Okay, I've got a 1998 Volvo V70 that takes two people to open the hood. When you pull the release on the inside, it unlatches but the hood won't pop open the inch or two until it reaches the safety latch. Therefor, when you release the release (?) the latches close around the hooks on the hood again. The only way the hood can be opened is if one person pulls the release while another manually lifts the hood out of the reach of the latches. I'm hoping this makes sense?
I soaked the latches in some WD40 with no success - although the release seemed to move a bit smoother. A brief internet search yielded a lot of articles about how to fix latches that don't work at all, but nothing on this. Anyone had this before?