Can,t get the driver side hood release to disengage

badmac
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Asked by badmac Jan 30, 2013 at 05:22 PM about the 1999 Jaguar XJ-Series 4 Dr XJ8 Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1999 Jaguar XJ8 will not release the hood on drivers side. How can I get it open?

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tenspeed
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Have someone press down on the hood to relieve tension while pulling on the release.

judge_roy
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A little lubricant on all moving parts may ease it into a one man operation-

badmac
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tried using assistace and it did not work. I will try lubing it tomorrow

judge_roy
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recommend TRI-FLO, but the temptation to use too much exists and makes a mess of it all. Just a single jot in exactly the correct place!

badmac
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i believe the cable came undone. is there a way to get in there and fix it?

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badmac
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after cotting through the wheel well, I found an access through the firewall from inside

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judge_roy
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Historically Jags are a lifestyle. You must make friends with your mechanic, and buy a pair of "motoring gloves'- Glad you found access to the pull-cable now- Good luck...godspeed

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