91 K1500 - hood stuck - help!

Discussion in 'Chevy C/K Truck Forum' started by wmbriano2grad, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. wmbriano2grad

    wmbriano2grad New Member

    Thanks. I'll try this. Shouldn't those two bolts come totally out and allow the hood to open with the latch mechanism still attached to the hood?

  2. KidHauler

    KidHauler Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Well, I guess that would work, too. :)

    I don't remember if there's a tab on the latch that slides into the core support. Let us know what you come up with...
  3. wmbriano2grad

    wmbriano2grad New Member

    Success!! I got a small wood wedge in between the grill and hood until I had about a 1/4" gap, then wrapped some tape around a big crowbar (since I didn't have a large wedge) and hammered the crowbar in unit I had just over a 3/8" gap. I was then able to take the deep 13mm 3/8 socket and hammer it in sideways with the extension attached. It was downhill from there. The socket popped in passed the chokepoint and went right on the bolt. I took both bolts all the way out in about 30 seconds and the hood came right open.

    There's very little visible damage to the hood or grill. Thanks for the idea kidhauler! Now I can get a new cable from the junkyard.

  4. KidHauler

    KidHauler Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Good to hear you got it open. Good luck on the cable repair, and we'll look forward to your next visit.
  5. Scott_Anderson

    Scott_Anderson Rockstar 100 Posts

    Sure you don't want to consider a brand new cable?????? a cable from the salv yard could be in no better shape than the one you had.
  6. Plumpurp

    Plumpurp New Member

    '94 Chevy 1500 owner here, and just as an fyi for anyone else with my year stumbling upon this forum as well, the tips i got on this forum worked for my hood. I had my cousin hold the lever for me while i banged around the hood and presto! She popped up for me.
  7. RayVoy

    RayVoy Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Yeah, it's usually rust.

    Lub it once a year, and lub the stare tire mech once a year.

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