GM Full-Size Trucks 1988-1998 Repair Information

Hood

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



You are going to need an assistant for this job.

R/V Series

See Figure 1

  1. Open the hood and trace the outline of the hinges on the hood.
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  3. While an assistant holds the hood, remove the hinge-to-hood bolts and lift the hood off.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Hood hinge-R/V Series

  1. Install the hood and tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
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  3. Adjust hood alignment, if necessary.
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C/K Series

See Figure 2

  1. Open the hood and trace the outline of the hinges on the hood.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Hood hinge-C/K Series

  1. Remove the hood seals from the hinges.
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  3. While an assistant holds the hood, remove the hinge-to-link bolts and lower the hood.
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  5. Remove the outboard section of the cowl vent grille.
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  7. Remove the hinge-to-fender bracket bolts.
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  9. Lift off the hood.
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  11. Install the hood and tighten the bolts to 18 ft. lbs. (24 Nm).
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  13. Adjust hood alignment, if necessary.
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ALIGNMENT



  1. Hood alignment can be adjusted front-to-rear or side-to-side by loosening the hood-to-hinge or hinge-to-body bolts.
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  3. The front edge of the hood can be adjusted for closing height by adding or deleting shims under the hinges.
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  5. The rear edge of the hood can be adjusted for closing height by raising or lowering the hood bumpers.
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