Q: Hood not opening

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I cannot open my hood with the lever.

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.

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