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Old 10-11-2011, 07:11 PM
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hood adjustment

on my 240, the back of the hood is rubbing. I adjusted the hood forward slightly, no change, but i noticed it's sagging in the back more now. Evidently what i did, was move it forward enough that the main problem showed up....

so my real question is, how do i adjust the stopping point for the rear of the hood? in the front of the hood there is two adjustable rubber stops so that the hood can stop flush with the fenders. How do i do that for the back? if there is supposed to be adjustable rubber stops, please have mercy, my car evidently doesn't have them (hood was replaced by previous owner, it's blue,,, the rest of the car is red (dead giveaway)).

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Old 10-12-2011, 12:19 AM
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Under the wheel arch, I think.

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on my 240, the back of the hood is rubbing. I adjusted the hood forward slightly, no change, but i noticed it's sagging in the back more now. Evidently what i did, was move it forward enough that the main problem showed up....

so my real question is, how do i adjust the stopping point for the rear of the hood? in the front of the hood there is two adjustable rubber stops so that the hood can stop flush with the fenders. How do i do that for the back? if there is supposed to be adjustable rubber stops, please have mercy, my car evidently doesn't have them (hood was replaced by previous owner, it's blue,,, the rest of the car is red (dead giveaway)).
I think you need to jack it up at the front and go up and under from the wheel arch. It entails removing a liner of sorts after which you can see the adjustment bolts.

Good luck.

RayH
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:01 AM
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Here's a picture of the bits...

...that you should have



My gut feeling however is that the hinge mechanism is damaged at best. You might find that the hinge mounting points on the chassis are rusted / damaged / buggered. I hope not!

There is a slight amount of wiggle movement in the hinge / bonnet attachment that might give you enough "lift" but there isn't much there.

Don't forget the golden rule - if in doubt post some pictures!
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:59 AM
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if that part #80 is a rubber piece that fits in the channel and holds the rear of the hood in the correct place, that's what I'm missing. A trip to the salvage yard is in order.

thanks, hard to get pictures of what i "don't" have so i'm very appreciative of the blow-up.

Guy

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