Hey Meyou==TAke it to the body shop. They have to do it a lot when the cars are wrecked. There is about no way to prevent this. GoodluckJoe
Jam a screwdriver in horizontally at the latch until it wont go in anymore, then lift up the screwdriver and push it down while lifting up on the armrest. These armrests are junk, and it will break of completely. My advice: empty your belongings out of it and leave the stuck latch stuck with the arm rest permanently closed.
the hood latch is not releasing this could be due to a stuck/broken hood latch or something wrong with the release mechanism (broken/stuck cable, handle came off of cable, etc...) use screwdriver(s) through your grille to pull the lever that would be pulled from the cable. best thing to do is get a new hood latch from local parts store and look at it to figure out how it works so you know just what to press/pull/activate on the car -R. Mesyef
If the hood got stuck on my explorer, I would try first lubing up the mechanism with wd-40. If that fails, look for the cable running to the latch from the handle in the cab. Try disconnecting that or pulling the cable manually from the grill. Make sure you pull up on the hood before pushing the lever; sometimes you need to push or pull it. Or just torch the latch...:)
That depends on a few things. If the cable has broken at the release handle, you can use Vice Grips or pliers to grab the end of the cable and pull. If the hood is stuck down you can have a helper pull up on the hood while you work the release in the car. If the cable has broken at the latch consult a pro for help. If you get a helper to hold the the hood release open on the inside and tap lightly, with the side of your fist, on the front of your hood just above the grill. This will usually work if the cable is not broken.
1. Adjust hood latch using 3 screws. Hood striker must be aligned with centre of latch striker. 2. Make sure latch isnt stuck due to tight cable. 3. Adjust hood alignment if necessary (after performing adjustment of hood latch). 4. Ensure hood rubber dampers arent too high (hence not allowing engagement of hood striker to latch mechanism). 5. Lubricate latch mechanism. Eyeball it so you know what's cooking. If all else fails, replace the latch (use a screwdriver to mimic the hood engaging with the latch. If it catches, the latch is OK.)
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