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How to Replace Hood Lift Support 2002-08 Dodge Ram 1500

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How to Replace Hood Lift Support 2002-08 Dodge Ram 1500

Created on: 2016-05-02

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a weak or sagging hood lift support on 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08 Dodge Ram

  1. step 1 :Removing the Hood Strut
    • Have an assistant hold up the hood
    • Pry out the clip on the bottom with a screwdriver
    • Repeat the process for the top
    • Remove the hood strut
  2. step 2 :Installing the Hood Strut
    • Snap the lower end into place
    • Snap the upper end into place
    • Repeat the process for the other side

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

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Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the hood support struts. This is a 2008 Dodge Ram, but these struts and the procedure to replace them is the same for many vehicles. The only tool you'll need is a small flat-blade screwdriver, and something or someone to help you hold up the hood.

Place your strut. Have somebody hold up the hood. Use the small screwdriver and pry out. Pull it off on the bottom. Pry out on the top. Pull it off up there.

Your new one, make sure the clips are in place. Snap it right on. Make sure it's secure. Repeat that for the other side. We always recommend that you replace them in pairs.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

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