GM Full Size Vans 1987-1997 Repair Guide

Hood

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1987-95 Models

See Figure 1

  1. Open the hood.
  2.  
  3. Mark the area around the hinges to make installation easier.
  4.  
  5. Support the hood and remove the hinge to hood frame bolts.
  6.  
  7. With the aid of and assistant, remove the hood from the van.
  8.  

To install:
  1. With aid of an assistant, install the hood and align the hinges with the marks made during removal.
  2.  
  3. Install the hood-to-hinge bolts and tighten them to 13 ft. lbs. (17 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Adjust the hood bumpers until a gap of 3 / 4 in. (19mm) is achieved between the hood and the top of the radiator grille.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 1: Hood mounting - 1987-95 models

1996-97 Models

See Figures 2, 3 and 4



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Fig. Fig. 2: Loosen the hinge retaining bolts, then with the aid of an assistant, remove the hood:

  1. Remove the wiper arms, then open and support the hood.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the underhood lamp and harness.
  4.  
  5. Unfasten the air inlet grille panel screws and remove the grille.
  6.  
  7. Mark the area around the hinges to make installation easier.
  8.  
  9. With the help of an assistant, remove the hood.
  10.  

To install:


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Fig. Fig. 3: Hinge components and mounting - 1996-97 models



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Fig. Fig. 4: The wiper arms and air inlet grille must be removed to facilitate hood removal - 1996-97 models

  1. With aid of an assistant, install the hood on the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Align the hinges with the marks made during removal.
  4.  
  5. Install the hood bolts an d tighten them to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm),
  6.  
  7. Connect the underhood lamp and harness.
  8.  
  9. Install the air inlet grille panel and tighten the screws.
  10.  
  11. Install the wiper arms.
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