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10-26-02, 11:31 AM   #1  
old car_new problems

'87 olds 88 hood latch does not respond to cable pull &
car won't start ... i can't push it & can't afford a tow

How do I get in w/o breakage?

Where can I get a look at pictures of the mechanisms involved?


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10-26-02, 03:06 PM   #2  
Have someone bang on the hood cable as you pull on it. It should pop up.

If not, find wher the cable has frayed and using a pair of pliers, pull the metal inner wire (while someone bangs on the hood). Replace the cable with a new GM part.

If not, you have to go underneath and pull it loose at the latch in the front. Might involve taking off the grille on some models.

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