Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Stuck hood on truck.

asked by on

The hood on my truck is stuck and I cannot get it open.

A: The first thing I would try is to have some...

The first thing I would try is to have someone pull on the hood release while you pull up on the hood. If that doesn't work sometimes a firm bump on the hood while the release is being pulled will jar the hood latch and let the hood open. If you are able to get the hood open I would lubricate the hood latch so this problem does not happen again. If neither of those methods successfully open your hood your hood release cable is probably broken. For this repair I would ask for the help of a mechanic to get your hood working again.

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 backfiring and spitting

The fuel pressure may be low and starving the engine for fuel. The first thing you should check is the fuel pressure and that the fuel filter is not blocking the flow of fuel. If both of these check out...

Q: How do you open the hood?

Opening the hood is vital for a number of things, including checking fluids like engine oil and washer fluid. It’s also necessary for jumping off the battery, checking fuses and a great deal more. Here’s how to do it: ...

Q: Gearbox stuck in second gear

Hi there. Common causes of your particular problem are a faulty clutch, slave cylinder, shift linkage miss-adjustment, or a bad transmission. Though a bad transmission is the least likely thing to be the issue. I would recommend having an experienced...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.