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What's causing the gap on the hood?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pca501212, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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    pca501212

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    Hey guys.

    Recently bought this truck, and I noticed something off about it. Wondering if this is a common problem, and possibly an easy fix? The hood of my truck from the driver side to the passenger side increases. I've clouded it in the photo. Anyone know what could be causing it? I've looked under the hood to see maybe if something is obstructing it, but couldnt find any.. Any advice would help.

    Thanks!
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  2. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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    eon_blue

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    Probably a cheap/knockoff aftermarket grill, doesn't line up properly
     
  3. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:54 AM
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    The snorkel is the reason.
     
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  4. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:56 AM
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    replica9000

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    I agree with @eon_blue, looks like the grill. The factory grill on my Tacoma wasn't perfect either.
     
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    How? A snorkel doesn't affect the hood or the grill at all
     
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    Do the fenders line up with the hood properly? If so, it's the grill. If the fenders do not line up properly, and it's therefore the hood that is off, adjust the rubber bumpstops.
     
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    So is there a way to adjust it?
     
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  8. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:58 AM
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    The right side of the truck is over compensating for the weight of that huge snorkel which is in turn causing the gap on the hood. Simple physics.
     
  9. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:58 AM
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    I would just get a new grill from a reputable vendor if you want an aftermarket one. The cheap Chinese ones tend to do this
     
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    lol, you've never installed or even held a snorkel have you.

    The snorkel does not rest on the fender.
     
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    It's not adjustable. It's only held in by a couple bolts and a few clips.
     
  12. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:59 AM
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    Understood. I'll look into a new one. Thanks for the advice :thumbsup:
     
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    You are correct on both. But it was a joke, man. I was just making sure we had a good friday thread going. :rofl:







    OP try adjusting the rubber things on the hood.
     
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  14. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:09 PM
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    Funny..... :D :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:23 PM
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    It's not the grille...if you zoom in to the drivers side, you can see the lip of the fender is above the hood-line.
    As others have said...adjust the rubber stop on the drivers side of the hood to raise it up.
    Jeff
     
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  16. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:26 PM
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    This is funny because we were JUST talking about escalating TW threads somewhere else.

    Should be getting doggy pics soon here.
     
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    The rattlecan paint color mismatch with the factory silver alone would drive me crazy, regardless of the gap. But trust me when I say that the snorkel is the first thing I see when I see the truck's front end, not the gap.
     
  18. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:34 PM
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    Yup, I think you are right.
     
  19. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:38 PM
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    I'm sorry, but can you clarify on the rubber thing?
     
  20. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:44 PM
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    On the third pic you posted. See that black piece. That is what the hood sits on. See if you can that, but on the right side. Does it twist?
     

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