Sentra 2007

Coil Spring & Strut

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove cowl top panel. Refer to Exterior in the Body Section.
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  3. Remove front tires using power tool.
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  5. Remove harness of wheel sensor from strut assembly. Refer to Wheel Sensor in the Brakes Section.
    NOTE
    Do not pull on wheel sensor harness.

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  7. Remove brake hose lock plate. Refer to Brake Operating System in the Brakes Section.
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  9. Remove the nut on the upper side of stabilizer connecting rod using power tool, and then remove stabilizer connecting rod from strut assembly.
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  11. Remove nuts and bolts, and then remove steering knuckle from strut assembly.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front wheel hub and knuckle assembly

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  13. Remove the strut mounting insulator bolts, then remove strut assembly.

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    Fig. Remove the strut mounting insulator bolts, then remove strut assembly.

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To install:

  1. Install the strut mounting insulator bolts, then install strut assembly.
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  3. Install nuts and bolts, and then install steering knuckle to strut assembly.
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  5. Install the nut on the upper side of stabilizer connecting rod using power tool, and then install stabilizer connecting rod to strut assembly.
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  7. Install brake hose lock plate. Refer to Brake Operating System in the Brakes Section.
    NOTE
    Do not pull on wheel sensor harness.

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  9. Install harness of wheel sensor to strut assembly. Refer to Wheel Sensor in the Brakes Section.
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  11. Install front tires using power tool.
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  13. Install cowl top panel. Refer to Exterior in the Body Section.
    NOTE
    For tightening specifications, refer to the accompanying illustration.


    NOTE
    Perform final tightening of bolts and nuts at the strut assembly lower side (rubber bushing) under unladen conditions with tires on level ground. Check wheel alignment.


    NOTE
    Check wheel sensor harness for proper connection. Refer to Wheel Sensor in the Brakes Section.


    NOTE
    Attach strut mounting insulator as shown in the accompanying illustration.



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    Fig. Exploded view of the front suspension assembly



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    Fig. Attach strut mounting insulator

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