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2013 Hood will not open

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Two weeks ago I opened the hood to add wiper fluid, and it was unusually hard to close. The usual drop from 12" did not work, so I actually had to "slam" it shut. Now, when I pull the release handle, nothing happens. The hood remains locked shut.

Does anybody have any suggestions on how to open the hood?
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It is still way too difficult to close the hood.
There are basically two hinges. Something is binding (oil the pivot), or the two (?) bolts on each hinge are off/loose.
Dash hood release cable seems to have been disconnected from the initial release mechanism (maybe broken cable). Has anyone found a way to get to the lach mechanism to make the initial first pop-up? Does one have to take the bumper off to get to the release mechanism? Is there a way to make the initial release from under neath the Volt? Thanks, Ray
Double posting and still not giving the car year...
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