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Old 05-26-2011, 07:56 PM   #1
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Battery died today....when I went to open the hood the release cable broke off just at the hold down point. I pulled off the grill and the secondary safety release. I see the back side of the hood release, but there is nothing to activated the release, and not much room for a hand or arm to get to it. All the bolts are, of course, facing the firewall-----what now...my only thought now is to hack saw off the hold down mechanism and head to the junk yard.----Any other thougths first before I do so, or anyone had this problem. First time in my life I've dealt with a problem of this nature.
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Can you get a hold of where the cable attaches? That'* what you need to move.
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OK, I looked at that. Wow. Ahh, they made that really hard. Mine is between 2 different radiator cores. But, you might be able to get at it from the bottom. You would need to jack the car up as high as you can, use jack stands. Then remove the front splash guard. You may be able to reach up threw the engine compartment and perhaps get a wire coat hanger in there to pop the latch.
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