Toyota Camry and Avalon 1997-2000

Hood

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION


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Fig. Hood adjusting centering bolts

  1. Open the hood completely.
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  3. Protect the cowl panel and hood from scratches during this operation. Apply protection tape or cover body surfaces before starting work.
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  5. Scribe a mark showing the location of each hinge on the hood to aid in alignment during installation.
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  1. Disconnect any windshield washer hoses.
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Fig. Disconnect the windshield washer hose

  1. Prop the hood in the upright position. Disconnect the hood prop cylinder(s) from the hood (if equipped).
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Fig. Remove the clip retaining the upper portion of the hood struts



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Fig. With an assistant holding the hood in place, slide the strut off the hood



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Fig. Have a helper secure the hood, then remove the attaching bolts

  1. Have an assistant help hold the hood while you remove the hood-to-hinge bolts. Use care not to damage hood or vehicle during hood removal.
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  3. Lift the hood off of the vehicle. <