I was given a 99 Dakota from my stepfather before he moved away. He neglected to mention that the hood cable was broken. Has anyone encountered this? He said that he could open it with the help of his daughter, but that was about it. I don't even know which side the lever is on under the hood once it has been released. I've been afraid to drive it because is smells like burnt oil, but I can't investigate or even add any.