Had the same problem. Though the handle breaks easily, it may just be that the latch is rusted shut. Make sure you're using that lever to hook and pull the latch like you normally would, (you may have to hold it with two hands) but have somoene bang the hood of your car at the front near the center as you're doing it, it may pop open. I've had problems on my 89 having some rust that has that effect.
dodge truck broken hood latch
If the plastic part is broken, it can not be repaired. New latch is about $ 50.00.
You can try unscrewing the grille and getting your hand or tools up to the latch.
The latch is under the front of the hood. The release handle is at the left side of the interior near the driver's door.
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climb under there with a flashlight and a screwdriver and release the latch climb under there with a flashlight and a screwdriver and release the latch
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.
how to get a 2001 isuzu trooper hood open if release cable is broken
If the door latch on a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer is broken on the car frame, a new latch might have to be welded in. The old door latch will have to be cut out with a torch. If the latch is broken on the door, a new door might be cheaper than welding in a new latch.
I assume you have tried opening it by pulling the hood release lever. Determine the cause of the hood not opening. If the release handle for the hood doesn't retract back into position after you pull it, it's likely that the cable leading to the latch is broken. If the release handle retracts as usual and you can feel it trying to release the latch, it may be the latch itself that is broken. It is more common for the latch to be broken or jammed than for the cable to be broken. Rule out the hood being jammed shut before you proceed as if the latch is broken. Have another person stand in front of the car and pull up on the hood while you stay inside the car and pull on the hood release cable. This may help unjam the hood if that is the problem. If this still doesn't help the hood lift up, you can proceed as if the latch unit is broken. Shine a flashlight through the front grill of the car to locate the latch unit. Once you can see it, use a screwdriver to go through the front grill and manipulate the screwdriver in different ways, trying to open the latch. The latch is spring loaded, so it may take pressure to open the latch manually. Be careful to stay away from the condenser for the air conditioning unit--the screwdriver could puncture a hole in it if you don't keep it only on the latch assembly.
If you remove the grill from the front of the truck you can then access the safety latch and hood release. My latch had rusted so I had to do this using a flat head screw driver and lifting the safety latch which allowed for the hood release to open.
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.
It is part of the latch.It is part of the latch.
Theres a latch behind the grill and once it pops up theres another latch under the center of the hood
go through the grill and use a heavy duty screwdriver to pry back the latch
If you can still see the wire, use pliers and pull, it should release the hood.
Remove the grille by unscrewing 4 screws, #20 torx. Gently pull grill off toward the front of the car. May need to bend plastic grille slightly. Pulls out toward front of car, not up, down or to the side. You can now reach the hood latch. Push on hood latch to the drivers side with large screwdriver to release latch.
my 2001 does the same thing. its the spring in the latch release. I have to have my wife sit in the car and keep popping the hood release while i push in and up and down on the hood right where the latch release is over and over and eventually it gives. Once you get the hang of it you can do it by yourself.
The generic answer would be to first take a good look on the hood release mechanism on a similar car. Then get a good flashlight, look through the grille and see if there's a way of accessing the latch from there.
omg u Have to go thru the grill and pull the release latch
Use a set of pliers to pull the cable even if the plastic latch is broken...
With a pair of pliers pulling the latch.
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.
its built into the latch
Use a screwdriver to release the hood latch through the front grille. Take a look at the hood latch on another car to get an idea of how they work.