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Old October 13th, 2006, 08:14 AM
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Hood Release Broke AGAIN!

This is to forth time in the eight years I have owned my '94 D-90 that the hood release cable has failed. My first question is "How do you open the hood with the hood release cable broken?" Second is this part known as a part that fails on a regular bases? Third, is there a better replacement for this system?
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Old October 13th, 2006, 08:20 AM
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You should be able to either reach up through the grille or remove the plastic panel and release the hood mechanism manually. this does happen often. I've been through 3 in 5 years. Only replacement option you have is install hood pins. Although I'm not a fan.

Could be worse, your accelerator cable could snap like mine did last weekend 3 hours from home. Thanks to vice grips and duct tape, I made it home no problem. But it made me sweat it for a minute. Now I carry a spare accelerator cable.
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Old October 13th, 2006, 09:18 AM
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You can get a Euro one from George at RDS - it has to be relocated from stock, but it doesnt suck. Run a search on this site and you'll find a number of references including mine. Its not expensite and it works well.
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Old October 13th, 2006, 09:43 AM
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Before you install another new one, remove the cable from the sleeve and lube the entire length. This will keep them going for a long time without having to make any changes. They are only 10 bucks.
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Old October 13th, 2006, 11:12 AM
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hood pins. www.wildhorses4x4.com
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Old August 25th, 2007, 06:12 PM
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So my hood cable broke too. I was just wondering if the factory way of routing the cable was to attach it to the clip for the air filter trumpet.

If this isnt factory, could someone please take a picture of the correct way to route the cable?

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Old August 25th, 2007, 10:02 PM
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mine broke around xmass, i just attached a stainless steel cable to the lever and stuck it out the plastic grill, now i don't have to worry about it breaking.
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Old August 26th, 2007, 01:54 PM
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I used a bit of coat hanger, twisted it around the cable next to the latch. I put a small right angle after I fished it through the grill. If you didn't know it was there you would never see it.

Works great...

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Old August 26th, 2007, 05:23 PM
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http://www.deftracing.com/aerocatch_hood_pins/index.htm

http://www.cardomain.com/shoptype/Hood+Pins

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/se...rocess=default
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Lube a new Hood Release Cable with ???

I am about to install a new Hood Release Cable and read a helpful post by ECR to pull the new SS cable out of its sheath and lube it up. This should help it last longer and I'm all for that! But what do you all suggest I use for lube? "Probably not the stuff in my bedside drawer!" Thanks for any insights!

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Old March 14th, 2009, 01:50 AM
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Petroleum jelly would be good. And it may be close at 'hand'
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Old March 14th, 2009, 09:39 AM
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LOL. Yes this must be common. Mine broke, then the replacement's handle broke and now needs to be pulled way far out to activate. This thread reminded me I have a replacement waiting to be put on!

Thanks for the suggestion to grease the cable, and I think I'll install a backup wire this time while I'm in there. Then I'll order a euro spec one for when this fails - the hand latch on Janey (which I assume is the euro spec) rocks!

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Old March 14th, 2009, 10:12 AM
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the early one is a hell of a lot better design than the cable ones and is easily retrofitted
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Old March 14th, 2009, 11:19 PM
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Can you replace just the handle? Mine work fine but the handle cracked and fell off
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I used Amsoil synthetic waterproof grease to all my trucks...
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the early one is a hell of a lot better design than the cable ones and is easily retrofitted
AMEN to that !

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Old March 15th, 2009, 02:24 PM
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I *think* I have the early one somewhere that I can send to whoever if they want it. Just pay $10 for my time and shipping. But, hood pins are better, and if done right, look really good too.
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Old March 15th, 2009, 02:34 PM
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Can you replace just the handle? Mine work fine but the handle cracked and fell off
Don't think so.

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