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1995 Toyota Camry LE
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you will need the following tools:

22mm socket
21 mm socket
19 mm socket
13 mm socket (i think that's the size for the rear sway bar endlinks)
12 mm socket
14 mm socket (again, what i think the top nuts for the front strut mounts are)

^Basically, a standard socket set.

1/2 inch drive ratchet
36" breaker bar (you can go shorter i suppose but this make it way easier)
jack and stands
spring compressor (loan-a-tool from auto parts dealer, simple and easy to use)
 

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If you do it yourself, make sure that you squeeze the spring down with the compressor completely. I thought that I had enough turns on the compressor tool and when I released the spring the spring openned up a lot. It took me close to an hour to squeeze the spring down completely alternating between a chain and the compressor tool.

Kep
 

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'95 Camry V6 XLE
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What places loan spring compressors? I went to an AutoZone and Kragen but I didn't see any there.
I just called my local AutoZone yesterday and they said they have them. I assume they're behind the counter since it's a loan out item. The guy said you pay them $50, keep them as long as you want, then get your money back when you return them.
 

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Expanding on Whiterabbit's reply
Front stuts
22mm socket (2 bottom bolts)
14 mm socket (top 3 bolts)
19mm (Top Strut retaining bolt, if they are stock)
12 mm socket (brake line bolt)

Rear struts
21 mm socket (2 bottom bolts)
14 mm socket (top 3 bolts)
12 mm socket (brake line bolt)
12mm for Rear sway bar brackets, just in case you decide to upgrade the swaybar at the same time.
14mm (Rear sway bracket nut)
#5 Metric allen wrench - Away bar bracket.

If you change to tokicos the top retaining nut they come with is a 22mm retaining nut, stocks are 19 flare retaining nut.
 
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