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Old 12-03-2012, 07:36 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Their called Torx bits. I believe its a T30 bit. Most 150+ socket sets have a couple up to T35. Make sure you replace the hood latch mechanism seen in the bottom two pictures. Their $20 each.
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I didn't know I had to since they where perfectly functional And and they sprung back as if they were knew?


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Old 12-05-2012, 12:51 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Take a look at the pictures i posted. If they look anything like that then you should. After not being able to open my hood because of the cable breaking, I advocate for replacing them any time you replace the cable.

Watch this video, and tell me if your willing to do this if the cable ever snaps and you cant open your hood:

I wish I had known about the hood latch's sticking over time before mine broke. Thank god that it wasnt at the latch itself or that would have been me.
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Lord cadre I'm in the middle of taking these screws off and some are stuck and don't want to turn any ideas how to get them off


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Which screws?

The hood latch mechanism? They were self tapping screws originally, so if the mechanism is still original then it means they have never been replaced and their probably really stiff. You can always use something like PB Blaster to help get in their and loosen them if their was any corrosion.
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No I meant the fender screws the 4 torx bits I heated them up and was only able to get two of them off the other two would not budge for anything.


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Odd. Never had to remove mine so I don't know if that's normal. Soak with a penetrating spray like PB blaster. Spray it a couple times during the day, leave overnight (of possible) and try again. Be careful with heat.
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Yeah I have to remove to snake the hood release cable into the engine bay because I pulled mine out through the engine bay


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Have you tried threading it through the hole already? It may be possible to do without taking the fender off. I would try if you cant get the other bolts off.
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I have but it seams to just coil up in some nook I can't see in there and go no where.


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