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by Andy82GT
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Battery dead, hood won't open - I'M STUCK
Replies: 18
Views: 551

Re: Battery dead, hood won't open - I'M STUCK

I replaced the plastic piece with a plastic drywall anchor, good quality type with the flanged head. I cut I slit down the side with a hacksaw, and drilled a hole down center same diameter as the cable. Slid it onto the cable and pressed it into the lever hole. Worked great, and tightened up the bit...
by Andy82GT
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Battery dead, hood won't open - I'M STUCK
Replies: 18
Views: 551

Re: Battery dead, hood won't open - I'M STUCK

Guys, thanks for the pics and guidance! Using my Weber grill grate tool (18" long with 90 degree bend at tip) was able to painfully snake my arm up the left side and just reach the sweet spot - hood has released! Re-attached cable, zip tied, and added a long wire to hang down as an extra release jus...
by Andy82GT
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Battery dead, hood won't open - I'M STUCK
Replies: 18
Views: 551

Re: Battery dead, hood won't open - I'M STUCK

Back spasms last night and today. :cry: Will re-attempt tomorrow?
by Andy82GT
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Battery dead, hood won't open - I'M STUCK
Replies: 18
Views: 551

Re: Battery dead, hood won't open - I'M STUCK

Okay, that appears to be the secondary latch hook that is visible there, so no joy. :| I will try tomorrow to see if I can reach back up with a long screwdriver and "feel" my way to the latch.
by Andy82GT
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Battery dead, hood won't open - I'M STUCK
Replies: 18
Views: 551

Re: Battery dead, hood won't open - I'M STUCK

Loosened IC brackets, but cant get hoses loose! With IC loosened, tried shoving arm up again from both sides, but still can't reach the center. Stuck a long flat metal bar up into the cutout seen here, tried prying the piece to the left but no go. Does anyone know if this is even the release lever? ...
by Andy82GT
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Battery dead, hood won't open - I'M STUCK
Replies: 18
Views: 551

Re: Battery dead, hood won't open - I'M STUCK

Okay, going to try again... thanks man!
by Andy82GT
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Battery dead, hood won't open - I'M STUCK
Replies: 18
Views: 551

Re: Battery dead, hood won't open - I'M STUCK

I will have to get a long thin piece of metal to reach. If that is not it, I will have to drop IC and see if I can get my arm up.

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by Andy82GT
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Battery dead, hood won't open - I'M STUCK
Replies: 18
Views: 551

Re: Battery dead, hood won't open - I'M STUCK

Pic is looking up between radiator and condenser. There appears to be a lever inside the cutout. Is this for the latch? If I push left will it open?
by Andy82GT
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Battery dead, hood won't open - I'M STUCK
Replies: 18
Views: 551

Re: Battery dead, hood won't open - I'M STUCK

Hey Andy thanks for the assist! I am about to try and drop IC out for more access. Could you please snap a closer straight in pic at that cutout?
And I take it the latch lever is on the right, and I push to the left?
by Andy82GT
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Battery dead, hood won't open - I'M STUCK
Replies: 18
Views: 551

Battery dead, hood won't open - I'M STUCK

Guys, help needed. Battery died, went to jump start, and appears my hood release cable broke or came loose. @#$%&! I have found one post (but no pics) somewhat describing how to release from under car, but Modern Performance Intercooler and pipes make it very difficult to see or reach up to latch. I...
by Andy82GT
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Manual trans into auto xr
Replies: 48
Views: 4537

Re: Manual trans into auto xr

Looking good so far John. I really appreciate the updates and lots of pics, as I hope to do the same hopefully in the Spring. Good luck man!
by Andy82GT
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB - 1988 XR4Ti - Black Preferred
Replies: 11
Views: 1581

Re: WTB - 1988 XR4Ti - Black Preferred

I like it better than a C3, and has nice hard 1-2 & 2-3 shifts. But I would rather have a 5-speed. Got all parts for swap except tranny/clutch.

If I don't sell it this winter, might do it in the spring...
by Andy82GT
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB - 1988 XR4Ti - Black Preferred
Replies: 11
Views: 1581

Re: WTB - 1988 XR4Ti - Black Preferred

PO had the C3 swapped to A4LD done by Hartwood (?) Automotive in Richmond.