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Can't pop the hood

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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Try pushing up and down on the bonnet at the same time as pulling the cable

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