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Old 08-20-2013, 03:33 PM
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Smile hood latch! not LOL

Was getting ready to do the 2nd TB, h2o pump and associated pulleys on my wife's '99 ext cab Taco w/ 3.4. A hood that will not release put the brakes on this project. I cut part of the grill away so I could get to the latch and remove three 10mm mounting bolts (had to purchase a 1/4" swivel to reach the top two). Removed the bolts but only gained about 3/4" (barely able to get my fingers in. I can see catch ON THE HOOD and hook on the latch and didn't have any luck poking w/screw driver. I kept running over to my truck (89 ext cab) w/ the hood up (hood latch looks identical) trying to understand how it worked and I sorta do but still no luck releasing. I did "the search" until I came down w/ blurry eyes. Never had this problem w/ my truck which I purchased new.
Any helpful suggestion would be appreciated. thanks
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Did the cable snap? Generally the cable runs to some kind of lever. You want to follow the cable and then pull on whatever it is/was attached to, it will take some force. Should pop open.
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on my wife's 2000 4runner the cable separated from the handle under the dash.

i simply reattached it.

did you check that???

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