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My queation is the latch to the hood is stuck and was wondering how to get it open when i cant pull the latch to open it??? any ideas

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That used to happen to my 85 camaro, I had to have someone pull up on the hood while I pulled the cable. If that works for you once the hood is open make sure to lubricate the latch mechanism at regular intervals.

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