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The hood latch inside the car is not unlocking the hood itself. May be stuck or broken, any ideas?

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Have someone push down on hood as you try to release hood latch if thie works for you, you can spray hood latching system and cable. work hood release from inside few times respray then you could use a white lith grease on it

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