Dodge Omni/Horizon/Rampage 1978-1989 Repair Guide

Hood

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Mark the outline of the hinges on the hood.
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Fig. Fig. 1 Before loosening the bolts, mark the outline of the hinges on the hood

  1. Place a protective covering over the windshield area and both of the fenders.
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  3. Place a block of wood between the windshield and the hood in case of accidental rearward movement.
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  5. Remove the hinge bolts. With the aid of an assistant, remove the hood from the vehicle.
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To install:

  1. With the aid of an assistant, place the hood on the hinges and install the bolts loosely.
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  3. Align the scribed marks on the hood with the hinges, then tighten the bolts to 105 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
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Fig. Fig. 2 Exploded view of the hood, latch and hinge assembly

  1. Remove the wood block and protective coverings.
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ALIGNMENT



Prior to making any adjustments, inspect the clearance and alignment of the hood sides in relation to the cowl, fenders, and grille. The hood-to-cowl clearance adjustment should be made first. Elongated holes in the hinge permit the hood to be adjusted from side to side and fore and aft.

 
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