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Hood release cable seems to have broken, no. the cable seems

Customer Question

Hood release cable seems to have broken
JA: Do you hear a thunk when you pull the lever?
Customer: no. the cable seems to move freely as if it were disconnected from under the hood at the grill site
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 98 dodge dakota 4cylinder
JA: Are you fixing your Dakota yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: aside from saying words I didn't know I knew .....nothing
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no...thanks for your help ...so far
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Mike S. replied 3 months ago.

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

Expert:  Mike S. replied 3 months ago.

Well, about the only thing you can do is try to unlatch the hood by hand either by going through the grille perhaps with a long tool or up from underneath like I had to do on my Camaro and pry on the latch mechanism with a long screwdriver to pop the hood open.

You may or may not have to remove some items in order to see or get a tool up there.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 3 months ago.

I actually found some photos online or what the latch mechanism looked like so I would know what to do once I reached it.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 3 months ago.

This is supposed to be it, https://www.ebay.com/i/252888808980?chn=ps&dispItem=1

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