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Old 05-06-2007, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default hood release cable broken... now what?

so i'm in the middle of replacing my trans lines, i need to race to the store to pick up some teflon tape. drop the hood come back and the hood won't open, the relese cable broke right at the end.

removing the handle to gain acess to the cable proved worthless as well. i grabed it with a pair of channel locks and pulled as hard as i could... nothing happened. i'm boned.

how can i fix this?
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aw man...friggin' hail! i'm never gonna get this crap done!
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Depends on where the cable broke.... You may be able to reach a hand in under the car not too far from the air box and find the release cable.... If its still attached to the Hood latch, you should be able to pull the H*** out of the cable and pop the hood...

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thats an idea. i've pulled the grill off (yea giant ugly buick grills!) but i can get to the release mech...

when it gives up hurricaning i'll see about reaching up and under.
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still haven't tried the under technique yet. have tommorow off.

does anyone have a pic of the latch assembly they can show me so i can see what it is i'm working with.
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desparatly need a pic of the hood latch assembly with the hood open. maybe a pic of how the latch actually attaches to the rad support.

anyone? i've been walking to work since friday because of this.
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desparatly need a pic of the hood latch assembly with the hood open. maybe a pic of how the latch actually attaches to the rad support.

anyone? i've been walking to work since friday because of this.
Marik send me a reminder and I will shoot you a couple of pics

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Nate (Lakevillessei) had a hood release line that he grabbed just under the bumper.
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i was able to remove the grill and destroy the cable but i finally got it fixed. the grill is gonna stay off untill i can get the cable replaced (i've got the new one already, just really don't want to work on that thing any longer.)
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What part broke?

The Cable R & R is pretty easy...

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