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How to Fix Kia Hood That Won't Stay Up

DIY Cost: $ 15 - 40
Est. Time: 5 - 10 mins
Difficulty: Very Easy

Summary

Step-by-step instructions on how to replace the hydraulic hood strut of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

If the hood on your Kia shuts close when you open it or won't stay open for very long, the problem is due to weak hood strut supports. This tutorial shows you how to fix this problem by replacing the hood supports. 

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Pull the hood release under the dashboard.Hood release of 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

     

  2. Unlock the hood latch and pull the hood up.Unlock the hood latch of the vehicle.
  3. Before removing the hood strut, let someone hold the hood or put any material that can support the hood up.Opening the hood of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

     

  4. Remove the hood strut, insert the screwdriver into the clip connected to the hood and use the screwdriver to pull the clip out of the hood.Removing the hood strut from the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.Removing the hood strut from the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.
  5. Remove also the tab connected to the frame using the same procedure.Removing the hood strut from the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

     

    Removing the hood strut from the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.
  6. Line up the tabs of the new hood strut to the hood and frame.Installing the new hood strut of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

     

  7. Push the hood strut to the frame and hood to lock the clip of the hood strut to the vehicle.Installing the new hood strut of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.Locking the new hood strut back to the Kia Optima.

     

How to Fix Kia Hood That Won't Stay Up If the hood on your Kia shuts close when you open it or won't stay open for very long, the problem is due to weak hood strut supports. This tutorial shows you how to fix this problem by replacing the hood supports.