Mazda Trucks 1972-1986 Repair Guide

Hood

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

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Fig. Fig. 1: Mark the hood hinge location on the hood ...



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Fig. Fig. 2: ... then remove the hood attaching nuts

You are going to need an assistant for this job.

Models With Self-Supporting Hood

  1. Open the hood and trace the outline of the hinges on the body.
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  3. While an assistant holds the hood, remove the cotter pin from the right side hood stop retaining pin.
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  5. Remove the retaining pin and the hood stop.
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  7. Tilt the hood forward and move the torsion bar to one side.
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  9. Remove the hinge-to-body bolts and lift the hood off.
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  11. Installation is the reverse of removal. Align the outlines previously made. Check that the hood closes properly. Adjust hood alignment, if necessary.
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Models With Hood Prop See Figures 3 and 4

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Fig. Fig. 3: Exploded view of the prop rod style hood components



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Fig. Fig. 4: Hood-to-hinge attachment nuts for prop rod style hoods

  1. Outline the hinge position on the hood.
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  3. Support the hood and remove the hinge-to-hood bolts. Lift off the hood.
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  5. Installation of the hood is the reverse of removal. Check the hood for fit and closure. Adjust the hood alignment, if necessary.
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ALIGNMENT



See Figure 5

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Fig. Fig. 5: Hood latch adjustment points for prop rod style hoodsother style similar

On self-supporting hoods, alignment can be adjusted front-to-rear or side-to-side by loosening the hood-to-hinge or hinge-to-body bolts. The front edge of the hood can be adjusted for closing height by adding or deleting shims under the hinges. The rear edge of the hood can be adjusted for closing height by raising or lowering the rear hood bumpers.

On hoods supported with a prop, alignment is accomplished by loosening the lockplate bolts and moving the lockplate up or down; side-to-side.

 
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