replace rear shocks and struts on 2005 Toyota RAV4

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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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 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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how to change rear shocks on 2005 rav4
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.