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Old 09-03-2010, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by alittle1
Brian,

To get old hood release and heater control cables loosened, I take the cables a wind them in a circle, tie them with wire (now, using plastic snap ties) and curl them up in a pail of diesel fuel. Ever so often, I pull them out and twist the cable in a figure eight, making sure the spiral wound outer wire distorted enough to allow the diesel fuel to get into the inner cable.

This works also for speedo and emergency brake cables.
That couldn't be done with the with this one, it had a switch on it.

Brian
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