How to Install Gas Lift Struts
If you’ve ever had a hatchback or a trunk that refuses to stay up, you know how frustrating that can be. What a lot of people don’t realize is that this is often a problem with the gas lift struts, where the gas inside the struts has diminished and there’s nothing to support the heavy door of the trunk.
Replacing gas lift struts may seem like a challenge if you’ve never done it before. It can be tricky to learn how to install gas lift struts without damaging your vehicle. While this sort of maintenance is easily done at home, it’s not the kind of thing you want to make up as you go along. Read on to learn how to to install and remove gas lift struts.
A Three Step Process
The first step of the process for how to install gas lift struts involves removing the damaged strut before replacing it. Use a flathead screwdriver to remove the lift support clips. You can pull the ball of the strut off the joint using a ratchet and remove the strut out of the car.
With the strut removed, you can move on to the second step of the process. Underneath the door, where the lift strut usually meets the body of the car, you should see a fastener which usually serves to connect the strut to the body of the vehicle. Press on the ball joint of the new lift support to snap it onto the top ball joint fastener connected to the vehicle. Connect the top of the gas lift strut to the vehicle.
Finally, use a drill to manually tighten down on the screws until the lift supports fit snugly into the vehicle and you’re ready to go.
A Variety of Choices
At Lift Supports Depot, we stock a full line of gas lift struts and other handy vehicle accessories such as end fittings and hardware. We offer many products in a variety of colors, sizes and styles. Our struts are also constructed from a variety of materials, from stainless steel to nylon and zinc-plating. Now that you know how to remove gas lift struts, you should have no problems choosing out the right product for your needs.
For over fifteen years, our company has gone above and beyond for our customers. You’ve trusted us to provide the best lift support equipment, and we’ve never let you down. We back all of our accessories with a lifetime warranty and our friendly sales associates are always ready to answer your questions.
If you don’t see the sizes you need, send us a close up picture of your components alongside a ruler and we’ll do our best to match your part. Feel free to call our customer service team at (866)-969-5438 or send us a message to learn more about how to install gas lift struts or if you need any additional assistance today.