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can,t get hood open on 1998gmc jimmy

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can,t get hood open on 1998gmc jimmy
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: GM
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
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Expert:  Jerry replied 3 years ago.

Hello and welcome to Just answer.com, Super mechanic here. About your vehicle.

The best way to open the hood is to have someone push down on it while you are pulling the cable.

If you can access any part of the cable from under the hood, in the grill area, you can cut the outer housing and strip it to where you can grab the cable itself and pull on it, (while someone pushes down on the hood)

If need be then you will have to lay down under the front of the vehicle and reach up in there with a screwdriver and activate the latch, where the cable goes.

The only other way would be to get in there with a small wrench, (10mm) and unbolt the latch itself.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

i dont think the cable is still attached i can get ahold of it with pliers from inside of car but does nothing it also has something in the way to be able to acess it from underneath was able to get half the grill lose will try to get at latch with wrench

Expert:  Jerry replied 3 years ago.
Or, sometimes you can bend an antenna so that it pushes the tab for the primary latch and go from the front. The cable may have popped off from the tab.
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