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Hood won't unlatch without 2 people...

I go to open my hood and it won't pop up without someone lifting on it while I release it.

Any ideas what would make this happen? I do have 1 broken hood adjuster but I don't think that's it.
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cable is too slack?
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It could be the combo of a badly aligned striker, that missing bumper, and slack in the cable.

I vote alot of it has to do with that bumper.
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oh.....and possibly metal on metal contact of the striker and the catcher at the latch....lube that S up and it should help.
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this happens to me too. hasnt been so bad lately but I think it is a combo of slack and needs to wd40 it.
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Rob....at your hood opener latch under your dash, it's adjustable. tighten the cable up...that should do the trick. Good luck bro.
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so i was right? woohoo haha
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I had the same problem, lube the hood popper thing.
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Mine does this and it is due to the rubber seal sticking....
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