The rear suspension on my 96 Toyota Avalon is in dire need of some attention (225,000 miles). It has gotten so bad that the rear strut(s) bottom out when I hit even minor dips in the road. I have read through the Haynes manual on this topic and it looks like I shouldn't have too much trouble replacing both of the struts myself (assuming I can find a spring compressor relatively easily). Since the most I have done on a car is replace the O2 sensors, I am wondering if anyone out there should be talking me out of trying to conquer the rear struts.
<br/> If you aren't going to talk me out of it, is there any advice you can give to help me through this process. Right now I plan to buy the strut assembly, do I need to consider buying anything while I have the springs taken off.
<br/> Thanks for all your help.