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is there a fix for the loose wobbly hood?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by keakar, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. Oct 3, 2014 at 7:15 AM
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    keakar

    keakar [OP] Well-Known Member

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    im sick of the always loose wobbly hood issue

    anyone have a good hood support mod or thread or video showing how to better support this flimsy way it sits on the truck? I hate to see it fluttering as I go down the expressway like its not closed good
     
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  2. Oct 3, 2014 at 7:37 AM
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    mwrohde

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    I can't tell you how much better I feel knowing that yours does that, too.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2014 at 7:46 AM
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    Haha mine too. Sometimes it is hard to pop the hood because of a lack of pressure too.

    Ideas?
     
  4. Oct 3, 2014 at 8:09 AM
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    mtnkid85

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    Turn the little round rubber bumpers up that are located under the hood in the front corners. They just twist up/down. They apply pressure to the hood while latched.
     
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    Mine are maxed out :rolleyes:
     
  6. Oct 3, 2014 at 9:29 AM
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    mine are solid bumpers that don't adjust and my brothers (89) are the kind that adjusts but his are maxed out and his does the same.

    I was planning to put some of those stick on chair leg pads under the hood to apply pressure but I don't know how much gap I have and don't want to put undue stress in the wrong place

    figured someone knew of a hood spring mod or universal thingy to replace the stock bumpers with that will adjust better to hold it secure
     
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  7. Oct 3, 2014 at 9:59 AM
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    Rubber with age will shrink and being under compression over the years don't help much either. You may have to buy some new ones.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2014 at 5:05 PM
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    ya I was wondering about just that, I guess the new ones would likely be an updated version to the adjustable kind?
     
  9. Oct 3, 2014 at 7:53 PM
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    NightProwler

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    Maybe you could try some thick foam weather stripping like the stuff that goes around house doors? Put a couple strips on the inside lip of fenders and another on the front clip? I am planning on doing his just to help prevent water dripping down into the engine bay when it rains, even though it's not much but still annoying if you keep your engine bay clean.
     
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    Has anybody done anything to fix it. Hate driving down the highway n hood going crazy. I mean it locks in well just loose
     
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    Wonder if you could put 2 holes in the back to put 2 more bumpers.

    Mine flutters worst at the passenger rear.
     
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    Mine does the same, I have thought about adding two more side bumpers towards the back side of the hood on the sides on the top fender, there are two towards the front
     
  14. Jun 13, 2018 at 10:14 AM
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    What could it be so is it normal
     
  15. Jun 13, 2018 at 11:42 AM
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    flimsy hinges.
     
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    You could put some clay and measure it.
     
  17. Jun 13, 2018 at 11:50 AM
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    But yeah, it's probably those curly fry looking rubber bumpers at the corners.
     
  18. Jun 13, 2018 at 2:46 PM
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    ironslippers

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    My hood stopped fluttering after removing the bug shield.
     
  19. Jun 13, 2018 at 5:48 PM
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    98tacoma3rz

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    Mine does the same thing. I pulled over one time when. I first noticed it. Thought my good wasn't latched.
     
  20. Jul 25, 2018 at 11:41 PM
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    Notice the center of the hood flexing at the car wash and looked at the support ribs and most of those in the middle have the glue/caulk/whatever popped loose. Never seen this before. Anyone else have this?
     

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