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Stuck Hood, Please help...

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Hi. I went to move one of my vans. The battery was dead, so I needed to jump it...

The hood wont open when I pull the release in the cab.
So, I get my son to pull and wiggle the handle while I try to pull and wiggle the hood around, hopeing to pop it open. No luck. I really need to move the van. Can I get at it from the ground under the rad or something? Anyone else figured out this problem yet?

Any sugestions?
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Unless you have several U-Joints in your arm, you're going to have to resort to pushing down on the hood while a helper pulls the cable on the inside. Once you get the hood open, lube the latch with MOTOR OIL, not grease. You can get enough from your dipstick.
Matrixx said:
All the fasteners are on the inside of cab to remove the dog house with the 96 and newer vans.:)
On my 92, they're on the inside, not in the engine compartment.
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