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Mail From: Benjamin Zwissler <(email redacted)>
Another suggestion - try jacking the car from front, back, left and right
and see if that lets it pop loose when the cable is pulled. Jacking deforms
the body quite a bit and will shift the pin/latch alignment.
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 12:02:50 -0700
From: carlsereda <(email redacted)>
Subject: Re: [TR] stuck TR4A bonnet
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Guessing a little here - the head of bonnet plunger may have not been
centered exactly and is snagging off to the side of its receiving
You might try having someone pull both release cables whilst you
firmly jostle the bonnet around by the eyebrows (attempting to jar the
plunger forward and back, and side to side, to uncatch head of plunger
from side of hole.. otherwise you may have to start taking things
apart behind cubby box to do the same..
'63 TR4 since '74
On Aug 30, 2010, at 11:00:03 AM, (email redacted) wrote:
Pulled the bonnet release cable today and much to my dismay the bonnet
I then reached for my backup cable and still no good.
Both cables have tension on them and I believe I hear the latch move.
I find it hard to believe both would fail simultaneously.
I have tried to push down on the center of the bonnet near the latch
there is no play or spring whatsoever.
I'm suspecting the spring has gone out of alignment(?).
What would you recommend as next steps?
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