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[Question] Front Hood Latch by EvoFanatic
Started on: 03-11-2018 10:38 AM
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Last post by: jaredmurray88 on 03-18-2018 08:20 PM
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Report this Post03-11-2018 10:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for EvoFanaticSend a Private Message to EvoFanaticEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hello all!

Yesterday I picked up an 88 Fiero Formula that had been sitting in a coworkers yard for over a decade untouched. I had a few problems right off the bat.

1.I was unable to get the steering column unlocked. I eventually gave up on this and removed the outer tie rod ends to be able to move the car. If any one has sugggestions or a How-To on removing the ignition switch I would appreciate it. I alreayd searched the forum but could not find anything.

2. I was unable to get the engine cover hood to open. The keyhole was missing from the latch assembly so I used a flat-head and broke the latch. I am not sure how that latch is setup in OEM becuase I would have assumed there would be a lever inside of the vehicle to open the engine compartment. I could not find one and after opening the latch it looks like is is not connected to anything.

3. I am unable to open the front hood. I found the lever and the back-up pullstring (pill) but after pulling on them the hood still would not open. Does anyone have any idea on how I can get the front hood open? I would rather not cut the latch out if I don't have to.

Any help/advice is appreciated.

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Report this Post03-11-2018 10:55 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 88FieroGT TTopsClick Here to Email 88FieroGT TTopsSend a Private Message to 88FieroGT TTopsEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
1. Buddy Craig has a YouTube video on taking the steering column down to the ignition switch--Buddy Craig also has a lot of other Fiero videos too

2. if the car doesn't have power trunk release then the only wire going to it would be the "ajar" switch--the connection is to the left of battery by firewall

3. this may sound stupid--the front decklid opens from the windshield side. see if you can get a helper to lift the decklid up while you pull the cable for the release

I hope any of this helps

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Report this Post03-11-2018 01:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for EvoFanaticSend a Private Message to EvoFanaticEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by 88FieroGT TTops:

1. Buddy Craig has a YouTube video on taking the steering column down to the ignition switch--Buddy Craig also has a lot of other Fiero videos too

2. if the car doesn't have power trunk release then the only wire going to it would be the "ajar" switch--the connection is to the left of battery by firewall

3. this may sound stupid--the front decklid opens from the windshield side. see if you can get a helper to lift the decklid up while you pull the cable for the release

I hope any of this helps



I tried having a buddy help me opening the decklid. I think the latch is rusted closed or something. Pulling the release feels like there is too much slack int he line. Is there a way to get to the latch from underneath the car?

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Report this Post03-14-2018 06:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SpoonSend a Private Message to SpoonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Okay here we go. Some years ago a member "SkiTime" figured out how to get into a locked ...... well read for yourself.

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/A...010924-2-008917.html

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Report this Post03-18-2018 08:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jaredmurray88Click Here to Email jaredmurray88Send a Private Message to jaredmurray88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I should have a few of those rods laying around bent and sharpened if you're interested in one shoot me an email. I know they aren't hard to make but I figured people would rather have one already made lol.
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