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    Question 1997 Viper GTS Hood Question

    Hello, Family

    My son's 1997 Viper GTS' hood will not stay up on its own. With the design of the hood and the way it opens, the hood has too much weight for the supports to allow it to remain up without the aid of a stick or an external rod.

    Do you guys and gals have any tips/tricks/fixes so that the Viper's hood will stay up on its own without any help? Thank you, guys!

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    You have to replace the springs. I had it done in my 97 quite a few years ago. You might have a hard time finding them. Try Partsrack

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    Often people mistakenly lubricate these and they fall too easily. Spray the hinge/spring with a liberal amount of brake clean. Let it dry, and you should see improvement.

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    I just got new springs for $20 each.


    Just put these p/n's in the search field. One is left and one is right.

    4709075
    4709074

    https://moparonlineparts.com/mop-parts/#parts
    Last edited by ViperJeff; 06-19-2016 at 10:13 AM.

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    Default Re: 1997 Viper GTS Hood Question

    Glad they are still available. Glad they are still inexpensive.

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    Default Re: 1997 Viper GTS Hood Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Mopar Steve View Post
    Often people mistakenly lubricate these and they fall too easily. Spray the hinge/spring with a liberal amount of brake clean. Let it dry, and you should see improvement.
    That's right. Then clean it again and then again. Worst thing you can do is lubricate the damn thing.

    *****absolutely no sarcasm was used in the above post.

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    Default Re: 1997 Viper GTS Hood Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Braunstein82 View Post
    I just got new springs for $20 each.


    Just put these p/n's in the search field. One is left and one is right.

    4709075
    4709074

    https://moparonlineparts.com/mop-parts/#parts
    Do I need to order both parts (both numbers that you have listed)? I am not sure of the name of the part, nor do I really understand the different numbers on the diagram that pulls up when searching for the parts.

    1. Do I need both parts?
    2. When looking at the diagram that pulls up, do I receive all of those pieces or one of the individual pieces? I would like to see what I am ordering.

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    Need to order both, one is left other is right side. Comes with the entire assembly from where it mounts to car all the way to where it mounts to hood support frame. The diagram is misleading.

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