Maxima 2007

Transverse Link

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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 or disconnect the following:

    Front wheels
     
    Steering knuckle and the lower ball joint
     
    Stabilizer bar from the lower control arm
     
    Bolts attaching the link bushing pin to the chassis
     
    Nut attaching the link to the control arm and the link, if necessary
     
    Bolts attaching the compression rod bushing clamp
     
    Lower control arm/traverse link
     

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To install:

  1. Install lower control arm and the compression rod bushing clamp into the vehicle.
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  3. Install link bushing pin, if removed from the control arm.
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  5. Tighten all bolts and nuts until they are snug enough to support the weight of the vehicle but not fully tight, the bolts should be torqued to specification with the vehicle on the floor.
    NOTE
    Always use a new nut when installing the ball joint to the control arm.

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  7. Install ABS wheel sensor and torque the bolt to 13-17 ft. lbs. (18-24 Nm).
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  9. Install front wheels.
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  11. Torque the bolts attaching the compression rod bushing clamp and the link bushing pin, in the proper sequence to 87-108 ft. lbs. (118-147 Nm).

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    Fig. Bolt tightening sequence for the lower control arms-Maxima

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  13. If the link bushing pin was removed from the control arm torque the attaching nut to 87-108 ft. lbs. (118-147 Nm).
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  15. Torque the sway bar attaching nut to 30-35 ft. lbs. (41-47 Nm).
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  17. Check the vehicle alignment.
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