Peugeot 405

1987-1997 of release

Repair and operation of the car

Peugeot 405
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Maintenance
+ 3. Engines
+ 4. Fuel system
+ 5. Lubrication systems, coolings
+ 6. System of release
+ 7. Coupling
+ 8. Transmissions
+ 9. Power shafts
+ 10. Steering
+ 11. Suspension brackets
+ 12. Brake system
- 13. Body
   13.1. Care of a body
   13.2. Care of an upholstery and rugs
   13.3. Repair of insignificant damages of a body
   13.4. Repair of strong damages of a body
   13.5. Front bumper
   13.6. Rear bumper
   13.7. Replacement of a headlight and index of turns
   13.8. Replacement of a back lamp
   13.9. Replacement of a forward wing
   13:10. Cowl
   13:11. Cowl lock cable
   13:12. Cowl lock
   13:13. Replacement of the forward panel
   13:14. Doors
   13:15. Door upholstery
   13:16. Lock and handles of opening of a door
   13:17. Glasses of doors
   13:18. Trunk lid (Sedan models)
   13:19. Lock of a trunk lid (Sedan model)
   13:20. Back door (model of Kombi)
   13:21. Lock of a back door (model of Kombi)
   13:22. Central blocking
   13:23. Power windows
   13:24. External rear-view mirrors
   13:25. Front and back flew down
   13:26. Hatch
   13:27. Removable elements of a body
   13:28. Seats
   13:29. Seat belts
   13:30. Finishing of salon
   13:31. Ceiling upholstery
   13:32. Central console
   13:33. Dashboard
+ 14. Electric equipment


13:10. Cowl


Cowl knot

1 – cowl hinge,

2 – cowl,

3 – sealant,

4 – the separating sealant,

5 – emphasis clip,

6 – emphasis


1. To open a cowl. Paint to designate position of hinges of a cowl concerning two elements of fastening.
2. To unscrew a bolt of fastening of the tire of grounding to a cowl.
3. To weaken two bolts of fastening of each hinge to a cowl.
4. To establish the holder of a brush so that to hold a cowl open.
5. To unscrew four screws of fastening of a cowl to hinges (on two from each party).
6. To unscrew bolts (A) of fastening of loops to a cowl and bolts (B) of fastening of loops to a body.
7. To remove a cowl. Not to damage the varnished surface of forward wings, removal of a cowl should be made together.


During works on a cowl it is not necessary to impose too large amount of polyester pitch because it tends to cracking at sharp closings or at fluctuations.

1. Before a cowl covering a varnish it is necessary to apply sealing weight on connections of internal amplifiers of a cowl.
2. For avoidance of corrosion and reduction of noise it is necessary to spray special rust-preventing agent on inside of a cowl.
3. Before performance of the subsequent actions the cowl has to dry within one night at a temperature of 20 °C.
4. In the closed profiles (in amplifiers of a cowl) it is necessary to inject special wax liquid into aerosols.


1. To grease bolts of hinges.
2. To establish a cowl on hinges, without screwing up finally connections. Two persons have to perform this operation.
3. To establish on appropriate places and to screw up cowl hinges.
4. To adjust a gap between a cowl and wings, and also between a cowl and a front grille.
5. For this purpose it is necessary to perform the following operations. To adjust elements of fastening of a cowl its situation in the horizontal plane.
6. To adjust elements of side fastening position of hinges in the vertical plane.
7. To be convinced that the cowl opens normally.
8. To finally screw up elements of fastening of hinges.
9. To close a cowl and to be convinced of its normal opening and closing.

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