My Wife's 1997 Corolla has a Stuck Hood

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  1. anjego

    anjego Invading your economy!

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    When I pull the cable, nothing happens - but it still has tension. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    Toyoya quality! Sounds like the latch and/or the cable need to be lubed. Try having someone pull the release and smack the latch with a screwdriver to try to pop it loose, and once you get it open, make sure to lube it all up with some 3-in-1 lube on the latch and down the cable housing, and then pull the release a bunch to help move the lube throughout the cable length.
     
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    SHIFT_blue OT Supporter

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    You don't need to open the hood, its a Toyota!
     
  4. Mercennarius

    Mercennarius Ultra Member OT Supporter

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    Probably has a recall.
     
  5. anjego

    anjego Invading your economy!

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    thanks for the help bros; super late reply, but having one person yank on the handle multiple times while the other pulls up on the hood works. a bit of a ghetto rig job but it works :bigthumb:
     
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    toyota reliability :bigthumb:
     

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