My burb has over 200k miles on it and the hood has probably been opened way more times than it was designed to. Now, when I pull the cable, nothing happens. It pops the latch but the hood doesnt pop up. The cable is not the issue, I just replaced it. The brand new one I just put in was the same damn length as the old one so I did some creative work with some bailing wire and its as tight as its gonna get. I'm thinking I either need to replace the little coil spring at the front of the hood, or the two big hinges that support it. Which is it. Right now I have to beat on the driver's side corner of the hood to get it to open and its dented, and my hand is starting to hurt. For labor's sake I hope its just the little spring at the front but I will do whatever needs to be done to fix it.