can't get engine lid to open - '88 80Q

SuffolkD at SuffolkD at
Fri Jan 13 10:57:37 EST 2006

Hmmmmm, I'd believe you Huw, you'd know.

I have the cable bowed and on top of my fender on the 200.  The cable pulls 
in towards the center of the car like the "slack" was taken out when the levers 
pulled.  I figured the pull force of the inner wire was being defeated by the 
whole cable moving.
So the caulk idea was to hold the sheathing still so just the wrie did its 
job.  not a good idea?

-Scott by BOSTON

In a message dated 1/13/2006 1:56:08 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
audi at writes:

> Actually, the way the system works, the sheath *has* to be able to move. 
>   When you pull on the lever, you are basically shortening the distance 
> between where the wire comes out of the sheath and the stop at the end. 
>   This pulls the two catches inwards, towards each other, releasing them 
> both.

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