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Unread 02-21-2010, 01:35 PM   #1
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Hood Won't Stay Up

Perhaps the most annoying part of my 06 Laredo is that the hood won't stay up on its own. There's obviously no bar to hold it up. Is there a way to fix this myself and if so, how hard it is?

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Unread 02-21-2010, 01:47 PM   #2
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Go to Justforjeeps.com and buy a new strut, mine did the same and now that i have a new one, i have no more lumps from hits on the head.
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Unread 02-21-2010, 01:57 PM   #3
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Go to Justforjeeps.com and buy a new strut, mine did the same and now that i have a new one, i have no more lumps from hits on the head.
Was it pretty easy to install?
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Unread 02-21-2010, 01:59 PM   #4
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too easy. i think all i used was a flat head.
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Unread 02-21-2010, 02:01 PM   #5
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^^^x2 ..... He is one smart feller.... Struts are easy, do the same on your liftgate when they go...
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Unread 02-21-2010, 02:05 PM   #6
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Sweet...plus it only costs 16 bucks. Thanks for the help guys.
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Unread 02-21-2010, 03:26 PM   #7
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i think jeep should have used 2 struts, it seems to be a common problem.
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Unread 02-21-2010, 03:51 PM   #8
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i think jeep should have used 2 struts, it seems to be a common problem.
WJ's used two right? i wish we did have two or someone should make us a bracket to install two struts.
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Unread 02-22-2010, 12:14 AM   #9
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KK and Nitroers have done the same thing... installed a 2nd strut.
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Unread 02-22-2010, 01:12 AM   #10
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i think jeep should have used 2 struts, it seems to be a common problem.
That's what the guy who changed my oil the other day said. They have a rod specifically for cars with this problem.
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Unread 02-22-2010, 08:11 AM   #11
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That's what the guy who changed my oil the other day said. They have a rod specifically for cars with this problem.
mine too, its called a broom stick
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Unread 02-22-2010, 09:56 AM   #12
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Self locking vice grips work well too, just lock them on the strut and it wont close on your head.
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Unread 02-22-2010, 10:34 AM   #13
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2 dead struts don't work any better than 1 dead strut. Ask the WJers.
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Unread 02-22-2010, 11:05 AM   #14
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The hood is aluminum, so two struts would be overkill.

I replaced my original strut a couple years back with an aftermarket one and haven't had an issue since. Even then, $16 bucks and 10 minutes of my time every couple of years is no big deal.
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Unread 02-22-2010, 12:32 PM   #15
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hell yea, I replaced mine about 4 months ago, I unlatch the hood and it basically opens itself... sweet.
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