Last post on Jan 22, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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#3 of 12 Re: Shocks absorbers [wayne937]
Sep 20, 2008 (3:08 pm)
After we took our vehicle back to the Toyota Garage they checked and found that the mechanic that had previously worked on the car had not placed the nut back on the bolt of the left rear shock correctly, and it worked loose on the shock which caused the knocking noise. They retightened the nut on the bolt and it has been ok since. The shock itself was ok.
#4 of 12 How to tighten shock absorber nuts
Jan 27, 2009 (5:30 am)
I have similar problem on my 05 LE driver side. Any information how to tighten the nuts?
Jan 27, 2009 (7:34 am)
I am sorry samnc but since we took it back to the garage to have it done I don't know. I don't think it would be that hard to figure out though if you had it up on a hoist. I used to do all my own work on cars but I quit doing since I have arthritis in my right hand. I think that there is only two bolts, one the top and one on the bottom of the shock, that holds the shock to the body. I am sorry I canot be of more help.
#6 of 12 How much to replace the front shocks by dealer?
Feb 07, 2009 (10:25 am)
Any figures for 2005 LE, thanks.
Feb 07, 2009 (2:43 pm)
Our vehicle is a 2006 Toyota Sienna. I just checked with my wife and she does not remember what she paid at the Toyota Dealership for the two rear shocks. You could most likely get it done a lot cheaper if you stayed away from the dealership.
#8 of 12 Re: Shocks absorbers [wayne937]
Feb 18, 2009 (7:28 am)
O5 sienna AWD limited, changed rear shock at around 46 Kmi. Boucing every bump or pot hole (from the rear). One of the rear shock is bad. Replaced both rear w/ KYB shock (OEM, cost $85/ pair) and it is fine now. I think 46 Kmi is too early to have to replace the shock.
Feb 18, 2009 (8:20 am)
Yes! I agree with you. However, those things will happen from time to time. I think they need to give their customers a longer time limit on their warranty. It would be nice if they gave a 50,000 miles warranty instead of the standard three year or 36,000 mile warranty. It seems like as soon as the warranty is up is when things begins to happen. Maybe that is their plan. By making inferior parts that last just over the warrant period they can make money by selling more parts.
#10 of 12 Re: Shocks absorbers [George560sel]
Feb 18, 2009 (8:56 am)
Out of curiosity, how much was labor?
Feb 17, 2010 (6:53 am)
I replaced both rears after 62K. They weren't leaking but they were porpoising the van. This was amplified when I added air to the air lift 1000 airbags during long heavy trips. The new Napa shocks were fine. #37284
#12 of 12 2006 Sienna rear shock absorbers replaced...
Jan 22, 2011 (3:24 pm)
FYI, I just had both rear shocks replaced on my 2006 Sienna FWD Limited a little over 57,000 miles for $218 (including 7.75% tax only on parts) and after doing some extended research I found out that I have Lifetime free replacement (parts + labor) as long I own the vehicle. This lifetime warranty is from Toyota Corporate and was initiated since January 1, 1990 for (front/rear struts or shocks, Toyota Genuine muffler, exhaust pipe). In order to qualify for this Lifetime Guarantee the first replacement (parts + labor) must be done from an authorized Toyota dealership and subsequent failure of the above mentioned components will qualify for lifetime replacement(s) at no cost (parts + labor) and as long as you have proof you are the original owner of the Toyota vehicle.