Re: 05 Navigator Hood Does Not Stay Up
You don't have to buy dealer only parts. CarQuest/Napa or any other half decent parts place will sell you just as good OE struts. Stronger struts are out there, just not for an exact fit application. You'd have to install LONGER struts for better piece of mind, but with that comes pulling out the welder and tool box = not fun. On the bright side, you can use this opportunity if the new struts you purchase aren't much stronger to hold the hood up, to upgrade the hood itself to a fiberglass or aluminum unit :)
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