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Old 01-27-17, 02:10 AM
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+1 on Sachs SG329035
Just did my '99 in approx 10 min. The trick, as many here have already stated, is to remove the old strut/ lift by taking out the ball stud while the strut is still attached. I propped my hood up for support while I removed them with a 12mm wrench. The Sachs lifts come with new studs that use a 13mm wrench. Once the new studs are in attach the struts using the little clips on each end. My hood is perfect again!
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Originally Posted by bradland View Post
+1 on Sachs SG329035
Just did my '99 in approx 10 min. The trick, as many here have already stated, is to remove the old strut/ lift by taking out the ball stud while the strut is still attached. I propped my hood up for support while I removed them with a 12mm wrench. The Sachs lifts come with new studs that use a 13mm wrench. Once the new studs are in attach the struts using the little clips on each end. My hood is perfect again!
My experience with OEM Toyota struts is that the ball isn't designed to be removed from the socket so there isn't much of a choice than unscrewing the ball while the strut is still attached.
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Old 01-29-17, 08:34 PM
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Thanks! been wanting to fix mine forever now. these hoods are no joke
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No longer need the hood wood support.

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Very strong arms. Made in China, and from Amazon.

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Would the struts you bought work on a 94 LS? I looked on Amazon but didn't find a pair cheaper than $30.
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Would the struts you bought work on a 94 LS? I looked on Amazon but didn't find a pair cheaper than $30.
It might need some modifications to get it fit in a 94.

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Old 10-15-18, 08:57 PM
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Default Hood struts. For 1991 LS

With the weather turning colder, it’s time to replace my hood struts. Anything special I need to know? Left and right the same? Any brands to avoid? Thanks.

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Default Hood struts

I bought new struts for my '91 on Parts Geek. Worked fine.
1992 Lexus LS400 Hood Strut - W0133-1607903 First Equipment Quality - $20.48
Qty Ordered: 2, Qty Shipped: 2
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Old 10-23-18, 11:36 PM
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Some of the old links are broken now. This method works to extract the ball joint and pull the snap ring on the inside for the 2-LS's. Will have to research to see if this applies to the 1-LS.

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These look like 90-94 with replacement studs.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00GD4N2O8

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I'll let y'all know how they work out.
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