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Remove / Install Spring Loaded Hood Hinges?

Old 04-12-2014, 02:12 PM
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Arrow Remove / Install Spring Loaded Hood Hinges?

I tried to remove a spring loaded hinge off my friends truck and it nearly took the end of my finger off.

Is there a way to properly remove and reinstall these hinges?
Also can the spring be re-tensioned and installed back onto the hood?

These hinges are hard to find from a parts place around here. Also the dealership said at least a week to get a new one in.

Any help much appreciated!

The hinge looks like this...

Old 04-12-2014, 11:12 PM
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try opening the spring half way and putting plastic spacers in to hold it open. that will take the pressure off the hinge. a helper to hold the hood up is a good idea.

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