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How to Adjust a Hood Release Latch

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Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

Tools
  • Screwdriver
Difficulty

Moderate

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Steps

This guide requires the following supplies:
  • White Lithium Grease

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.

1
Open the hood and locate the hood latch.
2
Loosen the bolts attaching the hood latch just enough to move the latch.
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3
Move the latch side-to-side to align it with the opening in the hood inner panel.
4
Loosen the locknuts on the two hood stops and lower the stops.
5
Move the hood latch up or down to obtain a flush fit between the top of the hood and the fenders when an upward pressure is applied to the front of the hood.
6
Tighten the hood latch mounting bolts.
7
Raise the two hood stops to eliminate any looseness at the front of the hood when closed. Tighten the locknuts.
8
Open and close the hood several times to check operation.
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