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How to Repair a Hood Hinge

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Difficulty

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Steps

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
Locate and open the hood.
2
Locate the hood hinges/mounting brackets.
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3
Remove the bolts holding the hood to the hood hinges/mounting brackets.
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4
Remove the bolts holding the hood hinges to body frame.
5
Repair and install hood hinges to body frame. Torque the frame bolts to the manufacturer's specifications.
6
Install the hood to the hood hinges. Torque the hood bolts to the manufacturer's specifications.
7
Close hood and inspect for alignment along the edges.
8
Open and close the hood to verify the hood hinge repair.

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