REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
All Models Except 1800 Series
See Figure 1
- Raise the hood. Disconnect any electrical or fluid lines between the hood and the body.
- Have an assistant support the hood so it doesn't damage the body during removal. Remove the hinge-to-hood bolts on each side and lift the hood clear of the car.
Hoods are getting lighter; take great care not to bend or dimple the hood. Store it on pads and cover it to protect it while off the car.
- When reinstalling, position the hood and install the bolts just tight enough to hold it in position. Lower the hood and check the alignment-the gap should be even all around. With the hinge bolts finger tight, the hood may be moved on the hinges to align it. Vertical adjustment is adjusted by installing shims between the hood and the hinges.
- Tighten the bolts and recheck the fit and latching-adjust as necessary.
- Reconnect any electrical or fluid lines between the hood and body.
- Raise the hood. Remove the outer part of the air cleaner. This will allow access to the right side hinge bolt. Unbolt the hood support and lower but do not latch the hood.
- Using a pair of pliers, remove the lower clamps on the radiator grille. Lift the grille clear of the car by pulling it out at the lower edge first.
- Loosen and remove the hood hinge bolts. Lift the hood clear of the car.
- When reinstalling, line the hood up by viewing the seam between the hood and the bodywork-the gap should be even all around. With the hinge bolts finger tight, the hood may be moved on the hinges to align it. Vertical adjustment is adjusted by installing shims between the hood and the hinges.
- Tighten the bolts and check the fit and latching-adjust as needed.
- Install the grille and its clamps.
- Raise the hood and install the hood prop. Install the outer part of the air cleaner.
For all Volvo products, the hood is adjustable at the hinges as discussed above. Additionally, the hood latch is adjustable by loosening the two bolts holding the latch to the hood and moving it for-and-aft as necessary to get the correct match. Any side to side adjustment must be done at the hinges.
If one of these cushions is missing, the hood can make a rattle or banging noise which is often mistaken for suspension noise.
The closed height of the hood is adjustable by turning the hood stops-rubber bumpers mounted either on the bodywork (early cars) or on the hood itself. These rubber stops allow the hood to be brought into alignment with the height of the fenders on either side.