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#1 Old 10-24-2009, 03:13 PM
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USA HELP!!! Broken Hood Latch Cable

My Hood Latch Cable is Broken. Can someone tell me how to open the hood manually. I have part of the grill open where I can see the latch hook but don't know where to go from there. HELP!!!

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Is it broken from the cab side or from the hood side?
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Thanks for your reply.
It's broken from inside the cab. I pull the latch and can feel nothing. When I pull the latch up and put my finger onto the cable there is no tension at all. Now I'm hoping to just get the hood up from the front.

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So the ball on the inside latch is still attached? Then it's broken on the hood side.

I'll have to run outside and see where one can release the hood...it's probably gonna take a special tool and leverage.
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If you have physically checked to make sure the ball on the inside latch is missing and it's not missing, then you will have to drill a hole on the hood latch through the grill. I'm guessing it's about a 5/16" bit or so...slightly off center to the right. You'll have to follow the cable and estimate where it lines up. Drill a hole and stick a screwdriver through that hole. You want to push the release lever to yer right so you will have to push the screwdriver handle to the left. It might take a few tries to git it right.

If the ball is missing on the inside latch, then you should be able to git some vice grips and clamp that cable very tightly and leverage that and pull the cable. Yer gonna have to replace that cable/housing anyways...

From ToyoDIY.com

Hood release cable...
Part number 53630-34010

From Coniceli Parts Center...
5363034010 $30.87 $0.00 $22.84
Body hardware - Hood - Release cable
Release cable, t100 1995 - 1998
Shipping is $8.50.
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You can see in this piccie what the inner latch looks like...



I figure the most likely thing to break is the plastic pull handle where the cable ball attaches to.

As you can tell...there are only 2 screws that attach it to the lower panel and the cable slides out of the bracket.
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It turns out it was the latch itself that was defective. Your assistance and professionalism had gone above and beyond anything I was expecting. You will be blessed for your charity on this matter.
Again, thank you so much and God Bless You.

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So it was this part?

From Conicelli's Part Center...aka www.partznet.com

5360189103B0 $48.16 $0.00 $35.64
Hood - Hood and components - Lever - Moon mist
Moon mist 1993 - 1998

$8.50 shipping...not a bad deal at all.
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Yes sir, it was that part.
Thank you again...
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Coolness!

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