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Replacement for hood lift

PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 5:09 pm
by RedrocketGEM
My 07 Solara is getting tired and the hood will not stay up. Anyone have any experience with NON-Toyota (Stabilus) gas lifts?? They are about half the price of the dealer OEM version. Any help on what to push, pull, pry or unscrew to do the change would also be appreciated.

Re: Replacement for hood lift

PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:54 am
by dinoxor
Regardless, these gas lifts will wear down over time.
Therefore, I just used a pair of dedicated jaw locking pliers to keep my hood up every time.

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Re: Replacement for hood lift

PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:36 am
by CosmicGrooves
Haha! good idea

Re: Replacement for hood lift

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:58 am
by NewShockerGuy
I bought this for my wife's car.

Cheap and works just like OEM. It's a gas strut... There was NO way I was going to pay $100+ for a Toyota one.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-1pcs-Hood-G ... true&rt=nc

-Nigel