A buddy and I are prepping to do a bunch of work on my 2002 Toyota Rav4. She is 249,911 miles young, and at LEAST 1/3 of that has been offroad driving on beaches, mountains, and plains (I’m a field biologist). As you can imagine, she is rusty. All rusty. ALL. Just everything, rusty. Except for the new crossmember. I had a Florida mechanic tell me 10 years and 150k miles ago it was too rusty to be safe. I guess we showed him.
So my struts are pretty tired, and the truck is so old and semi-retired, and CO doesn’t have inspections, so we’re happy to “DIY” and learn. I’ve never done struts before. So my questions are:
Kind of a dumb question, but if I order a strut kit, that does have everything I need for the job, right? Any seals… etc. that might be old and break after I start?
Is there anything else I may as well replace while I’m at that? We’re doing the brakes at the same time. I have some $ for this project now, wondering what cars this age commonly need replaced. What did you need to replace on your 'Yota?
Thanks for all pointers! Happy Trails!