How to replace bonnet gas struts [AUTODOC TUTORIAL]

How to change bonnet strut on a car – replacement tutorial
You may need the following:
a small flat screwdriver
WD-40 or cleaning spray
Please note!
  • Bonnet gas struts are filled with high-pressure gas
  • They fail if gas leaks through worn seals or a corroded rod
  • Depending on their design, struts vary in length and force
  • However, the mountings for each type are almost identical, and so the replacement process is too
  • A bonnet can have either one or two struts
  • Replace gas struts in pairs as they have the same service life
  1. 1.
    How to change Hood - free PDF and video manuals
    To remove the gas strut, pull the retaining clip up
    Please note!
    Each strut has two fasteners and is secured to the ball joint with a retaining clipThe struts that have mounting brackets mirror each other and so are not interchangeable
  2. 2.
    How to replace Hood - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Ask an assistant to hold the bonnet during replacement to avoid injury
  3. 3.
    Bonnet parts replacement on your car: free workshop manuals
    If this is not possible, place the new struts and the tools you'll need within arm’s reach before you start
  4. 4.
    Changing Front bonnet by yourself
    Hold the bonnet with one hand and pull up the gas strut clips with the other
  5. 5.
    How to remove Hood and parts - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the gas strut and clean its mounting seats
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