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How to replace hood piston on 1988 c4 (1/4)
 12/3/16 1:59pm
aldocar
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I purchased a new hood assist piston as I saw that it was missing one on driver's side. I tried to install it but it will not line up with the pin on top if you hook the bottom and there is no way to compress it to fit.  What is the trick to install this? I then decided to remove the one on the passenger side and when I did the piston released ever so slight but now I can not install the old one same problem.  If I posted this in the wrong section I apologize .


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Re: How to replace hood piston on 1988 c4 (2/4)
 12/4/16 3:38am
Hot Rod Roy
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Mission Viejo, CA - USA

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Yellow '84 Coupe


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I haven't had to do this myself, but I think you can do it by removing one end of your hood support rod so the hood can be raised all the way.   It would be best to have some help holding the hood up while you have the hood support disconnected!

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Re: How to replace hood piston on 1988 c4 (3/4)
 12/4/16 10:27am
aldocar
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Thank you I was thinking about that and yes I will get a person to hold that hood up. Again thanks for the help.

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Re: How to replace hood piston on 1988 c4 (4/4)
 12/4/16 2:02pm
russ1953
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1987 Red Convertible 2004 Yellow Coupe


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on my 87 I just pressed in the support rod button and the hood raised enough to connect the new piston.

I replaced both this way.


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