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1990 Jeep Cherokee hood won't open. Ideas?

Hello. The car sat over the winter. The cable release inside the car moves about 1/2 inch but won't pop the hood release. Short of taking off the grille, any ideas about a way to get the hood open? Thanks for your time.

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Two person job. . .

In reply to: 1990 Jeep Cherokee hood won't open. Ideas?

Have one person pull the cable while the other presses down on the hood at the latch point. Maybe striking the hood with a fist.

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Two person job!

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Thanks for the suggestion. We tried it and no soap. I also tried taking off the plastic grill and reaching around the radiator, but couldn't get to the latch. So I have given up and had the Jeep towed to a shop.

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All else failed?

In reply to: 1990 Jeep Cherokee hood won't open. Ideas?

Cutting torches work wonders. You could easily cut a large hole through the center of the hood and reach your hand in to open it. be careful not to keep the heat on too long as that will bend the hood and ruin it. You wouldnt want that to happen.

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