Mercedes Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1974-1984 Repair Guide

Hood

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1 and 2

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Fig. Fig. 1: To remove the hood, first matchmark the position of the hinges



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Fig. Fig. 2: Loosen the hinge bolts and remove the hood

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Using a scratch awl, scribe the hinge onto the hood. If equipped with a hood light, disconnect the electrical connector.
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  3. Using an assistant to support the hood, remove the hinge-to-hood bolts. Remove the hood.
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  5. To install, reverse the removal procedures. Check the hood alignment with the hood latch.
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ALIGNMENT



When aligning the hood and the latch, align the hood (first), then the latch (second).

Hood

The hood hinge-to-body mount is slotted to provide forward and rearward movement. Adjust the hood so that it is flush with the body sheet metal.

  1. Using a scratch awl, scribe the hinge outline onto the hood.
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  3. Loosen the appropriate screws and shift the hood into proper alignment with the vehicle's sheet metal.
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3.After adjustment, tighten the appropriate retainers.

Striker

The striker, on the hood, adjusts laterally to align with the hood latch assembly.

 
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