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2005 Toyota RAV4 Question: replace rear shocks and struts

 

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soup, North Highlands, CA, May 10, 2009, 09:09
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can't afford to have shop replace rear shocks and struts, have limited exp., can I do it myself, need tips.and what tools needed, do springs replace as well.

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    hemicuda May 11, 2009, 16:07
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    Your Rav4 has rear shocks and the book time to replace both shocks is .8 hrs, the shock has washers and a nut on top and a bolt and nut on the bottom, go to http://www.autozone.com/autozone/ and sign up its free and put in your vehicles info and click on rear suspension then click on shocks and click on repair guide , there you will see a diagram and instructions on shock replacement.

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    Visitor, March 07, 2010, 09:59

    I need to know how to change rear shocks on my A4 Audi. I'm having a problem figuring out how to get to the top bolt.

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    beechee May 25, 2011, 20:46
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    how to change rear shocks on 2005 rav4

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    Visitor, August 06, 2011, 08:37

    On 1999 Rav4, replacing the springs on the front struts requires a special machine. You can remove front strut assembly easily, but you need to take it to a local garage that has the machine to replace the springs. Normal spring coil compressors will not work. Local tire dealership chraged me $27 to replace spring on two struts. Toyota dealer wanted $175 to swap springs.

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