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Question about my hood on 88 blazer k5

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 88K5DT, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. 88K5DT

    88K5DT Registered Member

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    The front of my hood where it meets the grill sits higher on one side by about 1/2 an inch and is perfectly flush on the other.

    Does anyone know how to fix this gap?
     
  2. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    well this is an easy one lol


    if you pop the hood on look on radiator support at each fender on top side there is a round rubber bumpstop mounted, it is adjustable,

    adjust them

    this is why GM put them there


    if the hood wont sit tight on one or both of them then adjust your hood latch mechanism so that the hood shuts down farther- if the hood needs to go down farther on one or both sides- if is higher than one or both fenders*


    if you just stop and study the rad support and latch and such you'll see how this all works, and how it is adjustable, its really all pretty basic :D


    another possibility is that the side of the hood that is up too far may be up too far due to worn out hood hinge/spring, but only if the back of the hood is not down all the way also,
    if not then its matter of adjusting hood bump-stops and/or hood latch assembly


    good luck
     
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  3. 88K5DT

    88K5DT Registered Member

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    thanks for the help. Now my hood will sit right!
     

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