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How To Replace Hood Support Struts 00-05 Buick LeSabre

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  1. step : Removing the Hood Support (0:36)
    • Support the hood with a piece of wood or have an assistant support the hood
    • Pry off the clip at the top of the hood support with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull off the top of the hood support
    • Pry off the clip at the bottom of the hood support with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull off the bottom of the hood support
  2. step : Installing the New Hood Support (1:47)
    • Push the bottom of the hood strut into place
    • Push the top of the hood strut into place

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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 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we fix a sagging hood. Normally you'll notice that your hood won't stay up when you put it up. Usually in the cold, during the winter time, it starts kind of sagging down and then as the struts get worse, that even happens in the summer time. It's an easy job to fix. You just need a small flat blade screwdriver.

If you've got one of these cars, you may be familiar with using the dust mop to keep the hood up. It's actually pretty easy problem to solve. You're going to replace the hood strut here and you want to replace both sides. It's pretty easy. Use a little screwdriver and pry out on this clip here and then do the same thing down here. There's a clip here you pry out on.

While you have your mop, hold it up, or probably even better, have an assistant. Like I said, just take a little screwdriver, and pry out on this clip. There goes the mop, there. Back down here, pry out and the strut comes off.

The new strut from 1A Auto is very easy to install. You just press it right on and press it on here. You take care of the mop out, replace the other side and you'll be all set.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Assistant

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Block of Wood

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver


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