[V8] Can't open hood
lorberg at adelphia.net
Mon Jan 12 21:04:22 EST 2004
I'm nearly 100% certain that the small cable fastener has loosened (and has
probably fallen off by now), and that no matter how hard I tug on the cable,
it won't release the latches (there are two).
You're right...........I need to find a way to thrust those blasted latch
levers inwards...................I don't know if I'll be able to access them
from down below given all the stuff that's in the way but it's worth a
shot...........car doesn't have the bellypan anyway.
Failing that, I will take off the fender to see if that somehow will give me
enough room to access the latches in such a way that I'm able to release
them...........just a theory.
Can't work on the car tonight...........will try
tomorrow..........otherwise, it runs great.
Thanks for the help...........
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kneale Brownson" <knotnook at traverse.com>
To: "Gunter" <lorberg at adelphia.net>; "Jeff Goldberg" <jgoldberg at ntelos.net>;
"@V8 list" <v8 at audifans.com>
Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004 8:50 PM
Subject: Re: [V8] Can't open hood
> If you take off the belly pan, I think you may be able to manipulate the
> latches with a long pliers. The cable draws the latch levers toward the
> center of the core support, I believe, so you need to move the levers
> toward eachother.
> At 07:46 PM 1/12/2004 -0500, Gunter wrote:
> >Not opening at all...........secondary latch was never great either but
> >definitely the main cable that runs to the driver's footwell....
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Jeff Goldberg" <jgoldberg at ntelos.net>
> >To: "@V8 list" <v8 at audifans.com>
> >Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004 7:29 PM
> >Subject: RE: [V8] Can't open hood
> >> Not opening at all, or secondary latch at the hood not working?
> >> I had trouble with the secondary latch. The little plastic pivot point
> >> broke off, causing the handle to fall free. I hooked the secondary
> >with a
> >> coat hanger and opened the hood. I drilled through the plastic housing
> >for the
> >> handle and installed a small bolt to act as the pivot point.
> >> Jeff
> >> > -----Original Message-----
> >> > From: v8-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com]On
> >> > Of Gunter
> >> > Sent: Monday, January 12, 2004 6:53 PM
> >> > To: v8 at audifans.com
> >> > Subject: [V8] Can't open hood
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > I feel foolish but...........
> >> >
> >> > Hood release cable no longer operational. I did the TB a month ago
> >> > and loosened the cable when removing the front end............likely
> >> > didn't take enough care to properly secure the "cable fastener" when
> >> > reassembling.......was OK up until yesterday.........probably
> >> >
> >> > Is there an easy way to solve my problem?
> >> >
> >> > After this, I plan to go back to mechanics 101..........no, maybe
> >> > grade school.
> >> >
> >> > Gunter
> >> > 1990 V8 Q, Cleveland
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