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Old 20 Aug 2007, 04:48 pm
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Default I can't open the front hood of my 1999 Acura 2.3 CL, what should I do?

I have WD-40ed the silver latch in the middle under the front hood after popping it, yet it still won't budge. I have been using the car for the last 3 months, it used to be used by my brother. He told me he never had such a problem. This small problem is causing a big headache.I can pop the hood from inside my car, THAT IS NOT THE PROBLEM.Once the hood is popped, I cannot get it fully open because the latch located UNDER THE HOOD, does not move.
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Old 20 Aug 2007, 04:54 pm
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You may have to raise the front of the vehicle, but first see if the pull handle is broken and the cable is sticking out, if you can see it use a pair of pliers and pull the cable that should release the hood . If the handle is OK but the hood don't release then have someone pull the handle and with the palm of your hand hit the hood near the center of the hood (not to hard you might dent it) the hood should pop open. If not with the car raised slightly remove the lower plastic cover you will have to reach up under the hood area from the bottom and try to pull the cable or with a screw driver push the release handle and ot should release the hood, when its open lube the parts and turn the two rubber bumpers on each side of the where the hood closes and that should solve the open problem, Good Luck and GOD Bless
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Old 20 Aug 2007, 05:00 pm
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Try closing the hood tightly until you can hear an audible "CLICK"as the latch snaps into place. Then start your "hood popping" exercise over again to see if you can repeat the normal hood release process. Sometimes the latch comes loose from its mounting or sometimes it can break, so get down on your knees with a flashlight and look under the hood for any kind of latch problem; like maybe a broken release cable.
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Old 20 Aug 2007, 05:04 pm
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Try opening the rear hood
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Old 20 Aug 2007, 05:08 pm
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get a new car
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Old 20 Aug 2007, 05:10 pm
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if you look closey you can see a hook that's shap like the letter "r". try to get a screw driver and pry it to the left or right depending on which way the "r" is facing,
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