In the past, replacing struts required specialized tools to compress, remove and transfer the old spring and mount.  Pre-assembled with all new parts, our complete strut and spring assemblies make this job much quicker and easier for the do-it-yourself mechanic.

Each complete strut & spring assembly contains:

  • Upper Strut Mount
  • Strut Bearing
  • Coil Spring
  • Boot & Bumper Kit
  • Gas-charged Strut 
Pre-Assembled

Pre-assembled, loaded strut & spring assemblies allow for a quicker, safer install than replacing with just bare struts. 

Trouble-Free Install

Trouble-free install includes the matched parts needed to get the job done. New mounts, bearings, springs and hardware will provide a better ride for your vehicle and save you time from not having to do the job again because a used part failed afterwards.

Matched Parts

When you buy the kit pre-built by us, you can be sure that the parts are matched for optimum performance.  Not all shocks and struts are manufactured the same, so mixing and matching can result in fit issues and potentially decrease the life of the parts.

Saves Time & Money

When you buy one of our kits, you not only save money over buying the parts individually, but you also save time having to search for all of the different parts that are correct for your vehicle (because we did it for you!)

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. step : Removing the Wheel (1:14)
    • Pull off the hub cap by hand
    • Loosen the lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. step : Removing the Strut (1:37)
    • Remove the 12mm bolt from the brake line
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from the ABS sensor
    • Pull the brake line off the strut
    • Pull the ABS sensor off the strut
    • Attach locking pliers to the upper sway bar ball joint
    • Remove the lower sway bar link nut with a 14mm socket and ratchet
    • Remove the sway bar link from the strut
    • Remove the two 19mm nuts and bolts that connect the strut to the wheel spindle
    • Lift the rear seat off its ancho points
    • Push the seat belts through the rear seat cushion
    • Pull the rear seat out through the door
    • Remove the 12mm bolt from each rear seat bolster
    • Pull out the rear seat bolsters
    • Pull the seatbelt aside
    • Pull back the sound-deadening material
    • Remove the three 12mm bolts from the top of the strut
    • Pull the strut down and out
  3. step : Installing the Strut (5:44)
    • Lift the strut into place, lining up the studs
    • Start the 13mm nuts onto the strut mount
    • Insert the 19mm bolts that connect the strut to the wheel spindle
    • Start the 19mm nuts onto the bolts
    • Tighten the 19mm nuts to 83 foot-pounds of torque
    • Put the ABS sensor bracket into place
    • Insert the 10mm bolt into the ABS sensor bracket
    • Put the brake line into place
    • Insert the 12mm bolt into the brake line bracket
    • Put the sway bar link into place
    • Attach locking pliers to the upper sway bar ball joint
    • Fasten the 14mm nut onto the sway bar link
  4. step : Reattaching the Wheel (7:31)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 76 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap
  5. step : Securing the Strut and Reinstalling the Rear Seat (8:08)
    • Fasten the three 13mm nuts onto the strut mount
    • Push the rear seat bolsters into place using the locating tabs
    • Insert the 12mm bolt into each rear seat bolster bracket
    • Push the rear seat cushion into place
    • Pull the seatbelts through the rear seat cushion
    • Pop in the seat cushion clips

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Vise Grip Pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench
  • Socket Extensions
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 21mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 14mm Socket
  • 12mm Socket
  • 13mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 21mm wrench
  • 14mm Wrench
  • 19mm Wrench
  • 10mm Wrench
  • 13mm Wrench
  • 12mm Wrench

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Car sits like a truck
The car is sitting like a truck springs haven't lowered back to factory height. Not happy at all....
March 24, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Rear Strut Assembly for 1997 Camry
Finished the installation today. Ride and handling is greatly improved. Some suggestions regarding installation:
1) 1AAuto's video on the installation suggested using a vice grip to hold the bolt of the anti-sway bar link in order to loosen and tighten the nut. This is not necessary, as there is hex hole in the bolt for holding it with an allen wrench.
2) I bolted the strut assembly with the two 19mm bolts and then used a floor jack to pass the three top bolts through the body.
3) These top bolts are very difficult to access. I purchased a pass-through (spline wrench) socket set. It made the job much easier.
4) And one last thing, in addition to unbolting the ABS sensor from the strut, you also need to unbolt the u-shaped holder from the wheel well. Otherwise, you are very likely to break the wires to the ABS sensor and render it inoperable.
October 19, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
Perfect. Was fast and easy to install. Have already recommended this site to family.
January 26, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Great product and delivery
Great product and delivery was extremely fast. Quality product and installed perfectly just as described. Will definitely order from here again.
April 5, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Very excellent part
This part made my car feel like brand new and the price for the pair is less than it would cost for just one at other auto parts stores !!
April 5, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Perfect
Fast shipping. Struts fit just as they should. Would buy from again.
July 6, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
Rear struts
The struts fit perfectly.Installation video was awesome.Great idea those videos.
January 28, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Great service and great parts
Installed perfectly and works like new.
I always get great service when I buy from 1-A auto
April 23, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Quality part
1A Auto has supplied me many times with good quality parts that fits perfectly. Makes of easy installations. Not universal parts that need to be modified or anything. Also, YouTube had a great video or replacing the strut /spring assembly.
August 6, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Attention to packaging
While the struts were fitting the job, a separate order that came with the package was scattered inside. Fortunately the spark plugs that I ordered were not damaged.
December 20, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
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How do I know if mine are with or without electronic suspension?
Vu P on Jun 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Electronic suspension usually have controls inside the vehicle to adjust them, or the shocks will have electrical connections. If you are unsure I recommend you contact your local dealership to find out.
what is the brand of these shocks?
Howard D on Sep 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We have a few different aftermarket companies build these parts specifically for us, as our 1A Auto house brand. They are manufactured to the same OEM specifications as the original part that came with your vehicle. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
if I order today how soon will I get them?
Longa714 on Apr 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 3-5 business days in lower 48

Vehicle Fit

  • 1992-1994 Lexus ES300 Rear Strut & Spring Assembly Pair
  • 1997-2001 Lexus ES300 Rear Strut & Spring Assembly Pair without Electronic Suspension
  • 1997-2003 Toyota Avalon Rear Strut & Spring Assembly Pair
  • 1992-1994 Toyota Camry Rear Strut & Spring Assembly V6 3.0L Models Pair
  • 1997-2001 Toyota Camry Rear Strut & Spring Assembly V6 3.0L Models Pair

This part replaces:

  • Monroe 281680
  • Monroe 281681
  • Monroe 271680
  • Monroe 271681
Part #: 1ASSP00029



How-to Video:

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