Broken Hood Release Cable

Broken Hood Release Cable

Postby dobaroy [OP] » December 7th 2015, 1:32am

Broken hood release cable 99 Astro . . . any ideas how we can release the hood as there is no response when we pull the hood release cable. Thanks
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Re: Broken Hood Release Cable

Postby markmitch » December 7th 2015, 1:35am

try to get at the cable through the grill or from underneath. You may have to break or cut the grill unless someone else knows a way. but before you do that ask a body shop if they can open it , it may be cheaper then buying a new grill.
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Re: Broken Hood Release Cable

Postby AstroWill » December 7th 2015, 1:56am

It's quite easy, get a socket(thin wall is best) and a longer extension and take out the two bolts that hold the latch. You can slide the socket between the hood and grill, use some tape or something so you don't scratch your paint/grill.

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Re: Broken Hood Release Cable

Postby astroman97 » December 7th 2015, 2:19am

AstroWill wrote:It's quite easy, get a socket(thin wall is best) and a longer extension and take out the two bolts that hold the latch. You can slide the socket between the hood and grill, use some tape or something so you don't scratch your paint/grill.

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Re: Broken Hood Release Cable

Postby dobaroy [OP] » December 7th 2015, 2:45pm

Thanks for the replies, we are going to try the unbolting trick.
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Re: Broken Hood Release Cable

Postby RECox286 » December 8th 2015, 10:09pm

Look at the opening (slot between the hood and lower structure) to make sure that a socket will fit.

On some trucks you can't get a socket in there, and in that case you may try, like I had to, a long 12

point offset (combination) wrench to get to the lower bolts that hold the latch to the lower structure.

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Re: Broken Hood Release Cable

Postby dobaroy [OP] » December 9th 2015, 1:05am

Thanks Uncle Bob, we haven't been able to get at it today.
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