Question about Cars & Trucks
Have recently changed all 4 shocks with original toyota parts. however they (specially the rear ones) feel very hard.any solutions to this problem.when I got this vehicle a few years back original shocks initially were quite soft
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: replace front shock absorbers
My answer is not going to help you because not only do you need specialized equipment, but you will need special experience to perform this job.
You would be required to completely remove the entire front strut assembly from the car. It has to be safety set up on jacks. Once you have the strut assembly out of the car, special spring clamps are needed to compress the heavy spring that is part of the strut. These require very special clamps that compress the springs. If this is not done right, it can conceivably kill a person.
Once the spring has been removed, the strut it self must be removed from the strut housing using an impact wrench.
Once both sides are changed, the car must be realigned in the front end, otherwise the car will not steer or track properly.
Over all, this is a major job. These are not shock absorbers, as you would know them, but are called McPherson struts.
If you would like to contact me again about this or other problems, feel free to do so.
ASE Master Technician
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
SOURCE: Changing rear air shocks
yes u can, u will need one of suncore industries kits ($539.00) to do the conversion to standard shock strut system, u will also need the relay kit. Call them before u buy.
Posted on May 14, 2009
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