Toyota Pick-ups/Land Cruiser/4Runner 1970-1988
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Jack up the rear of the vehicle.
Support the rear axle housing with jackstands.
Unfasten the upper shock absorber retaining nuts and/or bolts from the upper frame member.
Depending upon the type of rear spring used, either disconnect the lower end of the shock absorber from the spring seat, or the rear axle housing, by removing its cotter pins, nuts and/or bolts.
Remove the shock absorber. Inspect the shock for wear, leaks, or other signs of damage.
Install the shock absorber and tighten the bolts to 19 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) on 2WD models; 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm) on 4WD Pick-Ups and 4Runners. On the Land Cruiser, tighten the upper bolt to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm) and the lower bolt to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm).