Best Answer

I would go to a wrecking yard and look at the same type of vehicle and fashion a homemade tool device to jimmy the hood open,. The latch is located in front of the radaiator, I would look around the neighborhood for another GM car of that vintage to familiarize myself... .

I've got a '93 Cutlass Supreme, and judging by the body style I don't imagine much has changed. I was able to get my hood open by hand, no tool required. In between the radiator and the front bumper is a space that will allow you to access the latch. All that you can see from this angle is the spring that secures the latch when you close the hood, but you can feel the mechanism. If you push back the plastic that backs the bumper, you can even see the wire (in its plastic casing) that releases the hood.

By laying on the ground (feet toward the passenger side of the car), I was able to pull the latch open. The latch is spring loaded as well. It swings on a point near the hood itself. In order to release the latch, look for the end of the wire that pulls open the latch. If it's clean it will be bright aluminum. Unfortunately, the reason that it is probably stuck is that it is all gummed up with dirt and grime. You should be able to follow along the wire as I mentioned before and feel the end cap. Pull the lever that the wire is attached to toward the driver's side of the car. It may take some doing, but it should release the latch.

I haven't resolved the problem yet, but at least you can get the hood open. I know that a couple of years ago, my latch started to stick. I doused it with WD-40 and when it dried I coated it in white lithium grease. Unfortunately I think this only compounded the problem by providing a sticky surface for grime to build upon, which resulted in the latch getting too jammed to open by the regular method. I have cleaned it again with WD-40 and it appears to be OK. I will post more once I am sure I have actually got it in working order.

- RS

I too had this problem with my 92, if most everything is still intact. After you've done the things mentioned above by these helpful dudes. You may have jiggled it enough around (played with the inner mechanisms). You may try standing on the broke cable inside the car and with pliers er, whatever pull it again and then go try to lift the hood. Mine came open like that. Car had been giving me fits. So, i actually broke the inside lever twice. 1st one pulled the plastic piece off. second one broke the end of the wire, and tore it off the floor. Anger never helps, hah. Think things through is good advice.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2015-07-15 20:47:27
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +5 pts
Q: How do you fix a broken hood latch on a 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme and where is the latch underneath the hood?
Write your answer...

Related Questions

1988 Oldsmobile cutlass supreme brake lights wont turn off?

The brake light switch must be broken or out of adjustment. The switch is located above the brake pedal. what if it don't cut off

What would cause the blinkers to fail on a 1994 Oldsmobile cutlass ciera?

cracked or broken wiring, blown fuse

Can a broken rear suspension leaf spring on a 1996 Oldsmobile cutlass supreme be easily replaced?

It isn't the easiest job, but it isn't terribly difficult either. A Haynes manual runs about $20 which you will easily make back if you use it one or two times.

How do you fix an oil leak for a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme We think it's the o-ring but we're not sure please give all suggestions?

Not sure if this is your problem, but my 1996 Olds Cutlass Supreme leaked coolant into the oil. This was caused by broken intake manifold gasket. Apparently they're somewhat notorious for developing leaks. That repair required taking the top half of the engine apart. Not sure where your leak is, or how much it's leaking, but you may want to consider the intake manifold and head gaskets.

Why does your air conditioner turn the car off in your 1992 cutlass supreme?

It turns your 1992 car off when there is a problem, somethings broken, or it takes up to much of the battery/fuel.

How much would it cost to replace a broken head gasket on a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme?

The cost of the head gasket itself would be anywhere from approximately $20 - $40 per piece (there are two head gaskets, as 1995 Olds Cutlass Supreme has a V6 engine) depending on whether you have the 3.1L or 3.4L DOHC engine. Most of the cost will go to labor; it is a time-consuming job. Best to call a few shops to compare and get estimates on actual labor and parts prices. If anyone has more detail on labor cost, please chime in.

Why does your 1986 Olds Cutlass Supreme have oil in the spark plugs?

oil on the spark plugs is generally due to broken ring or rings in the cylinder or cylinders can also lead to a blown engine

Where would you find the routing of the hood release cable on a 1994 Cutlass Supreme Convertible?

Dealer said cable is run through a steel tube. They had to cut tube to replace broken cable.

Any suggestions on getting open the doors of a 1992 Olds Cutlass Supreme The handles are NOT broken however neither door will open from inside or out. The locks are fine and unlocked.?

crawl in from the trunk i do

1992 Oldsmobile Achieva how do you hood if release cable is broken?

Go underneath the front of car by the grill.Look up towards the hood latch.In the middle is a switch.Push it to the left and the hood should release.

How do you open the hood when the inside hood release is broken on a 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme?

On my 1988 Cutlass Supreme the cable broke at the release point in the car. I was unable to see anything from the outside so in the passenger compartment I took the release handle apart and used a set up pliers to pull the cable and release the hood. There should be just on bolt holding the release in place, it may be covered by the carpet. If it can't be done from the inside you can also reach up from under the front bumper and find the cable where it attaches to the latch. Just pull the cable and the hood should release.

Why is water draining out underneath the house?

Broken supply line or drain. Crawl underneath and see which.

How do you release parking brake on 1997 olds cutlass supreme if emergency brake cable is broke?

If the cable is broken and parking/emergency brake is still ON, then they are rusted in place ! - Your emergency brake system needs urgent work.

Why won't the top of your 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible go up only the drivers side goes up but the passenger's side doesn't?

Most likely the heim joint has broken on the end of the ram's rod that pushes on the top. Originally pot metal. They screw on to the end of the ram and connect to the top's frame at the shoulder area. Can order new ones off eBay that are better quality and cheap.

What is broken on 1998 Oldsmobile silhouette when gearshift will no move out of neutral?

Shift cable

What causes Oldsmobile aurora chime to stay on?

Door plunger switch broken or bad.

Why wont power steering work on 1999 cutlass?

Loose or missing belt - Lack of fluid - broken pump

Why is your 1999 Oldsmobile over heating after six miles?

your thermostat is probably broken get a new one

Why does your 2001 Oldsmobile alero jerk while driving?

It's probably a broken engine mount. I have an 04 Alero and mine was broken. Jerking stopped when I replaced it.

What are the causes of brake light not working on a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero?

you either have a blown bulb or you have a broken wire

What causes serpentine belt to run off crankshaft pulley 99 olds cutlass 3100?

Bent, Broken, or misaligned pulley

Which Superchick album features a broken megaphone design?

Superchick's 2005 album, "Beauty from Pain", features a megaphone that appears broken underneath a white cover with a cut-out of a person holding a megaphone with the band's name underneath. See the Amazon page for pictures. == ==

Which court decides if laws have been broken at the national level?

The Supreme Court

Why is power steering fluid leeking from underneath your vehicle?

You have a broken hose or a blown seal in the steering system.

What causes the tail lights dash light AC panel light ashtray light and fog lights to stop working on a 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera?

Check the fuses. If the fog lights are not factory original, someone may have overloaded a circut by adding them incorrectly. any frayed or broken wiring may need repair. try following the wires.