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Username Post: Hood springs        (Topic#357664)
Posts: 26

Reg: 09-07-18
08-15-19 05:25 PM - Post#2773267    

Were trying to install the new springs for the hood hinges. Does anyone know the best way of putting them on? They seem very tight.


Posts: 264
Loc: Bloomingdale, IL
Reg: 08-12-13
08-15-19 08:35 PM - Post#2773285    
    In response to Mcneills48

They way I did it was to hook the spring onto the hood. I then used a really long screw driver (like 18”) and placed it through the other end if the spring. Put the end of the screw driver into the groove where the the lower end of the spring is supposed to attach. Push down on the handle of the screw driver until the spring hooks onto the lower mount. There will be a very loud bang when the spring pops in. It’s a two person job, one to hold up the hood and one to position the spring. Probably not the correct way, but it always worked for me.

Edited by lofat46 on 08-15-19 08:36 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

Posts: 109
Loc: Wildomar,CA.usa
Reg: 03-01-03
08-15-19 11:12 PM - Post#2773290    
    In response to Mcneills48

I used a turnbuckle, a piece of chain and a wire coat hanger. Put the chain around the lower "A" arm, hook the turnbuckle to the chain. use a turnbuckle with a hook on each end. Make a double bowtie with the coat hanger wrapping the wire a couple of times around the center of the bowtie and crimp it with channel locks.
Attach the spring to the top of the hood hinge, hook the bottom of the spring onto you coat hanger bowtie and hook wire bowtie to the turnbuckle.
If you are using an aluminum turnbuckle grease the threads it makes it turn easier. Now tighten the turnbuckle to spread the spring coils.
Once the spring has expanded to the length you need push it into the slot on the spring bracket. Hold the spring in place and start loosening the turnbuckle, when the spring seats you can cut the wire bowtie. if the spring is not properly seated you can hit with a rubber mallet to knock in place. you might have to adjust the turnbuckle and chain depending on what size turnbuckle your using.
When doing the passenger you will need to remove the battery.


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