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How can i replace the hood lift supprt on a 1998 ford explorer?

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This shows you how to take the hood off, the hinges, I am not sure how to replace those since my online resources doesn't cover that portion of body work. The diagram seems to show that the hinge goes into the firewall, so if you want you might have to cut into the firewall, but this is more of a salvage yard procedure.

I would look at the hood lift support more closely to see if you can indeed replace it.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Fig. 1: Exploded view of the hood-to-hinge mounting How can i replace the hood lift supprt on a 1998 - 85550005.gif
NOTE: It is highly recommended that you have at least one assistant helping during this operation.

  1. Open the hood.
  2. Matchmark the hood-to-hinge position.
  3. Disconnect any electrical wire harness plugs.
  4. Have you're assistant(s) support the weight of the hood.
  5. Remove the hood-to-hinge bolts and lift the hood off of the hinges.
  6. Installation is the reverse of the removal. Loosely install the hood and align the matchmarks. Tighten the bolts securely. Before removing the hood, matchmark the hood hinge to the hood How can i replace the hood lift supprt on a 1998 - 89680p03.jpgrc="/uploads/images/89680p03.jpg" alt="89680p03.jpg" class="h_mi" />
    If equipped, How can i replace the hood lift supprt on a 1998 - 89680p04.jpghe hood light wire harness plug . . . 89680p04.jpg
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