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Hood cable new to open hood to install new cable. how do i do this?

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You are going to have to either raise the car up on a lift, or get on your back on the ground. . In front, right behind the front grille, remove a any rubber flaps blocking you from reaching ALL THE WAY UP to the hood latch, and MANUALLY release the hood. If not familiar wit latch layout might be tricky, but doable. I've done it hundreds of times. Hope this helps

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I need to remove the grill from 98 mazda 626 so I can open the hood


You can't take the grill off because you have to open the hood to get the grill off.Here is a diagram of the latch and cable routing you will have to try to get to the cable from under the car and pull it to open it or use a long screwdriver to unla


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

See Figures 1, 2 and 3


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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of a typical hood mounting

  1. Open the hood and support it securely. Mark the hinge location on the hood. If so equipped, disconnect the windshield washer hose from its retaining clamp.



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Fig. Fig. 2: Matchmark the position of the hood before removing the retaining bolts


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Fig. Fig. 3: Have an assistant secure the hood, then remove the retaining bolts

  1. Have an assistant hold the hood in the up position. Remove the hood support and remove the hinge-to-hood bolts.
  2. Remove the hood from the vehicle.

To install:
  1. Position the hood against the hinges, using the marks made previously on the hood to help with alignment.
  2. Have an assistant hold the hood. Install the hinge-to-hood bolts, the hood support and the hood support bolts. If so equipped, install the washer hose.
  3. Tighten all bolts securely and check the hood for proper alignment.


ALIGNMENT

Hood
The hood is provided with up-and-down and side-to-side adjustments.

  1. To make the side-to-side adjustments:
    1. Loosen the hood attaching bolts and move the hood to the proper position, then tighten the attaching bolts.
    2. Repeat the procedure if necessary.

  2. To make the up-and-down adjustment (at the rear of the hood):
    1. Loosen the hood stop bolts.
    2. Using a screwdriver, turn the hood stop screws clockwise to lower the hood and counterclockwise to raise the hood. Hood is at the proper height when it is flush with the fenders.
    3. Tighten the hood stop bolts.
    4. Repeat the procedure if necessary.


Hood Latch
See Figure 4
  1. Make sure that the hood is properly aligned.
  2. Remove the hood latch attaching bolts. Move them as necessary to align with the latch dowel. Tighten the attaching bolts.
  3. Remove the locknut on the hood latch dowel, and turn the dowel clockwise to pull the hood tighter and counterclockwise to loosen it. The proper height is when the top of the hood is flush with the fenders.
  4. Tighten the dowel locknut after the proper adjustment has been obtained.



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Fig. Fig. 4: The hood latch can be adjusted in the directions tch it through the grill.

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How to open hood 2008n nissan versa hood latch cable broken


I know a trick from a local body shop. If you have a sawzall with a metal blade, then cut the latch to open the hood, and go to a salvage or junk yard to get a replacement and install. Be sure to put a new cable in to replace the broken one, of course.

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Where can i get the hood release cable fixed or can it be fixed? will it cost


Im taking a chance at answering this question . Because if you don't work on cars or other things like that you likely won't understand what im about to tell you . There is a problem with the luberation at the hood latch and likely you can't get that open at the moumant . This is basicly a disign problem . You have the release inside the vehicle that you pull on to open the hood there is a cable attached to it . The cable runs to the hood release mechinsam and it tends to streach if the release mechinsam is not moveing freely .The way to open the hood at this point is to take a pair of vice grips and clamp them on the cable from the inside of the vehicle to the cable on the release cable be carful not to damage the cable but it has to be tight enough to pull the cable and at the same time have some one else push down on the hood over the latch mechinsam and the hood should pop so you can open it . THEN lubercate the latch with white lithium greese this will help in a big way but you may have to shorten the cable travel because the cable is streched and is now to long . You can do this by useing cable tys on the jacket of the the cable at the hood latch between the cable and the jacket to take up the space from the streach of the cable. S o all you need to do is stand the jacket of the cable off from the hood latch mechinsam to jacket didn't streach the cable did and free up the striker on the hood latch its sticking and caused this whole problem

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My father is trying to sale his 1988 2 door cadillac deville he had it park 4 a while and went to put a new battery in but the cable for the hood release broke and is unable to open the hood ! is there any...


If the cable is broken at the hood release lever, I have had luck getting a hold of the cable with a pair of Vise Grips and pulling on it to get the hood open. Once it is open, you can tie a piece of wire to the hood release and let it hang down in the front grille area temporarilly until the vehicle is sold or until you buy a new hood cable assembly.

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The hood on my 1993 bruick wont open


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remove the hold down clap slide the cable holder out and use a pair of vice grips to grasp the cable then pull the cable for the hood to open and replace with new cable.

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How to open hood.


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96 Intrepid broken hood cable,


It shouldn't be expensive as a new cable costs a couple of dollars at most, however you'll need to get the hood open before you can replace the cable. This will mean getting the car jacked up pretty high so you can get to the broken cable from beneath the car and cut off a piece of shroud, so you can release the hood lock by tugging on the cable itself. When that's done, tape the end of the new cable to the broken one that's been left on the inside of the car, and pull the new one through the opening on the firewall, connect it the same way as the old one, and to the hood latch aswell, and that should fixya! Hope that helps!

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