Chevrolet Equinox Lift Support
About Lift Support
Most vehicles are equipped with a hood or hatch through a rod called a stay rod. A handle or lock may open the hood or hatch inside the passenger cabin. A hood or hatch lift support is also known as a gas strut. New innovations are implemented to open the hood or hatch as new cars have advanced technology.in today's vehicles, you cannot find stay rods but we can see more of the gas strut and electric motors are used to open the hood or hatches in some vehicles. These lifting brackets are known as lift supports or gas strut. It is an energy store that generates energy through compression of gas within a cylinder. When opened, the energy is released to raise a hatch or hood and hold them open. Such struts mimic the stretches in the suspension of your vehicle, except for the smaller dimensions of the struts. The strut cylinder is filled to a stable compressible content with oil and nitrogen gas. Gas strut raises their hood or hatch without any effort. When damaged or depleted, it is easy to remove and refit, hood or hatch lift support over time. When they age and get older, you will find that more effort is necessary to lift or keep the hood or hatch, or to hold a stay rod. After several years of usage and vibration, the inner parts of a hood or hatch strut begin to wear away. Only the smallest crack in a stick allows the gasses to leak out and the stick can not hold the hood and door. Just replacing the strut with another instead of disassembling it because these are replaceable service objects that can not be replaced.
What is the purpose of Lift Support?
Without any effort, gas struts will raise their hood or hatch.
How Lift Support Works?
The strut cylinder is filled with oil and nitrogen gas and therefore creates a stable compressible material. The rod coming from one end is connected to a piston which increases or decreases the inner volume, which increases or decreases the gas pressure. Once the hood is closed, the rod enters the cylinder and pushes the piston against the gas, raising the pressure. The gas pressure pulls at the piston when the hood is opened, forcing the rod out to allow the hood to rise.
Where is Lift Support Located?
The lift support is placed on the hood and on the car's trunk.