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Trunk Cable not opening trunk


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1033844 posted 11/15/11 05:03 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1033845 posted 11/15/11 05:26 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1033890 posted 11/15/11 08:09 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
so you dont know why its not working still?, sounds like a future junk yard trip to me.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1033901 posted 11/15/11 08:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1033902 posted 11/15/11 08:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1033937 posted 11/15/11 11:12 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
On my car I know the lever is just weak and pulling bends the lever rather then pulling the cable.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1033950 posted 11/16/11 12:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
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.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1034037 posted 11/16/11 01:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks for the thoughts...tie wrap sounds good to me even if diagnostic.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1034070 posted 11/16/11 03:04 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I think I tied a knot in mine to take up some extra slack. If I recall...it's been awhile.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1035233 posted 11/21/11 10:24 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Appreciated

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1035594 posted 11/23/11 07:50 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Tie wrap worked ok FYI...

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