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Hood Release not working

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by bradford, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Jul 19, 2011 at 4:29 AM
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    bradford

    bradford [OP] New Member

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    Hello all,
    The hood on my 02 Taco wont release. The interior lever came out with cable still attached as it should but the hood is not releasing. It is still completely latched.
    I cant figure out how to unlatch the hood from the outside.

    Can anyone help with this?

    Thanks much,
    Bradford
     
  2. Jul 31, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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    StihlToyota

    StihlToyota Active Member

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    Try gently jostling the hood. It's possible that something is stuck in the
    release mechanism; then a few squirts of lithium grease/WD 40 once opened.

    My release mechanism also had issues when I first bought the truck(2001).
     
  3. Jul 31, 2011 at 1:41 PM
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    UndefinedTaco

    UndefinedTaco I'll eat all your food.

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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    Take your fist and just pound it hard in middle of the hood where latch is...I have a few friends with trucks like that..one's a 97 Tacoma.. :eek:
     
  4. Aug 30, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    macktaco

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    How did you get your hood relessed? I have a 2002 and the same thing happened to me today. Is there another way to release the hood?
    Help!
     
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