Per many suggestions, tried pushing down on the hood and having the wife
pull the release; also tried beating the shit out of the hood with the lever
both in and out and no dice.
AFAICT the cable is intact, as I hear the latch mechanism moving when the
release lever is pulled.
Only interesting thing, when I push down on the hood then pry up on it, I
get a single "click" from the latch.
Sounds like my '93 Sonoma. Try prying the hood up with your fingers after
you pull the lever. I sometimes have to do that to get the hood open. If
you push it down, you just relatch it.
RJ in WV
Okay, you've probably tried this too, but just in case. Have the missus
pull and hold the latch lever out while you lift on the hood.
Otherwise get the axe out and hack the corners off the hood, then pry it off
the latch. You don't need no steenkin' hood! ;o)
RJ in WV
How does the grille come off of the '88 trucks?
My old '02 and the new '04 can have the grilles removed without opening the
hoods. They're only held in with these wedge shaped clips.
With the grille removed, I get full access to the latch.
the hoods. They're only held in with these wedge shaped clips.
Marc, are you sure? I have a 99 Z71 and I've had the grille out a few
times. I have the wedge shaped clips on the outside edge and each side.
Then I have 4 phillips twist-locks. I have to raise the hood and remove the
plastic cover between the grille and the radiator to get to the top ones. I
walked out just now to make sure and I'm certain my grille won't come out
without raising the hood. If all you have to do is pop the grill out to
have access to the hood release, it would defeat the purpose of having an
inside release. Its supposed to be a theft deterrent feature and anybody
could just pull on the grille and it would just pop off. My 02. . . .
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