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How to change hood struts 1989 Pontiac Trans Am?

How do I remove the old hood struts on my 1989 Pontiac Trans Am?

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You first have to take off the hood (2 bolts on each side where the hood meets the hinge) then take off the hood hinges (3 or 4 bolts on each side on top of fender) and after all that your hood hinges should be off. on each end there will be a metal retainer that holds the strut on the hinge, carefully pry these off with a screwdriver and install new struts, bolt the hinges back on and finally the hood

(have a friend help you lift the hood off)

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89 gta trans am, after it runs, and warms up car begins to surge. It has a new chip, computer and still surges. What could be the problem?

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Remove tires on back.
Remove Nut on top of each strut, located inside engine hatch.
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Place the front of the car on jack stands, and remove the front tires.

Disconnect and remove the 2 bolts (at the bottom of the strut) that attach the strut to the knuckle (you may need air impact to break them free).

Remove the brake lines from the line retainer on the strut: If you open the brake lines you will need brake fluid, and need to bleed the brake system (to avoid opening the brake system, cut the line retainer from the old strut).

Inside the hood remove the circular cap that covers the top retaining nut on the strut. Remove the top retaining nut, then remove the strut.

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anne its a long prosess,do you have the spring compressers or did your new ones come with springs?
first you have too pull the wheels then remove the brake calipiers then remove the tierod end then remove the halfshaft nut then un bolt the strut from the housing then take the three nuts off under the hood at the wheelwell
it will come out then if you dont have the new springs on the new struts you will need the strut spring compresser you can rent it at auto zone for 5.00

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  5. On all models, remove blower motor retaining screws and blower motor.
  6. Reverse procedure to install.


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