Have a helper pull the release while you tap on the hood near the latch assembly. See if that helps. If it doesn't you may have a broken release cable. Let me know what you find.
February, 5, 2013 AT 11:54 PM
Yes that worked wel lthank you very much, next question, same car the motor "hunts" as we say in NZ after it is warmed up and driven say ten minutes. When pulling to a stop the revolutions go crazy up and down repetitively maybe from 1000 rpm to 3000rpm
February, 6, 2013 AT 1:40 AM
Make sure to spray some lube on the hood latch so it doesn't stick. As far as the idle, check for vacuum leaks and check the idle air control valve.