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Cry Like A Baby it's just not fair! it's not funny either!!!!!!!

Hi all, posted a few times on poorly 155 thread, now I got big ass problems! My partners car failed it's mot last week, and predicting several jaunties to view cars I topped mine up for the weekend. All good i hear you say? He found a car, Toyota Carina, and we left to go view it. My buggy didn't start! There was a whirring which suggests the solenoid bendix wasn't making contact with the starter. So upon return home, I threw it into third and turned the key a few times, and eventually got it going, started it several times and it went ok. Fantastic, easy repair, woohoo! Please bear in mind I also have a power drain (not the starter as its been checked!) and I need to disconnect the battery each evening to save power. Phoned every scrappy in Edinburgh and Lothians, finally got, maybe, the right starter, happy days! The big problem? My bonnet release cable snapped this morning! The battery will last 10/12 days, dunno how long the solenoid will last. I can reach the safety catch, but the bonnet is locked down on drivers side, HELP ME!!!!!!!!!
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Re: it's just not fair! it's not funny either!!!!!!!

The beast is trying to stop you going to buy a Toyotie...

The bonnet release runs under the front valance. I don't know.. never tried it.. but it MAY be possible to stick your arm up the back of the radiator and pull the release manually. Probably easiest is you have the car on a ramp though...

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do you have aircon?? if not, you can easily reach it if you get the car off the deck if you do, still may be able to reach it
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