Hood and rear hatch want stay up automatically

Asked by Mar 22, 2014 at 09:12 AM about the 2005 Kia Sorento LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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This vehicle is equipped with the hood lift supports (pictured). They look like miniature shocks. These wear out over time and loose their resistance. They can be purchased for around $30 each. Prop the vehicles hood up and remove one at a time. When removed, test it to verify that there is resistance. If it moves freely, then it's wore out, replace. Same for the rear hatch.

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