Replacing the lift supports (sometimes mistakenly called trunk shocks or trunk struts) in a 2004/2005/2006 Pontiac GTO (or 2001-2006 Holden Monaro “V2” and “VZ”, or the Chevrolet Lumina Coupé, or the Vauxhall Monaro) is pretty straightforward once you know what you’re doing in that limited space available.
• Tools and parts you’ll need, with links that support the channel*:
Trim Removal tool: https://amzn.to/2FqgS1w (Same as what I used in the video.)
Flat Head Screwdriver: https://amzn.to/3cMLrMV (You don’t need this whole set for this job, but it’s good to have a set, especially if your replacement lift support uses a different size than mine.)
Lift Supports: https://amzn.to/3sM6WTL (Pair, brand used in video. StrongArm F6434)
0:00 • What This Video Covers
0:33 • Accessing & Removing the Lift Supports
1:11 • Optional Step
1:23 • Installing The New Lift Support
1:50 • Replacing as a Pair Versus Replacing Just One
2:26 • Replacing The Other Trunk Lift Support (Different Angle)
2:37 • This Also Fixed This GTO’s Trunk Release Issue
2:56 • More Angles Replacing The GTO Trunk Lift Support
3:12 • Clean-Up & Ending
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