Nissan/Datsun 200SX/510/610/710/810/Maxima 1973-1984 Repair Guide

Hood

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Open the hood and protect the body with covers to protect the painted surfaces.
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  3. Mark the hood hinge locations on the hood for proper reinstallation.
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  5. Holding both sides of the hood, unscrew the bolts securing the hinge to the hood. This operation requires a helper.
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  7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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ALIGNMENT





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Fig. Fig. 1 If necessary to make the hood fit squarely in place, adjust the hood at the rubber bumper



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Fig. Fig. 2 Adjust the hood at the hinges so the gaps on all sides are matched and it fits symmetrically



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Fig. Fig. 3 Adjust the hood at the hood lock so that it latches with light effort

The hood can be adjusted with bolts attaching the hood to the hood hinges, hood lock mechanism and hood bumpers. Adjust the hood for an even fit between the front fenders.

  1. Adjust the hood fore and aft by loosening the bolts attaching the hood to the hinge and repositioning hood.
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  3. Loosen the hood bumper locknuts and lower bumpers until they do not contact the front of the hood when the hood is closed.
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  5. Set the striker at the center of the hood lock, and tighten the hood lock securing bolts temporarily.
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  7. Raise the two hood bumpers until the hood is flush with the fenders.
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  9. Tighten the hood lock securing bolts after the proper adjustment has been obtained.
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