I'm going to be replacing the shock absorbers, tie rod ends and steering rack bushings on my friend's 97 Tacoma 2WD, as his steering is loose, the shocks are done, and the dust boots on the tie rod end boots were shot when he bought the truck.
1. Do we need a spring compressor for the front shocks? The FSM just said to jack up the car, take off the wheel and undo the 3 bolts/nuts connecting it. Is it that easy, or am I missing something?
2. For the rear SA's, the FSM says to lower the rear axle housing so the leaf springs are unsprung. How do you do that?
I work mostly on cars (mostly my Subaru), so any advice or tips are greatly appreciated. Thanks