Chevrolet Cobalt Service & Repair Manual: Hood Support Strut, Replace

Warning: Body injury may occur if no supporting rod is holding hood open when removing hood support strut.
Apply pressure only at end of hood assist rod for removal or installation. Do not apply pressure to middle of rod because damage or bending will result.
Do not replace both hood support struts at same time, replace one side followed by other.
1. Open and support hood with a suitable supporting rod.
2. Release clip (1) retaining hood assist rod (2) to upper assist rod ball stud using a suitable small flat bladed tool, Fig. 1.
3. Remove hood support strut from vehicle.
4. Reverse procedure to install. Ensure that both clips are fully seated on hood support strut.

Fig. 1 Hood support strut removal

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