What if your car's Hood won't Open?

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  • Published on May 21, 2016
  • Hood Release Stuck? How do you open a stuck hood? If the hood of your car is not opening or the hood cable is going bad, this video is for you! I show you how to open a hood with a broken cable and how to replace the hood cable with some helpful tips and tricks to make the job easy!
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  • Johanna Hyde-Parker

    you are very help full

  • EpicEpidemic
    EpicEpidemic 12 days ago +1

    I need to do this repair so I'm very grateful. But I can't see how that wide grommet possibly pulled through that firewall hole.

  • gg daily vlogging
    gg daily vlogging 14 days ago

    Can this work on any car??

  • gg daily vlogging
    gg daily vlogging 21 day ago

    Do you need to jack your car up

  • Sheff928
    Sheff928 24 days ago

    Nice vid. I have this job to do and you've made it much easier :-)

  • Axel Prabudi
    Axel Prabudi Month ago +1

    *_CHRIS I FOLLOWED YOUR INSTA_*

  • Fahad Alwheibi
    Fahad Alwheibi Month ago +1

    You make the job easy, thank you

  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan H. Month ago

    hey chris, I got sometimes problems with opening my small door of the gas tank. I press the leverage inside of the car for opening the door but it gets stuck often so its very awkward on the gas station lol. Any tips?

    • Jonathan H.
      Jonathan H. Month ago

      @ChrisFix ok thanks for the tip,will try that :)

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  Month ago +1

      Lubricate the hinge and see if you can find where it’s getting caught up. Might have to be bent back a little or something.

  • Djuradj Stankovic
    Djuradj Stankovic Month ago

    Is that a car from video what to look for while buying used car?

  • Lolbee-SFM
    Lolbee-SFM Month ago +1

    3:30, Time to walk my dog!!!

  • SaskatchewanBadAss
    SaskatchewanBadAss Month ago

    I had opposite problem in my hood would open but not close. These seize up really bad in our winters in saskatchewan. Seems if you grab the cable manually an pull it real hard to the left it resets it an itll close

  • David Smalldridge
    David Smalldridge Month ago +1

    Awesome Job ChrisFix!

  • Dan G
    Dan G Month ago

    Beautiful except your jags hood opens the wrong way and the engine is short 2 cylinders. Jk great video as always and nice looking vehicle. 👍

  • Ottis Bunning
    Ottis Bunning 2 months ago

    Great video, thank you!
    I have a Jaguar X-Type & I’ve been dealing with a hood cable issue for months now.
    Thanks for the info & breakdown!

  • Poo Head
    Poo Head 2 months ago

    Dislikes r mechanics

  • Longview3K
    Longview3K 2 months ago

    So I have an issue with a '96 Mustang when the hood pops, there's no lever for me to open up the 2nd latch. How do I go about in fixing that

  • jo fu
    jo fu 2 months ago +1

    Am I dreaming? On this opener handle it says Ford, doesn`t it?

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  2 months ago

      This Jaguar was built when Ford owned Jaguar, so they probably shared common parts!

  • Kalps sss
    Kalps sss 2 months ago

    Yes shaqille S

  • The FSX Channel
    The FSX Channel 2 months ago

    the hood stuck and you straightly decided to make video

  • Suraniset
    Suraniset 2 months ago

    Focus MK1 gang rise up!

  • Josiah putkin
    Josiah putkin 2 months ago

    I don't have one rather

  • Tjark Robin Lübber
    Tjark Robin Lübber 2 months ago

    but i want to open a mecanical Hood that rusted

  • Gilbert Salvaleon
    Gilbert Salvaleon 2 months ago

    Ok Chrisfix ur video tutorial are so nice because its clearful explanation,I learned a lot in your video tutorials,specially I am a automotive student here in Philippines 😀

  • Romeo G.
    Romeo G. 2 months ago

    I wonder how you get these angles

  • Evelin Figueroa
    Evelin Figueroa 2 months ago

    Your the best youtuder in the world

  • AdzDoes Minecraft
    AdzDoes Minecraft 3 months ago

    Me I’m going to fix my car.




    *oohhh yeah I don’t have a car*

  • Jmc vlogs
    Jmc vlogs 3 months ago

    Make another family video

  • Elitebirdy
    Elitebirdy 3 months ago

    hey guys chris fix here2016. 2019HEY GUYS CHRIS FIX HERE

  • Robert Lee
    Robert Lee 3 months ago

    My hood latch is a conventional paddle located at the center of the grill. It seized up from years of dirt build up from fine sand blowing into the engine compartment. The cable release still worked but the latch was a stubborn problem and barely moved. I gave it a good long couple of blasts of Gunk "Engine Degreaser". The latch let go. It couldn't fight me no more. I used an old tooth brush and scrubbed away as much dirt from the hood lock hinge, then gave my engine a good shampoo while I was at it. Satisfying.
    Coupla spritzes of WD40 on the lock and I was done.

  • cyrus G
    cyrus G 3 months ago

    My car is pardo

  • Muhammadh Luqman
    Muhammadh Luqman 3 months ago

    Thank you so much

  • Jack Rosenthal
    Jack Rosenthal 3 months ago

    Is chrisfix also the weasel?

  • timmy callahan
    timmy callahan 3 months ago

    Not all Hood latches are the same

  • Mohamed zadhil
    Mohamed zadhil 3 months ago

    Thanks 😃

  • Astron Baits
    Astron Baits 4 months ago

    G O O O O D ! beautyful!

  • G W
    G W 4 months ago

    just grease oil new cable to avoid recurrent problem

  • 1981 love
    1981 love 4 months ago

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  • 1981 love
    1981 love 4 months ago

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  • 1981 love
    1981 love 4 months ago

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  • 1981 love
    1981 love 4 months ago

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  • 1981 love
    1981 love 4 months ago

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  • brilliyan ibnu
    brilliyan ibnu 4 months ago

    I'm curious, what caused the hood release cable failed?

  • Bittertree
    Bittertree 4 months ago

    “How to steal engine parts” 😂

  • Simon Hayes
    Simon Hayes 4 months ago

    This works on the passenger side, after taking off the engine splash guard, (which was a pain) but I don't think it would work on the drivers' side because of all the large rubber pipes that block that catch, or at the very least you would be working blind. but thank you Chris, luckily mine was on the passengers' side, I used a very long screwdriver to push the cable in whilst my missus pulled the lever. the cable hadn't broken (thank God) so it just needed pushing back in.

  • LD100
    LD100 4 months ago

    Why do you hid ur face?

  • Nasser Iqbal
    Nasser Iqbal 4 months ago

    Thanks buddy 😎

  • MEEMADD
    MEEMADD 4 months ago

    you forgot to lube the cables,they would pass through easier and a good motorcycle chain lube for the new cable to prevent sticking and lengthen its life would be smart

  • The Flags that Flew
    The Flags that Flew 4 months ago +2

    Thanks bro I actually know how now to fix it now your awesome thank you !

  • Rhandie Parker
    Rhandie Parker 4 months ago

    Sometimes a old worm soft radiator mount will sag down from softening up over the course of its lifetime putting unnecessary unneeded pressure the hood release cable causing it to stretch and kink and breaking the conduit to let moisture in causing rust to form. And where that car was wrecked at that certain place it would be a great idea to un bolt the mount and check it, that accident could of pinched the bracket part of the radiator mount causing the bolt to be out of whack, theres another video for you there Chris, great videos bud.

  • Simon Hayes
    Simon Hayes 4 months ago +1

    Thanks Chris, great photography, well edited, and very clear instructions. I've just had the exact same problem, so you,re a life saver.

  • Danushka Rathnayake
    Danushka Rathnayake 4 months ago

    Awwq a a aA

  • Rayan Jilani
    Rayan Jilani 4 months ago

    I had the same problem
    But because of you it is solved

  • Nega_Weeb
    Nega_Weeb 5 months ago

    try it on an e36. absolute nightmare :(

  • Augustinas is rajono
    Augustinas is rajono 5 months ago

    Can you do same with trunk

  • Denis' mini Garage
    Denis' mini Garage 5 months ago

    this is my worst nightmare

  • Christian Persinger
    Christian Persinger 5 months ago

    So in retrospect it should be the same for the trunk?

  • Ryder Plays
    Ryder Plays 5 months ago

    How the heck do you get your camera to stay there?

  • Hayangako Yatakiko
    Hayangako Yatakiko 5 months ago

    Can do a video of a 2008 Mercedes Benz c300 I have same problem but can’t figure it out

  • big boobs
    big boobs 5 months ago

    smh return the car to frank

  • YRU YouTube
    YRU YouTube 6 months ago

    You *smash* it