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Old 03-13-2019, 06:24 PM
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Help please! Removing trans am hood vents

85-92 trans am hood........how do the vents come out? Thanks

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Old 03-13-2019, 06:40 PM
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Do a search for "hood vents for sale" and see where the latches are at.
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The front vents have some screw nut thingies that go on plastic studs at the front (nose of the car) and then lift up and towards the nose of the car. The back vents have spring clips on the edge closest to the fenders. You have to kind of stick a screw driver or similar up into the holes and disengage the clips which will allow the vent to come up and out towards the fenders.
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Got em!
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Had some pics for you , but if you got emů.good. I'll put the pics on anyway just in case someone else looking might benefit. The first thing you need to do is make sure they are not painted on, they will break if you remove the hardware properly but fail to cut any paint holding them in place from the top side. These pics are in black but they show the nut studs and the clip recesses. Once the fasteners are off, just pull the vent free of the built in clip on the side opposite the fastener.
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Re: Help please! Removing trans am hood vents

Thanks fellas! Yeah what sucks is 2 of the front holes aren't big enough to get a 16mm socket in there to get the damn speed nuts off. I gotta drill the holes out a little bigger or something
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Thanks fellas! Yeah what sucks is 2 of the front holes aren't big enough to get a 16mm socket in there to get the damn speed nuts off. I gotta drill the holes out a little bigger or something
Try a thinner walled socket. My 1/4" drive socket fit right in there.
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Try a thinner walled socket. My 1/4" drive socket fit right in there.
I'll have to find one. My 1/4" set only goes to 14mm so I tried to get a 3/8 drive 16mm in there and it's not happening lol
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I'll have to find one. My 1/4" set only goes to 14mm so I tried to get a 3/8 drive 16mm in there and it's not happening lol

Do you have a 1/4" drive SAE one that is "close enough" ? Not a lot of torque on these things.
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Do you have a 1/4" drive SAE one that is "close enough" ? Not a lot of torque on these things.

I will have to check....I think so
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You can use long needle nose pliers also
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You can use long needle nose pliers also
Ha! Funny you say that. I got a call from my Dad this morning (the car is in his garage) and he said "Hey I got those hood vents out.....I stuck a needle nose pliers in there and spun those nuts right out." lol
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