hood not opening
Try having someone pull & hold the release handle. Then with the palm of your open hand smack the hood over the lock area.
Also, if that does't work try it again but put a little pressure pushing hood to each side with your other hand.
My hood wasn,t opening because the safety latch was getting hung up. The middle of the latch had rubbed the center bar and had wore a grove in it which would cause the hood to be stuck closed. If that is the problem after opening the hood move it over as far as it goes which isn't much but still helps - might need to grind a little away if you can't move it over enough.