Cadillac Hood Won't Stay Up | How to Change Hood Supports

Vehicle:   Cadillac
Difficulty: ⚫⚫⚪⚪⚪
DIY Cost:
Est. Time: 30 min

If your Cadillac hood won't stay up on it's own, the issue in most cases has evolved from weak hood supports. In this guide, you will find 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
  • 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

  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. If the hood falls while you are changing your Cadillac hood supports, someone could get seriously injured.Locate the weak Cadillac  hood strut support
  3. Secure the hood in an upright position. Locate the hood struts that need to be replaced.cadillac hood gas strut replacement diyhold up Cadillac  hood by hand
  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.Cadillac  hood strut joint
    detach hood gas strut from Cadillac
  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 very easy and typically takes less than half an hour. Follow the instructions or watch the video on how to change a Cadillac gas-filled hood support.

By YOUCANIC Automotive Experts
Jul 2020
Cadillac Hood Won't Stay Up | How to Change Hood Supports If your Cadillac hood won't stay up on it's own, the issue in most cases has evolved from weak hood supports. In this guide, you will find 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.