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1988 Hood stuck closed

fille9

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Sep 14, 2006
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19
Location
L.I. NY
Corvette
1988 35th Anniversary Edition
My hood is stuck on the passenger side. I can't get it opened.. Any advice appreciated......
 
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tonylong

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Welcome to the CAC.
I had the same problem, check in the C4 General forum for my post.
Meanwhile if your cable isn't broke you can try pulling the cable itself.
Pull the hood release down and look up into the underside of it. You'll see two cable ends. Use needle nose pliers and pull on the right cable. It shoujld release the pass side hood latch. My problem turned out to be a bad cable, I just had it replaced thursday. There is also a tool sold by CAC's sponsor Mid America Motorworks for $20 something.
HTH. Others can also help you on this. It's a common problem.
 

milehigreg

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Joined
Dec 3, 2004
Messages
271
Location
Denver Colorado
Corvette
1989 Dark Red Coupe
Stuck Hoods

The mod in the CF forum looks easy and interesting. Having the Gordon Killebrew release tool is worthless unless you practie with it before you actually need it! :nono If I remember correctly , you need to turn it back and forth like a combination lock to feed it into the area and then catch it in the right place. :confused Guess I should do another dry run myself! I think the best approach is to just check the cable as a maintenance item and replace it before it goes out.:duh
 

fille9

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Joined
Sep 14, 2006
Messages
19
Location
L.I. NY
Corvette
1988 35th Anniversary Edition
Thank You

Thank you to all who replied to my problem.. Hood is fixed.....
 

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