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Unread 06-27-2013, 04:19 AM   #1
AVR2
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Advice for pulling the hood?

I'm probably going to pull the hood to ease reinstallation of my cylinder head. Any advice for doing it on the 1993 ZJ? Looks like 3 nuts on each side, but any gotchas I should know about? Will the hood stay up by itself with all the nuts removed, or will it need to be supported once I start loosening them?

EDIT - my bad, I should have read the FSM properly and not just scanned it. I think I was looking at the nuts that hold the hinges to the body, when I should actually leave the hinges attached and unbolt the hood from the hinges - correct?

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Unread 06-27-2013, 04:31 AM   #2
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Yes, do not pull hinges.

Be sure to scribe the outline of the hinge onto the hood before you remove it.

This will prevent the *** pain of lining the hood up when you reinstall
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Unread 06-27-2013, 04:43 AM   #3
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Cool. Just to confirm, the hood doesn't need to be externally supported while I'm removing the nuts holding it to the hinges? I have visions of it pivoting forward off the hinges and landing on my head when the nuts are loosened.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 04:46 AM   #4
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You'll need some help, one person will suffice
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Unread 06-27-2013, 05:53 AM   #5
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It can be done alone,(so I learned) as long as your tall enough to support the hood from the front and reach the last 2 nuts that you will need to leave loose. (ones closest to the windshield).
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