Do it yourself, remove and change the hood lift support struts on your Buick LeSabre, the model made in the years 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. This is a very simple replacement, that requires only a flat blade screwdriver and less than 10 minutes of your time. Now, the best way to do it is with help from a second person, to help you support the hood while you change the old struts. You can also use a wooden stick, a broom or some other support tool.
Start by opening the hood. You will have to support it somehow as we explained above. Using a flat blade screwdriver, you just have to pry out the metal safety rings at the extremities of the strut you wish to replace. After that pull the strut out of the metal knobs on the hood.
Once you remove the strut, you can install the replacement one very easily. Just push its edges into the knobs and that’s it.
Repeat the process for the one on the other side and you should be ready to do. These are the simple steps you need to follow, if you wish to remove and replace the hood support struts on your Buick LeSabre, the model produced between the years 2000 and 2005.