Lots of lube and a little weight. I had the problem on my 2001 Santa Fe. I sprayed the latch with both penetrating oil and WD 40. If you look up and from the side of the grill logo, you can see the bar on the hood that the latch hooks onto. Angle the straw up at this site and you can soak where the latch is even if you cannot see it. Wait a time for the lube to soak in. Make sure the cable is pulled from the inside. if it is like mine, it pulled and did not spring back, this is the root of the problem. I turned around and sat on the hood just over the latch. I bounced a few times and on about the third bounce the hood popped up (then I promptly sat back down and closed it again, but it reopened). Once you get it open, lube and clean thoroughly. I removed the plastic cover (five plastic fastiners) and used a cleaner to get the dirty grease out, then lubed it with WD40 and white lithium grease. Work the latch several times to help clean and lube. The trick is to not let it happen again. Make sure you keep this latch and all your door and gate latches cleaned and lubed (the tailgate had the same problem). I now lube them every time I wash my car and more often in winter.
To repair a hood latch cable on a 2003 Hyundai Elantra, you have to take it to your local mechanic or dealership. The hood latch cable should only be reconnected with an experienced hand. While you can use wrenches and screwdrivers, the latch cable may come loose again.
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The latch is broken, not the cable. You can still get to the cable where it is attached to the latch in the foot-well of the car. Grab the cable with a small vice-grip (or similar) and pull. Note that it is very unlikely the cable will break -the latch typically breaks before the cable since the latch is made from plastic and the cable from steel wire.
To open a jammed hood on a 2003 Hyundai raise the vehicle's front end. Safely stabilize it and take a flashlight under the car to locate the latch. Use a flat head screwdriver to manipulate the latch and open it.
you can get to the latch through the grill
If it is just the inside handle broken off you can pull the cable with a pair of pliers. If it is in the middle, you should be able to reach up from underneath and cut the cable and then pull the inside cable. If the latch end has pulled off, you may be able to trip the latch from underneath, or take the grill out and unbolt the latch.
Use a set of pliers to pull the cable even if the plastic latch is broken...
where your latch is broken at you can use a pair of pliers and pull the exposed cable wire and it should open best thing when u open it replace the cable wire
The cable between the latch and the handle may be broken or needs adjustement to shorten the cable so that the latch will fully release.
rear seat will not latch and hold seat in place
depends on the problem, it could be the hood release cable, or the latch. latch is very simple, the cable is also simple, just more of a routing problem.
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Need more information. Is the latch behind the grill broken? Or is it the latch operated from inside the vehicle? If it's the latter you can remove the latch mechanism and pull on the cable using pliers or vise grips.
You can try unscrewing the grille and getting your hand or tools up to the latch.
Take the grill out and remove the bolts holding the latch on.
Rear seat cable latch system broken and does not work. Seat does not pull forward to allow access to the 3rd row.
how to get a 2001 isuzu trooper hood open if release cable is broken
From under car... its not too bad on a lift you can find cable near the hood need to get the inner wire and pull with pliers
lmao a 79 chevy shouldnt have a cable.... its just a hand latch in the grill..
The best way to to try to find the cable and cut it and pull with pliers to open if the inside latch is broken. If not then you would have to go in from underneath or through the grill.
Depends on where it broke. Inside, you can get to the cable and pull the end with pliers. Half way, you should be able to reach the cable on the front of the radiator support, cut it and pull the cable. If the end at the latch broke, can you get the grill off and then take the latch loose or possible reach through with an extention and take the bolt out holding the latch.
IF the Cable is broken on the hood latch, I used a long, flat head screwdriver. Locate the eyelet under the hood, and push it with the screwdriver. It's difficult, but it works. Replace the hood latch before you close the hood. Good zluck.
If the cable release is broken for the hood on a 2002 Kia Spectra, a person could crawl under the car and see if they can locate the broken part of the cable. If it is still attached to the hood, they could pull it to trip the hood latch. Otherwise, the car will have to be put on a hoist, and a long pole used to trip the hood latch.
Broken wire, or broken end connector ? If the cable (wire) is still in tact, just grab the effected cable and pull the cable, while pulling on the door handle release. The cable will then pull the latch and open.
The only way i can think of would be to remove your bumper so you can get to the latch, and either unbolt the latch from the core support or unbolt it from the hood...