Nissan Pick-ups and Pathfinder 1989-1995

Hood

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Place protective covers over the front fender and cowl top grille.
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  3. Open the hood and mark the hinge locations on the hood for installation purposes.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Mark the hood hinge for correct installation



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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the hood hinge retaining bolt-but be sure to support the hood before loosening them

  1. Remove the hood hinge-to-hood retaining bolts and carefully lift the hood from the vehicle.
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  3. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Adjust the hood for proper alignment.
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ADJUSTMENT



  1. Loosen the hinge-to-hood bolts attaching the hood hinge(s).
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  3. Adjust the hood back-and-forth or side-to-side until it is in the proper position.
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  5. Loosen the bolts attaching the hood lock and adjust the hood lock back-and-forth or side-to-side until it is in the proper position. Make sure it opens and closes smoothly.
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  7. Loosen the locknut on the dovetail bolt (part of the hood latch assembly) and turn the dovetail bolt in or out as necessary to obtain the correct height.
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  9. Tighten the locknut firmly while holding the dovetail bolt with a screwdriver to secure the adjustment. Torque the locknut to 14-19 ft. lbs. (19-26 Nm).
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Make sure that the safety catch hooks the hood properly when the hood latch has been disengaged.

 
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