Altima 2007-2009

Upper Control Arms

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Removal & Installation




NOTE
Removing the upper control arm requires removing the whole rear suspension as an assembly.

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle and remove the rear wheels.
  2.  
  3. Remove the exhaust pipe and muffler(s).
  4.  
  5. Remove the brake calipers without disconnecting the hydraulic hoses and hang them from the body
  6.  
  7. Remove brake rotors.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the parking brake cables.
  10.  
  11. Remove wheel speed sensors.
  12.  
  13. Remove lower shock absorber nuts.
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  15. Support the rear lower link with jack.
  16.  
  17. Remove the rear lower link adjusting bolt and nut from the suspension member side.
    NOTE
    Do not reuse the adjusting nut, use a new adjusting nut for installation.

  18.  
  19. Slowly lower the jack to lower the rear lower link and coil spring.
  20.  
  21. Remove lower control arm link adjusting bolt and arm.
  22.  
  23. Remove upper ball joint nut and cotter pin.
  24.  
  25. Disconnect radius rod member side.
  26.  
  27. Disconnect lower link adjusting bolt.
  28.  
  29. Remove knuckle.
  30.  
  31. Remove stabilizer bar.
  32.  
  33. Remove member harness.
  34.  
  35. Remove the suspension member nuts and member stay bolts.
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  37. Use the jack to support and lower the rear suspension assembly for removal.
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To install:

  1. Carefully raise the assembly into place with a jack
  2.  
  3. Start all the suspension member nuts and member stay bolts. When they-re all started, torque as indicated.
  4.  
  5. Install member harness.
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  7. Install stabilizer bar.
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  9. Install knuckle.
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  11. Install the lower.

    Check that the projecting part inside the upper rubber seat and the bracket flange are properly engaged.
     
    Check that the projection part outside the upper rubber seat is toward the front of the vehicle.
     
    Position the hollow of the lower rubber seat with the groove part of the rear lower link.
     
    Install the coil spring so that the side with the two paint mark is directed toward the lower side.
     

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  13. Fit the spring and lower link into place supported on a jack.
  14.  
  15. Carefully raise the jack to install the bolts. Install all bolts before tightening any of them, and be sure to install a new adjusting nut.
    NOTE
    Do not reuse the adjusting nut, use a new adjusting nut for member side.

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  17. Install the remaining components and check the rear wheel alignment
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