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Old 09-28-2012, 09:38 PM   #1
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Hood release not working 2000 V6

I have a small hole in my radiator and have been topping off the coolant for the past couple of weeks. All of the sudden I can't get the hood to pop..... so now what?? I can't go another day without checking the coolant or I'm afraid it will overheat on me..... again...... and there I will be on the side of the road still trying to open the hood....
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Can you get to the hood latch through the grille our from underneath the car to manually release it?
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That's what I was thinking, but not real positive on how it works.... I mean I'm pretty sure I could find it. Also wondering if anybody else has had the same problem and what the issue is. Loose cable is my guess. Sprayed a little WD40 on it through the grille with no results.
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If its like the one on my 93 the cable pulls an arm to release the hood, my cable was messing up so I put hood pins on and remover the latch,I'll try to take a pic of my latch assembly tomorrow, good luck!
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I think I have somewhat the same problem. I opened up my hood one day and when I pulled the latch I heard a breaking noise. I opened my hood. Closed it and then I pulled the late again and it wouldn't pop the lock. I just played around with the latch and I put it back into place. Now I have to do that everytime I pop the hood. Maybe it just broke off from the bracket holding it in place like mine hopefully. Just play with it and see what happens. Hope this helps
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Thanks guys. We'll see what I can accomplish in the morning!
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So, as I began to mess with the mechanism from underneath the car, I began to think about how I had washed away some antifreeze with the garden hose a couple times and maybe the latch got a little dried out..... hit it with the WD40 from underneath there where I was looking and pulled the lever inside the cab a couple times and POP! It opened. So I doused it some more and topped off the radiator again.... it took about a third of a bottle. Glad I figured that one out!!!
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So, as I began to mess with the mechanism from underneath the car, I began to think about how I had washed away some antifreeze with the garden hose a couple times and maybe the latch got a little dried out..... hit it with the WD40 from underneath there where I was looking and pulled the lever inside the cab a couple times and POP! It opened. So I doused it some more and topped off the radiator again.... it took about a third of a bottle. Glad I figured that one out!!!
Glad it was something simple!
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