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Old 08-16-2009, 05:34 PM   #1
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Default 1996 hood wont open

I believe the release cable has broken as there is no tension on the handle anymore.
I removed grill but cant see much or get to the latch anyway.

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I got it. it was just the plastic tab holding the cable near the latch(causing slack cable). lucky me.
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I got it. it was just the plastic tab holding the cable near the latch(causing slack cable). lucky me.
Wow great job!

Give it a shot of WD40 or LPS-2 or some other type of lube for future use.
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That happened to me once. Now I lube the latch almost every time I look at it.
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Cut a big hole in the middle of the hood just in-case.
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Pretty common problem, just fixed it on my mom'* Park Avenue. White cylinder that'* meant to be behind the metal fixture and secure the cable came loose and slipped through the hole.
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