Question about Toyota Cars & Trucks
stretched or frozen... have helper bang on hood center front while you tug..once open lube abd grease all latch areas and cable end you see there...good luck
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
NO there is no manual way . get a good flash light and look at teh latch through the grill or from under the truck and try and pop it with a long flat blade screw driver
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
Someone just successfully helped me with a similar problem. IF the cable is Not broken, ie: still taunt when one pulls the hood release lever in the car, then the latch under the hood is simply stuck. Try this. Have someone bounce/press down on the front center of the hood where the latch is located to relieve spring tension. At the same time have someone pull the Hood Release lever inside the car. This may pop open the front hood. Then after the hood opens spray WD40 on the hood latch to rid the rust which likely is the cause of the problem. BTW...don't know what you mean about the Oil Light comes on. You don't need the engine turned on to open up the front hood, at least not on my model (2door sedan).
Posted on Feb 08, 2010
SOURCE: the hood will not pop open
I used WD40 with a long spray tube through the grill to liberally cover all of the parts and the cable then let it sink in for a while. I then got an assistant to hold the bonnet down to relieve some of the pressure on the catch and tried again. Bingo! Disassemble the mechanism and release the cable clamp outer. Tie up the catch with string to the bonnet so it's lifted up as high as possible. Make a funnel out of blue tac or similar and fill with oil so it will flow into the cable inner. Work the catch a few times and leave it. Keep topping up the oil and working the catch for a while to get the oil well into the cable. Oil the mechanism and replace. I guess I got lucky but you might be the same!
Posted on Apr 24, 2011
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