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Rear is spring on strut design, not a difficult job, purchase a set of ready install assemblies from ebay, and install yourself, requires removal of rear seat to access the upper mounting nuts. This is cheapest and easiest method, replacing just springs is more involved and dangerous if you aren't sure of what you are doing
You have to remove the struts from the car. Place the struts on a compression tower to relief pressure from spring. Once spring is compressed take of the top bolt on the strut which holds on the strut mount. After strut mount nut is off, loosen the springs tension and replace it with the new coil spring you are planning one using. Tighten the spring with mount back on and tighten bolt. then reinstall on car.
Hello, and welcome to FixYa. I'll be glad to help you out.
When you had the struts replaced, one of two things happened.
one - the rear strut retention bolts were not tightened up properly at the tops of the struts
two- the top supports on the struts were not replaced. Whenever we change the struts, we always replace the top supports. More than likely, this is your problem. The rear strut supports are notorious for wearing out, and, when they do, they make loud banging noises.
2004 Camry rear support part numbers:
I would suggest replacing the top supports to cure your problem.
First, check to make sure the coolant level is full...if not, it will bypass the heater core. Next, try replacing the thermostat and radiator cap. These are both inexpensive, and it's a good idea to replace them periodically. Finally, you may need to replace your heater core. Unless you are mechanically inclined, this is something best left to a mechanic. The difficulty of changing this ranges from vehicle to vehicle.
I was referring to the Haynes Repair Manual #36025, Ford Explorer 2002-2006, Chapter 10, "Hub and bearing assembly (rear) replacement": Due to the special tools and expertise required to press the hub and bearing from the rear knuckle, this job should be left to a professional mechanic. However, the knuckle may be removed and taken to an automotive machine shop or other qualified repair facility equipped with the necessary tools.
Check out autopartswarehouse they list front and rear KYB product. Not much out there, probably because of the year of the Murano, not too many people replacing shocks/struts yet, there will be much more available in a couple of years. I had to search for some time to find something.