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Fix Chevy Hood that Won’t Stay Up

Have problems with your Chevrolet hood that won’t stay up and closes as soon you open it? Learn how to fix it by replacing the hood strut of your Chevrolet.

Changing the hood lift support on Chevy vehicles is easy and takes about 20 minutes.


Symptoms of worn hood struts include:

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

What you will need

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  • Chevrolet Hood Lift Support
  • Flat Screwdriver
  • Helper to keep Chevrolet hood open.


  1. Open the hood of your Chevrolet. The hood latch release is located under the dashboard on the driver’s chevy hood to replace hood strtus gas supports
  2. Have a friend hold up the hood of your Chevrolet. If the hood falls while you are changing the hood lifts on your Chevrolet, you can get seriously injured.hold-the-hood-up
  3.  Locate the hood struts that need to be replaced. chevy hood strut
  4. Locate the joint that connects the hood strut to the frame. chevy malibu hood won't stay open
  5. Use a flat screwdriver to pry out the clip that locks the hood strut in place.detach hood strut from vehicle
  6. Once the clip is pulled out, you can remove the hood strut from the lower ball joint.
  7. Follow the same procedure for the end that connects to the hood.replace and installed new chevy hood strutchevrolet hood won't stay up replacing gas strut to fix the problem
  8. Install the new hood support in reverse order. Repeat this procedure for the second hood strut if your Chevrolet is equipped with two.  fix chevy hood that won't stay up

Note that this guide does not apply to models that use a prop rod. This guide applies to Chevy vehicles with gas hood struts found on models such as Chevy Spark, Sonic, Bolt, Volt, Cruze, Malibu, Impala, Camaro, Corvette, City Express, Trax, Equinox, Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban, Colorado, Silverado, Sonic, Blazer, Astro, HHR, Uplander, Avalanche, etc.

We hope you find this guide, “Fix Chevy Hood that Won’t Stay Up,” helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Chevrolet vehicle.


  • Rushit Hila • ASE Certified

    Rushit Hila, an ASE-certified engineer (G1 Automotive Maintenance and Repair), brings over two decades of hands-on experience in the automotive world to his writing. With a strong educational background, including a Master of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, he has honed his skills and expertise through years of practical work. As a respected authority in the field, Mr. Hila is dedicated to offering insightful and valuable content that resonates with both vehicle owners and mechanics.

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