When raising and securing hood, ensure the hood prop rod is
secured to hood support bracket. Damage to equipment or injury to
personnel will occur if hood is not properly secured in raised
(4) Push the hood toward the passenger side and lift at the same time,
moving your hands toward the front of the hood as it opens. The prop rod (2)
should automatically engage the support bracket (3) when hood is raised.
b. Lowering hood.
When releasing hood prop rod, do not pull rod at hook end. Injury to
fingers will result.
Lower hood slowly. Damage to hood and/or headlights can occur if
hood is dropped.
(1) While supporting and slightly raising the hood, grasp prop rod (2) above
retaining ring (5), pull out, and release hood prop rod (2).
(2) Once the prop rod hook (4) is clear of the support bracket (3), slowly
lower hood and secure left and right hood latches (1).