[V8] hood opening, again

Dave Saad dsaad at icehouse.net
Wed Apr 22 20:18:32 PDT 2009

Plasma cutter?



On Apr 20, 2009, at 6:02 PM, Kent McLean wrote:

> 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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