Can't Open Hood on My 240 DL

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by 444, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. 444

    444 Guest

    We have a 1988 240 DL wagon.

    I live in Pennsylvania so it was very cold this past week.

    I noticed just this morning that when I went to pull the lever to pop
    the hood that it would not open.

    I tried to pound the hood thinking that it might be frozen but I think it
    might
    be stuck for some other reason.

    Anyone have any "tricks of the trade" to get the thing to unlatch?

    Thanks!!!!
     
    444, Jan 22, 2005
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  2. 444

    James Sweet Guest

    " 444" <> wrote in message
    news:iRwId.487$...
    > We have a 1988 240 DL wagon.
    >
    > I live in Pennsylvania so it was very cold this past week.
    >
    > I noticed just this morning that when I went to pull the lever to pop
    > the hood that it would not open.
    >
    > I tried to pound the hood thinking that it might be frozen but I think it
    > might
    > be stuck for some other reason.
    >
    > Anyone have any "tricks of the trade" to get the thing to unlatch?
    >
    > Thanks!!!!
    >
    >


    Climb under the front of the car, might have to put it on jackstands
    depending on how it's parked. You should be able to reach up behind the
    bumper up behind the grill and work the mechanism by hand or with a
    screwdriver, it's quite possible that it's just firmly iced up though, if
    water pooled in there somehow it could freeze it pretty solid.
     
    James Sweet, Jan 22, 2005
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  3. 444

    Mike F Guest

    James Sweet wrote:
    >
    > " 444" <> wrote in message
    > news:iRwId.487$...
    > > We have a 1988 240 DL wagon.
    > >
    > > I live in Pennsylvania so it was very cold this past week.
    > >
    > > I noticed just this morning that when I went to pull the lever to pop
    > > the hood that it would not open.
    > >
    > > I tried to pound the hood thinking that it might be frozen but I think it
    > > might
    > > be stuck for some other reason.
    > >
    > > Anyone have any "tricks of the trade" to get the thing to unlatch?
    > >
    > > Thanks!!!!
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Climb under the front of the car, might have to put it on jackstands
    > depending on how it's parked. You should be able to reach up behind the
    > bumper up behind the grill and work the mechanism by hand or with a
    > screwdriver, it's quite possible that it's just firmly iced up though, if
    > water pooled in there somehow it could freeze it pretty solid.


    You may need to remove the plastic duct that guides spoiler air through
    the rad first.

    --
    Mike F.
    Thornhill (near Toronto), Ont.

    Replace tt with t (twice!) and remove parentheses to email me directly.
    (But I check the newsgroup more often than this email address.)
     
    Mike F, Jan 24, 2005
    #3
  4. 444

    Dave Guest

    Try having someone push down on the hood while the other person pulls the
    hood latch cable pull.
    Have them keep pulling while the other person that was holding down the hood
    tries to lift it up,

    " 444" <> wrote in message
    news:iRwId.487$...
    > We have a 1988 240 DL wagon.
    >
    > I live in Pennsylvania so it was very cold this past week.
    >
    > I noticed just this morning that when I went to pull the lever to pop
    > the hood that it would not open.
    >
    > I tried to pound the hood thinking that it might be frozen but I think it
    > might
    > be stuck for some other reason.
    >
    > Anyone have any "tricks of the trade" to get the thing to unlatch?
    >
    > Thanks!!!!
    >
    >
     
    Dave, Jan 24, 2005
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