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How to line up hood that is pulling to oneside

The a new passenger side fender was put on. Now hood will not close the front of hood pull to the drivers side fender.

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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

Posted on Dec 09, 2014

  • Keith Brown Dec 10, 2014

    Are you talking about the 3 bolts on the hood hinge mount? And are my hinge springs suppose to wobble

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    There should be 2 bolts on the hood and 3 to 4 bolts on finder on each side.sometimes 2 on finder but not to often. loosen the ones on the hood first and try that if thats not enough space or reach you might have to loosen bolts on finder , but it kind sounds like you have a bad hinge. if you think it is take it off and take it to a garage or repair place and have them look at it or them. they might move some side to side but not much.

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Spray around the hinges with dark paint to give a return start point.
dont go over board with spraying.
now you loosen the top bolts on one side then only one left tight on other side. loosen to tight. close hood an align open an tighten. close an compare alignment . repeat if necessary.
i'd git some beer an help.

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Has a bolt entered the mechanism?

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