Nissan Pick-ups and Pathfinder 1970-1988

Coil Springs

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION




CAUTION
The leaf springs are under a considerable amount of tension. Be very careful when removing or installing them; they can exert enough force to cause serious injuries.

1988 Pathfinder

See Figure 1

  1. Raise the rear of the truck and remove the rear axle as detailed in Drive Train under Rear Axle-5-Link.
  2.  
  3. Remove the coil springs and their spring seats. Be careful to keep all components in their proper order.
  4.  

To install:
  1. Install the spring seats on the rear axle in the proper directions and then raise the axle housing until the springs can be inserted.
  2.  
  3. Install the rear axle housing as detailed in Drive Train .
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Fig. Fig. 1: Coil spring installation

 
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