Toyota Pick-ups, Land Cruiser, and 4 Runner 1997-00

Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Remove the lower shock absorber mounting bolt



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Fig. Lower shock absorber mount bolt and washer



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Fig. Upper shock absorber mounting bolt



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Fig. Slide the shock absorber off the upper mounting stud



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Fig. Exploded view of a typical Toyota rear shock absorber

  1. Elevate and safely support the vehicle on the frame rails. Place a floor jack under the rear axle housing and set the jack to hold the axle in place.
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  3. Remove the wheel(s).
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  5. Remove the parking brake cable bracket from the rear axle housing.
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  7. Remove the lower shock absorber mount bolt. If the shock is to be replaced, disconnect the upper mount and remove the shock. If the shock is not to be removed, the upper mount may be left connected during spring removal. If only the sho