Change rear shocks on 1999 4runner?
To change the rear shocks on a 1999 Toyota 4Runner the rear of the vehicle must be lifted with the wheels removed. Find the shock mounts and remove those nuts as well as the lower fork hardware. Each shock will slide out in whole assemblies.
The 4Runner doesn't have struts; it has coil-over shocks in front. After removing the old shocks a spring compressor is required to remove the springs and install them on the new shocks. Take it to a front end shop that has the proper compressor and tools; it's very dangerous if you don't have good equipment and experience. The rear shocks are easy to replace by yourself.
There are shocks on the rear that can both be changed in about 1 hour. The front has struts that will take maybe 2 hours to change if you buy the compete assemble which includes spring, strut, and mounts. If you are only replacing the strut I recommend you have this done by a professional as it can be very dangerous.
The rears are a breeze, but you should have a mechanic chage the front...definite hospital action from the fronts.... whoever gave this answer didn't actually explain how the rear shocks are changed, other than it is easy to do. i am also looking to change the rear shocks on my 1997 Camaro and can't find any info on how to do this. If someone knows how to find the top of the shock from the…