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Old 14th February 2010
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Hey Viggen owners ... just a question ... does your hood have TWO or just ONE strut to hold the hood up? Try to determine if the car is missing one on the passenger side. THANKS.
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My car is a 9-3 99' and has 2. So does my gf's '96 900se. Your car should have 2.
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My completely original car has one on the driver's side.
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They went to a single higher-powered strut sometime during the 9-3's model run. Some of them don't even have the attachment points for a second strut, but some do.
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hmm interesting...learn new things everyday. Doesn't seem practical to change the design, but maybe one big strut was cheaper than 2 smaller ones.
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my '02 doesn't even have a mounting point on the pass side. It only has one hood strut - on the driver's side.
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Interesting... Mine 2000 Vig has two, both of which failed recently at nearly the same time. The replacements on eeuroparts look the same between the two... wonder if I could put the stronger ones on my two-strut car? They're only a buck more each..

Anybody know? Doesnt seem like the mounting points would be that much different..
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Your missing one.

Mine has 2 from the factory. They are still holding.
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Your missing one.
No he's not. They switched to one hood shock in model year 2000, beginning with chassis number 1424175, according to the EPC. I should've checked that earlier.
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I noticed the same thing on my son's 2008 Grand Prix. His car doesn't even have the mountings for another strut... Ron
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My '99 has one driver side strut. Theres a mount on the body for the passenger side, but not on the hood.*


*DISCLAIMER: My car was in a cosmetic accident before I purchased it, so I have absolutely no idea what the original setup was.
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My '02 has only one (driver's side) and my '01 parts Viggen also only had one.
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My car 00 vert has only 1 on driver's side and no mount hardware on PS
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I think it has been determined that after chassis number 1424175, Saab switched to single struts.

Interesting little fact. /thread.
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