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Hard to release hood latch

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#1 Tubehead.ed



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 01:57 PM

Ok, my son came home for the weekend with MY  '85 GLSW  ( he only thinks it's his, secretly he knows he will have to give it back to me someday in the same nice shape that it's in!!!Haha) . Anyway, one thing that we both have constantly noticed is that the hood release has always been hard to pop.  After we popped the hood this morning I left the hood up, pressed the latch with a screwdriver back into the "locked" position and gave a tug . The handle stills needs maxo force to get it to release!?!? I'd like to fix this, my fear is that exercising so much force on the handle/cable is going to break it. I don't think the cable itslef id hanging up, can the tach be adjusted? )  Advice folks?  Thanks in advance, and by the way, a big shout out ( THANKS ROB!!!) to Subruise for fixing the oil leak and the bad water pump,  she runs sooo nice now! 


#2 Mykeys Toy

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 07:52 PM

There is an adjustment for the release mechanism where the hood makes contact.  I think it may be just a little too far down  making it difficult to release.  I had that issue on a hatch once.

#3 SmashedGlass


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Posted 27 July 2013 - 08:04 PM

Had that problem when I bought mine. The cable had stretched. So I took apart the cable and release at the release end, and clamped a couple of round lead fishing sinkers to the cable at the end stop. Reassembled, problem solved.

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