REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 and 2
- Open the hood and position fender covers to protect the paint. It may also be useful to position rags on top of the cowl panel, behind the hinges, to protect the vehicle and the hood should it slide back onto the cowl panel when the bolts are loosened.
- Using a soft marker, scribe alignment lines of the hood' position on the hinges.
- Have 2 assistants hold the hood and remove the 4 retaining bolts. Be careful not to let the hood slip backwards and onto the vehicle when the bolts are removed.
- Carefully lift the hood from the vehicle. If the hood is to be stored standing, be sure to place rags or protective foam under the hood to protect the paint.
- Have your assistants lift the hood and position it to the hinges. Make sure the hood aligns with the marks made earlier, then install the retaining bolts.
- Remove the fender covers, then check and adjust hood alignment, as necessary. Refer to the procedure later in this section. Once the hood is properly adjusted, tighten the retaining bolts to 19 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
See Figure 3
- To adjust the hood fore, aft and cross-car, loosen the hinge-to-body bolts and position the hood, as needed.
- To adjust the hood up and down at the rear, loosen the hinge-to-hood bolts and position the hood, as needed.
- To adjust the hood up and down at the front, the hood latch and/or the hood bumpers can be repositioned. The hood latch can be adjusted by loosening the retainers and repositioning the latch, as needed. The bumpers are adjusted by turning them to raise or lower their positions, as needed.
- When all adjustments are completed, tighten the hinge bolts to 19 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) and the hood latch bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).