bought mine at o'reilly auto parts and changed them out in the parking lot within 5 minutes with a small flat blade screw driver. Stupid clips didn't want to release so I had to persuade them to let go.
99 WJ Laredo - Mine once again!
Wow.....I'm not alone!! I did a search and nothing came up, I used a tobacco stick to prop the hood up today while I changed the oil.
Nice to hear it's an easy fix, I'm getting my butt kicked by my 84 GTV6 driveshaft replacement right now!!
Mark in Kentucky
93 YJ 4cyl 5 spd
4" RC Lift, 33x12.50 MT's
From my experience, the WJ hood struts are good for about 4 years. Rear hatch struts about 6 years. Not sure how long the rear window struts last since I almost never open the glass, but replaced them at 8 years (totally shot). All easy to do. Not convinced the MOPAR struts are better than any other manufacturer.
Just wait till your door lock actuators fail. Love my WJ!
2000 Laredo 4.7L Selec-Trac. 177K miles, Leather, 245 tires, tow package, crappy CD changer, full size spare, roof cross-rails & sunroof. Changes & fixes: Rear Addco sway bar & greasble bushings, upgraded headlights, upgraded tail lights, new hood struts (replaced 2X), new rear hatchglass struts, new radiator (replaced 3X), new oil pressure sending unit (replaced 4X), 2 new speed sensors, 2 new door lock actuators, new ignition key cylinder, chrome front tow hooks, Mobil 1 Synthetic 5/30, Purolator Pure One oil filter, EBC slotted & dimpled rotors, EBC Greenstuff pads, new front shocks (replaced 3X), new rear shocks (replaced 2X), new IRO steering stabilizer, new timing chain cover, new water pump, thermostat, new thermostat housing, new high pressure power steering hose, Michelin-X radials, new sunroof assembly, new single-piece lug nuts, new exhaust manifold studs & gasket on driver's side, new Durango alternator. Jeepforum.com sticker, Visit cobaltboatsforum.com when you can!