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Hood Adjustment

  • Put on gloves to protect your hands.
  • Take care not to scratch the hood, body and other related parts.
  1. Slightly loosen each bolt (A).
  1. Adjust the hood (B) alignment in this sequence:
    • Adjust the hood right and left, as well as forward and rearward, by using the elongated holes in the hood hinges (C).
    • Turn the hood edge cushions (D), as necessary, to make the hood fit flush with the body at the front and side edges.
  1. Adjust the hood latch (E) to obtain the proper height at the forward edge, and move the hood latch right or left until the striker (F) is centered in the hood latch.
  1. Tighten the bolts to the specified torque.
  1. Check that the hood opens properly and closes securely.
  1. Apply touch-up paint to the hinge mounting bolts and around the hinges, and let the paint dry.

  1. Apply multipurpose grease to the hood latch and the hood hinges as indicated by the arrows.
  1. Reinstall all of the removed parts.