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Old 09-30-2001, 05:52 PM
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Hood opens only to about 55 degrees

My 300D hood only opens about 55 degrees while my neighbor down the streets 240D hood opens to at least 80 degrees. it is very frustrating, the hinge doesent look like it can open any more but the hood is just to low when i am working from the side.
help would be much appreciated.
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Old 09-30-2001, 06:44 PM
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Not sure exactly how it works on your model, but there are peices on each hinge that will move in a way so that the hood can go up all the way. You'll just have to play around with it or wait until someone can give you a detailed walk through! Good luck.
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Old 09-30-2001, 07:05 PM
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thanks david, i have looked at the hinge and there 2 pieces bent at a 90- deg angle that look like they are blocking the hood from opening all the way. i Will try to mess around with those and see if it works.
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Old 09-30-2001, 08:01 PM
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the procedure is

Open hood to 55 degrees, go to the drivers side hinge and pull the little tab toward the front of the car releasing the drivers side hinge to go further. Go around to passenger side and do the same and the hood should go straight up or 80 degrees. One of those tabs will then lock it into position.
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Old 10-01-2001, 12:14 AM
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see my site for a pic of my car witht he hood all the way up. BTW mine goes to like 90 deg.

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Old 10-01-2001, 12:35 AM
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thanks guys, i can finally work without banging my head on that dirty pad any more. Freedom!! By the way ashman you aint kidding about your car hood opening to 90deg yours is like past 90 degrees pointing east almost.
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Old 10-01-2001, 01:32 AM
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ehehehe

its a mighty wide open hood. Was great when I changed the radiator.. Made it real easy to hang a light from the hood and get in there without worrying about the ol noggin getting jumbled.. hehe

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Old 10-01-2001, 01:26 PM
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Makes for great lighting conditions for taking those DIY pics too!

Makes you glad that you don't have to change a radiator on one of the forward-lifting hoods (like on a Jag I used to own...60 degrees max!)
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Old 10-02-2001, 12:03 AM
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i finally got that hood open all the way one of the latches was totally gnarled in the mechanism so i had to cut it out but the other one is still good. i cant even working on a jaguar!!
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