**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
11/15/11 05:03 PM
Trunk Cable not opening trunk

It just started one day. I can see that the red plastic bit that goes to the rear latch is broken, so I held it in place and had a helper pull. The cable still doesn't pull quite enough to open the trunk.

Seems like a simple but annoying problem.

Ideas?

Thanks


SouthCaliVR4
(Gas Analyzer)
11/15/11 05:26 PM
Re: Trunk Cable not opening trunk

On mine the cable got stretched & needs to be replaced. check that it's still mounted to the clips on the hinge & the retention clips that run under the back seat.

omertaitalia
(Member +)
11/15/11 08:09 PM
Re: Trunk Cable not opening trunk

so you dont know why its not working still?, sounds like a future junk yard trip to me.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
11/15/11 08:52 PM
Re: Trunk Cable not opening trunk

Quoting SouthCaliVR4:

On mine the cable got stretched & needs to be replaced. check that it's still mounted to the clips on the hinge & the retention clips that run under the back seat.




I guess I'll check all that stuff out...thanks.


**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
11/15/11 08:52 PM
Re: Trunk Cable not opening trunk

Quoting omertaitalia:

so you dont know why its not working still?, sounds like a future junk yard trip to me.




No idea, no Galants of these years appear in junk yards here even the big ones.


turbofonz
(Member +)
11/15/11 11:12 PM
Re: Trunk Cable not opening trunk

On my car I know the lever is just weak and pulling bends the lever rather then pulling the cable.

curtis
(Space Blanket from NASA plumbed into the attic)
11/16/11 12:40 AM
Re: Trunk Cable not opening trunk

Take the cable off in the back and crimp on a steel or aluminum cable clamp piece available at any hardware store or just put a zip tie on it to take up the slack. Fixed without having to tread the cable from under the carpet etc.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
11/16/11 01:52 PM
Re: Trunk Cable not opening trunk

Thanks for the thoughts...tie wrap sounds good to me even if diagnostic.

turbowop
(Hard Snarker)
11/16/11 03:04 PM
Re: Trunk Cable not opening trunk

I think I tied a knot in mine to take up some extra slack. If I recall...it's been awhile.

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
11/21/11 10:24 AM
Re: Trunk Cable not opening trunk

Appreciated

**DONOTDELETE**
(Unregistered)
11/23/11 07:50 AM
Re: Trunk Cable not opening trunk

Tie wrap worked ok FYI...


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