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Fix Cadillac Hood That Won’t Stay Up

If your Cadillac hood won’t stay up on its own, the issue in most cases has evolved from weak hood supports. This guide provides instructions on how to change Cadillac hood supports. 

Symptoms

The hood strut may be the culprit if you are experiencing any of the following problems.

  • Cadillac hood won’t stay up.
  • The hood stays open for a few seconds and then closes.
  • Hood won’t stay open by itself anymore.
  • Hood closes automatically

What you will need

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  1. Cadillac Hood Support
  2. Flathead Screwdriver
  3. Two People

Procedure

  1. Open the hood of your Cadillac. The hood latch release is located under the dashboard on the driver’s side.
  2. Have a friend hold up the hood. Someone could get seriously injured if the hood falls while changing the Cadillac hood supports.hold the hood up
  3. Secure the hood in an upright position. Locate the hood struts that need to be replaced.cadillac hood gas strut replacement diy The hood strut is attached to the hood. hood strut attached to car frameThe hood strut is attached to the car frame.
  4. Locate the clip that locks the hood support to the joint. Use a flathead screwdriver to pry out the clip that locks the hood strut in place.removing hood strut lower clip
    detach hood strut from car
  5. Install the new hood support in reverse order. 
  6. Repeat this procedure for the other hood support if your Cadillac has two.cadillac hood strut

In this guide, you should have learned how to replace the hood lift support(s) on Cadillac vehicles such as the ATS, CTS, XTS, CT6, XT5, Escalade, SRX, DTS, STS, BLS, and  XLR.

Changing the hood support(s) on any Cadillac is easy and typically takes less than 30 minutes.

We hope you find the Fix Cadillac Hood That Won’t Stay Up guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Cadillac.

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