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I am about to buy a 2010 Sequoia Platinum with 250,000 mostly highway miles on it.

I had it inspected, and the Toyota dealer said the front and back shocks on the driver's side are leaking.

Would this vehicle likely need to have all 4 shocks replaced, and are other suspension components also likely to need replacing?

Opinions and advice would be much appreciated.
 

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Depends on your budget I'd say, I'd do a suspension service, replace shocks and re-grease everything and thoroughly inspect and test drive before and after. Could you attach a picture of the shocks leaking?
 

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Depends on your budget I'd say, I'd do a suspension service, replace shocks and re-grease everything and thoroughly inspect and test drive before and after. Could you attach a picture of the shocks leaking?
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Thank for your suggstions, EliteSequoia. After thinking about the likelihood that all the shocks have amost 450,000 miles on them, the service department's recommendation to replace them all makes sense. Unfortunately, new shocks + new tires (due to cupping) ran the cost of buying the sequoia over my budget. I'm bummed, because Sequoias are amazing vehicles.

Also take a good look at how the tires are wearing.
Thank you sdspeed, the tire wear on relatively new tires is bad, cupping on all tires and with one tire on the side with bad shocks at the end of its safe life.
 
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