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Toyota RAV4 Shock Absorber

Shock absorbers as we know them (using hydraulics) came about at the start of the 1900s when early cars started switching from uncomfortable leaf-sprung suspension technology. You can find replacement shock absorbers for the RAV4 below sorted by year and trim.

New Toyota RAV4 Shock Absorber Prices

Genuine OEM Rear Shock Absorber for Toyota 485308Z093 Photo

Genuine OEM Rear Shock Absorber for Toyota 485308Z093

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$59.95

1x Car Shock Absorber Spring Universal For Escape Buick Jeep Cadillac LINCOLN Photo

1x Car Shock Absorber Spring Universal For Escape Buick Jeep Cadillac LINCOLN

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$9.19

KYB Shocks & Struts Excel-G Rear for TOYOTA RAV4 2006-11 Photo

KYB Shocks & Struts Excel-G Rear for TOYOTA RAV4 2006-11

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$87.23

Genuine OEM Rear Shock Absorber for Toyota 485308Z095 Photo

Genuine OEM Rear Shock Absorber for Toyota 485308Z095

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$59.95

Rear OESPECTRUM Shock Absorber 2PCS Set Monroe For 1996-2005 Toyota RAV4 Photo

Rear OESPECTRUM Shock Absorber 2PCS Set Monroe For 1996-2005 Toyota RAV4

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$100.09

Pair REAR Shock Absorbers Assembly for 1996 - 2002 2003 2004 2005 Toyota RAV4 Photo

Pair REAR Shock Absorbers Assembly for 1996 - 2002 2003 2004 2005 Toyota RAV4

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$48.79

Front Quick Complete Struts & Rear Shock Absorbers for 1996-2000 Toyota RAV4 Photo

Front Quick Complete Struts & Rear Shock Absorbers for 1996-2000 Toyota RAV4

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$240.22

WIN2B 4pcs Front Struts Assemblyt and Rear Shock Absorber for 96-00 Toyota RAV4 Photo

WIN2B 4pcs Front Struts Assemblyt and Rear Shock Absorber for 96-00 Toyota RAV4

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$112.99

Shocks For 96-2000 Toyota RAV4 Front Driver Side Twin-tube Photo

Shocks For 96-2000 Toyota RAV4 Front Driver Side Twin-tube

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$13.65

For Toyota RAV4 l4 1996 - 2005 Rear Shock Absorber KYB Gas-A-Just KG4738 Photo

For Toyota RAV4 l4 1996 - 2005 Rear Shock Absorber KYB Gas-A-Just KG4738

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$47.43

Set of 4 Front & Rear Shocks Struts Absorbers Kit For 1996-2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L Photo

Set of 4 Front & Rear Shocks Struts Absorbers Kit For 1996-2000 Toyota RAV4 2.0L

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$108.99

2x Shock Absorber for Toyota RAV4 1996-2005 L4 2.0L 2.4L Rear Left & Right Side Photo

2x Shock Absorber for Toyota RAV4 1996-2005 L4 2.0L 2.4L Rear Left & Right Side

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$38.69

About The RAV4 Shock Absorber

Taking a lot of the punishment that the road throws at the RAV4 is its shock absorbers.

These work alongside the other suspension components to improve the ride quality for the occupants inside the car.

They essentially transfer sharp shocks of energy into heat through the use of hydraulics (a liquid piston).

RAV4 Shock Absorber Problems

You will know if a shock absorber has a problem because the ride quality will be noticeably worse.

Another sign of a fault shock absorber in the RAV4 is a new noise coming from under the car when you hit bumps in the road.

Not fixing the broken part you will not only find the ride less comfortable but it will also negatively affect the handling of the car.

This reduction in handling can become a safety issue, especially if you have to quickly dodge something that enters your path quickly.

Some owners of the RAV4 have noticed that when the shock absorber is broken that a new oscillation is apparent.

This oscillation can build with speed and cause the driver and other occupants alarm or discomfort.

RAV4 Shock Absorbers Replacement Cost

The shock absorbers in the RAV4 are made up of different components that all can fail separately (as is shown in the following diagram).

The shock absorber itself is the part highlighted red at the bottom of the suspension setup, with the piston inside of it that captures the movement.

Just above it is the RAV4’s suspension coil that handles the slower movements and keeps the car as level as possible.

Replacing the shock absorber itself would require the entire assembly to be taken out and taken apart – which would involve care and specialist tools.

This will obviously make the labor costs higher with owners reporting this to be around $100 to $150 before the costs of parts come into it.

In terms of costs for the parts, you can find the shock-absorbing component with the piston that does most of the work for around $50.

Around that component, you also have other parts that can fail such as the bushing which is roughly $40 to replace.

Be sure to get the right end of the car when you order a new RAV4 shock absorber as the front and rear are completely different.

You will also find that these parts differ by model year too, you probably can’t fit a 2002 RAV4 part to a 2017 model for example.