Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Hood not opening

asked by on

I cannot open my hood with the lever.

A: I have seen this quite a few times on this ...

I have seen this quite a few times on this vehicle. The release cable breaks at the hood latch assembly. In order to release it, I typically need to get the vehicle in the air and remove the lower splash panels. From that point I can access the back of the hood latch assembly to release it. If you wanted to have this done, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to get the hood opened and repaired.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car starts bucking/jerking when letting off gas on the highway

This is very likely a throttle issue. There is an idle control module (or similar setup depending on your make and model) that is located on the throttle body which helps the gas regulation during these moments. Otherwise, without a...

Q: Problem with door locks

At first I was going to guess that the door ajar switch had failed. However, if that were the case, your interior lights would also stay illuminated. I can't find a reliable wiring diagram for your vehicle, but I believe...

Q: Hail damage repair

There should be 4 bolts (two on each side hinge) that hold the hood on your car. Unbolting these should get the hood off of the car. Be careful when doing this, as it can be an awkward job to...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...