Nissan Z - ZX 1970-1988 Repair Guide

Coil Springs

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

This procedure requires the use of a spring compressor; if one is not available, DO NOT disassemble the strut.


CAUTION
The coil springs are retained under considerable pressure. They can exert enough force to cause serious injury. Exercise extreme caution when disassembling the strut for coil spring removal.

  1. Refer to the Strut removal and installation procedures, in this section and remove the strut assembly.
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  3. Bolt the bottom of the strut to the Strut and Steering Gear Housing Attachment tool No. KV48100300 (1970-83 models) or No. ST35652000 (1984-88 models) and secure the tool in a vise.
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Fig. Fig. 1: With the strut securely mounted in a vise, attached the spring compressor



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Fig. Fig. 2: As the compressor tool is tightened, the coil spring is forced to compress



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Fig. Fig. 3: With the spring compressed, secure the upper mount and remove the piston rod nut



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Fig. Fig. 4: With the spring still compressed, remove the assembly from the strut



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