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Q: Hood latch cable broken at the latch.

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Trying to open the hood. Would like to know of there is a way

My car has 179000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello. The only way is to get the vehicle u...

Hello. The only way is to get the vehicle up on a lift and using a long screw driver to prop the latch. Replace the cable once the hood is released.

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