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RE: [T3] hood latch

On 1 Feb 2005 at 23:26, Kevin Guarnotta wrote:

> So if I take the glove box out, yeah I have theglove box partially out(I
> have removed the screw so that I could remove the air handling unit. 
> It loks like it is riveted on the other end as well(at the latch) I was
> thinking the best way to lube this thing would be to take it out completely(
> the wire out of the sleeve) then coat it in some lubricant(suggestions on
> proper lubricant welcome).

The under-hood mechanism IS riveted in place, but the end of the cable is 
attached to it by a screw clamp. You should be able to see the Phillips head 
clamp screw by looking down thru a hole from above. Once the screw is loose you 
will have to reach underneath and straighten the end of the wire so that it can 
back out of the latch.

Then you can pull the wire out of the housing. Lubing it is a good idea. If it 
is an early one it will have a plastic coating on the wire itself. If that 
coating has cracked, the cracked edge can catch on the edge of the housing and 
make it hard to pull. If you have that problem, just strip off the offending 
piece of the plastic coating.

Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

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