Question about Dodge Dakota
It varies by the model but this is what I have doen over the years to overcome this problem on a wide variety of cras and light trucks. Go under the dash where the hood release is and pull the broken cable end down, cut back the outer sheath over the wire core of the hood release cable, then have someone push down on the hood over the hood latch (this eases release) area while they do this use a good pair of Vise Grip Locking Pliers and pull on the wire inner core of the hood release cable, 99% of the time this will pop the latch get the hood open.
Posted on May 29, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Hood Won't Open, and Lever Broke
Hi viper852004 , the only way you can do this is to remove the front grills and then you will be able to see the 2 sprung bonnet pegs, you will need to loosen the adjusting nut where it screws into the hood and unscrew it until it becomes unattatched from the hood, do this for both pegs and then you should be able to release the hood to fix the problem. the pegs will need to be reinstalled before driving the car as the hood will not close, hope this is of some help, regards mark.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
It can be a pain, even for a skill mechanic, BUT you have to get under and trip the leaver or sometime if the cable broke on the inside you can strip the cable shroud and use plyers to pull the cable
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
use a long flat tip screw driver and a small hammer. have someone pull up on the hood after you pop it from the inside, then while they are holding the hood up use the screw driver and shove the hook that is above the latch bar. when you hit it you will be hitting it to the right
Posted on Aug 06, 2009
You may be able to disconnect the cable behind the broken pull, then use a set of pliers to activate (pull) the cable within the sleeve - Otherwise you'll probably have to see a mechanic or body shop, as they are difficult to access when the hood lock is engaged...
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
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