Nissan_Armada_2004-2005

Control Arms & Links

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Removal & Installation



Upper Link
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove the tire and wheel assemblies.
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  7. Release the air pressure from the rear load leveling air suspension system using the CONSULT-II EXHAUST SOLENOID active test.
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  9. Remove the shock absorber lower end bolt.
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  11. Remove the adjusting bolt and nut, and the bolt and nut from the front lower link and rear suspension member.
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  13. Remove the front lower link pinch bolt and nut on the knuckle side.
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  15. Disconnect the front lower link from the knuckle.
    NOTE
    If necessary, use a soft hammer. Do not damage the ball joint with the soft hammer.

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  17. Remove the front lower link.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. Perform the final tightening of the nuts and bolts for the links (rubber bushing) with the vehicle in the unladen condition with the tires on level ground.
    NOTE
    Unladen condition means that the fuel tank, engine coolant and lubricants are at the full specification and the spare tire, jack, hand tools and mats are in their designated positions.

  4.  
  5. Check and adjust the alignment, as required.
  6.  

Lower Link
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove the tire and wheel assemblies.
  6.  
  7. Release the air pressure from the rear load leveling air suspension system using the CONSULT-II EXHAUST SOLENOID active test.
  8.  
  9. Remove the height sensor arm bracket bolt from the left-hand rear lower link.
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  11. Place a suitable jack under the rear lower link and relieve the coil spring tension.
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  13. Loosen the rear lower link adjusting bolt and nut connected to the rear suspension member.
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  15. Remove the rear lower link bolt and nut from the knuckle.
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  17. Slowly lower the jack to relieve the coil spring tension.
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  19. Remove the coil spring.
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  21. Remove the upper rubber seat, coil spring and lower rubber seat from the rear lower link.
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  23. Remove the rear lower link adjusting bolt and nut from the rear suspension member.
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  25. Remove the rear lower link from its mounting.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. When installing the upper and lower rubber seats for the rear coil springs, the arrow embossed on the rubber seats must point out toward the wheel and tire assembly.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the rear lower link bolt to knuckle to 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm)
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  7. Tighten the rear lower link adjusting bolt to rear suspension member to 101 ft. lbs. (137 Nm)
  8.  
  9. Tighten the height sensor arm bracket bolt to left-head rear lower link to 9 ft. lbs. (12 Nm)
  10.  
  11. Perform the final tightening of the nuts and bolts for the links (rubber bushing) with the vehicle in the unladen condition with the tires on level ground.
    NOTE
    Unladen condition means that the fuel tank, engine coolant and lubricants are at the full specification and the spare tire, jack, hand tools and mats are in their designated positions.

  12.  
  13. Check and adjust the alignment, as required.
  14.  

 
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