Nissan Pathfinder 1996-05

Shock Absorbers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  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.  

Air Suspension
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  6.  
  7. Remove the tire and wheel assemblies.
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  9. Support the rear axle, using a suitable jack.
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  11. Disconnect the sub harness connector.
  12.  
  13. Remove the shock absorber retaining bolts. Remove the shock absorber from its mounting.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
    NOTE
    When installing the shock absorber, pay attention to its direction.

  2.  

Except Air Suspension
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Support the rear axle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the 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 upper bolt to 49-65 ft. lbs. (67-88 Nm); the lower bolt to 44-57 ft. lbs. (59-78 Nm).

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    Fig. Rear suspension components and tightening specifications-1996-04 models



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    Fig. Rear suspension components and tightening specifications-2005 models

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