Hood latch won't release

Discussion in '2005 - 2015 Toyota Tacoma' started by Wiscodriver, Aug 28, 2020.

  1. Wiscodriver

    Wiscodriver Member

    I took my dogs for a run, got back in my 2015 AC, Started it and the AC up, heard a god awful screeching, AC light started blinking. I realized the compressor clutch had dies a horrible death and drove home sweating. Got home and tried to open the hood, Nada, latch won't release with interior control. Any suggestions?
     
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  3. OP
    Wiscodriver

    Wiscodriver Member

    Really? Nobody can help me open my hood?
     
  4. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Probably could if I was there.
    :(

    Not sure what you’ve tried. Is the cable from the hood latch to the inside pull disconnected? Does the hood pop but then you can’t get the latch under the hood to flip over?

    when you pull the hood pop lever inside the cab is there resistance? Is it just floppy?
     
  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Just incase D36BA593-2C00-4E72-BCD9-D6AE711FD2A5.jpeg 75038CB9-DB0D-4A5B-BB0C-5F6FFB41DFBC.jpeg DC07FC3A-0A35-46A2-B17A-7BCE04D25807.jpeg
     
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  6. OP
    Wiscodriver

    Wiscodriver Member

    There is some resistance when I pull the tab but the hood doesn't pop or release at all
     
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  7. JDC

    JDC Member

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  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Step 3 was going to be my next suggestion


    Step 3
    Check under the hood for a malfunctioning lock mechanism. You might be able to disengage the locking mechanism by pushing down on the end of the hood while an assistant pulls the hood release lever. If this releases the hood allowing you to open it, then the problem could be dirt or debris in the locking mechanism, a faulty locking mechanism or a faulty spring on the latch on the underside of the hood.
     
  9. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Try step 3 you’ll need an assistant. ;)
     
  10. OP
    Wiscodriver

    Wiscodriver Member

    Thanks, darn thing decided to pop open by it's self this weekend
     
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  11. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Clean it good.
     
  12. OP
    Wiscodriver

    Wiscodriver Member

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