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Hood liner

One of the clips fell out of my hood liner. So it's starting to sag alil I was wondering.what's the purpose of it any way and if I remove it what to exspect to happen. Thanks
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The liner is there to protect the paint on your hood from the heat that is in the engine bay. It also offers a little sound deadening. If you remove it, you will run the risk of damaging the paint on your hood. Go to your local GM dealer and order replacement clips so you can secure the liner and keep your hood looking good.

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I've had mine out for a while now. No issues.
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It may take a few years. And it may not happen at all on the GTO. But why take the chance when it's so cheap to fix it yourself. I've seen plenty of other kinds of cars that have damaged paint on the hood because they removed the hood liner.

Why did you remove yours Dan?

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It had a whole ton of salt residue in it from the previous owner, who apparently didn't care if they drove it in winter/salt.

I still have it, and need to wash it, but I've just been lazy.
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Ok thank you very much
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The GM part number is 73370142 for those retainers. List price is $3.47 ea.

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It may take a few years. And it may not happen at all on the GTO. But why take the chance when it's so cheap to fix it yourself. I've seen plenty of other kinds of cars that have damaged paint on the hood because they removed the hood liner.

Why did you remove yours Dan?
I don't belive that. The base HHR has a hood liner. The SS with the hot ass running turbo motor doesn't. It doesn't damage the paint or they would put it on. I personally think they are mostly for sound deading more then for heat.

Plus many aftermarket hoods don't have liners and they are OK.
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I don't belive that. The base HHR has a hood liner. The SS with the hot ass running turbo motor doesn't. It doesn't damage the paint or they would put it on. I personally think they are mostly for sound deading more then for heat.

Plus many aftermarket hoods don't have liners and they are OK.
You can believe what you want. You're welcome to come to my house and look at my 91 and 89 Honda Preludes if you don't believe engine bay heat can damage paint. Honda didn't deem it necessary to include hood liners on the 3rd generation Preludes that were sold in the US. Both cars have damaged paint right above the exhaust manifold. I also used to own a 76 Monte Carlo that had damaged paint on the hood. The hood liner was missing when I bought the car. The rest of the paint on the car was perfect.

Of course it depends on the design of the car. And it does take several years for it to happen. But why would you take the chance? I've seen it happen first hand, so I won't be taking a chance on that happening to my goat.

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Magnusons instructions for the S/C say to remove the hood liner. I kept my hoodliner in just to help keep the S/C noise down. It don't help that much because you can still hear it pretty good outside the car.



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