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how to remove the hood when you're alone
I was dropping the engine back in the car today and figgered I'd share my "cheat" on how I get the hood on and off when I'm alone.
I dunno how you guys yank a steel hood without scuffing the car, but I use my engine hoist.
I'll stuff seat covers, carpet padding, old jackets, etc under the back corners of the hood once it's open. Then I hook the engine hoist to the loop for the hood latch and wrap the chain with an old shirt or towel to keep it from scarring the front edge.
Do it all backwards to get the hood back on.
Works great for me and I never had any touble with it.
I always just opened the hood, loosen the front two bolts
remove the rear two bolt with a ratchet while holding the hood up with my other hand.
pivot the hood down and remove the front two bolts
lift hood off car. but I'm a pretty big guy