REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Fig. Fig. 1 To remove the hood, unfasten the hood hinge retainers and lift the hood off the vehicle
Fig. Fig. 2 Pay attention to the placement of these hinge shims
Fig. Fig. 3 Common rear hatch mounting-(1) is a hatch hinge retaining nut and (2) is the hatch lift support removal point
Fig. Fig. 4 Before removing the rear hatch, make an alignment mark on the body and hinge
Fig. Fig. 5 From inside the car, remove the hinge bolt covers
Fig. Fig. 6 Unbolt the rear hatch lift support and, with an assistant holding the hatch ...
Fig. Fig. 7 ... unbolt the hatch hinge-to-body nuts, then remove the hatch
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
If the rear hatch is equipped with any electrical accessories, disconnect the wiring harness to those accessories and remove the harness from between the hatch and body.
Remove the rear hatch hinge bolt covers located in the interior of the car.
Have an assistant hold the hatch open. Remove any hatch supports or lifts.
Unbolt the hatch hinge from the body.
Carefully remove the hatch from the vehicle.
Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
Loosen the hatch hinge bolts, located behind the concealment plugs inside the car.
Adjust the hatch so that all gaps between the hatch and body are equal.
Tighten the hinge bolts and reinstall the concealment plugs.