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How to Repair Your Nissan Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly
Sooner or later your shock absorber and strut assembly will fail because of the high-pressure nature of their job no matter how well you do maintenance for them. If that's the case then you can save money on repairing them by knowing how to do everything yourself. It's a difficult but worthwhile job to know. Take note that fixing struts and shocks vary from the front ones to the rear ones.
What You'll Need
- Torque wrench
- Spring compressor
- Tire iron
- Ratchet set
- Adjustable wrench
- Floor jack
- Jack stand
Fix Front Struts and Shocks
Step 1:Lift your Nissan's front end with a floor jack, loosen and remove the nuts of the front wheels with a tire iron, and access the strut assemblies on your vehicle's front end (they look like springs mounted behind the wheel hubs).
Step 2:Follow the brake hose back to the strut then disconnect the mounting bracket and antilock brake sensor. Remove the stabilizer link's nut, pull the bolts on the strut's lower side and upper side, then pull the whole assembly out. Do the same with the other strut.
Step 3:Pop off the strut's dust cover and compress the spring. Take off the strut nut and lay all components that follow the in order they come off-mounting bracket, dust seal, upper spring seat, upper insulator, coil spring, spring bumper, and lower insulator-so it's easier to reassemble.
Step 4:After replacement, set your torque wrench to 35 foot lb. and tighten the strut nut then decompress the spring. Put back the dustcover and torque the upper bolts on the strut at 29 foot lb. Lower bolts are at 113 foot lb.
Step 5:Put back the mounting bracket for the antilock brake sensor and brake hose with 21 foot lb. torque. Torque the stabilizer nut at 55 foot lb. Do the same things to the other side of your Nissan. Put back the front wheels, lower the car, get an expert to do front wheel alignment.
Fix Rear Struts and Shocks
Step 1:Open the hood and disconnect the negative battery cable. Pull out the rear seat cushions of your car then raise your Nissan's rear end. Slide the jack under the axle and support it by the frame. Remove the back wheels.
Step 2:Take off the brackets or sensors from the strut. Remove the stabilizer link nut as well. Unscrew the lower strut bolts and take off the upper strut mounting nuts. Do the same thing to the strut assembly on your Nissan's other side.
Step 3:Pull the strut out, compress the spring, remove the nut, and lay out the pieces of the assembly in order of removal-support, coil spring, insulator, and bumper-for easy reassembly. Replace worn out parts then reassemble the strut.
Step 4:The center nut's torque is 36 foot lb. Remove the spring compressor, place the strut to the frame, and torque the upper mounting nuts at 29 foot lb. Connect the strut to the arm then hand-tighten the bolt. Screw the nut, sensors, and brackets back to the strut. Do the same to the other side.
Step 5:Mount the wheels back and lower your Nissan's rear end. To stabilize the suspension, bounce on it a little bit. Torque at 188 foot lb. the strut-to-arm bolts on each side of the car. Install the rear seat cushions and connect the negative battery cable back to its terminal. You're all done.