Oh boy!!!!.....I've been stuck with this situation before.
here is my old post to the list from 1999.
Date: 26-Sep-1999 21:04:41
Subject: Re: HELP - Hood stuck Closed!!
To all that answered my plea for help, THANK YOU!!!!!
I have finally open the Hood.
I ended up using a thin bladed scissor, wrapped in rubber to first pry the
side up the hood up. Then, once the side was up just a bit, I was just able
to slide a long flat head screwdriver under the rear of the hood.
I gave a couple of strong tugs/pushes and still the hood didn't open.
Finally, gave a pull as hard as could and.....'Pop'. The hood was open.
The reason the hood was stuck, was because the plunger had a slight angle to
it when the hood was put down. I have since straightened the plunger and all
is now working well.
Again, thanks to all who helped.
>From: Michael Breen <email@example.com>
>Reply-To: Michael Breen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: "'email@example.com'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Your advice is needed - "stuck" hood lock control.....
>Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2001 22:25:51 -0400
>First let me say thanks for all those who responded with suggestions for
>getting my carb tuned/adjusted. I was ready to post some additional
>questions about that issue when I realized I could no longer open the hood.
>The cable and hood lock sound as though they are working correctly when I
>pull the hood control knob, but the plunger will not disengage from the
>I have tried the methods I have seen described without success. I tried
>applying downward pressure on the hood at the point where the hood lock is
>located and I have tried prying up all sides of the hood while someone
>aggressively worked the hood control knob.
>Can anyone else offer any suggestions?