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The hood latch on my 1990 300Ge is stuck. The cable seems intact. How hard can I pull on the cable? I am afraid to pull on the plastic release handle too hard.

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n2lw - 2/23/2005 3:13 PM

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The hood latch on my 1990 300Ge is stuck. The cable seems intact. How hard can I pull on the cable? I am afraid to pull on the plastic release handle too hard.

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John
Hey there

i've have the same problem with mine. It's basically because the cable's been stretched and can't reach the hood release latch in the front. Anyway, one way to do it is to try pushing down on the hood. The way that works for me everytime is to pull down on the cable of the latch (providing that it is flexible) and then pull the latch. That should work...

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John

once you pull the lever the cable gets exposed - grab it with a vise grip and pull (have someone push down on the hood at the same time).
Then grease and adjust the lock
you'll have to disassemble the cross member in front of the radiator for that

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Thanks guys. I used the vice grips like Harald said. It worked fine. Tomorrow I will get the toolbox and the grease out!
John[:)]
 

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n2lw - 2/23/2005 10:32 PM

Thanks guys. I used the vice grips like Harald said. It worked fine. Tomorrow I will get the toolbox and the grease out!
John[:)]
well there is an additional Problem. The spring on the stud (on the hood side) sometimes stays compressed in one position, so that no springforce will be put on the latch. So you have to press a little bit on the front of the hood in order to open it, while someone else is pulling the handle.

A stud replacement will help.
 

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Well, a liberal application of penetrating oil , followed by a good spraying of lubricant the next day has things working every time.
Thanks for the advice guys.
John
 
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