Pontiac Problems? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
hello, my name is ***** ***** I will be glad to assist you. please allow me a couple of minutes to gather some basic info.Roy
do you mean lifting the hood or pulling on the cable???
I suggest hood struts. they make it easy to raise up and lower. there is other way to make it easier to raise it. that is the only assist available.
correct. with the hood struts, it will make that process much easier
I know this. what I am telling you is you need to have them installed to assist you in lifting the hood. it can be done to help you lift the hood without much effort
a hood strut looks like a small shock. it mounts to the inner fender and the hood back by the hinge. as soon as you pull on the cable and it releases, it starts or assists moving up. you will still need 2 hands to hold the hood and release the safety but as soon as you do that you will have an easy lift. a lot of gm cars use this system
I know Pontiac is no longer around.
do not understand why you have accepted my answers. I gave you what you requested and need to be paid. we are sub contractors who only get paid when you hit accept or 5 stars. we want to be paid just like you do when you work every day.
he is wrong. I never made a false statement to you
you asked for my advice and I gave to you in good faith. the fact that you went to someone who did not help you the correct way is not my fault at all. this forum is for advice only. we have done this many times in the past with success. I cannot control the opinions of the repair people at your end.
making a statement about me like that is insulting to me. I have over 50 years experience in this field and have done custom work on many vehicles for handicapped people.
shame you take the word of someone with less experience than one who has done this repair before.
Oh, by the way, did your mechanic ever figure he may have installed the strut upside down??? that would account for the hood not being able to open. when trunks are released, they open by themselves due to the struts that control it. but I guess you already know that