2004 - 2008 Chrysler Crossfire: Hood Strut Replacement

If you own a 2004-2008 Chrysler Crossfire chances are your hood strut is beginning to sag. Don’t wait around until your hood falls on your head or crushes your hand. Follow along with our simple DIY instructions and get your Crossfire looking good again. 

 

Parts for this DIY:

  • Chrysler Crossfire Hatch Lift Support

 

Tools You’ll Need:

  • A Screwdriver Set
  • Grease
  • A second pair of hands to hold the hood open  😯 

 

Chrysler Crossfire Hood Strut How-To Guide:

2004 - 2008 Chrysler Crossfire: Hood Strut Replacement2004 - 2008 Chrysler Crossfire: Hood Strut Replacement
Step One:
Purchase the new strut/lift support before starting & have an extra pair of hands around.
Step Two:
The top clip that must be removed on the hood side. This can be done with a small flat head screwdriver to depress the retainer.
Step Three:
With the clip removed the strut just slides out. Make sure to hold up the hood so it doesn't come crashing down.
2004 - 2008 Chrysler Crossfire: Hood Strut Replacement2004 - 2008 Chrysler Crossfire: Hood Strut Replacement2004 - 2008 Chrysler Crossfire: Hood Strut Replacement
Step Four:
To remove the lower section you need to pry the clip open, which can be done easily with a larger screwdriver.
Step Five:
Installation is the reverse. Put a dab of grease on the ball nut before installing the new strut, which will just press in.
Step Six:
Now you can open your hood and enjoy that sweet Mercedes V6.

 

 

Potential Savings from Used Parts:

There’s really no reason to be buying a used strut/lift support. However, sometimes you can get a good deal on a new one through eBay. Browse the list below and see if you can snatch up a steal. 

Mercedes SLK230 SLK320 SLK32 AMG Chrysler Crossfire Hood Lift Support 1708800229

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Mercedes R170 SLK230 SLK32 AMG SLK320 Chrysler Crossfire Hood Lift Support Shock

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Mercedes R170 SLK230 SLK320 SLK32 AMG Chrysler Crossfire Hood Lift Support

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2004-2008 Chrysler Crossfire Hood Support Strut Shock Prop Rod MOPAR GENUINE OE

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