Nissan Pathfinder 1996-05

Removal & Installation

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

    Front wheels
     
    Outer tie rod ends
     
    Steering shaft coupler
     
    Power steering hoses
     
    Steering gear
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Steering gear. Tighten the bolts to 101 ft. lbs. (137 Nm) for 1996-02; 116-137 ft. lbs. (157-186 Nm) for 2003-04 models.
     
    Power steering hoses. Tighten the fittings to 25 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
     
    Steering shaft coupler. Tighten the bolt to 22 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
     
    Outer tie rod ends. On 1996-97 vehicles tighten the nuts to 47-51 ft. lbs (64- 69 Nm). On 1998 and later vehicles tighten the nuts to 65 ft. lbs. (88 Nm).
     
    Front wheels
     

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

    Front wheels
     
    Front differential assembly, if equipped with 4-Wheel Drive
     
    Stabilizer bar brackets
     
    Steering outer socket cotter pins and nuts
     

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  5. Separate the outer sockets from the wheel knuckles.
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  7. Remove the power steering hoses from the steering gear assembly.
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  9. Remove the bolt from the lower joint steering shaft to separate the shaft from the steering gear assembly.
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  11. Remove the steering gear mounting nuts.
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  13. Remove the steering gear assembly.
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  15. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
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