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How-to » Body & Interior » Exterior » How to Replace a Hood Strut
 Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

How to Replace a Hood Strut

TOOLS
  • Screwdriver
  • Hood Prop
STEPS
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Easy
Safety Tip:
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

1
Pull the hood release latch.
2
Lift the hood and support it with a hood prop.
3
Remove the retaining clips from the strut pivot points. Suggestion: After lifting the clip with a screwdriver, using needle nose pliers will give you better control of the clip.
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4
Remove the faulty hood strut.
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5
Install the new strut.
6
Install the new retaining clips. Make sure the clips are secure.
7
Remove the hood prop and verify that the hood stays up.
8
Close the hood.
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