If your Chevrolet hood won't stay up but closes as soon you open it the problem may be due to weak hood struts.

In this guide, you will find instructions on how to change the hood lift support on Chevrolet vehicles equipped with gas hood struts. Changing the hood lift support on Chevy vehicles is easy and takes less about half 30 minutes.

Symptoms

Symptoms of worn hood struts include:

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

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Open the hood of your Chevrolet. The hood latch release is located under the dashboard on the driver's side.open 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.Locate the weak Chevrolet  hood strut support
  3.  Locate the hood struts that need to be replaced. hold up Chevrolet  hood by hand
  4. Locate the 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 gas strut from Chevrolet
  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.

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Chevy Hood Won't Stay Up | How to Fix It If your Chevrolet hood won't stay up but closes as soon you open it the problem may be due to weak hood struts. In this guide, you will find instructions on how to change the hood lift support on Chevrolet vehicles equipped with gas hood struts. Changing the hood lift support on Chevy vehicles is easy and takes less about half 30 minutes.