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2007 4Runner 4WD front struts

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by freealfin, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. Sep 6, 2017 at 6:16 PM
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    freealfin

    freealfin [OP] New Member

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    This is my first post. I want to replace the front struts in my 4WD and I'm a little confused. I have seen many posts and youtubes where they seem to be removing a lot more that the strut/spring assy. but when I take a look at my set-up it seems that the only things needing removal are the top bolts and the lower pin. Planning on using the preambled units.
    Has anyone done it in a 2007 4WD? if so, can to tell me if I'm correct?
    Thanks
     
  2. Sep 8, 2017 at 4:04 AM
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    RonT4R

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    Probably need to remove a few things to get better access to getting the old assemblies out and the new assemblies in.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2017 at 4:16 PM
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    top 3, bottom 1, 2 bottom 19 mm bolts on the lower ball joint assembly where it attaches to the spindle so you have play in the LCA, and you may have to loosen the LCA bolts to get the LCA to move enough to get the bottom shock bolt back in. I've done this on my own 2007 4runner multiple times as well as a couple 2nd gen Tacomas which is the same setup.

    edit: Also need to disconnect the sway bar from the spindle. I always forget this step because I don't run a sway bar.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2017 at 4:21 PM
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    Thanks. I wen't back and re-visited just about all of the youtubes and noticed the all of them show two wheel drives. There's a significant difference in the set-up. I'm planning to do the replacement in about two months from now. When I do, I'll post the results.
     
  5. Sep 8, 2017 at 4:25 PM
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    freealfin

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    DRUNNER:
    Is your a 4WD?
     
  6. Sep 8, 2017 at 4:26 PM
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    Yessir.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2017 at 4:29 PM
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    OK.....THANKS...WILL LOOK CLOSER.....
     
  8. Sep 8, 2017 at 4:29 PM
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    It's a pretty easy job. First time I did it, took me around an hour per side. I've got down to about 30 mins per side now.
     

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