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The hood latch inside the vehicle won't release the hood…

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The hood latch inside...

The hood latch inside the vehicle won't release the hood 1999 avalon

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you hear a thunk when you pull the lever?

No

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Avalon yourself? What have you tried so far?

Hopefully fixing myself, car has not been driven in almost 2 years

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Not now, just need to get in the compartment

Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Toyota
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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 1 year ago
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Hello and welcome to just answer, my name is ***** ***** master tech here to help. I read your concerns and am ready to help you.. Just a quick question before we start, can you fel resistance in the lever when you pull itor does it feel loose?

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Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 1 year ago

would you like to go to a service for quicker results?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
There is resistance it does not feel like the cable is broken
Toyota Mechanic: Peter Bagley, Auto Service Technician replied 1 year ago

that is good don't pull too hard then it mat just be stuck or seized from sitting so long. What I would try first is to let it soak overnight with a good penetrating fluid on it. Not wd40 as this is a washed out version, I;ll give you pics of some to try. After it sits over night have someone bounce the hood as you try pulling the release. Let me know how that goes so I can proceed with another thing to do.

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