How to Replace Front Shock Absorber on 1993 Toyota Pickup

Replacing the shock absorbers on your Toyota Pickup is not really like a walk in the park and you need to have some basic mechanic skills.
Toyota Pickup Shock Absorber 1 photo
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Also, you will need a complete toolbox and a car elevator, if you don’t want to struggle with a simple carjack. The video bellow shows best how the operation is done, but here are some basic steps to follow:
  • Loosen the wheel's bolts but don’t remove them
  • Jack up / lift the car and remove the wheel
  • Spray some penetrating oil on the head and lower bolts of the shock absorber so you can unscrew them easier
  • Start with the top and unscrew the top nut
  • Next, remove the lower bolts
  • Take out the shock absorber and insert the new one in
  • Find a way to compress it and put the bolts back in.
This is a DIY guide and, as such, you must be aware the procedures described here involve some risks. autoevolution cannot be held responsible for any possible damage that might result while following this guide.

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