I have always dredded replacing a hood release cable. Finally on the last one I did, I decided to do something about those feelings. The bad feelings came from the hassle of getting the new grommet into the firewall and the difficultly of getting the nuts loose under the front core support that holds the latch end of the cable in place. So I decided to come up with some custom tools to deal with the nuts and some special supplies to aid in pulling the new gromment into the hole in the firewall. The kit works so well on the 1969 to 1985 W114, W115, W123 and W116 chassis Mercedes that I now look forward to replacing a broken or hard moving cable. :-)
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In this video I will share with you all my tips to get the old cable out and the new cable in. In the process you will learn how the cable is adjusted for proper length. If your hood is not opening easily then you my just need to adjust and lubricate it. If you having to pull very hard on the lever to even get the cable to move, YOU NEED TO REPLACE IT BEFORE IT BREAKS! A broken hood cable can leave you stranded and you may have to break out the plastic part of the front grill in order to get your hood open.
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