2007 Lightning Silver Xterra S 4x4 "BaseCamp" Edition
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Holly Springs, NC
man o man. so i have had the squeak since 2009 or so. my kids back then always said "dad, your xterra sounds like an old army jeep". i put the felt pads under the 3 stoppers and it kinda helped for a while but then came back after a couple years and i have lived with it as "character" since about 2012 or so. Well, i decided that i was bored enough this past weekend as i was stuck home for work and i adjusted the stops. that made it worse and the hood was moving a little going down the road. So I then looked up the fix which the OP nailed.
i found a wrench, loosened all 3 of the bolts indicated, pushed down as far as could and re-tightened. went for a test drive and no squeaks! Hood doesn't move any more! i did order 3 new stoppers before doing the latch adjustment and will install them anyways- not that i have to, but i think it will keep it squeak free much longer.
kudos to the OP!
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