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Old 05-10-2019, 10:31 AM
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That helped me immensly. Thank you! Saved me big bucks!
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:47 AM
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Thumbs up Speedmaster has the key!

Originally Posted by Speedmaster06 View Post
Just found the solution to reducing force needed to release hood. Everything already stated is true, but even after removing rust, penetrating oil, white grease, working latch, and tie wrapping the cable to the bracket it still required Herculean effort to release. Unsat. Got out the grinder - I was going to reduce some metal on the two loops that are retained by the latching mechanism.

I then noticed that each retaining loop is surrounded by a plastic escutcheon held in place by a plastic screw and anchor. So, the solution is as simple as removing the plastic screw, the anchor, and escutcheon and unwinding the loop (turn counter clockwise) until pressure is relieved on the latch mechanism. Hood now opens with one finger.

Hope this helps someone else.
Thanks so much! This indeed did help and solved my whole problem. Great find!
 
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