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How do I open my hood on 2017 Chevy Cruze?

I attempted to open the hood of my 2017 Chevy Cruze using the marked lever, but it didn't seem to do anything. How do I open the hood?
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What are these spots?

Yesterday I went to inspect a 3 year-old car and saw a fair bit of white spots in the engine compartment. I've read that these could be coolant as we don't have salt on our roads here. Anyone know if ...
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Collision, hood unlatches and disconnects from the holder that locks it in place but won’t open & gets caught on something while lifting it up

It’s a 2006 Chevy Malibu. I was in a collision the other day and there was a lot of damage to the front of the vehicle. I am trying to get into the engine compartment to assess the damage (I know at ...
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Switching fuel pump from "in tank" to "in engine bay"

Here are some mildly related questions about the pros and cons of moving a fuel pump from being in the tank to in the engine bay: In Tank Fuel Pumps Pros and Cons Is an "engine bay" fuel ...
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Is an "engine bay" fuel pump substantially louder than an "in tank" one?

In the mechanics book I was reading, it says that one of the main reasons that fuel pumps were moved from being in the engine bay to in the tank was because the sound was much more muffled when ...
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Why did a Corolla's hood latch open suddenly with no seemingly reason?

Posting on behalf of a friend. She bought a used 2020 Toyota Corolla from carvana a few months ago. Yesterday she called me saying the dash threw a hood unlatched warning and the hood latch was ...
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Bonnet (hood) alignment problem

Yesterday, I made a mistake when I was jacking up my car. The bonnet was open vertically and I didn't notice it is close to the ceiling. I jacked up the car slowly and saw some white material is ...
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Is it normal to see a bit of rust under the hood?

While inspecting under the hood of a 2008 Suzuki Swift, I saw a bit of rust in some areas: (The last image is below/behind the battery.) I have looked under the hoods of other cars from 2008 and even ...
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What is this colorful coil under the hood?

I took a look under the hood of my friend’s car and saw this colorful coil: What is this?
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What does it mean if the weld metal surface has a striped pattern?

I am not sure what is the best way to describe it, so here is a picture: For comparison, the metal on the other side is smoother:
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Is it normal for water to collect under the hood?

I noticed that some water has collected in a certain area under the hood of a Nissan March 2006. There is water in the same area on the other side as well. Is this normal? I found an image on the ...
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Is it normal for pipes under the hood to have cracks in them?

On a Nissan March 2008, I noticed that the some pipes under the hood seem to have cracks or openings in them. Is this normal?
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How to fix dent in tip of hood?

I have a dent in the very tip of my Acura TLX's hood. It was dented in around 2 years ago when I accidentally let me car roll into a trailer hitch (this also crushed the logo, and grill, but I ...
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Is there a reason that magnetic hood pins are not used?

The Problem I'm looking to install a carbon fiber hood for appearance reasons. The manufacturer, as well as many websites, insist that hood pins are required in case of a failure of the hood latch. ...
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Unknown pink car fluid running low

When I opened the car hood, I see a pink fluid running low, I am not quite sure what the liquid is, and would I be able to add it by myself? What is this pink fluid? And would I be able to add it by ...
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Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi Zetec - hood won't open

I have a problem with the hood release mechanism of my Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi Zetec (58 reg). The hood release cable in the driver footwell offers resistance but fails to pop the hood as usual. I have ...
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2011 Lexus RX: hydraulic hood lift need to hold 5 seconds to stay in place

When I open up the hood, I need to raise up the hood and hold it for 5 seconds to make the hydraulic lift work to hold the hood in place. I do not hear any "gas" sound from the hydraulic lift. Is ...
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2004 Acura TSX. Locating a missing unplugged wire under hood?

Bought a used Acura and I was looking under the hood and found this unplugged wire. It's orange and right behind the fuse. It's bunched up with other wires. Is it just and extra cable that doesn't ...
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Is this a bad engine mount?

So it's my first time opening the hood of my car, only to find this. I came to ask because this doesn't look normal, I dont know any reason what could cause this as its a new unit, 600 kms on my odo ...
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Cutting into hood beams [closed]

I'm looking into installing some hood vents on my car. This will require me to cut out the holes for the vents in my hood. I've seen some videos online of people doing this, some of which have cut ...
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I have i 10 hyundai 2012 model, paint matalic gray. Suspected cat scratch on engine hood [duplicate]

![engine hood Engine hood has scatches as shown in pic. I suspecy cat scratch, i need your commet on this as per pattern of scatcj
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How to release a 2008 Volkswagen Passat bonnet manually

My battery recently died in my 2008 VW Passat and all I have is a key fob (no key), so I'm basically locked out and can't access the battery to charge it. I've called several locksmiths but they said ...
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Vibrating hood at speeds greater than 100 kph on 2018 RAV4

I've noticed that hood starts to vibrate at speeds greater than 100 kph. It's not something that annoys me too much but since my car is still under warranty I went to ask my dealer about it. From the ...
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Opening a stuck hood in Ford Fiesta mk6

First of all I'm new to this sub stackexchange, and an even more of a noob when it comes to car maintenance or repair, so please be patient. I have a Ford Fiesta mk6, and the hood just won't open now....
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Engine hood opening

Why most modern cars have engine hood cover that opens from the front while many older cars have it the other way around? I am interested to know what is the technical reason the car manufacturers ...
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How can I fix a hood which doesn’t close tightly?

Coming with an odd one here - my sister’s Yaris was bumped up in the front while parked. After a shop did the repair, the hood closes just fine without slamming it too hard but the actual hood doesn’t ...
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Do car hood sizes very depending on engine size?

I was at a salvage yard today and wanted to get a hood for my '13 Honda Accord 2.4L and the donor car was a 3.5L. Does the hood size very on different trims/engine sizes? Would it fit my 2.4L?
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2004 Honda Pilot sometimes only starts when hood latch released

My 2004 Honda Pilot occasionally will only start when the hood latch is released. When this occurs, the car is completely dead, and no electrical system works, including keyless entry, lights, etc. ...
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How to avoid (if possible) equipment damage when mounting a gramophone on a car

This is a question on the verge of general DIY/engineering and car modification: I am planning to mount a turntable/gramophone either in my car, or (an even stranger idea I know) on the exterior, i.e. ...
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Hood sensor latch faulty

I have a Audi A4 B8 2009 model. I am running with a very stupid problem causing a great amount of pain. So, just a few weeks back, the "front hood (bonnet) is open" indication started showing up on ...
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Is there any advantage to aftermarket hoods with heat extractors, or are the extractors purely aesthetic?

Many aftermarket hoods, especially for sports cars, make use of large cowls, ram air vents, and most commonly heat extractors on the sides of the hood. I'm a techie and we're always spending insane ...
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Hood Only Opens When Pulled Up On

I've got a 2002 Nissan Almera Perfect 1.8L MTX on which the hood only opens if I pull up on it while someone else yanks the hood release lever. If I manually set the latch with the hood up, then pull ...
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Hood Unlatches but Won't Pop Up

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 ...
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Lexus RX 330 Key Won't Work (driver door)

So the battery in my Lexus died sometime while I was out of town. Come to find out the key wouldn't go in the lock either. I used some WD-40 and managed to get it in all the way but it won't turn. ...
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Why do some cars have battery under the trunk?

My 2016 Toyota RAV4 hybrid has a strange location for the 12V battery. Usually, the battery is installed under the hood. Well, in this case, the battery is installed under the trunk. This is true ...
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Needing to drop the hood from considerable height

I have a 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, and used to have a 2011 Toyota Yaris. In the 2011 Toyota Yaris, the hood could be closed by gently lowering it and then pressing on the hood. However, in my 2016 ...
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2005 Ford Focus, damaged front end

I am wondering if anyone knows what years, if any, are intake manifold runner control solenoids compatible with my 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE 2.0L? Also, is it a good idea to put on a salvaged one even if ...
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How to glue foam panel to painted metal (underside of car hood)

I have panels made with foam like the one in the picture, but compressed and glued together to be quite stable. The idea is to glue it to the lower side of the hood of my car to reduce the noise ...
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1997 Subaru Legacy - Hood won't open

I went to check out the engine on my 97 Subaru Legacy and the hood latch is stuck. Now this one of those cars that has a double latch, I don't know if it's like that on all Subarus or not, but once I ...
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How can I open a latched bonnet in a 1997 Renault Clio?

My Renault Clio RL Panache (1997) has been outside in the cold for a while, and needs a jump start to get the battery charged again. Alas, I tried to get the bonnet open a few weeks ago when it was ...
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does a 2004 ford focus sedan hood fit on the hatchback model?

hey i am trying to find a replacement hood for my 2004 ford focus hatchback, and from what i can tell every focus model from 2000 to 2004 will fit, but i dont want to drive 2 hours to pick up a used ...
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Bonnet (hood) release cable broken on Saab 93

I have a Saab 93, 1999 vintage. I went to open the bonnet (hood) and the release cable snapped. What's the easiest way to release the bonnet without the release cable? I need to open it to top up ...
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Hood on Jeep Grande Cherokee 1998 doesn't close easily

This vehicle recently had its radiator changed and ever since the hood won't close. I've found that if I shift the level manually, it will close, but otherwise it won't. The spring appears to be ...
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