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How To Replace Hood Release Latch 02-09 GMC Envoy

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How To Replace Hood Release Latch 02-09 GMC Envoy

Created on: 2014-09-17

How to remove, install, or replace a broken, snapped, rusted, or jammed hood release cable on 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09 GMC Envoy, or Chevy Trailblazer

  1. step 1 :Removing the Hood Latch
    • Apply rust penetrant to the hood latch
    • Apply white grease to the latch
    • Mark the location of the latch with a marker
    • Remove the three 10mm bolts from the latch
    • Pry the latch cable out of the latch with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull out the latch
  2. step 2 :Installing the Hood Latch
    • Clip the latch cable into the latch
    • Put the latch into place
    • Insert the three 10mm bolts into the latch
  3. step 3 :Aligning the Hood Latch
    • Line the latch up with your marks from Step 1
    • Tighten the 10mm bolts
    • Close the hood
    • Test the hood release
    • The hood release should pull with some tension
    • If there is too much tension, raise the latch
    • If there is too little tension, lower the latch
    • Apply white grease to the latch and striker

Tools needed for replacement

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Rust Penetrant

    White Grease

    Marker / Writing Utensil

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    10mm Socket

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show how to replace the hood release latch on this 2003 GMC Envoy XL. The only tools that you'll need for this are a 10 millimeter socket and ratchet, flat blade screwdriver, and white grease.

First, it's always a good idea, if you're replacing your cable, that's probably because there's something wrong with your latch mechanisms. Clean it off with a lot of good penetrating oil then use some white grease or something to grease it up to make sure it's good and free. Take a marker or maybe a piece of chalk and mark where your latch is. There are three 10 millimeter bolts. As you pull it up out, you can see how the latch works. You pull the cable inside and that delatches the system.

If your cable was broken or your handle was broken and you needed to get under the hood, it's possible you could reach from underneath, find this lever and pull it to unlatch the hood. Probably the last resort would be to try and get through the grille and you might have to break the grille. At 1AAuto, we do sell the grille as well but you could break the grill and get through. Again, move that lever.

All you want to do to take it off is kind of move it back like this, press the cable down in and slide it up and off. There are a couple of little tabs here. Press, kind of pull on it, press, and then press on the other tab.

Take your new latch and clip your hood release cable back into place then push the clip back into the latch until it kicks in. Then replace those three 10 millimeter bolts and tighten them up. Once you get it fairly tight, just get a good preliminary alignment and line it back up to those marks you made in the beginning, and then tighten it up. Then what you want to do is you want to close the hood and open the latch. You want the hood down so it's lined up with the corners of your fenders.

When you pull the latch, you don't want to feel a lot of tension. You want to be able to pull it pretty smoothly. When you pull the hood release lever, you should feel a little bit of a catch and that should pull pretty smooth .If you feel too much tension, you'll want to just raise this up just a little bit. That should release some of the tension. If you don't feel enough tension at all and your hood is too high, then you want to move this down some.

Once the hood is down, make sure that the lines here are lined up pretty well. Then you can pull your latch. I think I felt a little too much tension so I'm going to raise it up just a little bit. Put a little bit of grease on your latch up here. Spray on grease is a little better but try and grease any of the moving points down in here.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant
  • White Grease
  • Marker / Writing Utensil

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket


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