Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Hood hinge. Hood latch. Hood latch striker

Hood hinge

REMOVAL

(1) Raise and support hood.

(2) Using a grease pencil or equivalent, mark position of hood.

(3) Remove seal from hinge base (Fig. 4).

(4) Remove hinge retaining nuts from studs.

Fig. 4 Hood Hinge and Seal
Fig. 4 Hood Hinge and Seal

1 - HINGE
2 - SEAL
3 - HINGE BASE
4 - DASH PANEL
5 - NUT
6 - HOOD

INSTALLATION

(1) Position hinge over studs and align with reference marks.

(2) Install nuts.

NOTE: If a replacement hinge seal is being installed, position it around hinge arm, force it against hinge base.

(3) Position hinge seal around hinge arm and on hinge base.

(4) Adjust hood as necessary.

Hood latch

REMOVAL

(1) Remove the screw that attaches the latch to the hood inner panel (Fig. 5).

(2) Disconnect the latch connecting rod.

(3) Remove the latch from the hood.

INSTALLATION

(1) Connect the latch to the latch connecting rod and

Fig. 5 Hood Latch
Fig. 5 Hood Latch

1 - RETAINER CLIP
2 - LATCH CONNECTING ROD
3 - ROD SPRING
4 - HOOD LATCH
5 - HOOD

(2) Position the latch on the hood inner panel.

(3) Install the screw that attaches the latch to the hood inner panel.

Hood latch striker

REMOVAL

(1) Remove headlamp bezel.

(2) Remove parklamp.

(3) Release the spring attaching the headlamp mounting bucket to the grille opening panel (GOP).

(4) Remove the headlamp with mounting bucket attached from the adjusting screws.

(5) Remove the upper bolt attaching the striker to the top of the (GOP).

(6) Remove the lower bolt attaching the striker to the (GOP).

(7) Remove the striker and shims.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the shims and striker on the (GOP) and install the bolts.

(2) Install the headlamp and mounting bucket.

(3) Install parklamp.

(4) Install the headlamp bezel.

(5) Test the striker/hood alignment by opening and closing the hood several times. Adjust the striker, if necessary.

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