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I woke up and broke the Hood Latch :(

rkalb

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I woke up this morning went to start my car and check my power steering levels and went to open the hood then boom. The Latch snapped in half and i cant get under the hood. Any ideas on how to open my hood. Ive had a hard time opening the hood in the past after an accident, is it out of alignment? is that why it wont open unless i pull REALLY hard?.
 
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marragtop

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Can you get a pair of vice grips or channel locks on the part of the latch that is still attached to the truck? MIght help to have an extra person to pull up on the hood while you pull the latch.
 
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rkalb

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I can open the hood by using some vice grips and prying on the cable even more with a screwdriver. Any advise for taking up the slack in the cable?
 
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rkalb

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Awesome thanks. I got the hood working now i just got to get a new latch
 
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