Nissan Frontier, Xterra 1998-05

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Support the rear axle.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Lower shock absorber bolt
     
    Upper shock absorber bolt
     
    Shock absorber
     

  6.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new fasteners for assembly.

  1. Install the shock absorber and tighten the bolts to 49-65 ft. lbs. (67-88 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Upper and lower shock absorber nuts
     
    Shock absorber
     

  6.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new nuts for assembly.

  1. Install the shock absorber and tighten the nuts to 30-37 ft. lbs. (40-50 Nm).
  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Upper and lower shock absorber nuts
     
    Shock absorber
     

  4.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new nuts for assembly.

  1. Install the shock absorber and tighten the nuts to 30-37 ft. lbs. (40-50 Nm).
  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Support the rear axle.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Lower shock absorber bolt
     
    Upper shock absorber bolt
     
    Shock absorber
     

  6.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new fasteners for assembly.

  1. Install the shock absorber and tighten the bolts to 49-65 ft. lbs. (67-88 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Upper and lower shock absorber nuts
     
    Shock absorber
     

  6.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new nuts for assembly.

  1. Install the shock absorber and tighten the nuts to 30-37 ft. lbs. (40-50 Nm).
  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Support the rear axle.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Lower shock absorber bolt
     
    Upper shock absorber bolt
     
    Shock absorber
     

  6.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new fasteners for assembly.

  1. Install the shock absorber and tighten the bolts to 49-65 ft. lbs. (67-88 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Upper and lower shock absorber nuts
     
    Shock absorber
     

  6.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new nuts for assembly.

  1. Install the shock absorber and tighten the nuts to 30-37 ft. lbs. (40-50 Nm).
  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Upper and lower shock absorber nuts
     
    Shock absorber
     

  4.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new nuts for assembly.

  1. Install the shock absorber and tighten the nuts to 30-37 ft. lbs. (40-50 Nm).
  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Upper and lower shock absorber nuts
     
    Shock absorber
     

  4.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new nuts for assembly.

  1. Install the shock absorber and tighten the nuts to 30-37 ft. lbs. (40-50 Nm).
  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Support the rear axle.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Lower shock absorber bolt
     
    Upper shock absorber bolt
     
    Shock absorber
     

  8.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new fasteners for assembly.

  1. Install the shock absorber and tighten the bolts to 49-65 ft. lbs. (67-88 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Upper and lower shock absorber nuts
     
    Shock absorber
     

  6.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new nuts for assembly.

  1. Install the shock absorber and tighten the nuts to 30-37 ft. lbs. (40-50 Nm).
  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Upper and lower shock absorber nuts
     
    Shock absorber
     

  6.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new nuts for assembly.

  1. Install the shock absorber and tighten the nuts to 30-37 ft. lbs. (40-50 Nm).
  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Using a suitable jack, support the final drive and suspension assembly.
  6.  
  7. Remove the shock absorber upper mounting bolt and nut.
  8.  
  9. Remove the shock absorber lower mounting bolt and nut.
  10.  
  11. Remove the shock absorber from the vehicle.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2.  

 
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