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How to Replace Hood Lift Support 94-97 Honda Accord

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  1. step : Remove the old hood support struts. (0:50)
    • Prop your hood up with a broom stick or length of wood or have a helper hold it up for you.
    • Use your 12 mm wrench to loosen the bolts securing the hood strut.
  2. step : Install the new hood support struts (2:05)
    • Use your 12 mm wrench to tighten the nuts and bolts to the hood and the edge of the engine bay.
    • Remove the length of wood or broom stick.

Brought to you by 1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the internet. Hi, I'm Mike Green. I'm one of the owners of 1A Auto. I want to help you save time and money preparing and maintaining your vehicle. I'm going to you use my 20-plus years experience restoring and repairing cars and trucks like this to show you the correct way to install parts from 1aauto.com, the right parts installed correctly. That's going to save you time and money. Thank you and enjoy the video.

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the hood support strut on this 1995 Honda Accord, same as any '94 to '97 Accord. The only tool you'll need is a 12mm wrench. Replacing these hood struts is really quite easy. If your hood struts are going bad you might notice in the winter time, generally, when they're cold or they have a little less lift pressure, so your hood can sag a little bit, and if your hood struts are really bad, you'll probably be familiar with this little thing, your own custom-made wooden hood support. Obviously, you want to be supporting the hood because as you take these off, obviously, the hood's going to want to come down because these are holding it up.

Nothing more than a 12mm wrench and you twist these ball and sockets out right here. Then, there's a second one down here. My support strut's off. Make sure you retain these washers, just to make sure that your new one comes with all the hardware. The support struts on this car are actually in good shape. Reinstall make sure you have the silver part of the cylinder facing up. I usually thread the bottom one in first a little bit. Make sure it's good and started here. What you want to do at the top is take your hand and you might actually even drop out your support. Mine is going to fall here. There is goes. You need to move the hood up and down a little bit so you get this in nice and straight. What it's doing is really supporting the hood. Then, tighten them up a little bit a few turns. Make sure it's in there well. Then, let the weight of the hood down on it. You replace your hood struts, and hopefully, your hood won't be sagging so much.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 12mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 12mm Wrench

1997 - 1999  Acura  CL
1994 - 1997  Honda  Accord
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