Originally Posted by MARTINSR
YES that would raise the hood.
But hold on here, what kind of car are you talking about? If it's an older car you don't need to do this, you need to "rotate" the hinge back to lower the hood. This lowers it MUCH, MUCH more than simply pushing the hinges down.
This is completely backwards from the way you would think it should be done. No wonder we all struggle with it. Thanks for the insight!