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Old 04-24-2019, 11:08 AM
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2015 GTS - Engine lid strut won't stay up

Engine lid strut won't stay up.As I was getting my yearly oil change at a friend's shop on my 2015 GTS with 5,544 miles, I found out the engine lid strut can't stay up. It's no big deal. I am just surprised that both went bad in 4 years with a car that is parked in the garage most of the time.I can get them replaced at dealer but I rather buy them myself because going into the dealer is a pain.
 
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Not sure if it is the same support strut as a TTS but part number is:

991-512-551-00 Support Cylinder

Super easy to replace, all you need it a flat screw driver to pull back the clips and release the ball joint on either end of the strut. I replaced them myself last year because my lid didn't want to stay up either.
 
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I actually had both of mine replaced today ('15 GTS too) under warranty. I think the bill was $250, not that I paid, but I saw the cost... It is surprising that they are failing so soon.
 
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known issue, struts are POS, and shame that they should fail so quickly
 
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ok, got it replace in 5 minutes

my car is good again lol
 
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Originally Posted by skru_fase View Post
I actually had both of mine replaced today ('15 GTS too) under warranty. I think the bill was $250, not that I paid, but I saw the cost... It is surprising that they are failing so soon.
Probably sourced from the same vendor that supplies the infamous change over valves.
 
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Common issue I believe. I need to replace the ones on my 991 as well.
 
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I believe these fail because we rarely open the trunk lid and the seals dry out.
 
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I believe these fail because we rarely open the trunk lid and the seals dry out.
No. Poor quality part!! My ten year old Volvo hood struts still work perfectly.
 
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It’s a common issue on 991. I had mine replaced like 2 times
 
 
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