Reach through the plastic grill and pull cable!!!!!!
pull the hood release and then pull out and up hard on the outside hand standing in front of the car it will pop loose. I has worked for me many times.
Either get someone to pull and hold the hood release lever open or find some other means, like using the seatbelt, and then try pulling up on the hood. This should pop the hood, and then of course to fully open the hood you would need to find the release latch that is under the hood but above the grill, to the left of center. The hood release mechanism may be stuck or need some lube and a little working.
First check to see that the hood is shut tight. then operate the hood release then go around to the front of the hood and give the nose of the hood a firm thump down with the side of your fist. Many times this will release the hood latch. Once open, lubricate the latch and stretch the pop up spring out a little with your hand.
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.
There are hood tools. But if it is stuck, you might have to jack her up, remove the wheel, and back fender skirt. Then the fun begins. If it is broken at the hood connection, you will have to bend a metal rod to reach, and pull.
Get someone to hold the hood release lever while you pull up on the hood.
The easiest way to open up your hood is to have someone pull the hood release lever for you. While they are pulling on the lever, you can then pull up on the hood.
There are two positions for the wipers on an ES330, winter and summer position. The summer position is down under the hood, and the winter position is where I imagine they are now. To switch between the two, just requires a push down to summer position, or a tug up to winter position. The idea between the two positions is that in winter, with snow on the car, the wipers won't get stuck underneath the hood, but during the summer, when that isn't a concern, they can be tucked out of the way for a cleaner look.
To fix a hood latch on a 2003 VW Jetta that is stuck shut, the car should be put up on a hoist. A long pole will be needed to then trip the hood latch. Then the cable can be repaired and the car lowered.
check in the glove compartment for a lever on the left side. push it down and head to the front and push the button on the hood release. make sure the lever is in the up position before you go to close it back up.
my 1998 mountaineer hood release will not work. Is there another way to open it?
This happened to me on my 92 Caprice. I would pull the hood release and it would not pop up. What I did was to pull the release until I heard the click then pound on the hood right in front an uusually it would pop up at that point. I had it happen for about a year and then I cleaned all the release parts and lubricated them with white lithium grease. I suppose you could have a broken cable but that isn't as common. If it doesn't work opening it, get a friend to hold the release handle inside the car while you pound on it. VBD
All Stuck Up - 1920 was released on: USA: December 1920
Hood release handle is in the glove box. Then proceed as normal at the hood lifting slightly and feeling out the release lever and pull it up.
replace the wiper motor
Try pulling the hood release then going to the hood and pulling up on the hood by the edges. If it pops up manually then you can spray up the latch and mechanism real good and it should get better. If not then you will have to fish in the grill and try to release the latch. Also you may need to crank out the spring loaded hood supports on each side of the hood to add more pressure on the hood so when you release the hood it would pop open because of added pressure. Just a half turn on each one or so counter clockwise;
This is what I have had to do for my 94 cutlass supreme. Hold the hood release wire lever open from inside the car with a something - a screwdriver or some such thing. Then just pull up on the hood and voila, it releases the latch.
All Stuck Up - 1915 was released on: USA: 14 October 1915
All Stuck Up - 1930 was released on: USA: 19 January 1930
To "pop the hood" first pull the hood release inside the car. It is on the drivers side next to the door and below the dash. Then outside the car release the hood safely latch, and raise the hood. Then put the hood prop up.
Find someone with a big strong hand. Pull hood release handle. If this does not open hood about one inch to allow opening it then on the front edge of the hood just left of center line rap hard on hood one time with your hand. This usually will cause the hood to pop up that one inch allowing you to open. If this doesn't work the first time try again. If you hit it too hard the hood may relock and you will have to pull the hood release handle again. Then, after opening the hood it's now time to lubricate the latch hinge and any metal part involved in opening the hood so you won't have this problem for a long while. Dealer explained release cable can break. Guide tube has to be cut to replace release cable.
You should be ale to take a small flat blade screwdriver and pop loose whatever is hanging it up.
HoodOpening the hoodTo open the hood:1. Pull the lever located under the left side of the dash to release the hood lock.2. Lift the hood slightly.3. Press up the release control located under the front edge of the hood (at the center) up to the right, and lift the hood.WARNINGCheck that the hood locks engage properly when closed.
Pull the hood release lever near the parking brake on the bottom of the driver's side dash. Push the lever under the hood up and push up on the hood.