Pickup 1997

Torsion Bars

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Removal & Installation



2-Wheel Drive

Specific to:

Nissan Pickup 1996-1997

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE
    If working near and/or around the SRS system and components, be sure to disable the SRS system. After disabling the system wait three minutes or more before servicing the vehicle. Disconnect the air bag module connector.



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    Fig. Air bag module connector location

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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  7. Remove the torsion bar spring adjusting nut.
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  9. Remove the dust cover and remove the snapring from the anchor arm.
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  11. Pull the anchor arm off toward the rear and then remove the torsion bar spring.
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  13. Remove the torque arm.

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    Fig. Torsion bar and related components-2WD

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To install:


NOTE
Be sure to use new fasteners, as required.

  1. Check the torsion bars for wear, cracks or other damage. Replace them if they are suspect.
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  3. Install the torque arm on the lower link (control arm).
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  5. Install the snapring and dust cover on the torsion bar.
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  7. Coat the splines on the inner end of the torsion bar with chassis lube and install it into the torque arm. The torsion bars are marked L and R and are not interchangeable.
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  9. Position a floor jack under the lower link and raise it so that clearance between the link and the rebound bumper is 0.
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  11. Install the anchor arm so that dimension G in the illustration is 0.24-0.71 in. (6-141mm).
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  13. Install the snapring to the anchor arm and dust cover. Make sure that the snapring is properly installed in the groove of the anchor arm.
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  15. Tighten the anchor arm adjusting nut until dimension L is 1.314 in. (35mm) for Heavy Duty, Cab/Chassis and STD models; or 1.143 in. (414mm) for all other models.
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  17. Lower the vehicle so that it is resting on its wheels and bounce it several times to set the suspension. Turn the anchor bolt adjusting nut so that dimension H in the illustration is 4.25-4.65 in. (1414-1414mm).

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    Fig. Remove the torsion bar anchor arm adjusting bolt-2WD



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    Fig. Slide back the dust cover and remove the snapring



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    Fig. Raise the lower control arm and check the clearance at the bumper



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    Fig. Torsion bar springs are marked and not interchangeable



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    Fig. Anchor arm installation-2WD



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    Fig. Tighten the anchor arm adjusting nut-2WD



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    Fig. Ride height adjustment-2WD

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  19. Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
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  21. Using the CONSULT-III diagnostic tool, or equivalent, perform the SRS self diagnostic test and any reconnect/relearn procedures, as required.
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4-Wheel Drive

Specific to:

Nissan Pickup 1996-1997

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE
    If working near and/or around the SRS system and components, be sure to disable the SRS system. After disabling the system wait three minutes or more before servicing the vehicle. Disconnect the air bag module connector.



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    Fig. Air bag module connector location

  2.  
  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  4.  
  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the torsion bar spring adjusting nut.
  8.  
  9. Pull back the dust boot and remove the anchor arm snapring.
  10.  
  11. Remove the torque arm attaching nuts, then withdraw the torsion bar spring forward with the torque arm still attached.

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    Fig. Torsion bar and related components-4WD

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To install:

  1. Check the torsion bar for wear, cracks or other damage. Replace them if they are suspect.
  2.  
  3. Coat the splines on the torsion bar with chassis lube and install it in the anchor arm. The torsion bars are marked L and R and are not interchangeable.
  4.  
  5. Position a floor jack under the lower link (control arm) and raise it so that the clearance between the link and the rebound bumper is 0.
  6.  
  7. Install the anchor arm so that dimension G in the illustration is 1.147-2.36 in. (50-60mm).
  8.  
  9. Install the snapring on the anchor arm and pull the dust boot over it.
  10.  
  11. Tighten the anchor arm adjusting nut until dimension L is 3.03 in. (77mm).
  12.  
  13. Lower the vehicle so that it is resting on its wheels and bounce it several times to set the suspension. Turn the anchor bolt adjusting nut so that dimension H in the illustration is 1.61-2.01 in. (41-51mm).

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    Fig. Remove the torsion bar anchor arm adjusting bolt-4WD



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    Fig. Remove the torque arm mounting nuts-4WD



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    Fig. Anchor arm installation-4WD



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    Fig. Make sure that the anchor arm and snapring are properly installed-4WD



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    Fig. Tighten the anchor arm adjusting nut-4WD



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    Fig. Remove the torsion bar spring nut-4WD



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    Fig. Pull back the dust boot and remove the snapring



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    Fig. Remove the torque arm attaching nuts



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    Fig. View of the torque arm attaching point



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    Fig. Removing the anchor arm and torsion bar assembly



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    Fig. Correct measurement of the anchor arm assembly is between 1.147-2.36 in. (50-60mm)

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  15. Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
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  17. Using the CONSULT-III diagnostic tool, or equivalent, perform the SRS self diagnostic test and any reconnect/relearn procedures, as required.
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