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Can't open the hood, 2004 dodge dakota, yes, giving it a

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can't open the hood
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 2004 dodge dakota
JA: Are you fixing your Dakota yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes, giving it a shot myself, so far used a long screwdriver and started poking around to see if anything releases
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: everything runs just can't open the hood, release on the inside is not releasing the mechanism
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: something seems jammed! No I don't have anything else to comment on, except that the hood is stuck
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Mike S. replied 8 months ago.

Hi, I am Mike, welcome. I'm reviewing your question.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 8 months ago.

I assume the cable snapped or like you said, something is jammed. Let me see if I can find a diagram or picture of that door latch so you will know where to push/pull/pry with that screwdriver.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 8 months ago.

Here is the entire section for the 2004 Dodge Dakota hood.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 8 months ago.

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