Nissan 240SX/Altima 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Transverse Link (Lower Control Arm)

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the front suspension-Altima



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the front suspension-240SX



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the bolts and nut (arrows) to disconnect the transverse link from the chassis-Altima shown

  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheel.
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  5. Disconnect the sway bar from the transverse link.
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  7. Remove the cotter pin and castle nut from the ball joint and separate the ball joint from the steering knuckle. This can be accomplished by either striking the knuckle with a hammer or using a ball joint separator tool.
  8.  
  9. Remove the nuts and bolts connecting the transverse link to the suspension member.
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  11. Remove the transverse link from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Position the transverse link in the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Temporarily tighten the nuts and/or bolts securing the transverse link to the chassis.
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  5. Install the ball joint in the steering knuckle and tighten the ball joint nut to 52-64 ft. lbs. (71-86 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Connect the sway bar to the transverse link.
  8.  
  9. Install the front wheel.
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  11. Lower the vehicle.
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  13. Tighten the transverse link attaching bolts/nuts to 87-108 ft. lbs. (118-147 Nm) once the vehicle is at ride height.
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TRANSVERSE LINK BUSHING REPLACEMENT



The bushings are an integral part of the transverse link. If the bushings are defective, replace the transverse link as an assembly.

 
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