Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 4.0 (GRJ120), TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 3.0 D (LJ120, LJ125), TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 4.0 (GRJ120, GRJ125, GRJ121), TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 3.0 D-4D (KDJ120, KDJ125), TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 3.0 D-4D (KDJ120), TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 4.0 (GRJ120), TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 2.7 (TRJ120, TRJ125), TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 2.7 (RZJ120, RZJ125), TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 3.0 D (KZJ120), TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 4.0 V6 VVT-i (GRJ125), TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 3.4 (VZJ121, VZJ125, VZJ120), TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 3.0 D (KDJ120, KZJ120), TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 4.0 (GRJ120), TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 3.0 D-4D (KDJ120_) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear shock absorber on TOYOTA LAND CRUISER PRADO 3 (J120)  [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) and other TOYOTA models
Tools
Replacement: shock absorbers – Toyota Prado J120. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Multipurpose grease
Combination spanner #12
Combination spanner #17
Drive socket # 17
Wheel impact socket #21
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Locking pliers
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: shock absorbers – Toyota Prado J120. Professionals recommend:
  • Both shock absorbers of the rear suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right shock absorbers of the rear suspension.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: shock absorbers – Toyota Prado J120. Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #21.
  2. Step 3
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    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  3. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Toyota Prado J120. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 7
    How to replace Shock Absorber on TOYOTA LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 2007: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Support the rear suspension beam. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  7. Step 8
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    Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a combination spanner #17. Use locking pliers.
  8. Step 9
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    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #17. Use a tap wrench.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock absorber when undoing the fastening bolts.
  9. Step 10
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  10. Step 11
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    Remove the shock absorber. Use a crowbar.
  11. Step 12
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    Treat the shock absorber mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Toyota Prado J120. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  12. Step 13
    LAND CRUISER (KDJ12_, GRJ12_) 3.0 D (LJ120, LJ125) 2004 Shock Absorber DIY replacement workshop manual
    Treat the shock absorber fasteners. Use a multipurpose grease.
  13. Step 14
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    Place the shock absorber in the wheel arch and secure it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the shock absorber while screwing in the fastening bolts. Toyota Prado J120
  14. Step 15
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    Install the fastening bolt.
  15. Step 16
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    Screw in the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #17.
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