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Can't get the hood up!! - 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier

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If the cable on the hood latch is not broken, get a helper , have them push down on the hood at the point of the latch to relieve pressure while you pull the hood release ,if it opens , grease it good at all points.....if open and greased and still hard to open , the alignment of latch might need adjustment... if it does not open then the cable is probably broken, look thru the front grille with a brite lite and locate the release mechanism and trip it open with an appropriate tool that will give you leverage on it ..OK!!

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