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Mitsubishi Outlander: Hood

HOOD DIAGNOSIS

INTRODUCTION TO HOOD DIAGNOSIS

Wind noise at the hood may be caused by improper hood adjustment.

HOOD DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLESHOOTING STRATEGY

Use these steps to plan your diagnostic strategy. If you follow them carefully, you will be sure that you have exhausted most of the possible ways to find a hood fault.

1. Gather information from the customer.

2. Verify that the condition described by the customer exists.

3. Find the malfunction by following the Symptom Chart.

4. Verify malfunction is eliminated.

SYMPTOM CHART

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SYMPTOM PROCEDURES

INSPECTION PROCEDURE 1: Difficult Locking and Unlocking

DIAGNOSIS

STEP 1. Check that the release cable is routed correctly.

Q: Is the release cable routed correctly?

YES : Go to Step 2.

NO : Re-route the release cable. Then go to Step 4.

STEP 2. Check the engagement of the hood latch and hood striker.

Q: Are the hood latch and hood striker engaged correctly?

YES : Go to Step 3.

NO : Adjust the hood latch.

Then go to Step 4.

STEP 3. Check for proper lubrication of release cable.

Q: Is the release cable properly lubricated?

YES : Go to Step 4.

NO : Lubricate, then go to Step 4.

STEP 4. Retest the system.

Q: Does the hood lock operate normally?

YES : The procedure is complete.

NO : Return to Step 1.

INSPECTION PROCEDURE 2: Uneven Body Clearance

DIAGNOSIS

STEP 1. Check the clearance around the hood.

Q: Is the clearance around the hood even?

YES : Go to Step 2.

NO : Adjust the hood. Then go to Step 2 .

STEP 2. Retest the system.

Q: Is the clearance around the hood even?

YES : The procedure is complete.

NO : Return to Step 1.

INSPECTION PROCEDURE 3: Uneven Height

DIAGNOSIS

STEP 1. Check the hood damper height.

Q: Is the hood damper height proper?

YES : Go to Step 2.

NO : Adjust the hood damper.

Then go to Step 2.

STEP 2. Retest the system.

Q: Is the hood damper height proper?

YES : The procedure is complete.

NO : Return to Step 1.

ON-VEHICLE SERVICE

ADJUSTMENT OF CLEARANCE AROUND HOOD

1. Remove the front deck garnish.

2. Loosen the hood hinge mounting bolts but do not remove them. Move the hood hinge back/forth and left/right to align the hood level.

3. After the adjustment, tighten the hood hinge mounting bolts to 23 +- 6 N*m (17 +- 5 ft-lb).

4. Install the front deck garnish.

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ADJUSTMENT OF HOOD LEVEL AND HOOD STRIKER ENGAGEMENT

1. Remove the headlamp support panel cover.

2. Remove the front bumper assembly.

3. Remove the headlamp support upper panel cover.

4. Loosen the hood latch mounting bolts but do not remove them. Move the hood latch up/down and left/right to align the hood level and adjust the hood striker engagement.

5. After the adjustment, tighten the hood latch mounting bolts to 9.0 +- 1.0 N*m (80 +- 9 in-lb).

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ADJUSTMENT OF HOOD HEIGHT

Turn the damper to the dimension shown in the figure to adjust the hood height. If the hood height is still not even, turn the damper again until the height is even. The damper height is altered by roughly 3 mm (0.12 inch) when the damper is rotated once.

NOTE: If a rattling noise is heard due to the vibration of the hood when the vehicle is being driven, adjust the damper height until the damper is seated on the hood.

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HOOD

REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

Post-installation operation

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Damper removal

  1. Damper

Removal steps for hood latch and hood lock release cable

  1. Hood latch
  2. Hood lock release handle
  1. Hood lock release cable

Hood removal steps

  1. Hood insulator
  2. Hood weatherstrip front
  1. Hood
  2. Hood support rod
  1. Hood hinge

INSPECTION

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HOOD LATCH SWITCH CONTINUITY CHECK

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