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  1. CV Axle issue

    Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    04 Camry XLE 3.0L This wasn't an issue before I replaced my strut assembly. Leads me to believe I made a mistake during the installation of new struts. When I removed the steering knuckle, I think the outer CV joint popped out of the driveshaft. I can't see inside the CV Boot, but I can kinda...
  2. I Need Front and Rear Shocks/Struts Recommendation for a 2010 Corolla LE

    Corolla 10th Gen/2nd Gen Matrix (2009-2013)
    I live in a rural area and sometimes drive on gravel roads. My suspension is shot and I need parts that will last. Not cheap Chinese garbage. LOL
  3. WTB : 1988 Corolla GT-S front struts (CLOSED)

    Car parts for trade, wanted parts, or free offers
    I am looking for front struts for my 1988 corolla gts the one who are servicable as i can't seem to find any anywhere the casing will be suffient as i can easily have cartridges any help would be appreciated
  4. 2001 Sequoia Limited Strut Question

    Sequoia Forum
    I changed out my original front struts at 211,000 miles. Is there a Wrong way to install them other than upside down? Do they have to be rotated a certain way so the three top bolts and plate sit a certain way? The reason I replaced my original struts was due to a grinding noise in the...
  5. Front strut mount bearing orientation

    Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    Recently I have installed a new Monroe strut on my 2003 Camry 2.4L LE. Mount plate , bearing , sprint coil , bushing all in good shape. I hear clunking noise when I hit bump. So I had to take it apart to figure out what is making this clunking noise. I did not take any picture before I took it...
  6. Help trying to spend my money wisely on 2.2L 4cyl Solara 2001

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    Hello all, it's been a while and I come to you seeking help with a few repairs i'd to like attempt. My solara is at 204k miles if you'd like to know. I've had it for about 4 years. Over the years i've been fixing things here and there. One thing that has been prominent for at least the...
  7. DIY Video: Front Strut & Strut Mount Replacement, using spring compressors

    Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    Here's how to replace the strut or strut mount using spring compressors on a Toyota or Lexus with MacPherson strut front suspension. I made a short DIY video on the process: While quick-struts are available for these cars, not all of them are made to the same quality and specifications as the...
  8. How a Car's Suspension Works

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    Just thought I'd share my short video on the basics of automotive suspension systems. Using my car as an example, I tore down each component and explained the difference between the two most popular types, double wishbone and MacPherson strut front suspension: Skip toward the end to watch the...
  9. How Shock Absorbers and Struts Work

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    Here’s how a strut or shock absorber works in your car to dampen the ride. I took apart a strut and grinded it open to see the mechanics inside and made a short video on it: The spring is responsible for supporting the weight of the vehicle. It absorbs the majority of the...
  10. Elusive Popping sound from driver side wheel area

    Avalon 2nd Generation (2000-2004)
    Hi, y'all! After lurking in this forum on and off for a couple of years for basic tuneup tips, I finally decided to become a serious DIYer. In fact, I jumped in with both feet at a diesel mechanic friend's encouragement. What started out as simple installation of 4 Monroe Economatic complete...
  11. 2003 Camry 2.4L Recommended Shock/Strut

    Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    Hey all, I am currently torn between two different sets of front struts. I'll post a link to the front-right of each version. I'm looking for users who have had to have these replaced on their 2003 Camry 2.4 l Monroe KYB It's also noteworthy that the Monroe's are readily available and more...
  12. replacing shocks absorbers and struts for front and rear

    Corolla 10th Gen/2nd Gen Matrix (2009-2013)
    Hi, I went into a shop today and got my corolla checked out and they said that its shock absorbers and struts should be replaced because the oils were leaking and they told me the total estimate of my cost (parts+labors) are about 1300 dollars. I thought that if I could buy the parts from other...
  13. 2010 Prius struts

    Prius 3rd Gen - Hybrid (2010-2015)
    Hi All, I have a 2010 Prius with 90K miles on it. What's your opinion about replacing the struts?
  14. hood strut/damper install

    Corolla 9th Gen/1st Gen Matrix (2003-2008)
    was curious if anyone here has added hood struts onto their cars. its something ive wanted to do for a while but was curious what size strut to by, and where to mount them under the hood.
  15. Quick Strut or Old School risking your skin?

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    I know this is a worn out subject, but each thread helps put more good information out there. I bought a 1999 Camry LE (3.0 V-6) from a friend with 89K original miles on it. Awesome car, but it is up there in age and the suspension has gone soft. I've been playing with cars close to 30yrs and...
  16. 2002 se

    Camry 5th and 6th Gen '02-'11, Solara '04-'08
    Hi all. First time poster, with a question and hoping for advice. I have a '02 Camry SE with 162k miles and it is time to replace the Struts on all corners. Per VIN it is a Japanese built car. Does any one have the actual part #'s for all four struts? What Struts do you recommend? KYB...
  17. Hack for Front Struts Going Bad...

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    I'm not a mechanic so forgive and please correct the poor terminology. I've got two struts going bad and only because the rubber bushings at the bottom of the strut are ripping apart. My mechanic here in Belize realized that the rear leaf spring bushing of a Hilux is a near exact fit for the...
  18. FS: 2009-2013 Toyota Corolla Aftermarket parts

    Car Parts for Sale
    Was fitted on a 2011 Corolla S. Will fit 2009-2013 models. Sorry, photobucket is acting up so I was unable to upload more pics at this time. Visit the CL link to see more pics. I included a pic I can upload that shows the sill blades.
  19. FS: Camry 97 springs

    Car Parts for Sale
    For sale the original rear springs from a Toyota Camry 1997 Japan production 180,000 miles. They are in good condition. Black color. Original owner, car was always garage parked. Springs taken out of the car when lowering the car. They should fit all Camry's from 97 to 2001, but you should...
  20. Car is wobbling when going over bumps at high speeds

    Corolla 7th Generation (1993-1997)
    Hello. I have a 1996 toyota corolla DX. It has just over 211K miles on it. I bought it at 206K miles. About a month ago. (I drive a lot). I started to notice that when I'm at higher speeds and I'm going around a corner. When I hit a bump in the road. I feel the car wobble from the rear I can...