My good won't close


Asked by Jan 26, 2014 at 04:53 PM about the 1997 Honda Civic Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1997 civic coupe.
I pulled the lever to open the hood.
The levers handle broke off. I then
used pliers to get it open and now
the hood will not close.

3 Answers




You will have to go to the latch on the hood and push it back together where the cable is. It should latch then.


Thank u @tuff4x4 I'm pretty sure the cable is either frozen and or severely rusted. The lever actually broke off a months ago just after I had my last oil change.. I just opened it the other day with pliers (pulled too hard) bc I had to refill the washer fluid.. Which is when I realized it wouldn't properly close. It's -20 something out so I think it's rusty from not being used for so long as well as probably frozen..

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