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Pelican Technical Article:

Hood Removal

Mike Holloway

Time:

10 minutes10 mins

Tab:

$0

Talent:

*

Tools:

Needle nose pliers, flathead screwdriver, 10mm socket wrench

Applicable Models:

Mercedes-Benz R107 (1972-89)

Hot Tip:

You may need an extra person to help lift

Performance Gain:

Increased access to the engine

Complementary Modification:

Replace springs

Removing the hood allows access to the engine compartment. The task is relatively simple but may require an extra set of hands to keep the hood in place when removing the spring bolts as well as lifting off the hood.

Prior to removing the hood, disconnect the windshield wiper fluid lines.
Figure 1

Prior to removing the hood, disconnect the windshield wiper fluid lines.

Using needle nose pliers, remove the two clips which hold the hood in place off the tension spring.
Figure 2

Using needle nose pliers, remove the two clips which hold the hood in place off the tension spring.

With a flathead screwdriver, pry off the hood support.
Figure 3

With a flathead screwdriver, pry off the hood support. You will want to have someone hold the hood up or you can prop it up with a board.

With a 10mm socket wrench, loosen and remove the bolts which hold the hood in place.
Figure 4

With a 10mm socket wrench, loosen and remove the bolts which hold the hood in place. You may wish to position a 2x6-inch board under the hood to support the weight of the hood.

Remove the bolts.
Figure 5

Remove the bolts. The hood can now be lifted off. Assembly is the reverse of disassembly.

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jim Comments: Enjoyed the article Looking forward to getting greasy.
August 14, 2016
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