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Old 05-02-2005, 08:58 PM
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Well, as some of you might recall, a couple weeks ago wasn't the greatest for me. Some thieves broke into my car and screwed some things up. Well, to add to the fun, I find out today that my hood latch lever is like butter. I pull it a couple times and the hood just stays shut. I felt up under the grill for a bit and found the wire and ball that's supposed to be attached to the latch no longer was. I'm guessing these guys yanked on the lever so hard when they broke into my car, that stripped something over and caused this to happenh.

Anyways, the thing is I have NO IDEA how to get my hood open now. I tried going underneath, but the radiator and its cap block my path to the latch. It's a 4th gen hatchback so if you have ANY IDEA how I migh tackle this other than taking it in, I'd appreciate it.
 
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Old 05-08-2005, 02:28 PM
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you might be able to use screwdriver or something from underneath, or take the cable loose from the inside to maximize the slack in the line, then maybe you could get the cable to slip back in long enough for one opening at least. after seeing the date, im probably too late, so did you get in?
 
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Old 05-08-2005, 06:55 PM
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Nope, I was about to take it in to my mechanic tomorrow and have him take a stab at it. I'll try your idea first though. Thanks for the response dude.
 
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good luck, just dont get MAD it o.k.
 
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Old 05-11-2005, 06:32 PM
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Finally got it! Had to take off the front bumper to be able to get up in there.
 
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well at least u got it right? keep ur car in a garage man
 
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wish i had a dang garage, f'n apartments. my car is covered in yellow pollen dammit!
 
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yeah this one guy whos in college now had a 98 something camaro that had white spots on the paint job at one point cuz there was a tree right over his parking spot at his apartment, and it like actually started getting under his clearcoat and damaging the paint job.
 
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Old 05-17-2005, 06:50 PM
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keep ur car in a garage man
I'm working on it dude. I got a put load of Legos (like hundreds of pounds) in my garage from my childhood which my sister is going to take when she comes down next week for her daughter and our other sister's boys. Then I'll be able to clear an area out and it's going right in. And yeah, screw pollen.
 
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And yeah, screw pollen.
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