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My car seems to need new hood struts as the hood now will not stay up on its own, has anybody had this problem? I found replacement ones on Ebay, I was going to order a set later this week. Mine is a 2011.
 

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I have this problem on my 2013. Seems to be common. I haven’t looked at getting replacements yet but I’m hoping to find good quality ones that won’t fail again quickly.
 

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I too have issues with mine- more often when it it is cooler outside. Let us know how the ones on Amazon work out as I am in the market for replacements as well.

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My car seems to need new hood struts as the hood now will not stay up on its own, has anybody had this problem? I found replacement ones on Ebay, I was going to order a set later this week. Mine is a 2011.
This is an easy, very satisfying fix. I'd purchase them from CAR ID and get the highest quality you can buy, as they're not that expensive. Good luck!
 

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Greetings From Sunny SoCal - Well Today it's more like Smokey SoCal -
It is perfectly normal over the course of the lifetime of a strut, that it would eventually loose pressure and stop working. -
I purchased the Stabilus Hood Struts Part#:152663640 for my 2011 CT from the local O'Reilly's - Pretty much Plug-n-Play - Except for the need of an extra pair of hands to hold the hood up or something handy to hold the hood up. Just a couple of screws and you're done.

Definitely makes working under the hood much easier, with no hood prop to get in the way.

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Well the job only took 15 min and it is working fine. So easy even I did it!
 

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I had to replace my hood struts too, and the Tuff Support ones were out of stock. I ordered these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FTHL2BL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The ones I received didn't have the ugly "ECPPP" logo on them they were just black.

It took me around 4 minutes to replace them after not really knowing what to do. You remove the old ones using a small flat head screw driver to pop out a retaining clip - there's even a little notch to insert it into. Once you remove the old ones the new ones simply pop-on - you don't have to mess with the clips at all.

The dealer wanted to charge around $150 for the parts ($80) and labor ($70.)
 
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