Toyota Pick-ups, Land Cruiser, and 4 Runner 1997-00

Hood

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. View of the different types of hood mounting bolts

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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  7. With an assistant supporting the hood, remove the hood-to-hinge bolts and lift off the hood.
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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. Connect the washer hoses.
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  7. Adjust if necessary.
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ADJUSTMENT





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Fig. The hood hinges are slotted so that the hood can move in several directions to aid adjustment



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Fig. Adjust the cushions by turning them left or right



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Fig. The hood locking mechanism can also be moved to ensure proper adjustment

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 that will allow adjustment.

  1. Loosen the hood to hinge bolts slightly. Adjust the hood fore-and-aft and left-and-right directions. Tighten the bolts to 1015 ft. lbs. (1320 Nm).
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  3. 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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  5. Except on 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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  7. 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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  9. Loosen the hood latch retaining bolts and adjust the latch by moving it up-down or left-right.
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  11. 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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