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How to Replace Install Hood Struts 2006 Chrysler 300 Buy Quality Parts from 1AAutocom

Created on: 2016-12-16

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a weak or sagging hood or hatch strut on 06 Chrysler 300

  1. step 1 :Removing the Hood Struts
    • Safely prop up the hood with an external object, like a strong piece of pipe
    • Pry out on the retainer on the back of the hood strut with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Repeat the process on the bottom strut
  2. step 2 :Installing the Hood Struts
    • Insert the lower end of the part over the ball socket
    • Clip it into place on the top
    • Repeat the process on the other side

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

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In this video, we're going to working with our 2006 Chrysler 300. We're going to show you how to remove and replace your hood struts.

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Here are the items you'll need for this repair: small flat blade screwdriver

Normally, you'll be replacing hood struts because they failed and are failing to support the hood open. To make sure that you can work on these safely without risk of the hood falling on you while keeping both of your hands free, we recommend you find something to use as a hood prop. I've got this piece of pipe that I keep handy for quite a few things around the shop. A nice secure place to put your hood prop.

Using the small flat blade screwdriver pry up on the clip at the top of the hood strut here. You don't have to pry that all the way off, you just have to get it loose, and remove it from the ball socket. Now this one is a little different. You want to lay this flat, use that little flat blade to pry this slide all the way back. Once it's out you can simply rotate it off of that ball.

To reinstall your hood strut rotate it back on to the ball at the bottom, lay it nice and flat, slide that clip back over it. Make sure the top clip secure, and simply pop that right back over the ball on the hood. Make sure it's locked on there nice and tight, and repeat these steps on the opposite side. Once you've got two new hood struts supporting your hood properly go ahead and remove that prop you put in there, and you're good to go.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

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