can't get engine lid to open - '88 80Q
j.d.larson at verizon.net
Thu Jan 12 01:22:03 EST 2006
You said: "You're hood cable (cheap) is most likely stretched a bit... a
to get a new one!"
The hood cable is a piece of hard wire, NOT a cable, and it ain't gonna
stretch! The typical failure involves one or both of the plastic "golf tee"
looking parts, one on each side of the core support. They apply pressure on
the release mechanisms when you pull the handle. It's truly rare for the
housing to fail. Occasionally the screws holding the release handle bracket
fall out, but that's a readily apparent problem. I think I may have sold
ONE Audi hood cable in the 33 years I've been servicing them. John
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