Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
After installing a replacement shock absorber and strut assembly, the Toyota Camry is still making clunking noises. What could be causing these noises?
Answer: If the Toyota Camry is still making noises even after replacing the damper and strut, then its best to make sure that the mounting hardware and upper bearing plate are not loose or worn out. If the clunking noises are originating from the replacement damper, then the mounting hardware might have several loose bolts. On the other hand, if the noises are coming from the strut, then some of bolts of the upper bearing plate should be checked if they are torqued properly or not.
How long does it take to replace a damaged Toyota Camry shock absorber and strut assembly?
Answer: For an average DIYer who has all the tools needed to do this task, it will take at least 60 minutes or an hour to remove and replace a damaged shock absorber and strut assembly. This is because the DIYer has to remove the tires of his or her Toyota Camry to get enough ground clearance. What's more, the person doing the repair also needs to uninstall several parts of the suspension system to access the damper and strut assembly.
How much does a replacement Toyota Camry shock absorber and strut assembly cost?
Answer: The prices of replacement Toyota Camry shock absorber and strut assemblies vary depending on whether they are monotubes or twin-tubes and their finishes. Monotube assemblies cost about 57 to 11 USD, while twin-tubes cost around 37 to as much as 267 USD. On the other hand, when it comes to finish, black damper and strut assemblies have prices ranging from 37 to 260 USD, while blue ones cost around 57 to 138 USD.
What is the difference between monotube and twin-tube shock absorber and strut assemblies?
Answer: Toyota Camrys can be equipped with two types of shock absorbers: monotube and twin-tube. Basically, monotubes use single pistons that operate inside single-wall tubes, while twin-tubes have durable outer tubes that protect the inner piston tubes. Performance-wise, monotubes overheat less often than twin-tubes because they can dispel heat easily. However, twin-tubes can withstand more impacts or dings because of their protective outer tubes.