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I was driving down the interstate at 80 in my 2002 Monte Carlo when the rpms drop and I lose acceleration. The gas pedal got really lose as well. It's not starting either.

Sounds like your throttle cable has came off or broken. Have someone sit in the drivers seat and press the accelerator repeatedly (with engine off) while you look in the engine compartment for movement. if nothing moves your cable is broken and you will need a new one. as for not starting, the cable could be binding the throttle body, but that's only if the engine cranks over. if the engine wont even turn over, you may have a bad alternator. Worst case scenario though is that you have broken your timing belt and basically scrapped the motor. I would highly recommend a tow to a mechanic. Hope this helps

Nov 11, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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How to open my hood from the outside on my 1999 mercury villager. Release latch and cable are broken

Short of using plastic explosives, I would see if there was some way of pulling down what is left of the broken cable down thru the engine compartment and yanking it.

And if you have long arms it is possible to stick your arm up to the top of radiator and move the latch. Use one of those inspection cameras to see how latch works and then you can go in there by feel and do the deed with a cost hanger.

Sep 25, 2015 | Mercury Cars & Trucks

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Broken hood release cable. how do I open the hood to replace it?


Jun 20, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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How do i fix spedometer gears

Which make of car, which model, which year?

Nov 26, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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How do I bypass Hood Lock Assembly on Mazda Drifter 2.5

I assume you need to know how to open the engine compartment without using the regular bonnet release, probably because it is broken or seized?

There is no easy method with most modern cars which why it is as important to keep the release mechanism in good order as it is to change the engine oil and filter.

It is an intuitive process and it is best to begin by studying the bonnet release of a similar model. Some previous experience of the problem would be a definite advantage.
Sometimes it is possible to grip a broken cable if the break is outside the engine compartment and having an assistant push down on the bonnet helps.

Sometimes it is possible to remove enough items from underneath to allow the mechanism or the cable to be reached and manipulated. Sometimes some things have to be deliberately broken...

Aug 11, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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Help! I cannot turn off the heat (not fan) in my Highlander

look in the engine bay for where the water pipe enters the passenger compartment to get an idea where it might be coming in from the passenger compartment view. The back of the heater should have a cable that connected to a valve on the floor / firewall where the water pipe comes into the passenger compartment.
Check the cable is connected to the valve. It may be broken where it connects to the valve.
you may be able to take off the side trims on the center console to get a better look.

Mar 01, 2018 | 2001 Toyota Highlander

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1997 Isuzu Trooper, hood release cable broken at engine compartment end, how to open hood to fix

You can try accessing the latch from underneath the car using a long screwdriver, or try taking the front grill off and have at her.

Mar 17, 2013 | 1997 Isuzu Trooper

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My battery is dead,and i cant open the trunk,is there a way to jump the car without breaking open my trunk?

I'm not sure if your 93 will have this, but most newer cars with batteries located outside of the engine compartment will have a positive post somewhere in the engine compartment that will let you hook up jumper cables to. You would then hook the negative to a safe engine ground.

Jun 18, 2010 | 1993 Jaguar XJ6

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Broken Hood Release Cable 1995 Honda Civic Sedan. How do I get the hood open?

You'll have to track down the cable from underneath the engine compartment,, cut the cable with some wire snips and use a pair of pliers to pull the cable.

Mar 08, 2009 | 1992 Volvo 240

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Replace speedometer calbe

Replace the Speedometer Cable

1 - Remove the old speedometer cable from your car, first take off the doghouse and then the engine cover.

2 - Remove the screw underneath the dashboard and take down the steering column. This will give you access to the back of your speedometer.

3 - Take off the drive shaft bolt, and "O" ring, insert the speedometer cable through the firewall.

4 - Remove speedometer cable securing clamps from the engine compartment and on the transmission.

5 - Release the drive shaft nut from the "right angle" adapter (The nut is attached to the back of the transfer case).

Installing the Speedometer Cable

1 - Place the square end of the speedometer cable into the adapter and secure the drive shaft nut.

2 - Pull the speedometer cable through the firewall to the rear of the speedometer.

3 - Secure the "O" ring and attach the speedometer cable to the rear of the speedometer/odometer. It should be engaged in the speedometer's square hold. Tighten the drive shaft nut again.

4 - Replace the clamps that will secure the speedometer cable onto the transmission and in the engine compartment. Replace the engine cover.

5 - Drive your car slowly to be sure your speedometer is working properly. If it is, replace the doghouse. If you're stilling having problems, take the car to your mechanic.

Parts & tools -
Speedometer cable

Good Luck.

Jul 01, 2008 | 2001 Honda Accord

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