Installation of lift support is relatively easy for those with the true blue DIY spirit. You simply need to pop open your hood and keep it steady with a makeshift prop or have an assistant keep it up for you just in case. You can then proceed to prying up the clip which retains the lift support with a small flat screwdriver or something similar. When this has been done, simply adjust the hood up and down as the gas spring should pull off the ball stud with ease. Then you can proceed to rotating the lift support to release it from the mounting ball stud. All you need to do now is to reverse the whole procedure and voila! You've installed your new lift support. So when you need to get your hands on a replacement lift support, take a few seconds of your time to breeze through our online catalogue and you're sure to find just the perfect lift support you need. Order now for the extra strong arm you need for lifting up your car hood. With high quality and direct fit OE replacement lift supports backed up with one year guarantee, you won't need to hesitate with our unbelievably low marked-down prices.
Replacing Worn-out Lift Supports
Your vehicle's lift supports are designed to wear out in 5 to 7 years. As time goes by, the pressurized from the lift supports escape through its seals. It loses its ability to hold up your trunk or hood; and factors like frequent opening or closing of the trunk or hood can shorten its lifespan. You will need an improvised support device, which proves to be dangerous.
Changing the lift supports is an easy task. We have prepared the steps and tools you need to replace them.
Difficulty level: Easy
Tools You Will Need:
- Screw driver set
- Wrench set
- A pair of pliers
- Replacement lift supports
- Make sure that you're working on a solid, level surface.
- Have someone help you hold the trunk or hood up while you're removing or replacing the struts.
- Always wear recommended safety equipment like closed-toe shoes, an industrial-grade dusk mask, safety goggles and gloves.
- Check your replacement parts and make sure that they are compatible to your vehicle's make and model.
Step 1: Raise the trunk or lid and have an assistant help you hold it up. Check all the fastening bolts and clips before removing them.
Step 2: Lift supports are mounted in three different ways: bolted, clipped and metal spring-type clips. Use a socket wrench to loosen bolts and save the sleeves for reuse (these sleeves act as a pivoting bush). For strut clips, use a small screwdriver and set them aside. Be careful when removing metal spring-type clips because they tend pop-off and are easily lost. They can easily pop-off and make sure not to break them.
Step 3: Make sure to also remove any locking clamps with your screwdriver. Have your assistant hold the trunk or hood for support.
Step 4: Carefully remove the lift support from the trunk lid or hood.
Step 5: Check your replacement parts for any signs of physical damage before installing it.Insert the new lift support into the ball where the old strut was fastened to. For bolted types; use a socket wrench and applied the necessary torque to secure it. Use a flat-head screwdriver to snap the metal spring-type or plastic clips into its retainer.
Remove the other lift support and follow steps 1 to 6.
Step 6: After installing both lift supports, close the hood or trunk lid slowly to test the installation. Make sure that it doesn't bind or bend-closes smoothly and fully.
Lift support installation will take about 45 minutes for an expert DIYer and around an hour for a beginner. Roll up your sleeves and have fun!