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Lexus ES: Removal

REMOVAL

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

HINT:

  • Use the same procedure for the RH side and LH side.
  • The following procedure is for the LH side.

PROCEDURE

1. REMOVE HOOD SUPPORT ASSEMBLY

NOTICE:

  • Avoid touching the piston rod as much as possible to prevent foreign matter from attaching to it. Be sure to hold the cylinder while servicing.
  • Do not wear cotton gloves or other similar materials when handling the piston rod. Fibers may attach to the rod and result in gas leaks.
  • Do not apply any horizontal load to the hood support assembly in order to prevent the piston rod from deforming.

(a) Using a screwdriver with its tip wrapped with protective tape, slightly raise the 2 stop rings as shown in the illustration.

NOTICE:

  • Do not remove the stop rings from the hood support assembly. Raise the stop rings just enough to allow the ball joints to be disengaged.
  • Do not reuse the hood support assembly if a stop ring has been removed.

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Protective Tape

(b) Disengage the 2 ball joints to remove the hood support assembly.

NOTICE:

Remove the hood support assembly while supporting the hood sub-assembly by hand.

2. REMOVE HOOD STAY BRACKET

(a) Remove the bolt.

(b) Disengage the guide to remove the hood stay bracket.

3. REMOVE COOL AIR INTAKE DUCT SEAL

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4. REMOVE NO. 3 COWL TOP PANEL INSULATOR

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5. REMOVE FRONT FENDER SPLASH SHIELD SUB-ASSEMBLY

(a) Disengage the 3 clips.

Remove in this Direction

(b) Disengage the 2 guides and remove the front fender splash shield sub-assembly as shown in the illustration.

6. REMOVE HOOD SUPPORT BRACKET

(a) Remove the bolt.

(b) Disengage the guide to remove the hood support bracket.

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