Mazda B-Series 1998-06

Hood

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Alignment



  1. Open the hood and matchmark the hinge and latch positions.
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  3. Loosen the hinge-to-hood bolts just enough to allow movement of the hood.
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Fig. Loosen the mounting bolts and reposition the hood

  1. Move the hood as required to obtain the proper fit and alignment between the hood and all adjoining body panels. Tighten the bolts securely when satisfactorily aligned to the following specifications:

    Navajo: 5-8 ft. lbs. (7-11 Nm)
     
    B Series Pick-up: 8-10 ft. lbs. (10-14 Nm)
     
    MPV: 14-17 ft. lbs. (19-23 Nm)
     

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  3. Loosen the 2 latch attaching bolts.
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  5. Move the latch from side-to-side to align the latch with the striker. Tighten the latch bolts.
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  7. Lubricate the latch and hinges and check the hood fit several times.
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Removal & Installation



It is highly recommended that you have at least one assistant helping during this operation.

  1. Open the hood.
  2.  
  3. Matchmark the hood-to-hinge position.
  4.  



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Fig. Matchmark the exact location of the hood to the hinge before removal, to aid in installation



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Fig. Disconnect the windshield washer hose from the connection on the underside of the hood



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Fig. Using a box wrench, and with the aid of a helper, loosen and remove the four hood-to-hinge mounting bolts

  1. Disconnect any electrical wire harness plugs.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the windshield washer hose.
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  5. Have you're assistant(s) support the weight of the hood.
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  7. Remove the hood-to-hinge bolts and lift the hood off of the hinges.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of the removal. Loosely install the hood and align the matchmarks. Tighten the mounting bolts to the following specifications:

    Navajo: 5-8 ft. lbs. (7-11 Nm)
     
    B Series Pick-up: 8-10 ft. lbs. (10-14 Nm)
     
    MPV: 14-17 ft. lbs. (19-23 Nm)
     

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