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Toyota 4Runner: Hood Support

Components

COMPONENTS

ILLUSTRATION


Removal

REMOVAL

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

HINT:

  • Use the same procedure for the RH and LH sides.
  • The procedure listed below is for the LH side.

PROCEDURE

1. REMOVE HOOD SUPPORT ASSEMBLY LH

NOTICE:

  • Avoid touching the piston rod as much as possible to prevent foreign matter from attaching to it. Be sure to hold the cylinder while servicing the vehicle.
  • Do not wear cotton gloves or other similar materials when handling the piston rod. Fibers may attach to the rod and result in gas leaks.
  • In order to prevent the piston rod from deforming, do not apply any horizontal load to the door stay.

(a) Using a screwdriver, remove the 2 stop rings as shown in the illustration, and then remove the hood support.

Text in Illustration

*1

Protective Tape

NOTICE:

Remove the hood support assembly while supporting the hood panel with one hand.

HINT:

Tape the screwdriver tip before use.


2. REMOVE HOOD SUPPORT BRACKET LH

(a) Remove the 2 bolts and hood support bracket.


Installation

INSTALLATION

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

HINT:

  • Use the same procedure for the RH and LH sides.
  • The procedure listed below is for the LH side.

PROCEDURE

1. INSTALL HOOD SUPPORT BRACKET LH

(a) Install the hood support bracket with the 2 bolts in the order shown in the illustration.

Torque:

18 N·m {178 kgf·cm, 13 ft·lbf}


2. INSTALL HOOD SUPPORT ASSEMBLY LH

NOTICE:

  • Avoid touching the piston rod as much as possible to prevent foreign matter from attaching to it. Be sure to hold the cylinder while servicing the vehicle.
  • Do not wear cotton gloves or other similar materials when handling the piston rod. Fibers may attach to the rod and result in gas leaks.
  • In order to prevent the piston rod from deforming, do not apply any horizontal load to the door stay.

(a) Install a new hood support assembly.

NOTICE:

Install a new hood support assembly while supporting the hood by hand.


(b) Check that the hood support assembly is attached to the ball joint and it cannot be pulled out.

Disposal

DISPOSAL

PROCEDURE

1. DISPOSE OF HOOD SUPPORT ASSEMBLY

(a) Horizontally hold the hood support in a vise with the piston rod pulled out.

(b) Wear safety glasses. Gradually cut any area between A and B shown in the illustration using a metal saw to release the gas.

Standard:

Area

Measurement

A - B

50 mm (1.97 in.)

CAUTION:

Although the gas inside the hood support is colorless, odorless and harmless, there is a possibility that metal debris could scatter. Therefore, cover it with a piece of cloth or other material.


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