Nissan Pick-ups and Pathfinder 1989-1995

Compression Rod and Stabilizer Bar

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4

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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Fig. Fig. 1: Compression rod attachment points-4wd models



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Fig. Fig. 2: View of the compression rod with bushings installed in the vehicle-4wd models



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Fig. Fig. 3: Removing the stabilizer bar bushing bracket



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Fig. Fig. 4: Removing the stabilizer bar bushing-note position of bushing upon installation

  1. The compression rod and stabilizer bar can be unbolted and removed with the vehicle supported on jackstands.
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  3. To install, simply 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 87-108 ft. lbs. (118-147 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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  5. 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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