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Date: Jan. 21, 2002
Models: 2002 (DR) Ram Truck 1500
This bulletin Involves heating the surfaces of the hood to soften and relax the adhesive holding the inner and outer hood panels together.
Hood distortion in the form of low spots may be present due to improper curing of an adhesive used on the inner hood reinforcement. The low spots will be in the area shown (Fig. 1).
Inspect the hood for low spots (Fig. 1).The hood must be closed and latched as the low spots may not be visible without the additional pressure of the hood latch and stops. If the low spots are present, perform the Repair Procedure.
|Heat Gun||Pentastar Service Equipment (PSE) W-PH1200 or equivalent|
Make sure that the hood is closed and latched. Using a heat gun, carefully apply heat to the low spot and the surrounding area using circular motions, making sure to avoid damaging the paint. Slowly continue applying heat until ft adhesive softens, The low spot will pop up when the adhesive softens. Repeat this procedure for additional low spots, if present.
|Fig. 1 HOOD REINFORCEMENT LOCATIONS|
|1 - Adhesive Locations - Under Hood|
Policy: Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.
Labor Operation No: 23-85-21-90 Hood - Repair ....................0.3 Hrs.
Failure Code: XX - Service Adjustment
Thanks to David Lovell for supplying this TSB information
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