2000 zx2 hood wont open!

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  1. redscort

    redscort New Member

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    Hi, Is there anyone that knows how to adjust or fix the hood release lever on a 2000 zx2? The only way to get it open is if someone pulls the lever while I pull on the hood. Any help is appreciated THANKS
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    wd40 the latch... probably all it needs.
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    redscort New Member

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    It seems like there is a lot of slack in the cable
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    The cable may have stretched. It can be replaced (not easily, but it can be). I would use something better than WD-40 though. I'd use a thicker grease.
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    ur problem is that the hood latch has moved down. u need to loosen the bolts and then move it up a little and re-tighten the bolts. also, if u look on the fender side (bottom circled item on pic) u will see some rubber screw things, u can unscew those a few turns out. this will provide the pressure needed to pop the hood.

    here is a pic:

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    hope it helps

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