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engine lid adjustment

Hi, I have a 1972 914. How do I adjust my engine lid? it has been pushed back on the passenger side and is hitting the rear lid. I can't see any adjustments on the hinge. The rear lid is in the correct position/fitment. Only the engine lid is visibly cock-eyed.
any help appreciated, and tia,
michael banchero

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More than likely the hinge is bent. If it is snugged up tight to the fire wall it should just fall in place.
This is a common point of failure with the older cars. Rust or ripped metal. Take the lid completely off and you should see what the malfuntion is.
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under the two mounting hinges at the at the fire wall there is a 10mm bolt that is under the hinge...loosen and it will move front to rear a little to make the adjustment....also this is the way you remove the lid....
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One of the more common causes of the lid being too far back on one side is that the L-shaped bracket that the lid mounts to (on the firewall) is cracking at the corner of the L and sagging. The brackets can be welded and reinforced or replaced.

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