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Unread 05-15-2007, 06:51 PM   #1
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Hood release cable broken...any ideas to open hood?

We have a 94 cherokee. The hood release handle is broken and the hood is in a closed position. Would anyone know if there is a way to release the hood? Possibly by removing the front grill? I would appreciate any help. Thanks.

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Unread 05-15-2007, 06:55 PM   #2
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pull the kick pannel and find the metal piece that connects to the plastic lever

place vise grips here and leave it there...now you can pull on the vise grips to pull lever.
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Unread 05-15-2007, 06:57 PM   #3
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pull the kick pannel and find the metal piece that connects to the plastic lever

place vise grips here and leave it there...now you can pull on the vise grips to pull lever.
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Unread 05-15-2007, 07:00 PM   #4
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I appreciate the quick response, but I think the cable is detached all the way up at the spring loaded release up under the hood.....Thanks
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Unread 05-16-2007, 09:45 AM   #5
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This might help.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/hood-stuck-down-cable-broke-need-help-384412/
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Unread 05-16-2007, 11:49 AM   #6
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Yep.. Gotta take the headlight bezels, the grill (I think), and the headlights out, then remove a couple of awkwardly placed bolts to free the stationary...loop-thingies...in the engine compartment that catch the hood..

Oddly enough, I came here today to look for a better solution to the overall problem -- which, for me, still exists.. After getting the hood up and replacing the hood release cable with a brand new one three months ago, it snapped again Sunday. Luckily, the hood had already popped, so I just positioned the latches on the hood so they wouldn't grab the loops and wired it down..

I bet I hadn't opened the hood a half dozen times since I did the R&R, and yes, all the moving parts had been PB-blasted, worked back and forth until they moved freely, and then greased..

Apparently, though, what they say is true: You just can't polish a turd...
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Unread 05-16-2007, 01:16 PM   #7
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the whole xj hood latch setup is a joke i'm about to ditch mine for a set of hood pins
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