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.
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.
Thanks for all your help.