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How to Replace Hood Lift Support 97-05 Buick Century

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How to Replace Hood Lift Support 97-05 Buick Century

Created on: 2021-01-16

Check out this video to learn how to replace the hood support strut on your 97-05 Buick Century.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Hood Support Strut
    • 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 2 :Installing the New Hood Support Strut
    • 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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Hi, I'm Mike Green. I'm one of the owners of 1A Auto. I want to help you save time and money repairing or maintaining your vehicle. I'm going to 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 will be showing you how to replace the hood struts on this Buick Century. It's the same as many front drive vehicles like the Grand Prix, and LeSabre. All you need is a small screwdriver.

These hood support struts are a pretty easy do-it-yourself item. You can see here, you just take a screwdriver and you pry this clip out. You pry the clip out, while you pull on the hood and obviously you have something else supporting your hood. You can see, once I take that support out, the hood won't stay up on its own. With an assistant holding it up, or your piece of wood that you use to hold the hood up anyway, you just do the same thing on the lower clip. I'm having a little bit of trouble here. For some reason the clip just doesn't want to let go.

At 1A Auto, our struts are of the same length and the same compression. Then, obviously, to put them back in, make sure your clips are in the right spot. Just press it on and then press it on.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Assistant

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Block of Wood

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

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1997 - 2003  Pontiac  Grand Prix
1997 - 2005  Buick  Century
1997 - 2004  Buick  Regal
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