Mazda 323/MX-3/626/MX-6/Millenia/Protégé 1990-1998 and Ford Probe 1993-1997

Hood

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of a typical hood mounting

  1. Open the hood and support it securely. Mark the hinge location on the hood. If so equipped, disconnect the windshield washer hose from its retaining clamp.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Matchmark the position of the hood before removing the retaining bolts



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Fig. Fig. 3: Have an assistant secure the hood, then remove the retaining bolts

  1. Have an assistant hold the hood in the up position. Remove the hood support and remove the hinge-to-hood bolts.
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  3. Remove the hood from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Position the hood against the hinges, using the marks made previously on the hood to help with alignment.
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  3. Have an assistant hold the hood. Install the hinge-to-hood bolts, the hood support and the hood support bolts. If so equipped, install the washer hose.
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  5. Tighten all bolts securely and check the hood for proper alignment.
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ALIGNMENT



Hood

The hood is provided with up-and-down and side-to-side adjustments.

  1. To make the side-to-side adjustments:
    1. Loosen the hood attaching bolts and move the hood to the proper position, then tighten the attaching bolts.
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    3. Repeat the procedure if necessary.
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  3. To make the up-and-down adjustment (at the rear of the hood):
    1. Loosen the hood stop bolts.
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    3. Using a screwdriver, turn the hood stop screws clockwise to lower the hood and counterclockwise to raise the hood. Hood is at the proper height when it is flush with the fenders.
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    5. Tighten the hood stop bolts.
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    7. Repeat the procedure if necessary.
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Hood Latch

See Figure 4

  1. Make sure that the hood is properly aligned.
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  3. Remove the hood latch attaching bolts. Move them as necessary to align with the latch dowel. Tighten the attaching bolts.
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  5. Remove the locknut on the hood latch dowel, and turn the dowel clockwise to pull the hood tighter and counterclockwise to loosen it. The proper height is when the top of the hood is flush with the fenders.
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  7. Tighten the dowel locknut after the proper adjustment has been obtained.
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Fig. Fig. 4: The hood latch can be adjusted in the directions shown

 
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