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I have a '04 4Runner, sport edition, with X-Reas suspension. My front left shock is leaking and my mechanic, who claims to be a Toyota specialist told me I need to replace the front left and right shocks.

I've been finding a lot of conflicting information about what needs to happen if a shock goes bad with the X-reas.

Do I replace the front left and right?

Do I replace the front left and rear right?

Do I have to replace the whole system?

What do I need to do to fix the problem?
 

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I have a '04 4Runner, sport edition, with X-Reas suspension. My front left shock is leaking and my mechanic, who claims to be a Toyota specialist told me I need to replace the front left and right shocks.

I've been finding a lot of conflicting information about what needs to happen if a shock goes bad with the X-reas.

Do I replace the front left and right?

Do I replace the front left and rear right?

Do I have to replace the whole system?

What do I need to do to fix the problem?
You need to replace the left front and right rear shocks and if I remember correctly and one controller canister. I had on my 05 Limited the driver's and pass front leak and had to replace all around. They work in a x pattern shifting fluid diagonally. I spend almost 2,000 on parts and labor. Wish they never had this system. They all seem to leak.
 

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Mine are working fine,
But when it comes time to replace i will install standard shocks and chuck the whole system. Not that it is not good, just wont spend that kind of money on shocks.
 

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X-reas is great, so the owners say, but like most oddball things, pricey when it breaks. Kinda wish I had it since my 03 4Runner is a bumpy ride.
 

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Yes you are probably right.
I have not really seen anything special about how they make a difference. At least not 2000 dollars worth of difference.
I will look more into it when the time comes.

I kind of wish i had Air shocks on the rear of mine. Sometimes need the extra lift.
 
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