Is your hood not staying open anymore?  The problem could be the lift supports mounted to the hood or rear hatch.  These get weak over time and require replacing.  No need to lose money at the dealer for this simple do it yourself replacement.  Our lift supports are just what you are looking for to make your rear hatch, glass, or hood work correctly again.

This is for one support. We recommend replacing them in pairs.

Overall length of this lift support is 22 1/2" 



It is necessary to reuse your original hardware, as new hardware is not included with this item.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. step : Removing the Hood Support Strut (0:47)
    • Hold the hood up with a piece of wood, or have an assistant hold the hood up
    • Pry off the upper hood support strut clip with a flat blade screwdriver, while pulling the hood up
    • Pry off the lower hood strut clip with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull off the hood strut
  2. step : Installing the New Hood Support Strut (1:47)
    • Push the bottom of the new hood strut on
    • Push the top of the new hood strut on

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Assistant

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Block of Wood

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

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Vehicle Fit

  • 1997-2005 Buick Century Hood Lift Support
  • 1997-2004 Buick Regal Hood Lift Support
  • 2000-2005 Chevy Impala Hood Lift Support
  • 1998-2002 Olds Intrigue Hood Lift Support
  • 1997-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Hood Lift Support
Part #: 1ABHS00057

How-to Video:

(02:18 min)