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Drivers side hood hinge seems to be bent or out of

Customer Question

drivers side hood hinge seems to be bent or out of adjustment. That side of hte hood is several inches too high on hte rear drivers side.
JA: What is the model/year of your Infiniti?
Customer: 2004 g35x
JA: Are you fixing your G35x yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I am looking for a solution. I started to try adjusting it, but it looks like the nut ios beneath the fender.
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: yes...what's that go to do with a mechanical problem?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: nope
Submitted: 11 days ago.
Category: Infiniti
Expert:  shawn patrick replied 11 days ago.

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Expert:  shawn patrick replied 11 days ago.

can you send a picture of the hood?

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Are you a working full time mechanic...I ask because your short description indicates you are the owner of Baltic investments.
Where do you want me to send the picture?
Expert:  shawn patrick replied 11 days ago.

Yes I am a full time mechanic, the invest company is my side venture and needed that to verify for employment on the website, you can send the picture on here, should be able to click on the little paperclip

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
not seeing the paper clip
Expert:  shawn patrick replied 11 days ago.

there should be that or a box that says attach files or wording that says that somewhere on there, there is about 20 different page variations so its hard to say where yours would be located

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Expert:  shawn patrick replied 11 days ago.

Did you have something in the engine bay and shut the hood on it?

Expert:  shawn patrick replied 11 days ago.

I got the pics im going to look at my data base for some answers ill be right back

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Here are a few blogs that talk about the known issue (but don't know how to fix it except by replacing the hinges):
https://g35driver.com/forums/interior-exterior/216502-another-hood-hinge-bending-problem-2.html
http://www.6mt.net/forum/g35-sedan-2003-06/22903-g35-hood-hinges.html
Expert:  shawn patrick replied 11 days ago.

Thats just a bad engineering design right there, These are the cheapest ones I could find, short of you bending them back to original state, which is going to be pretty hard to do.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-2003-2007-FITS-INFINITI-G35-350Z-HOOD-HINGE-LH-RH-SIDE-NI1236140-NI1236141-/332161920905?fits=Model%3AG35&hash=item4d5664af89:g:SsAAAOSwzgBY1kiH&vxp=mtr

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
I can find the parts myself ...but how do I mount them? it looks like they are bolted on beneath the fenders. I'm not comfortable removing fenders and trying to put them back on.
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Never mind, I found the procedure myself online.
Customer: replied 11 days ago.
As I suspected, I have to remove the fenders, which is what I was trying to avoid.
Expert:  shawn patrick replied 11 days ago.

cool good luck with the repairs

Customer: replied 11 days ago.
Looks like this is a wasted effort. I'm going to just have to take it to the dealer I suspect.
Expert:  shawn patrick replied 11 days ago.

would you like for me to put in for a refund?

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