[V8] hood opening, again

too many quattros thequattroking at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 20 17:33:57 PDT 2009

one more thing, have someone press down on the hood while you do whatever u
r doing.  may help to take some of the tension off the spring and pins.


PARTING:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5
PARTING:  1986 Audi 4000 CS quattro

> From: Kent McLean <kentmclean at comcast.net>
> Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 20:02:49 -0400
> To: V8 Audi Fans <v8 at audifans.com>
> Subject: Re: [V8] hood opening, again
> Ron Wainwright wrote:
>> & as far as the NLA hood release cables.... I got a bunch of them ;-)
> I would starve if I were a professional mechanic.
> I did the on-your-back under-the-dash pretzel move to see if I could manually
> pull the cable. With one hand shining a flashlight on the problem area, I
> pulled the the hood release, which exposed the cable. With my third hand I
> tried
> pulling the cable with a needle nose pliers.  No go. Either my grip wasn't
> good
> enough, or the stiffness of the cable and the release knob bumping the trim
> panel prevented any more movement of the cable.
> I had no luck trying to snake a coat hanger under the hood to hook the cable.
> With the lowered suspension on the car, I can't even get my head under the
> front
> bumper to look up and maybe catch a glimpse of the hood release cable.
> If anyone has an underhood shot of the release cable and how it releases the
> first-level latches, I'd appreciate it. I'm also wide open to any crazy ideas.
> I'm not yet at the point of nuking it, but I'm close.
> -- 
> Kent McLean
> 1999 A4 Avant, V6 Tiptronic
> 1991 200 TQA #3, with mods
> 1990 V8 w/5-speed and other mods
> gone: '91 200 TQA x2, '94 100 S Avant, '89 200 TQ "Bad Puppy"
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