In the colder weather I sometimes have to pump the hood and trunk struts to get them to stay open - the hood being the worst offender bonking me on the head a couple of times when checking the oil.
I looked around for some replacements and ordered a couple of URO hood struts from Rockauto, not too bad at about $20CAN apiece. Unfortunately, they don’t list the trunk struts.
Going through the archive, I found a helpful post about struts in general and how you don’t have to pay silly money to get replacements and can go reasonably priced generic if you know the equivalent specs …
Anyway I found one post from about 15 years ago or so had a set listed with part numbers but there seemed to be a typo as far as which was which (hood/trunk). This post was especially useful as the parts are still readily available.
Here’s the confusing bit:
Hood SPD-GS-5200 (90lb - 17 inch)
Hood SPD-GS-2300 (60lb - 20 inch)
I can’t get out to the car ATM as I’m snowed in and there’s about a foot of snow on top of it - so which one of these would be the trunk strut? I’d think the hood was the heavy one, but looks like that’s the shortest …is the long one the trunk?