Jeep Cherokee (XJ): Hood release cable. Hood safety latch. Safety latch striker

Jeep Cherokee (XJ) 1984 - 2001 Service Manual > Body > Body component service > Removal and installation > Hood release cable. Hood safety latch. Safety latch striker

Hood release cable

REMOVAL

(1) Drill out bellcrank to hood rivet heads and remove rivets (Fig. 6).

(2) Disconnect bellcrank from latch rod and hood release cable. Remove bellcrank from hood.

(3) Disconnect hood release cable from clips on hood.

(4) Remove left cowl side trim panel.

(5) Remove cable bracket screws from cowl side panel.

(6) Route cable through dash panel and remove it from under instrument panel.

Fig. 6 Hood Release Cable Bellcrank
Fig. 6 Hood Release Cable Bellcrank

1 - HOOD INNER PANEL
2 - RIVET
3 - BELLCRANK
4 - LATCH RELEASE CABLE
5 - LATCH CONNECTING ROD

INSTALLATION

(1) Insert replacement cable end through hole in dash panel into engine compartment.

(2) Route cable forward and seat grommet in dash panel.

(3) Position cable bracket on cowl side panel and install screws.

(4) Install left cowl side trim panel.

(5) Connect cable and latch rod to bellcrank.

(6) Position bellcrank on hood and install rivets.

(7) Attach cable to clips.

(8) Test release cable for proper operation.

Hood safety latch

REMOVAL

(1) Open and support hood.

(2) Remove the nuts attaching the safety latch to the inner hood panel (Fig. 7).

(3) Separate the safety latch from the hood.

Fig. 7 Hood Safety Latch
Fig. 7 Hood Safety Latch

1 - NUT
2 - HOOD SAFETY LATCH
3 - HOOD
4 - STUD
5 - HOOD BUMPER

INSTALLATION

(1) Position the safety latch on the hood.

(2) Install the nuts attaching the safety latch to the inner hood panel.

(3) Close hood.

Safety latch striker

REMOVAL

(1) Remove striker screws from radiator support crossmember (Fig. 8).

(2) Remove striker from crossmember.

INSTALLATION

(1) Position striker on radiator support crossmember and install screws.

(2) Test safety latch operation.

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