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My hood on my Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel does not lift (release)

Customer Question

My hood on my Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel does not lift (release) when hood release activated. I'm wondering if I have lost the item that causes the spring action to initially release hood from fully closed position. Trying to find the part needed.
JA: Do you hear a thunk when you pull the lever?
Customer: No. Not really
JA: What year is your Ram?
Customer: 2006
JA: Are you fixing your Ram yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Myself
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Just wondering if it's a missing part or defective release. or what?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  -Brad- replied 9 months ago.

Good afternoon and welcome to JustAnswer!!

My name is ***** ***** I have worked for a Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep dealership for 19 years and I will do my best to help.

When you pull the hood release do you feel any tension on the lever? If you have someone pull the lever can you look thru the grill and see it moving?

Talk soon,


Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Cancel order!!