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Old 04-02-2011, 09:46 AM
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Hello everyone,

I've just bought a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT (3rd Owner). The hood will not stay up and drops on my head (OUCH!).

Seems the lifts don't work properly and don't hold it open as they should. Is this something I can fix? Do the lifts need to be replaced or can I fix the ones already there?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Well first, welcome to the forum, since I see you're new here! As far as I know, those have to be replaced rather than repaired. I found the ones for the liftgate on my Jeep at NAPA since I had the same problem with that as you do your hood and yes, it hurts lol! When you get a chance, be sure to drop by the Newbie Checkin and introduce yourself to everyone!

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Thanks Cajun. Are they very expensive?
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Welcome to the forum and if they are similar to the ones that hold open the back window of an suv they shouldnt run ya to much
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You just need a set of replacement hood struts. Not sure what a set of two would cost but it won't be much more than $50 if that much.
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Agree replace em.
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Yes, they have to be replaced, you can't rebuild them. Maddog is correct that they shuold be around $50. any parts store should have IE: napa, carquest, autozone....etc.
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That was a few years ago, but I think Michael is in the right neighborhood, maybe $50 or so and I really don't think it was that much.

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Thanks everyone.

Found a new pair of hood struts on Ebay for $28 + $6 to ship. Should have 'em by end of the week.
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Good price!

To keep the hood from coming down on your head, use a vise grip pliers on the opposite strut while you work on the other one.
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