Infinity_FX35_FX45_2003-2005

Shock Absorber

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the rear tire.
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  7. Position a jack or equivalent support under the rear lower link.
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  9. Remove the fixing bolt in the lower side of the shock absorber assembly.
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  11. Remove the attaching nuts in the upper side of the shock absorber assembly and remove the shock absorber assembly from the vehicle.
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  13. Check the shock absorber assembly for deformation, cracks, or damage, and replace if necessary.
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  15. Check the piston rod for damage, uneven wear, or distortion, and replace if necessary.
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  17. Check the welded and sealed areas for oil leakage, and replace if necessary.
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To install:

  1. Position the shock absorber assembly in the vehicle.
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  3. Install and tighten the attaching nuts in the upper side of the shock absorber assembly to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
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  5. Install the fixing bolt in the lower side of the shock absorber assembly, and tighten until snug.
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  7. Remove the jack or equivalent support from under the rear lower link.
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  9. Install the tire.
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  11. With the weight of the vehicle resting on the suspension (empty vehicle), tighten the shock absorber lower fixing bolt to 66 ft. lbs. (89 Nm).
    NOTE
    Refer to component parts location and do not reuse non-reusable parts.

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  13. Check wheel alignment. .
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  15. After adjusting wheel alignment, adjust the neutral position of the steering angle sensor.
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