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If you changed finder or replaced finder, Check clearence make sure they look the same as other side. Next loosen bolts to where you can just barely move hood (bothsides) oops befor you do that check hinges on hood make sure there not bent or sprunge if they are replace it or them which ever is the case. OK loosen bolts then pull hood down to the latch don't latch it, but try to line the stub up with latch, carefully raise it up enough to where you can reach under to tighten bolts,( at least one on each side) then rase it up and tighten rest of the bots good luck
I have a 1998 S90 also and the same thing happened to my hood. My mechanic soaked the hinges very well in grease and moved it up and down a few times and it worked fine. He said the hinges DRY OUT like everything else !!! If it cannot be opened enough to add the lubricant to the hinges, there are other problems with the release latch, etc. Good Luck !
This shows you how to take the hood off, the hinges, I am not sure how to replace those since my online resources doesn't cover that portion of body work. The diagram seems to show that the hinge goes into the firewall, so if you want you might have to cut into the firewall, but this is more of a salvage yard procedure.
I would look at the hood lift support more closely to see if you can indeed replace it.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Fig. 1: Exploded view of the hood-to-hinge mounting
NOTE: It is highly recommended that you have at least one assistant helping during this operation.
Open the hood.
Matchmark the hood-to-hinge position.
Disconnect any electrical wire harness plugs.
Have you're assistant(s) support the weight of the hood.
Remove the hood-to-hinge bolts and lift the hood off of the hinges.
Installation is the reverse of the removal. Loosely install the hood and align the matchmarks. Tighten the bolts securely. Before removing the hood, matchmark the hood hinge to the hood
If equipped, disconnect the hood light wire harness plug . . .
. . . along with any ground straps
While an assistant holds the hood, remove the hinge-to-hood attaching bolts
NOTE: It is not necessary to remove the hood to replace the hood hinges. Hood hinges can be replaced one at a time.
1. Using a grease pencil or equivalent, mark the position of the hood hinge on the hood and body for the hinge being serviced. 2. Support the hood and disconnect the support cylinder from the hood.
3. Remove the bolts that secure the hood hinge to the hood . 4. Remove the bolt that secures the hood hinge to the front fender.
This is a two-person job. Have the bolts in hand and lift the hood over the car's front end and locate it on the hood hinges. Place the bolts in loosely at first. You'll need to adjust them for proper fit. Open and close the hood to align and tighten the bolts when in the right spot. Hope this is what you needed to know.
These hinges seldom fail. Must be something wrong with the lock or other hinge.
It's called "Body Side Door Hinge"
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you first have to take off the hood (2 bolts on each side where the hood meets the hinge) then take off the hood hinges (3 or 4 bolts on each side on top of fender) and after all that your hood hinges should be off. on each end there will be a metal retainer that holds the strut on the hinge, carefully pry these off with a screwdriver and install new struts, bolt the hinges back on and finally the hood