2015 T660 hood clearance
03-17-2020, (Subject: 2015 T660 hood clearance ) 
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2015 T660 hood clearance
My hood is striking the cab when you hit a dip in the road or say jumping up on a bridge or falling of the other side of a bridge.

Have adjusted the hood seats up about as far as they will go I think. Will still hit each other sometimes. Replaced cab shocks, cab sits level so I don't think it is because of the cab air bags making the cab ride high. Side note T660 cab shocks are a pain to change. Most trucks have shocks on back of cab. But no Kenworth thought it a good idea to put them up under the sleeper, and to make it even better the bolts holding the shocks on are in backwards. The bolt hits the air bag before you can get the bolt out of the shock. You can bet I put the bolt in from the other direction when I changed the shocks.

Just from looking at other trucks like mine some show signs of the hood smacking the cab and some don't so??
Anyone know what I need to do to stop this from happening?

I have about an inch gap between the hood and cab when sitting.


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03-17-2020, (Subject: 2015 T660 hood clearance ) 
Post: #2
RE: 2015 T660 hood clearance
What about front cab mounts?
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03-17-2020, (Subject: 2015 T660 hood clearance ) 
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RE: 2015 T660 hood clearance
(03-17-2020 )Nostalgic Wrote:  What about front cab mounts?

Those have crossed my mind. Once again Kenworth has the cab mounts in a hard to get at place. Was going to try to pry the cab up and see if there is movement at the cab mounts. I have tried shaking the cab, but the cab is heavy so I couldn't get it to mine enough to actually tell if it would move up and down.


User's Signature: 2015 Kenworth T660
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03-18-2020, (Subject: 2015 T660 hood clearance ) 
Post: #4
RE: 2015 T660 hood clearance
Also look at your hood mounts up front they could be "mushy" and letting the hood push into the cab.. or lost a spacer? if they are like a w9 just get them online as KW dealer put a k-whatever number price for a bushing(big$$) and you can get them for a few bucks online
for cab mounts just use a small jack to raise up the cab as there is only a bolt holding the mount on(if like the w9) i use a small floor jack on mine and a block of wood to get it up(undo both sides before lifting) or just lift it up just a little to see if there's movement there.
Also i didn't see if you replaced the bushings that the hood rides on, don't know if you got the pin/cone type or that slotted type(sits in that u shaped deal) I'm sure you looked at um but just saying...


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