Ford Explorer: Body Closures / General Procedures - Hood Alignment

Ford Explorer 2020-2022 Service Manual / Body and Paint / Body and Paint / Body Closures / General Procedures - Hood Alignment

Adjustment

NOTE: Removal steps in this procedure may contain installation details.

All alignments

  1. Remove the hood latch.
    Refer to: Hood Latch (501-14 Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems, Removal and Installation).
  1. Remove the nuts and the striker assembly.
    Torque: 80 lb.in (9 Nm)

Hood fore and aft, left and right alignments

  1. Loosen the nuts to permit movement of the hood.
    Loosen:
       :   2 turn(s)
  1. Carefully close the hood.
  1. Adjust the hood as required.
  1. Carefully open the hood.
  1. Tighten the nuts.
    Torque: 159 lb.in (18 Nm)

Hood front up and down alignments

  1. Adjust the bump stop rubbers.
  1. Adjust the hood as required.

All alignments

  1. Install the striker assembly.
    Torque: 80 lb.in (9 Nm)
  1. Loosen the nuts to permit movement of the striker assembly.
    Loosen:
       :   2 turn(s)
  1. Tighten the nuts.
    Torque: 80 lb.in (9 Nm)
  1. Inspect the body-to-hood alignment.
  1. Install the removed components.

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