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Rear hood not staying open


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Today, I opened the engine compartment and the lid is not staying open. I can open the lid, but then the shock absorber type thing which keeps the lid open, just cannot take the weight and the lid essentially slides shut. It seems that the "shock absorber" that keeps the lid open is faulty ?. Could something else be the problem.

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I just did this exact fix on my 2001 996.

I stared at the new shock for an hour trying to figure out how I was going to get the old one off and the new one on without disassembling the entire engine cover.

If you haven't yet noticed..... there is a clip on the back of each head (end) of the shock. You can pry it back with a small flat head screwdriver. Doing so will release the shock from the ball pin that it is attached to.

Once I figured this out, the entire replacement operation took 5 mins .... or less.

BTW, unless you have 3 arms, have a helper for this operation to hold the cover up while you remove and replace the shock.

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