I had to remove the three bolts holding on the hood latch using a socket wrench. Select Year for Toyota Corolla Hood Latch. Everything installed in your Toyota Corolla vehicle needs to be kept in good working condition. 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. Now the hood is closed and I have no access to romoving the cable to replace.
What Go-Parts Guarantees You: Lifetime Warranty Guaranteed Every part comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Open the hood to inspect the latch. I yanked pretty hard using a claw hammer and a scrap of wood no luck. If the cable was broken I think the only way to get open is to take the whole latch assembly off, which is 3 more bolts, and lowest one would be a pain to get too. There most likely are other Sienna vehicles with the same issue with drivers unaware of the problem. Appearance, style, fit, affordability and easy installation make this an excellent replacement with considerable savings over dealer cost.
Feb 27, 2010 The hood latch is one mechanism controlled by a spring. My wife pulled over onto the side of the road almost completely blind to what was in front of her. In order to open the hood in this situation, you will need to manually open the hood locking mechanism. If there is such an inspection, I believe the Toyota maintenance facility should be held responsible. He felt that the latch was defective. I suspect how what happened is that it popped the first time, the return spring pulled the cable back hard enough to cause the end under the hood to shoot past it's normal landing place and jam further back in.
Camburg Spindles, All Pro front fenders. The contact was able to pull off the road and discovered that the hood latch failed. This will mean getting the car jacked up pretty high so you can get to the broken cable from beneath the car and cut off a piece of shroud, so you can release the hood lock by tugging on the cable itself. Toyota basically stated that there is nothing they can do. I bought a used car that came that way. You should see the end of the hood cable, it's looped in to a metal bracket.
You need to close it with a bit of speed or the release mechanism will just move. Installation should be simple, with only two bolts holding the latch mechanism in place. My second question is how much would it cost to get it fixed or is it a way that I can fix it myself. If you know your Year Make Model, put it in the selector so that we can guide you to a product that fits your vehicle. When that's done, tape the end of the new cable to the broken one that's been left on the inside of the car, and pull the new one through the opening on the firewall, connect it the same way as the old one, and to the hood latch aswell, and that should fixya! I want this report to be known to other 2001-Toyota Sienna owners so they become aware of this seemingly small un- reported but deadly problem thanks syed n masood.
Replacement cables can be purchased at most auto parts stores for your Toyota truck if you need to replace it. Correct Item Guaranteed If you receive an incorrect item from us, we will immediately pay for return shipment and send you the correct item. I got it fixed last night and I thought I'd share in case it happens to anyone else. The part in my car that I pull to release it to open is loose it doesn't feel like his any grip too and I pull it I'm just pull it without any retention. I have inform Toyota about this incident as well as to advise to take it seriously and at least pay for my repair cost of the latch and other damages done to my car due to this incident.
If you find a product sold for a lower price by another vendor, we will beat or match their price. If this spring is damaged, then you may not be able to properly close your hood. In my car at least, there is nowhere to seat this bar. You need to look at the latch under the hood and try to move the lever that the cable hooks to. The contact was awaiting a call back form the manufacturer. The current mileage was approximately 200,000.
Check under the hood for a malfunctioning lock mechanism. The hood latch on the underside of the Toyota's hood should move freely. My car hood latches enough to not fly open but it is open a couple of inches and bumps up and down. If there is, this could indicate that your cable is frayed somewhere on the line and needs to be replaced. You can also try vise grips attached to the arm that calble is attached to and pull on it.
To do this, you need to climb down into the foot well and examine the cable on the backside of the lever. Included is the cable encased in a plastic housing. Here's a quick fix: Facing the car and using the screwdriver, push the bracket to your left as far as you can. I live in Michigan its freezing here. Item in Good Condition Guaranteed If the part we ship to you arrives in damaged or non-working condition, we will ship another item out to you immediately. If there is no such inspection in Toyota's maintenance manual, I believe that Toyota is negligent on this very hazardous failure mechanism.
When it does, it may be difficult or impossible to use. Sometimes, especially on older Corollas, you may have difficulty getting your hood to latch when you close it. I believe there is a design flaw to the location of he hood latch causing it to no longer function from weather related exposure. To have a peace of mind, have it halfway latched then tie a string from the hood latch to the grill for temporary until replacing the cable. I went to go jump my car because my lights got left on and my battery died.