my 1993 oldsmobile cutlass the hood will not open the release lever in the car has actually broke off and is just the cable how do i get it to open now please open to any ideas!?

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Asked by Mar 21, 2012 at 12:20 PM about the 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 4 Dr S Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Try to grab the release cable with a set of pliers.

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yea I got a hold of the cable with my hand from underneath but had a tough time getting my little ass pliers up to grab it. Tomorrow when I borrow a much larger set of pliers I should be able to get a firm hold of it but one more question what direction to I pull push cable? Thank you very much for your help!

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Pull the cable towards the drivers seat then the hood will pop up. No problem let me know if you have any other questions.

3,635

You might find a set of needle nosed vice grips will work better than pliers. You can lock them onto the cable and then all you have to do is focus on pulling.

i have the same problem except when i try to pull the cord the hood still dosent pop...its been sitting for a few years so its really stuck....any ideas on how to get it open from the outside?

3,635

Have a helper thump on the hood above the hood latch while you are pulling on the cable. The bit of vibration/movement created might be enough to work it loose.

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