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How to Replace a Hood Strut

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Tools
  • Screwdriver
  • Hood Prop
Difficulty

Easy

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Steps

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
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6
Install the new strut.
7
Install the new retaining clips. Make sure the clips are secure.
8
Remove the hood prop and verify that the hood stays up.
9
Close the hood.

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