Nissan Stanza/200SX/240SX 1982-1992 Repair Guide

Differential Carrier (Stanza 4WD)

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

  1. Jack up the rear of the vehicle and drain the oil from the differential. Support with jackstands. Position the floor jack underneath the differential unit.
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  3. Disconnect the brake hydraulic lines and the parking brake cable.
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  5. Disconnect the sway bar from the control arms on either sides.
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  7. Remove the rear exhaust tube.
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  9. Disconnect the driveshaft and the rear axle shafts.
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  11. Remove the rear shock absorbers from the control arms.
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  13. Unbolt the differential unit from the chassis, at the differential mounting insulator.
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  15. Lower the rear assembly out of the car using the floor jack. It is best to have at least one other person helping to balance the assembly.
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To install:
  1. Install the differential unit to the chassis. Torque the rear cover-to-insulator nuts to 72-87 ft. lbs.; the mounting insulator-to-chassis bolts to 22-29 ft. lbs.; the driveshaft-to-flange bolts to 43-51 ft. lbs. Torque the strut nuts to 51-65 ft. lbs.; and the sway bar-to-control arm nuts to 12-15 ft. lbs.
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  3. Reconnect the rear exhaust tube.
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  5. Connect the brake hydraulic lines and the parking brake cable.
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  7. Bleed the brake system.
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  9. Road test for proper operation.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Lowering differential carrier assembly out of the vehicle - Stanza Wagon 4WD



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Fig. Fig. 2: Removing the rear halfshaft from carrier - Stanza Wagon 4WD



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Fig. Fig. 3: Removing the rear halfshaft from backing plate - Stanza Wagon 4WD



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Fig. Fig. 4: Matchmark the toe adjustment bolt to the transverse link - Stanza Wagon 4WD



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Fig. Fig. 5: Rear axle assembly - Stanza Wagon 4WD

 
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