Toyota Pick-ups/Land Cruiser/4Runner 1989-1996

Hood

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

You'll need an assistant for this job.

  1. Open the hood.
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  3. Matchmark the hood-to-hinge position.
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  5. Disconnect the washer hoses.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Matchmark the hood hinges with a marker

  1. Remove the hood-to-hinge bolts and lift off the hood.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Don't forget to disconnect the washer hoses



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Fig. Fig. 3: Unbolt the hinges while an assistant supports the hood

To install:
  1. With a helper, place the hood into position aligning the matchmarks.
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  3. Tighten the hinge bolts to the body of the vehicle.
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  5. Adjust if necessary.
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ADJUSTMENT



See Figures 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

A tapered, self-centering bolt is used as the hood hinge set bolt. The hood cannot be adjusted with this bolt in place. Remove it and substitute a bolt and washer which will allow adjustment.



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Fig. Fig. 4: The centering bolt has no washer and a tapered head; replace it with a washered bolt

  1. Loosen the hood to hinge bolts slightly. Adjust the hood fore-and-aft and left-and-right directions. Tighten the bolts to 10-15 ft. lbs. (13-20 Nm).
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Fig. Fig. 5: Adjust the hood in the fore-and-aft and left-and-right directions

  1. Adjust the front edge of the hood by turning the two cushions higher or lower. The hood should align with the fender edges.
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Fig. Fig. 6: To raise or lower the front edge of the hood, loosen the cushion screws and turn both cushions-Land Cruiser



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Fig. Fig. 7: Most trucks have a ribbed, rubber cylindrical cushion seated on the front of the upper tie bar

  1. Except on the Land Cruiser, remove the wiper arms, then remove the cowl cover below the windshield. Inside the cowl plenum, adjust the hinge-to-body bolts to control the height of the rear of the hood. Reinstall the cowl panel and wipers.
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  3. On the Land Cruiser, the rear hood height is adjusted by loosening the four mounting screws holding the hinge to the firewall.
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  5. Loosen the hood latch retaining bolts and adjust the latch by moving it up-down or left-right.
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Fig. Fig. 8: Loosen the mounting bolts for the hood lock and move it in the necessary direction

  1. Close the hood and check the tension needed to release the hood. If the release requires excessive force, the latch is under tension and must be adjusted.
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Be sure to tighten all fasteners after the adjustments are complete.

 
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