Aston Martin used Gas Struts to hold the hood, trunk and even the doors open in all the Gaydon era cars like the DB9, DBS, Vantage, Vanquish and Rapide. These struts have seals that begin to wear out over time, they loose some pressure, and they become weaker. Soon your trunk is slamming, your doors are hard to open, and your hood won’t stay up. The good news is that these are easy to fix these conditions yourself, each for under $100 USD.
I’ve done a number of articles and videos relating to the changing the Gas Struts and have collected them all together for you here. Enjoy!
Changing the Trunk Gas Struts – One of the simplest projects you can tackle on the car with minimal tools and all done in just 10 minutes time. Check out the article here.
Changing the Hood Gas Struts – Another very project you can tackle on the car with minimal tools and also done in just 10 minutes time. Check out the article here.
Changing the Door Gas Struts – More involved than the other projects, this will take you about 1 hour and you need to work inside the front fender wells with the wheel off and fender liner removed. Easy enough to do with just basic tools. Check out the article here.