Hood Release Cable not working on 93 Camry

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Old 01 Jan 2006, 07:33 pm   #1 (permalink)
Tom Celica
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Default Hood Release Cable not working on 93 Camry

About every three months I need to add about a quart of oil to this 93 Camry
V6 with 245,000+ miles car. It is my commuter car and it runs just fine.
But this is a real issue. Without oil the engine will stop working.

The release latch inside the car pulls, but the hood doesn't release. I
attempted to pull a bit harder on the cable with a pair of pliers, but still
the hood release doesn't activate. I would like to remove the grill and
pull the cable from the front end, but the grill seems to be removable, only
when the hood is released.

Question: Does anyone have suggestions how I can get the hood opened on my
93 Camry V6 so that I can add oil?

Thanks
-Tom



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Old 02 Jan 2006, 08:28 am   #2 (permalink)
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On Mon, 02 Jan 2006 01:33:26 GMT, "Tom Celica" <tom@dontreply.com>
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>About every three months I need to add about a quart of oil to this 93 Camry
>V6 with 245,000+ miles car. It is my commuter car and it runs just fine.
>But this is a real issue. Without oil the engine will stop working.
>
>The release latch inside the car pulls, but the hood doesn't release. I
>attempted to pull a bit harder on the cable with a pair of pliers, but still
>the hood release doesn't activate. I would like to remove the grill and
>pull the cable from the front end, but the grill seems to be removable, only
>when the hood is released.
>
>Question: Does anyone have suggestions how I can get the hood opened on my
>93 Camry V6 so that I can add oil?
>
>Thanks
>-Tom
>
>

Sometimes having someone push down on the hood while you pull the
release will do the trick.
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Old 02 Jan 2006, 09:13 am   #3 (permalink)
m Ransley
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Wont the hood pull up when lever-pin is pulled, is it stuck to the
rubber bumper, is it frozen. Pull lever and get fingers to pry up hood,
put grease on bumpers. Or maybe they are set to high so pushing down is
necessary to release Pin, someone inside someone outside. I reset my
bumper and used grease on bumper. Does lever release, or is it froze

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Old 02 Jan 2006, 09:57 am   #4 (permalink)
Tom Celica
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Default Re: Hood Release Cable not working on 93 Camry

I'll give these ideas a try after work today. Hopefully the team approach
will do the trick. If that doesn't work, I might be able to open the latch
by using a screwdriver to persuade the latch to open.
thanks for the ideas--

"m Ransley" <ransley@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> Wont the hood pull up when lever-pin is pulled, is it stuck to the
> rubber bumper, is it frozen. Pull lever and get fingers to pry up hood,
> put grease on bumpers. Or maybe they are set to high so pushing down is
> necessary to release Pin, someone inside someone outside. I reset my
> bumper and used grease on bumper. Does lever release, or is it froze
>



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