the cable that is hooked to the lever has slack in it, so I tried to bypass the lever and I used a pliers to pull the cable. It didn't work, i couldn't pull hard enough and I didn't want to break it. What should we try and do to get the hood open?
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Common, providing the release is actually hooked up, just get someone to tap on the hood when you pull the lever, should pop up, if not the handle and or cable may have broke, then you get to do a little fishing with a hook pick and a screw driver to manually release the cable through the grille,,.
take off the left front wheel and fender well. slice off the hood cable insulation get a hook too pull the wire have a buddy pull up on the hood while doing this. Should pop open then hope this helps u out.
have someone help u by pushing down on hood while u pull lever or use a hook up under grill to push or pull on latch release the lever may be bent enough so that its not pulling the latch far enough to release
Your going to have to use vice grips or pliers. Just pull hard till you hear the hood pop open or have a friend push down on the hood so you can pull in the hood cable easier to unlock the hood latch. Good luck and keep me posted.
when you pull the hood release lever, you may not hear anything, and the hood won't move, and when you walk to the front, it is still seated, if you can get your fingertips to grap the bottom of the hood (just above the silver trim) you can pull it up..mine does that, it doesn't seem to work, but you have to pull up on it and it kicks up a couple inches and you can reach the lever
You will need 2 people to get the hood open. While you pull on the hood release cable have an assistant gently pound on the center of the hood until it pops up. If this does not work, inspect the hood release lever to see if the pivot broken, if so pull directly on the cable with a pair of locking pliers. After you get the hood open make sure to spray the latch with penetrating oil (WD40)