Culprits of a Faulty Acura RL Hood
The Acura RL hood must always be in good condition. Not only is it one of the most exposed parts of the vehicle, but it also keeps the under-the-hood components protected. There can be a lot of problems that the hood experiences, but no one said that they can't be solved. Here are some troubleshooting tips to help you diagnose a faulty Acura RL hood.
A jammed hood is a common problem that almost every driver experiences. Rusting and aging of the hood lock are two factors why this issue happens. If you can't get it up, you can ask a buddy to help. You'll have to let go of the lever to lift the hood while your friend is trying to pry it open. If this doesn't solve the issue, push the hood down and open it manually. Remember to be careful because you wouldn't want to damage it even more.
If your hood won't budge, then another reason could be because of a damaged cable. This issue is common especially when the cable is worn out and hasn't been replaced for a really long time. However, repairing this is a little complicated and you can't afford to do some trial-and-error tasks because you might end up jeopardizing the hood. The best thing to do is to visit an expert mechanic to help you do the trick. But, if you've had more experiences on doing DIY repair jobs, then you can try to fix it by looking for the broken cable. Replace it right away so you won't experience further hassles when opening the Acura RL hood.
Damaged lever or loose cable connection
The hood can't be the only reason why it won't open. Sometimes, it can be due to a damaged lever. Fortunately, this one's easy to locate because all you have to do is to reach out for it. If the lever's not the problem, but the hood still doesn't go up, it can be because of loose cable connection. You can simply solve this by using pliers. Just remove the panel around the hood release lever and you'll find the cable that's in charge of opening the hood. Pull the cable hard and if the hood pops open, then the cable must have been really loose.