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Re: 92 Subaru Loyale Hood cable busted
Someone with skills/tools to enter a car with the keys locked in it may be able to get you in there.Ask a locksmith(they will probably charge less if you bring the car to them).The various vehicle entry tools to open a door might also work to open the hood.
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you don't have many options right now, here is what you can try.
if the cable broke on the dash end, try to removing the release latch from the dash and grab the remaining part of the cable with locking pliers.
if the cable broke at the hood latch end. you will need to pry the latch open in the same direction that the cable release operates. this might be possible with a long flat screw driver with the grill in place. to accomplish this try finding photos of the latch online to see how the mechanism operates. there will be two levers one with the cable attached the other is the safety. the cable lever needs to be released for the hood to open
I just helped my brother get into the engine compartment of is 1996 or 1997 Loyale when his cable broke. I used a loop of hanger wire, bent it in half then bent the loop so there was a kink in it about 45 degrees at about 2 inches from the end. I was able to go to the back of the latch (closest to the engine) and with a couple of false starts I was finally able to grab the latch that held the hood fast. I had him put a bit of pressure on the hood to release the tension. When I thought I had it, I could hear the spring, I had him release his hold and pull up on the hood. I came up to the second latch down and we were in. I used the coat hanger to make a temporary pulling device to use at the grill.
Are you getting fuel need to check left side fuel rail push pin in if you get fuel your ok if not need to check fuse and check relay under hood make sure your ware glasses lots of presure dont need gas in the eyes oh key on
try having someone hold the hood release open while you lift the hood. sometimes if you push down first then up it will release. If there is no way to get it open you might try to see the bolts through the grille to unbolt the hood latch through the grille. If you cant get to it that way try to come from the bottom. Sometimes you can put a long screwdriver through the grille opening and reach the hood latch where the cable hooks and pry it the same way the cable would pull it. If you cant get it through the grille you will have to come from the bottom with a long screw driver to reach the hood latch at the radiator support and find the latch release action. you will have to remove some splash covers under the rediator support.
Get strong flashlight & extended reach (long) screwdriver. Looking through grill in center of hood but towards driver side,locate hood release cable. You will see the exposed wire end coming out of the casing. Follow to hood release. With screwdriver pry it towards driver side should release first latch so you can open hood.
toward the back of the engine, underneath a little rubber cover, if you look under the hood, it is right on top back toward the firewall. The cover has got a little tip on top to grab onto and pull up. Only a couple of inches long and rectangular in shape. It sits right on top of the engine where it bolts up to the transaxle.
you might want to contact a local ford dealer mechanic and ask them if they know a trick before you try and locate that busted cable. Your going to have to do some looking/studying through the grille or under the front of the car, If the car has to come up off the ground I suggest using car ramps, theyre safer than jacking the car up and blocking it If you have to jack the car up blocking the rear wheels is a must and setting the parking brake, while the vehicle is in the air I strongly suggest using a secondary failsafe such as blocks of wood or large pieces of firewood to make absolutely sure the car does not move. Now looking up under the front fascia of the car you will probably encounter a large piece of plastic, it has to come off so you can see above it and its usually held in place by plastic screws or snaps, they either just unscrew or pop out, now with the plastic out of the way you have to study where the black plastic aircraft cable goes into the hood latch( busted latch release cable) and bypass it by either pulling the inner cable inside with needle nose pliers where it broke off, or pulling the metal area where the latch release cable was attatched with needle nose pliers. untill you get a replacement you can temporarily use some bailing wire to hook where the busted cable went and bring it through the grille with a loop.