Look for the latch assembly, there are two or three small arms beneath. Try to move each one to the right. You can try to see if you have access through the front grille or go under the car and look up for the latch. It temporary does than release part way. Posted on Sep 24, 2009 Hood latch or cable is frozen up rusted.
You should be able to find the release cable. It might take a few times of moving the cable and dropping the hood to get it to latch. I've been a wreck all day trying to figure out if I was going to be able to drive to work with the hood not latched all the way. Be patient, you'll get it. Now look for the clamp on the outer part of the cable. Have you taken the whole latch assembly off? When properly equipped, it can tow up to 3,500 pounds.
Grab it with the needle nose and pull it away from the latch. Your hood should now pop to the saftey latch position. Especially noteworthy options include premium leather upholstery, and a Convenience Package that includes rain-sensing wipers, heated washers, and a universal remote. Inside, it gets an exclusive black interior theme, with leather sport seats with red stitching and perforated inserts. Permanent fix is to replace the cable. Hopefully you can get to the latch and release it.
My worst one was a mid 70s Corvette with the latch by the windshield hood opens forward. At the other end you want to wrap the rod around your hand, as best as possible this will become your handle. If when you pull the release it feels as though the latch is releasing without the hood rising , try pushing the hood down relatching , giving it a sharp rap right above the latch or prying the hood up. I love being able to find solutions to simple problems here. But appealing especially to shoppers of a green mindset is the Green Line model, which includes a simple hybrid system hooked up to the four-cylinder engine and four-speed automatic.
Drop the hood from about 2-3 feet above the latch. To the left of that you should see the inner cable the part that moves and pulls the latch. Be patient, you'll get it open. With a good small flashlight in one hand and the rod in the other, lie one the ground and look up underneath the bumper towards the hoodlatch at the top of the radiator support. To raise or lower the seat, hold the adjuster switch up or down. I've had to do it three times.
It should be angled downward. If it doesn't return, the cable is stretched, or a spring is broken from the cable assembly. Will have to look at adjustment then. In the short term, if you manually push the hood latch back into position, you should be able to close your hood again. You're going to need a flashlight and a long screwdriver or needlenose pliers. You need to close it with a bit of speed or the release mechanism will just move.
Climate Controls Status Indicator C. Theres another one at the bottom though that actually keeps the hood latched down on my truck it was rusted and snapped in half. Adjust the seat position before adjusting seat height. See if it works good when your done. Plastic body panels, a Saturn-exclusive long-touted as superior for corrosion and dent resistance, are now gone,. When you close hatchback the l? Was unsure if the manual latch would be enough. I've been a wreck all day trying to figure out if I was going to be able to drive to work with the hood not latched all the way.
Follow it as far as you can to just beneath the hood latch. This video shows you how to open the hood in your 2008 Saturn Vue. Hopefully this is your problem cause it's cheap and easy to fix just open it up. Sometimes, especially on older Vues, you may have difficulty getting your hood to latch when you close it. This is commonly caused by one of two problems: 1 too much hardened grease and crud on the latch itself is keeping it from operating freely; or 2 the hood release cable has gotten rusty or kinked over time and is no longer releasing completely. Have a helper pull and let go the hood release cable from inside the car, this cable should move to the when pulled, and return when released. Let me know if this is it.
Side Window Air Outlets H. The instrument panel cluster K. Jul 30, 2011 Your hood latch probably isn't returning to the right position for it to catch. Close the trunk from the rear of the Operating the Convertible Top vehicle by pushing on the top center of the trunk lid. Using modified antenna, note approximate location that antenna will have to enter in between fascia and hood to access the hood latch cable attachment point. However, high pressure car wash- es may cause water to enter the vehicle.