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Old 01-19-2005, 09:42 PM   #1
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Went to check the oil this morning and noticed that the hood would not stay upright in the "locked position". Seems wierd that both struts would fail at the same time. OAT at the time was -18degrees. Just curious if the struts can be serviced, ie replace the hydraulic fluid or am I looking at a trip to the local wrecker when the snow melts. Thanks.
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You can either get them from a wrecker (if you can find one without them gone already) or pick up a set at AutoZone. They're about $18 each.
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Hold off until it'* warmer first. The valving inside could just be frozen.
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Hold off until it'* warmer first. The valving inside could just be frozen.
Yeah, Might just do that. The weather has been terrible here the past week. Frigid temperatures. I had to use a stick yesterday to prop up the hood.
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