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Old 05-02-18, 10:54 AM
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So I had firestone go over my car to check for any maintenance issues with my HS at @120k miles. They said I had a slight leak in the rear shocks and struts. They were going to replace them for total $273 but couldn't find the parts. In the mean time, Meinke took a look and said yes the rear shocks have a slight leak but nothing major. I did get rear shocks from Lexus Parts online so far. Meinke brought me out to the bay to point out the shocks in the rear but no struts in the rear. Firestone says there are both in the rear. Meinke also pointed out the struts in the front. Who is right about rear shocks and struts?? I'm confused??? Firestone will not normally put other peoples parts on but since they had already given me a price, said they would install, new price is $242. What???
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Old 05-03-18, 11:17 PM
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I'm in the process of replacing my front struts and rear shocks for my 2010 HS250H Premium with 18" wheels. I check Lexuspartsnow and the part numbers are listing below. The rear shocks are very easy to install. The front struts require you to remove the springs since Lexus do not sell strut assembly with spring installed.

ront left 48520-79075
front right 48510-79075
rear shocks 48530-75030
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Old 05-04-18, 05:20 AM
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Thanks for the reply, if that is the exact part number I picked for my rear shocks. Wish I did know how to change them myself.
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Old 05-07-18, 08:48 AM
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If you have the new rear shocks, just go to a local independent repair shop for installation. It will be far less than the insane $242 Firestone wants.
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Old 05-07-18, 09:19 AM
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Yes, you were correct, I picked the right part according to what the first reply stated and Meinke did them for $183. Appreciate the replies!
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Old 05-07-18, 01:51 PM
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It appears many Lexus models have problems with leaking rear shocks. My RX350 had them. Tokico was the OEM supplier, but there are a couple after market ones, unlike our orphan hybrid for which Toyota/Lexus is the only source.
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Old 05-07-18, 02:54 PM
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So for my original question i take it the struts are on the front not the back for sure??
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Yes, that is the typical vehicle arrangement. They use struts in front as they take up less space and height is not a problem because struts have the spring in the upper part and are tall. Also strut suspensions are simpler and easier to make.
They often use shocks in the rear when struts would be too tall to fit the body design of the trunk or rear cargo area. Shocks can be made shorter and the spring will be next to it.
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I replaced my rear shocks myself. They cost me $27 each for the shocks. I got them from the lexus dealer.
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