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Re: replacing hood release cable 244 series
First off before you remove the cable take the hood lock off some people will leave it on and a gust of wind shuts hood then your stuck with no way of opening hood again
now with the hood release is simple once remove hood lock just move the slider to wear the wire is loose and pull it off then on the release pull switch disconnect there it looks like it has a ball on end once the removed just size the wire needed for hood release against other wire for size comparison and attach the way you took it off
i hope this helped you in your quest
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Remove the turn signal from the Drivers Side and push a long screwdriver into the spot until you trigger the latch, this is a tedious chore at best but sooner or later you will trip the latch and the hood will open, then pull the cross over cable and unlatch the hood. Please replace the opening cables, both of them and build an EMERGENCY HOOD CABLE and run it down until you can reach it from the outside, under the car. GOOD LUCK!!!!
Sometimes it is best to go to a Salvage yard that lets you go inside their place or a Dealer selling cars. You need to see how the cable to your hood release is run.
If you are able to get inside a Salvage yard, you can get a used part to take home. You will be able to learn how to install your own by removing the Salvage part. If you break something taking off the used part, it will be a learning experience and you then can do yours without breaking something.
Look at how the grille is fitted. Look at the release mechanism. Look at the cruise control and throttle cable which may be confused with the hood release cable. Consider jacking up one side of the front frame which may help release a jammed hood release.
Sometimes a 3 foot long screwdriver is all you need, but knowing where to place it requires a trip to the Salvage yard or used car lot.
Remove the cable from the latch and any hold downs or clamps. Push the rubber gromet through the fire wall into the car. Remove the handel assy. and pull
the cable assy.out through the fire wall. Now, if the
gromet can be removed. You can decide if you wan't
to put it back from under the dash, or under the hood.
Whatever is easiest for you, but if it can't, it has to go
back from under the dash. Hope this helps.
it depends where the cable snapped. it it snapped near the opener just get a vice grip plier grip the cable and pull. the cable passes inside the left fender, just remove the fender liner and you can access it from there. if it snapped near the catch you need to remove the bumper and or grille
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!
remove bolts where handle use to be drop it down. make sure hood is up first, find where cable ties into hood release it should unclip or slide out when unhooked, use channel locks . pool cable out through the inside of car noting where it enteres the firewall. replace in reverse fashion that you took it out. hope this helps
Someone just successfully helped me with a similar problem. IF the cable is Not broken, ie: still taunt when one pulls the hood release lever in the car, then the latch under the hood is simply stuck. Try this. Have someone bounce/press down on the front center of the hood where the latch is located to relieve spring tension. At the same time have someone pull the Hood Release lever inside the car. This may pop open the front hood. Then after the hood opens spray WD40 on the hood latch to rid the rust which likely is the cause of the problem. BTW...don't know what you mean about the Oil Light comes on. You don't need the engine turned on to open up the front hood, at least not on my model (2door sedan).