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Old 07 Jan 2004, 02:53 am
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broke my hood opener thingy today i have had problems opening in cold weather . it is extra stiff in -10 c but it was -32 c today and the fuxng thing shattered in my hands anyone else had this problem opening hood in the cold. how aboot you mexican pt[xx(][xx(][xx(][}][xx(][B)]
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Old 07 Jan 2004, 02:56 am
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I opened mine this morning and it was 19 degrees F. Didn't have a problem.
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Old 07 Jan 2004, 03:31 am
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Haven't had that problem, but the lowest temps we've had have been in the low 20s.
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Old 07 Jan 2004, 04:50 am
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I'm in Barrie, no problems here either....
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Old 07 Jan 2004, 02:59 pm
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I've had mine for 2 years now (here comes winter #3) and no problem.

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Old 07 Jan 2004, 05:21 pm
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I had a real problem opening the hood this morning also, I thought the cable was going to snap,it's smaller than the one on my kids bicycle, managed to get it open but it would not latch when closed, had to pry the spring clip back into place with a screw driver to get it to close. Seems like the grease or oil used in the cable (or lack of) does not like the real cold. I'm going to check around to see if any lube can handle -40C temps.

My car is parked uncovered facing Lake Ontario, can't blame the poor thing....

The only reason I opened the hood was to try to thaw out the frozen windshield washer fluid.

Thats it, I'm building a garage!!!
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Old 07 Jan 2004, 05:54 pm
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Might I suggest that anyone in the cold weather regions start their car and warm it up before trying to open the hood. That would give the cable, latch, etc a chance to warm up resulting in less chance of breakage.
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Old 07 Jan 2004, 06:26 pm
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I'd had it out for about an hour before opening the hood, I think that's the only reason it didn't snap.

I must say no other car I've had had this problem!?!

Could be a real problem if the battery needed a boost and the cable snapped, so far the Chrysler '03 PT Turbo is not scoring high marks on the Canadian Winter test.
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Old 07 Jan 2004, 07:26 pm
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i like irpt idea, like piant said also that would be a nightmare
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Old 07 Jan 2004, 08:23 pm
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nuthing is made to work in -40, nor should it, I wouldnt!
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