Subaru Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1985-1996 Repair Guide

Hood

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

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Fig. Fig. 1: Trace the outline of the hinges on the hood



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Fig. Fig. 2: While an assistant holds the hood, remove the hinge-to-hood bolts



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Fig. Fig. 3: On models so equipped, it will be necessary to remove the two support struts

You are going to need an assistant for this job.

  1. Open the hood and trace the outline of the hinges on the hood.
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On some models, the hood also has 2 struts that hold it open; these must be disconnected at the hood before it can be removed.

  1. While an assistant holds the hood, remove the hinge-to-hood bolts and lift the hood off.
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  3. Reverse the above process to install the hood. Align the outlines previously made. Tighten the hood retaining bolts to 9-17 ft. lbs. (13-23 Nm).
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  5. Check that the hood closes properly. Adjust hood alignment, if necessary.
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ALIGNMENT



Hood alignment can be adjusted front-to-rear or side-to-side by loosening the hood-to-hinge or hinge-to-body bolts. The front edge of the hood can be adjusted for closing height by adding or deleting shims under the hinges. The rear edge of the hood can be adjusted for closing height by raising or lowering the hood bumpers.

 
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