GM Astro/Safari 1985-1996 Repair Guide




See Figures 1 and 2

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Fig. Fig. 1: Before loosening ANY fasteners, ALWAYS scribe matchmarks as points of reference

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Fig. Fig. 2: Loosen the bolts and reposition the latch, as necessary for adjustment

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Mark the area around the hinges to make installation easier. Tape or cover the painted areas around the hood for finish protection.
  3. With an assistant, support the hood and remove the hinge to hood frame bolts.
  5. Remove the hood from the van.
  7. To install , with an assistant, position the hood onto the van and install the retaining bolts. Adjust the hood to the original position and tighten the bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm). Check alignment before slamming the hood. If adjustment is necessary, some adjustment is provided by the hinges, while other can usually be found at the striker on the hood or the latch on the radiator support.

Before loosening fasteners to make an adjustment, always scribe a matchmark as a point of reference.