This DIY is for a front and rear spring replacement , But you can use this DIY to replace your struts as well . First you remove the front brake line to the strut then you mark your strut bolts so when you put them back you can get as close as you can with the alignment . Then you loosen up the bottom bolts on the struts then you go to the top of the strut and remove the three nuts . In this photo you will notice how the strut mount looks like a oval shape , When putting this back on it must me the same way . Once you have the strut out then you use the spring compressor , Vise grip to hold the center strut from spinning as you remove the center nut on your strut . Once you have the spring out then you do everything in reverse order making sure you put back the bump stop in the center of the strut . Make sure you have the gap on the strut mount is towards the fire wall or else your strut will be out of alignment and possible do damage to your tires . Once you have the front struts on correctly then you tighten all your nuts and bolts . Now for your rear struts you must remove the plastic cover then you will see two nuts . Then you go to the bottom of the strut and remove the one bolt going through the center of the strut .Then using the spring compressor as was done on the front struts and do the same thing . With the rear one it has a nipple to clamp on to or a tool that fits and holds the center rod on the strut . You can loosen it up while the strut is on the car or you can do this while the spring compressor is applied off the car . Once you have replace the spring then you do the reverse and put your rear strut on . There you have a basic DIY for replacing struts or springs . More Info @ www.CorollaCarClub.proboards.com or http://rinconrolla98.blogspot.com .