Toyoto Pickup Hood Latch

toyota
pickup

#1

The hood has always been difficult to open The hood is bend at the hinges so that it closes back a 1/2 inch – but it has always opened. Now, it won’t; the cable seems attached but the hood doesnt pop up at all. How can I get it to open – the battery needs charging. To see the mechanism better, I have tried to take off the grill, but it is not easy with the hood closed. Suggestions?


#2

Have you had someone push down on the hood as you pull on the release lever?

Tester