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Ford Edge Hood Support Struts Replacement Guide
How to change weak or failing hood lift support struts on a second generation 2015 to 2019 Ford Edge SUV.

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2017 Edge Hood Lifts
Lower Mounting Point
Pry Out Retaining Clip
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and perhaps also the revised 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 model years of the Ford Edge SUV in changing a weak, failing or faulty gas-charged hood lift support strut.

Owners of other Ford and Lincoln vehicles such as the Escape, Expedition, EcoSport, Flex, Explorer, Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, Mustang, Taurus, Ranger, Transit Connect, F-150, Endura, C-Max, Kuga, Mondeo, MKZ, Navigator, Aviator, Nautilus and Continental may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

There are a variety of aftermarket manufacturers that offer compatible replacement Ford Edge Hood Lift Support Struts on Amazon.

The only tool needed to remove and replace the hood lift struts is a small flat head screwdriver.

The first two steps are to open the hood and move to the side of the car with the failing strut.

I recommend using a large towel or a cardboard box to keep the hood mostly open while you replace the faulty strut.

Wedge the towel or cardboard box in between the black plastic cowl and the lower edge of the hood. You may need to use several towel and/or boxes to keep the hood open when one of the struts is removed.

If possible, have an assistant hold open the hood for you as a backup safety measure.

Locate the black metal "C" shaped retaining clips at the top and bottom of the support strut.


Pull Strut Off Ball Joint
Pry Out Upper Clip
Detach Top of Strut
Use the flathead screwdriver to carefully pry out the lower retaining clip away from the strut.

Firmly pull the ball socket on the strut off the ball mount attached to the engine bay.

Repeat the process to release the retaining clip on the top of the strut.

Old Lift Strut Removed
Pop On Bottom Mount
Snap In Retaining Clip
Make sure that the metal retaining clips on the new hood supports are in the released (out) position.

You may need to pry them out with the flathead screwdriver.

Firmly pop the sockets over the ball mounts on the engine bay and the hood.

Secure Top Mount
Secure Retaining Clips
New Lift Strut Installed
Push in the metal retaining clips to secure the strut in place.

Remove the towels or cardboard boxes that were helping support the hood.

Double check that the gas-charged support works properly by opening and closing the hood a few times.

Be sure to record the hood struts change in your vehicle's service records.

Please check out all of my 2015-2019 Ford Edge DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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