Mazda Trucks 1987-1993 Repair Guide

Hood

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



You are going to need an assistant to support and hold the hood from shifting when the mounting bolts are removed. Place protective padding on the fenders and cowl.

Pickups
SELF-SUPPORTING HOOD

See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the hinge bolts (1), and the hood (2)

  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 retainer from the support strut mounting 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. To install, place the hood into position and tighten the mounting bolts snugly enough for hood alignment. Align the outlines previously made. Check that the hood closes properly. Adjust hood alignment, if necessary and tighten the mounting bolts. Install the hood support strut.
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WITH HOOD PROP

See Figure 1

  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. To install, place the hood into position and tighten the mounting bolts snugly enough for hood alignment. Check the hood for fit and closure. Adjust the hood alignment, if necessary and tighten the mounting bolts.
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MPV

See Figures 2, 3 and 4

  1. Outline the hinge position on the hood.
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  3. Disconnect the washer hose.
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  5. Support the hood and remove the hinge-to-hood bolts. Lift off the hood.
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  7. Place the hood into position and tighten the mounting bolts snugly enough for hood alignment. Check the hood for fit and closure. Adjust the hood alignment, if necessary.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Matchmark the exact location of the hood to the hinge before removal, to aid in installation



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Fig. Fig. 3: Disconnect the windshield washer hose from the connection on the underside of the hood



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Fig. Fig. 4: Using a box wrench, and with the aid of a helper, loosen and remove the four hood-to-hinge mounting bolts

Navajo

See Figure 5



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Fig. Fig. 5: Navajo hood removal/installation

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

  1. Open the hood.
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  3. Match mark the hood-to-hinge position.
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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. To install, place the hood into position and tighten the mounting bolts snugly enough for hood alignment. Check the hood for fit and closure, adjust as required and tighten the mounting bolts.
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ALIGNMENT



Pickups and MPV

See Figures 6, 7 and 8

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 lock plate bolts and moving the lock plate up or down; side-to-side.



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Fig. Fig. 6: Loosen these bolts to adjust the hood front and rear, side to side alignment



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Fig. Fig. 7: Adjust the hood lock assembly after the hood has been aligned



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Fig. Fig. 8: MPV hood alignment

Navajo
  1. Open the hood and match mark 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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  5. Move the hood as required to obtain the proper fit and alignment between the hood and all adjoining body panels. When satisfactorily aligned, tighten the mounting bolts. To raise or lower the hood, loosen the hinge to body attaching bolts and raise or lower the hood as required.
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  7. Loosen the latch attaching bolts.
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  9. Move the latch from side-to-side to align the latch with the striker. Tighten the latch bolts.
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  11. Lubricate the latch and hinges and check the hood fit several times.
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