- 1). Place a jack under the rear portion of the frame on your Corolla, raise the rear of the vehicle off the ground and secure it on jack stands. Do the same for the front of the vehicle so all four wheels are off the ground.
- 2). Remove all four tires from the vehicle, loosening their lug nuts with a lug nut wrench.
- 3). Unscrew the bolt that secures the top of the shock to the upper shock hoop with a socket and ratchet. If the bolt is rusted on, apply a rust breaking spray.
- 4). Remove the bolt that secures the lower shock to the suspension with the socket and ratchet. Again, use a rust breaking spray if needed.
- 5). Pull the shock out of the shock hoops.
- 6). Place the top of the new shock into the Corolla's upper shock hoop and secure it with the bolt, socket and ratchet.
- 7). Pull down on the shock absorber until you can slide the bolt through the shock hoop and shock. Tighten the bolt with the socket and ratchet.
- 8). Remove the jack stands from the rear of the Corolla after you replace the shock on the other side of the car by following steps 1 through 7. Then lower the car to the ground with the jack.
- 9). Place the jack under the front of the Corolla, jack it up and secure it on jack stands. Repeat steps 1 through 7 on both front shocks. Remove the front of the Corolla from the jack stands after changing both front shocks and lower the car to the ground with the jack.