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Hood release broken...
#767065 October 31st 2020 10:23 am
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So my Halloween project is trying to open my hood after the hood release breaks. It's 1990 G30 van, and the release lever has zero resistance and just slided back and forth without releasing the hood. I've disconnected the pull level from under the dashboard and it "feels" like the cable is sliding back and forth within the cable housing, so I'm assuming it's disconnected further forward, maybe directly under the hood. Any suggestions on opening the hood?
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Ken

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KenD941 #767066 October 31st 2020 6:53 pm
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My 93 broke also but I dont know how the mech go it open.


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KenD941 #767070 October 31st 2020 8:19 pm
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Have you searched youtube for any how-to videos to fix the problem.

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KenD941 #767071 October 31st 2020 8:33 pm
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Have a helper pull hood release inside the van while you push down on front of hood.Then pull up on hood to see if it has released. I have to do this on my Dodge some times. If that doesn't work you will need to take a long screw driver. Slip in between the grille and trick the latch open.


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KenD941 #767072 October 31st 2020 10:38 pm
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I managed to jam mine loose with a broom through the doghouse when I shut the hood without re attaching the wire. Theres a metal cylinder on the end of the wire that sits in a clip, I bet yours has come out.


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I never thought of going through the doghouse. Great idea.


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