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    Broken bolt question (rubber hood bumper)

    I tried tightening this bolt and it broke off. Its located right under the windshield on the cowl? I left the bolt in the pic which is next to the hole. I assume its serves as a bumper for the hood but it doesn't seem to affect closing the hood. The other part of the bolt went into the hole when it broke. Where can I get a replacement part. Do I have to remove the cowl? Thanks
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    Re: broken bolt question

    Junkyard. Rubber bumper. Leave the rubber broken part where it is. No problem. (Maybe the Help! racks at a large parts store)

    When adjusting rubber bumper heights, use chalk dust and mess with the bumper until the contacting surface - in your case, the hood - leaves a dime-sized rub spot on the bumper nose.

    Why in the world did you try to "tighten" it in the first place ?????????

    That center bumper prevents (when adjusted properly) the center rear edge of the hood from "flapping" at highway speed.

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    Re: broken bolt question

    Don't have any junkyards by me......does this bolt screw in?

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    Re: Broken bolt question (rubber hood bumper)

    Yes. The threaded part broke off.

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    Re: Broken bolt question (rubber hood bumper)

    ............ and the reason the "threads' are large and coarse is so you can adjust the height of the bumper.

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