Nissan Pick-ups and Pathfinder 1970-1988

Compression Rod and Stabilizer Bar

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

4wd Models Only
  1. With the truck resting on its wheels, remove the underpan.
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  3. If the compression rod installation is correct, the white painted marks on the stabilizer bar, at the bushings, should be visible.
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  5. The compression rod and stabilizer bar can be unbolted and removed with the vehicle supported on jackstands.
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To install:
  1. Position the component and tighten the nuts and bolts. Tighten the stabilizer bar through-bolt and the bar bushing clamp bolts to 12-16 ft. lbs. (16-22 Nm). Tighten the compression rod-to-lower link bolts to 36-47 ft. lbs. (49-64 Nm); and the compression rod-to-frame anchor nut to 87-116 ft. lbs. (118-157 Nm). Replace the bushings whenever the parts are changed. Replace any bushing that appears dry, cracked or compressed.
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  3. Check the stabilizer bar with the truck on its wheels to see if both white painted marks on the stabilizer bar are visible at the bushings.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Tension rod (2wd) and compression rod (4wd) installation



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Fig. Fig. 2: Location of the white painted marks



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Fig. Fig. 3: Removing the stabilizer bar - most models similar

 
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