Nissan Z - ZX 1970-1988 Repair Guide

Transverse Link

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1970-78 Models

Because of the design of the vehicle, the 1970-78 Z is the only model equipped with a transverse link.

  1. Chock the front wheels.
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If rear axle removal is necessary, refer to the Rear axle shaft removal and installation procedures in Drive Train of this guide.

  1. Loosen the rear wheel nuts. Raise and support the rear of the vehicle on jackstands, under the frame.
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  3. Remove the wheel nuts and the wheels.
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  5. Remove the stabilizer bar from the transverse link.
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  7. Separate the transverse link from the strut.
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  9. Position a jack under the differential and raise it.
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  11. Loosen the transverse link inner bolts and damper plate bolts.
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  13. Remove the differential mount front insulator nut.
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  15. Remove the differential mounting front member nuts and the differential front member.
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  17. Remove the transverse link rear mounting bracket and the transverse link.
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  19. Using the Rear Transverse Link Bushing Replacer tool No. ST38800000 or equivalent tool or press which can press bushings in and out, remove the outer bushing from the transverse link.
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  21. Inspect the transverse link for cracks, deformation or damage; replace it, if necessary.
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  23. To install, reverse the removal procedures. Tighten the transverse link inner bolt to 101-106 ft. lbs. (140-160 Nm), the rear link mounting bracket bolt to 23-31 ft. lbs. (32-43 Nm) and the transverse link outer locknut to 54-69 ft. lbs. (75-95 Nm).
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