Volvo Community Forum. The Forums of the Volvo Owners Club

Forum Rules Volvo Owners Club About VOC Volvo Gallery Links Volvo History Volvo Press
Go Back   Volvo Owners Club Forum > "Technical Topics" > 200 Series General > 200 Series Articles


200 Series Articles How to's and Guides for the 200 series.

  • VOC Members: There is no login facility using your VOC membership number or the details from page 3 of the club magazine. You need to register in the normal way
  • AOL Customers: Make sure you check the 'Remember me' check box otherwise the AOL system may log you out during the session. This is a known issue with AOL.
  • AOL, Yahoo and users. Forum owners such as us are finding that AOL, Yahoo and are blocking a lot of email generated from forums. This may mean your registration activation and other emails will not get to you, or they may appear in your spam mailbox

Thread Informations

Bonnet hinge replacement.

Views : 6647

Replies : 1

Users Viewing This Thread :  

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Mar 31st, 2012, 16:37   #1
volvo always
Premier Member
volvo always's Avatar

Last Online: Today 23:48
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Midlands.
Default Bonnet hinge replacement.

Well I fixed my bonnet hinge today

I wasn't very well so only got round to it today.

It was very straightforward and with my Granfathers help took 15-20 minutes to replace the hinge.

What I did first was find some timber and cut it to go from front of bonnet to windscreen.
I got my toolbox out and ready.

I then popped the bonnet open and while I opened it got my Grandfather to push down on the end where the old broken hinge was keeping it pressed down at the hinge end.

I then pulled the bonnet down vertically and rested it on the wooden batten and then my Grandfather kept the bonnet pulled down onto the timber batten. The tension was trying to pull the bonnet upwards and to the right when opened fully but held it down onto the timber batten.

I marked round the old hinge position as a reference for the new hinge position and pulled off the screen wash hose from the fixing clip on the hinge.

I then unbolted the 4 bolts using an 11mm socket and ratchet after removing the clip and spring.
I removed the old spring by undoing the clip in the green arrows I was able to release the tension and spring and gain access to the bolts.
The clip arrowed in green has a tab that needs to be raised over the stud and then slid back on itself to remove this clip.
Once you have done this you can pull the spring off and metal strap off by prising the strap off with a flat bladed screwdriver. This releases the tension and gives great access to the bolts.
(The picture below is of the new hinge fitted)

I then removed all bolts and kept them safe for reuse.

Now I refitted the new hinge by removing the clip in green above on the new hinge to release the spring and tension and then aligned the base with the felt pen markings and bolted it in place.
I did the same with the bonnet side and lifted the bonnet up to get the alignment right to my markings and bolted it in place.
I then reassembled the metal strap onto the stud and refitted the clip arrowed in green. To fit the metal strap onto the stud I had to push the bonnet towards the windscreen.

I then fitted the small wire spring by pulling it with pliers and doing the same with the big spring.

I then removed timber and tools and then closed the bonnet to check the alignment and all was well

It sounds very complicated but it isn't and the whole hinge replacement took 15-20minutes. I will grease the hinges soon when I buy some.

Hope this helps. James

Edit: Link to original thread

Last edited by cumbrianmale; Mar 31st, 2012 at 19:34. Reason: add link
volvo always is online now  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to volvo always For This Useful Post:
Old Mar 31st, 2012, 17:21   #2
Paul240480's Avatar

Last Online: Oct 24th, 2020 18:50
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Nivillac

Great stuff James! I greased mine the other after reading several dramas of broken hinges on here. Mine were 'bending/straining' on 'lifting/lowering' , not something I'd noticed...... A bit of spray grease and the bonnet literally 'flies' up.
To anyone else out there who has not lubricated yours, get it done
1999 V70 T5 SE Auto
2004 V70 2.4SE Auto 'The Welshmobile’
2002 Laika Ecovip 400i ( Motorhome on an Iveco 2.8TD)
Paul240480 is offline  
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Paul240480 For This Useful Post:

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 23:54.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.