Nissan/Datsun 200SX/510/610/710/810/Maxima 1973-1984 Repair Guide

Coil Springs

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



610 Sedan Model


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Fig. Fig. 1 Rear coil spring suspension components-610

  1. Raise the rear of the vehicle and support it on jackstands.
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  3. Remove the wheels.
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  5. Disconnect the handbrake linkage and return spring.
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  7. Unbolt the axle driveshaft flange at the wheel end.
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  9. Unbolt the rubber bumper inside the bottom of the coil spring.
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  11. Jack up the suspension arm and unbolt the shock absorber lower mounting.
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  13. Lower the jack slowly and cautiously. Remove the coil spring, spring seat, and rubber bumper.
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  15. Install the spring assembly in the correct position, making sure that the flat face of the spring is at the top.
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  17. Jack up the suspension arm and bolt the shock absorber to the lower mounting.
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  19. Bolt the rubber bumper inside the bottom of the coil spring and connect the axle driveshaft flange at the wheel end.
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  21. Connect the handbrake linkage and return spring and install the wheels.
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510 Sedan and Hatchback and 1980-81 200SX Models


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Fig. Fig. 2 Exploded view of the rear coil spring suspension-510 and 1980-81 200SX

  1. Raise the car and support it with jackstands.
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  3. Support the center of the differential with a jack or other suitable tool.
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  5. Remove the rear wheels.
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  7. Remove the bolts securing the lower ends of the shock absorbers.
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  9. Lower the jack under the differential slowly and carefully and remove the coil springs after they are fully extended.
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  11. Installation is in the reverse order of removal.
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