DIY, change the hood struts on your Honda Accord 1994-1997

Do it yourself, change the hood lift support struts on your Honda Accord, the model manufactured between the years 1994 and 1997. If your hood struts are going bad, you might notice it especially in the winter time, when they tend to have less lift pressure. But fortunately, replacing them is quite easy. You will require a 12 mm wrench, new hood struts from your auto hardware store and about 15 minutes.

     First of all, open the hood of your car and support it with a piece of wood or something else, to avoid unwanted accidents. Then go to the strut that you wish to replace and, using a 12 mm wrench, remove the two bolts that hold it. There is one at each extremity, as seen in the image below.

     After you remove both those bolts, you can pull out the strut and install the replacement one. Now, when you install the new one, make sure its metal, silvery part is facing up, like in the picture below. Tighten the bottom nut first, but not all the way in and then the one on top. This last one can be tricky sometimes. You might need to lift or lower the hood by hand, until you secure the strut with the bolt.

     Tighten the nuts properly and, if needed, repeat the process on the second strut. At the end, check the functionality of the hood and if everything looks okay, you should be ready to go. This is all you need to do, if you wish to remove and replace the hood struts on your Honda Accord, produced between the years 1994 and 1997.

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