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My hood struts on my 1990 bmw 5251 need replaced .easy job ?

I need to know how to replace my hood struts on my bmw 525i . do i need any special tools and how long of a job is it ?

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Don't know on yours but most have either a small wire clip on the ball connection or are held on by two small bolts on each end. It's usually easy to figure out if you have the new one at hand.

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No special tools necessary. Just a screwdriver. Takes less than 5 minutes. Have someone hold the hood and do one shock at a time, or put vise grips on the side you are not doing to prevent the hood from falling on you.

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