FAQs—Nissan Lift Support
If in search of a lift support, you have to know the stroke length, among other things. The stroke is the length the piston can travel. To measure the length, you have to figure out how long the shaft is so the door, hatch, or tailgate can be closed properly. See to it that that you don’t get something with a stroke that’s too short or too long.
It would be difficult to determine the life of the lift support since this is based on a lot of things, including the temperature, cycles, vibration, size, orientation, and exposure to dirt and other conditions. The loss of force can be brought about by exposure to the elements and extreme temperatures, and how this is used. The lift support’s output force may naturally wear down over time.
The lift support should be measured through its extended or collapsed/compressed position. The measurement should be done from the middle of the eyelet, ball socket, or rivet, depending on the design of the lift support.
Yes. Ambient temperature has an effect on the gas inside the lift support. Usually, the change in volume falls anywhere between 3% and 4% for lower or higher temperature. There’ll be less output force during the cold weather or winter months. The rubber parts inside can be a little stiff. During the summer months or hotter days, the output force is expected to be higher. The rubber parts, in which case, can be loose. Lift supports that feature multi-lip seals are among your best options if you drive or live in a place with extreme weather or climate. This feature keeps the gas inside.
Yes. It’s always better if you replace lift supports as a pair since they work side by side. Even if the other lift support seems okay, it may be wearing out and will eventually need a replacement as it loses its gas charge. By changing them both, you’ll be guaranteed more solid and safer support and better lifting function. You can save yourself some time and money.
This kind of glitch is usually caused by a static seal. Lucky for you, you can do something to fix it. You just have to install the struts one at a time. Once you install a strut, you have to open and shut the liftgate, door, hatch, or trunk with care. Be careful not to break the lid. Don’t put too much pressure on it.
The measurements you have to consider are the various lengths of the lift supports, including the extended and retracted length. Also take note of ending types and stroke. The ends of the lift support, as you can see, may differ. They could be 8 mm. or 10 mm. nylon or metal ball studs or 13 mm. metal ball studs, which are typically used for heavy lifting. You also need to consider the eyelets, which come in different types. If you have a torx type or claw type, you have to know what size of ball stud would fit. You also have to measure or determine the stroke when looking for a set of lift supports.
- Is it necessary to measure or know the stroke length of the lift support?
- What’s the average lifespan of lift supports? What factors lead to their wear and tear?
- What’s a good way to gauge the extended length and retracted length of a Nissan lift support?
- If I live in an area with extreme temperatures, will the climate/weather affect gas-charged lift supports in any way?
- Is it better to change both lift supports instead of just the one that’s showing wear?
- I got a new set of lift support. However, the installed strut got stuck in an open position. What could I do about it?
- What are the measurements to consider when looking for a set of lift supports that fits?