10-9. HOOD AND HINGE MAINTENANCE (Contd)
FOLLOW-ON TASK: Lower and secure hood (TM 9-2320-387-10).
Spacing between A-pillar and hood should be no less than
1/2 in. (12.7 mm).
Lower hood (4) and check alignment of hood stop guide (3) with center hood stop (2) on A-pillar (1)
and hood latch plate (5) with side hood stop (6).
Upper and lower hinge halves contain slotted mounting holes to
allow for adjustment.
With hood (4) lowered and secured, and alignment correct, tighten four locknuts (7) on lower hinge
half (8) to 60 lb-ft (81 Nm).
After hood alignment is completed, some contact may occur
between hood and left mirror bracket. If contact exists, use file and
trim about 1/4 in. (6.4 mm) off left corner and edge of hood. Trim
until hood closes without hitting left mirror bracket. Touch up with
paint (TM 43-0139).