1996 Ford Explorer Hood Strut
PartsMaster Hood Strut
Part Number: 5258-07106517
Notes: Hood Lift Support
Did the job. I had to reverse the orientation from the original installation to get the new units to slip on to the ball piviots. The upper and lower were different size but that shoul have no effect on operation.
I needed two of these to get the hood to stay up (common failure on this model of vehicle) and they were easily replaced and do the job they are intended to do. I will need two more soon for another vehicle, so I will order this part again. Reasonable value compared to OEM parts.