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Old 09-12-2004, 06:06 PM   #1
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I cant open the hood looks like when i looked under the steering column there is nothin connected to the hood release is there something that can help me open the hood cause sooner or later i will have to get under there
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Is there any part of the hood release cable visable near the hood release mechanism? If so, have you tried giving that a pull?
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cant find it
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PM or Call TWM and ask him
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i had the same problem. it wouldnt pop when i pulled the lever. but id be driving and hit a bump n it would open,. if u can get it open. spray white lithium gream on the whole mechanism,. its been a month and no problems
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Push the hood down real hard, maybe a little glitch happened in the lever...?
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TWM said in another post that the cable broke..

Kenn...Can you grab the cable with a pair of Vise Grips or pliers where it broke from the handle, then pull on it? It should be enough to pop the hood. Then you can replace that cable and handle assembly (junkyard special would do).
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the hood strikers......not the locks....break loose on these cars..i welded one...another guy worked on a 95 last week....it was breaking loose.....good luck......
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yeah how did you make out? because a friend of mine has the same problem with her 92 olds toronado. id like to know how you got it fixed.
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