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Old 03-31-2013, 12:06 AM
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Icon5 Hood latch won't open

This morning I wanted to do some work on the 3rd gen that required taking the battery out. I pulled the hood lever to open it and............nothing happened. Tried it again a few more times. Still nothing. Did a cable break or what?
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Re: Hood latch won't open

Maybe the hing isn't oiled? Pull on the hood to see if it comes up. If not take a flat head and try to get to the lever with it. This happened to me when I first got my car. I had to replace my Hing though. Was rusted to crap
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Maybe the hing isn't oiled? Pull on the hood to see if it comes up. If not take a flat head and try to get to the lever with it. This happened to me when I first got my car. I had to replace my Hing though. Was rusted to crap
Please tell me what kind of oil you use on a hing?
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Re: Hood latch won't open

Hing oil.

It's a hinj. Cain't anybody spell anymoore?
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Use only polyunsaturated oil!!!
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Re: Hood latch won't open

More than likely it's stretched to where when you tug on it, the hing end does not tug on the hing enough to release it.

With that said, you get a dandelion plucker, and a flashlight.

Once your hood is open you find the cable end and determine if the tip broke, it's stretched or just needs lube. Also check the hing like op said to ensure it pivots ok.

My money is on stretched cable... if the cable breaks you'll feel a sudden release and the hood release inside the car will swing freely.
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Re: Hood latch won't open

cable is either worn out or not attached. you don't oil hinges, you use a graphite compound or waterproof grease. take apart the lever by the drivers side door, pull on the cable with a pair of pliers, should release the hood to the latch.
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Re: Hood latch won't open

^^i just gave him some vice grips wednesday.

The ole tug it from the inside trick...

Btw elspectro, there's graphite spray in the garage on the shelf with oil, right above the battery chargers.
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Re: Hood latch won't open

Sometimes you can have someone push down on the hood while you pull on the hood lever.
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you don't oil hinges, you use a graphite compound or waterproof grease.
Not to mention that the hinges have nothing to do with the hood latch not releasing.

I'm not going to post how to open the hood in a public forum. That's a great way for people who are less than honest to learn how to get into your engine bay without pulling the hood release. Anyone who wants to help should PM the OP with their suggestions.
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Re: Hood latch won't open

I hear ya luzer.
You don't need to anyway. They already know how
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Re: Hood latch won't open

maybe you left something under the hood when you closed it last, its happened to me before, and it makes it hard for the hood to open....
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Another good point^^
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Not to mention that the hinges have nothing to do with the hood latch not releasing.

I'm not going to post how to open the hood in a public forum. That's a great way for people who are less than honest to learn how to get into your engine bay without pulling the hood release. Anyone who wants to help should PM the OP with their suggestions.

It's easy to get under any hood with a standard latch and cable... Make it more difficult by installing a cooling plate.

Or use locking hood pins.
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It's easy to get under any hood with a standard latch and cable... Make it more difficult by installing a cooling plate.

Or use locking hood pins.
Still no reason to post this information. Believe me, not everyone knows how to open the hood without pulling the hood release from inside the car. But now more people will know and be able to search on it. Might as well tell people how to get into the car without the key as well. Lots of people know how, but that's no reason to post how to do it so that more people know how to do that.
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Re: Hood latch won't open

probably why this new honda look is Hood-less


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Re: Hood latch won't open

The post was edited.....
Unkay?
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The ole tug it from the inside trick...

That's what she said...
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I guess I'm more careful about this than most people. One of my co-workers had his entire turbo setup stolen out of the engine bay one night a couple years ago. I just don't want to make things easier for people who might do this type of thing.

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Re: Hood latch won't open

The whole thing started as a joke with spelling the word hinge..

In life you create your own luck more times than not.

I changed it yesterday after you pointed out what could possibly result.

Actually elspectro is my son. We discussed the deal later. I figured it would help others. But your comment made sense...hence the edit
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First time I heard that phrase, Dale Earnhardt said it at Riverside speedway.. yep I'm old.

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Re: Hood latch won't open

Got the hood open. Not sure what was wrong yet but one has to lift it while another tugs on the release.
Looking into the latch (suprisingly) not the cable as the culprit. Latch looks and acts normal. Cable is not stretched. Latch screws backing out so we think it's an angle issue.
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Re: Hood latch won't open

Can't we all just get back to "Hing?"

And yes, those hood pins can save you some thief hijinks. I was going to suggest a crowbar, but tugging on the cable (that's what she said) works too. The one reason I didn't make a turbo honda. I live in NYC, aka MYHONDAWASSTOLEN.ORG. You need a enclosed garage to make that happen.
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Re: Hood latch won't open

Hinj.. pleese spell it rite
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I'm not talking about Hinj, I'm talking about H-I-N-G, completely different. Hing, the singular form of Hings. Sounds like Heinz, means what a hinge does.
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bogs lyke hinj. should b dat way in da ducksunary
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Dolan websta duckshunary... I haz one dem!
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Re: Hood latch won't open

If the latch is bad, one of the dead 3rd gens around here (there are at least 7) should have one in good enough shape for me to reuse.
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Re: Hood latch won't open

Yes. Also you could use clear lithium grease to get the new latch assembly functional. Also slick up the cable too, it's been 20-something years.
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