Opening the hood of 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe with hood latch cable broken

by Guest3147  |  12 years, 3 month(s) ago

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I have my question regarding the 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe. I have been using it from quite a while now. As I am a quite a new driver so I do not happen to have much information about some of its features from maintenance point of view. For this reason, I would want to know that how do you open the hood on a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe if your hood latch cable is broken?

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  1. Harry

     Hyundai first emerged into the U.S. market back in the year 1986 with the name of Excel, after it went on to be successful earlier in the Canadian market Pony being its name. During the 1990s the Elantra was added, while the Accent replaced the Excel and the Tiburon replaced the Scoupe. The latest model of all, Santa Fe was added to the lineup for the 2001 model year and is Hyundai's first sport-utility vehicle designed specifically for the North American market. To open its hood with latch cable broken, look for the bar on the hood that the latch hooks onto. Enter a little piece of rope, not a very thick one at this site and you can infuse where the latch is even if you cannot see it. Now pull the cable from inside in a way that it does not spring back by bouncing a few times and on about the third bounce the hood will be popped up.

  2. Guest10838562
    Lots of lube and a little weight. I had the problem on my 2001 Santa Fe. I sprayed the latch with both penetrating oil and WD 40. If you look up and from the side of the grill logo, you can see the bar on the hood that the latch hooks onto. Angle the straw up at this site and you can soak where the latch is even if you cannot see it. Wait a time for the lube to soak in. Make sure the cable is pulled from the inside. if it is like mine, it pulled and did not spring back, this is the root of the problem. I turned around and sat on the hood just over the latch. I bounced a few times and on about the third bounce the hood popped up (then I promptly sat back down and closed it again, but it reopened). Once you get it open, lube and clean thoroughly. I removed the plastic cover (five plastic fastiners) and used and cleaner to get the dirty grease out, then lubed it with WD40 and white lithium grease. Work the latch several times to help clean and lube. The trick is to not let it happen again. Make sure you keep this latch and all your door and gate latches cleaned and lubed (the tailgate had the same problem). I now lube them every time I wash my car and more often in winter.

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