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My hood wont open! i pull The release inside of the car, and i can hear it click (so its still connected) but its all ready open. So im assuming its the latch. There is nothing stuck that i can see. its as if my hood somehow has shifted forward. is there another way to open it? someone suggested taking the bumper off?

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  • Tracy Mar 23, 2011

    There is not enough room. It barely has eoom to put a flat head screw driver! Its like its been welded shut

  • Tracy Mar 24, 2011

    i have a 1991 dodge stealth rt. on the thouand look, it seems the cable is connected..and i can see where the hood latch lock is stuck on the anchor for the hood?! cant push down enough to get it to release, or do u have a way to get it down more?any suggestions? thank you

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Have you tried to have somebody rock and shake the hood while you pull on the release? The latch might just not be moving back far enough to release the catch, and a bit of maneuvering might just be all that it needs. Try that, I don' think that taking the bumper off will give you enough access, you need to remove the grille, and you need the hood open to do that.

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Hello
In order to help you I ill need the exact model and year of the Dodge. This is a cable release? if so have you tried having someone push down over the hood latch area while you try to release it, this many times allows the hood to "pop" open, then lube the hood latch with spray Lithium grease, available from any auto parts store or hardware store.

Posted on Mar 24, 2011

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    yadayada Mar 24, 2011

    I would take this to a shop they can open it a number of ways while it is on a car lift.

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Welcome to Fixya

Use small piece of wood and wedged it in between the hood and grill and pull the latch. Make sure to replace the cable before you close the hood.

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