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How-to » Body & Interior » Exterior » How to Replace a Hood
 Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

How to Replace a Hood

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  • Emblem
  • Hood
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Safety Tip:
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

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Safety Tip: Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.
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Release the hood latch and open the hood. Disconnect the windshield washer tubing.
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Remove the hood insulator, washer tubing, and emblem if applicable.
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If necessary, install a hood prop and remove the hood struts.
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Remove the bolts holding the hood to the hood hinge on one side of the vehicle. Have an assistant support the hood while you remove the bolts on the other side. Remove the hood.
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Paint the new hood to match the color of the vehicle. Check the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for the color code if the vehicle has the original paint.
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Attach the new hood to the hinges with the help of an assistant. Snug down the bolts, but do not tighten.
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If applicable, install the hood struts, washer tubing, emblem, and insulation onto the new hood.
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Carefully close the hood and inspect the alignment. Adjust the hood and tighten the hinge bolts.
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