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Hood release cables- Can they be repaired?
Posted 04 February 2004 - 06:47 PM
Anyone ever solder or clamp on a new slug at the hood latch end?
I am not currently concerned with the interior handle end,but we all know they bite the dust too.
Anyone score one from the dealer?Cost??
Posted 04 February 2004 - 06:57 PM
that and i can get some from the jy if you need
Posted 04 February 2004 - 07:33 PM
Posted 04 February 2004 - 08:24 PM
You could do an "Alley fix" by dropping a wire attached to the spring activated latch, that can be reached behind the rad near the bottom. Just weigh the wire down with something substantial do it doesn't get lost in the fray. Theives will never figure it out.
As you know, routing a replacement all the way back to the lever can be a chore.
good luck, John
Posted 04 February 2004 - 08:44 PM
Posted 04 February 2004 - 08:58 PM
If the cable is snapped in two, I've done that repair (back in the 70's). I just pulled both ends of the cable towards each other as tight as I could, and "fastened" them together with a pair of Vise-Grips. Just like Downtown:D .
Posted 05 February 2004 - 12:40 AM
Posted 05 February 2004 - 02:01 AM
Posted 05 February 2004 - 11:41 AM
Posted 05 February 2004 - 03:35 PM
I used CA glue (crazy glue) and it has worked fine ever since:D
I didn't think it would hold but it has!!!!!!
82 Hatch, CA'd knob up for grabs! Summer has hood pins.
01 Forester, Bent but not broken!
Posted 05 February 2004 - 06:47 PM
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