Have you noticed
that your hood seems to be sitting a bit higher on one side than the other?
Do you want to bring back into trueness? Using this tech article we will
show you the easy steps to straighten that hood and get it back in
alignment. This is a simple adjustment that should not take more than 15
If the hood is
out of alignment, you can move either side of the hood up or down to
re-align the hood in relation to the fender. This is how you do it.
First, open the
hood and look at the latches underneath. These latches are used to hold the
hood down. This picture shows the receivers on the front fascia. You will
notice that there is a 17mm nut on the inside of the spring. What you will
want to do is push back the spring with a screwdriver, then use a 17mm
wrench to loosen the nut.
Once the nut is
loose, look at the tip of the latch, you will notice a slot cut for a
standard screwdriver. Use this slot to move the latch either in or out.
If you move the
latch in, (clockwise) the hood will sit lower, if you move the latch out,
(counter-clockwise) the hood will sit higher. Once you have the latch
adjusted, simply tighten the 17mm nut back down. This nut keeps the latch
from turning and going out of adjustment.
This is pretty
much a trial-and error procedure, as you will probably need to adjust the
latches then close the hood a couple of times to get the alignment perfect.
Well, there you have it - it's
really not too difficult at all. If you would like
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