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Old 12-05-2002, 09:27 AM
jlhamilton jlhamilton is offline
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Location: Florida
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"lift-o-matic" hood support

I recently removed one of the "lift-o-matic" cylinders (looks like a skinny shock absorber) that supports the hood from my '96 E320. When I detached it from the bolts that hold it in place, it immediately extended to it's full length and appears to be stuck. I can put my full weight on it and it will not compress.

Does anybody know if there is a trick to compressing this cylinder or is it likely that the unit is damaged and needs replacing?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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