Nissan Z - ZX 1970-1988 Repair Guide

Hood

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5


WARNING
Removal and installation of the hood is awkward and cumbersome; two people are necessary to perform this operation.

On 1970-83 models, the hood opens toward the front; it locks into place with a single stay. On 1984-88 models, the hood opens toward the rear; it is held open by two non-locking stays.

  1. Raise the hood. Place covers on the fenders to protect them from paint damage.
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  3. Using a scribing tool, mark the position of the hinges to the hood.
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  5. Holding both sides of the hood, remove the hinge-to-hood bolts, the stay(s) and the hood.
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On the 1984 and later models, remove the stay-to-hood bolts.

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Fig. Fig. 1: Unfasten the wiper washer hose from the hood-1987 300 ZX shown



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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the hood shock retaining bolts, while someone is supporting the hood



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the bolts securing the hinge in place



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Fig. Fig. 4: If the hood shock needs to be removed, unfasten the retaining screw from the inner fender



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