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How to Replace Rear Hatch Support Struts 03-08 Honda Pilot

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How to Replace Rear Hatch Support Struts 03-08 Honda Pilot

Created on: 2021-01-16

New Lift Support from How to repair, install, fix, change or replace a weak or sagging hood or hatch strut on 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08 Honda Pilot.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Hatch Support Strut
    • Have an assistant hold the hatch
    • Pry out the retainer on the hatch with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Repeat for the lower side
    • Remove the strut
  2. step 2 :Installing the Hatch Support Strut
    • Open the retainer on the strut
    • Insert the strut into place
    • Press the retainer into the strut
    • Repeat for the lower side

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools


  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

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Lift and support your hatch with a sturdy piece of wood or have a friend help you to hold it because as soon as you release these, the full weight of the hatch is going to want to come down.

We're using a stand jack. You could also use a ladder. To remove these hatch struts, take a small flat bladed screwdriver, slide it in here and undo the lock. It's going to want to come off the ball socket that's on the bottom. Then, we'll go up top, same setup, and lock it using the flat bladed screwdriver. Pull your hatch strut off.

To reinstall it, I like to just open up the lock, make it a little bit easier. Push it on. I need to push the lock up a little bit to get it snapped in. That's locked on. We'll do the top one. Open up the lock. We need to use our screwdriver to just ply it down. Your hatch strut is installed. You can have your friend stop holding it for you now or remove the jack or ladder that's holding it. The hatch stay up on its own with strong new struts.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Assistant

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

2003 - 2008  Honda  Pilot
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