Hood Release cable broke 1990 Loyale

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issjoe

Hood release cable just broke on 1990 loyale . Its an automatic, so
there is a trans cooler in front of the radiator. There is only about
an inch between the back of the hood latch and the trans cooler.
Can't get my hand up there to feel where the release is. Anyone
experience this problem?
 
issjoe said:
Hood release cable just broke on 1990 loyale . Its an automatic, so
there is a trans cooler in front of the radiator. There is only about
an inch between the back of the hood latch and the trans cooler.
Can't get my hand up there to feel where the release is. Anyone
experience this problem?

If no helpful response here, search/post the question at
www.ultimatesubaru.org . Those guys have a lot of experience keeping
older subes on the road.

Carl
 
issjoe said:
Hood release cable just broke on 1990 loyale . Its an automatic, so

Hi,

Broke the cable on my '90 Loyale some years back. It's a stick, so
there's no cooler but the A/C condenser probably made up for any "space
gained." It took quite a bit of bending wires and holding one's mouth
just right to get the release undone. This happened on a trip, so the
car came home w/ a jerry-rigged wire loop hooked to the broken end of
the cable that connected to the release latch.

Can't remember any "helpful hints" on getting things open, but when you
put in the new cable, be sure there are no kinks and the runs are all
"straight" as practical. It appeared someone had misrouted mine in a
previous life, and the break was right at the "wrong" bend. Also, be
sure to lube the cable and all the linkages well.

Rick
 
Any idea which end broke? If at the latch then you may have to end u
sacrificing the grill to gain access. But if still attached at th
release point/end then maybe you can get to the cable by removing th
inner wheel wheel as I seem to recall the release cable runs under th
front fender. And finally, maybe a long thin screwdriver can get in wher
the fingers can't
 
Any idea which end broke?  If at the latch then you may have to end up
sacrificing the grill to gain access.  But if still attached at the
release point/end then maybe you can get to the cable by removing the
inner wheel wheel as I seem to recall the release cable runs under the
front fender.  And finally, maybe a long thin screwdriver can get in where
the fingers can't.

I got it open . The cable broke right by the hood latch.. There were a
couple of bolts missng on the grill, so i pryed that up as it would go
without breakig. Next I took out the verticle center support between
the hood latch and the body. Then I could pull the hood latch far
enough away from the trans. cooler to get my fingers behind latch.
Found the hood cable realse and pulled with fingers, hood popped
open.
 

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