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How to Replace Hood Struts 10-13 Cadillac SRX

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How to Replace Hood Struts 10-13 Cadillac SRX

Created on: 2018-08-27

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a weak or sagging hood or hatch strut on 13 Cadillac SRX

  1. step 1 :Removing the Hood Strut
    • Have an assistant hold the hood
    • Pry out the lock on the top of the strut with a pick
    • Pull the top off the ball stud
  2. step 2 :Installing the Hood Strut
    • Press the bottom of the strut onto the ball stud
    • Press the top of the strut onto the ball stud

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools


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Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

We're going to show you how to replace hood strut. You're going to want to have a helper hold the hood for you, and I'm going to take a 90 degree pick and slide it in here. Pull that retainer off. Just pull it out a little bit. Then we're going to do the same for right here. Slide it in there and pull it out. Then you can release it. And there's the hood strut.

To reinstall the hood strut, I'm going to slide this right over the ball socket, right there until it clicks in place. I'm going to do the same right here. You may have to the hood up or down. Lock it in place.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Assistant

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