What to know about the Hood Lift Support Shocks:
Hood lift support shocks are energy storage components that work by means of compressing gas in a cylinder. When they’re closed, energy is stored, and when they’re opened, energy is released. You might think of them as shock absorbers or struts, but this is mistaken. Shocks absorb energy and do not release it.
Almost all vehicles use pneumatic struts to hold up the hood. They’re filled with inert gas that hold structures open. The lift supports store the energy when closed, and when they open, the energy is released. If the hood lift supports are weak or leaking, the hood may slowly close when opened or may slam down unexpectedly.
Facts to Note:
Any hood lift support will in due course fail.
Hood lift supports will work more efficiently in warm temperatures than in cold ones.
Frequent use can cause failure of a hood lift support.
How to Fix:
The vehicle’s hood is opened and supported manually
The faulty hood lift support shocks are removed
The new hood lift support shocks are installed
The hood manual support is detached
The repair is confirmed and the hood lift support shocks are tested for proper operation
You can extend the life of your hood lift shocks just by keeping them clean. Dirt and debris on the cylinder arm can nick the seal, causing a leak. If you’re experiencing problems with your hood lift support shocks, have one of your expert mechanics replace them.
Common symptoms indicating you may need to change the Hood Lift Support Shocks:
Hood slams down unexpectedly
Hood slowly lowers when lifted
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Importance of this service:
It’s very vital that your hood lift support shocks work correctly as you don’t want to have your vehicle’s hood come crashing down on you. This is a problem that has happened to more backyard mechanics than we could recall. Have weak or failed hood lift support shocks changed as soon as possible.