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Yes, quite easy. Only two attachment places at rear of hood, and prop up struts, if equipped. Helps to have a friend lift it off with you.

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Sorry Kim:
It sounds like you need a mechanic.
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Easy stages on how to replace the hood on my car

-open hood
-locate 4-8 screws near the weindshield that secure the hood to the folding arms
- unplug any light connections or windshield sprayer hose line (at the splice)
- unsrew the screws and have someone their to help you take the hood off
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I had to replace the passenger side fender and Im having a hard time getting the rear bolt on the hood hinge on the passenger side back in. what is a good way to do it?

This works for me ::

- Loosen all the bolts you have in -- loosen them to the point that the hood will "move around"

- Using a bolt or a punch smaller in diameter than the bolt hole, align the hole in hood bracket with the hole in the hood.

- Put the bolt in the hole and turn it counterclockwise until you feel it slip into place, then tighten it clockwise

If the bolt still wo't go in, the threads on the bolt or the thread in the hole may be damaged.

Threaded hole can be repaired with the correct size tap.

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1. Pull the hood release lever located under the dashboard.

2. Walk around to the front of the car, reach under the hood, find the latch and squeeze it. Open the hood.

3. Find the spark plugs, located in a row along one side of the engine (on an in-line four-cylinder engine) and attached to thick wires, called spark plug wires. Cars with V-shaped engines (which can have four, six or eight cylinders) will have spark plugs and spark plug wires on both sides of the engine.

4. Change one spark plug at a time, always putting the plug wire back on before changing the next spark plug.

5. Pull off one spark plug wire where it attaches to the plug. There is a little rubber boot at the plug end of the wire; pull on this part. Pulling higher up on the wire can damage the spark plug wire and cause it to separate.

6. Blow or wipe away any dirt or debris around the spark plug. You do not want anything to fall into the cylinder while the spark plug is out.

7. With the spark plug socket and a ratchet, remove the spark plug by turning it in a counterclockwise direction. You may need an extension for your ratchet if the spark plugs are deep-set or not directly accessible. Ratchets with flexible heads are especially helpful for hard-to-reach spark plugs.

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How hard is it to replace the headlight assembly on a 1997 Grand Prix

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