Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Rear lower link & coil spring

Removal and Installation

Removal

Nissan Maxima. REAR LOWER LINK & COIL SPRING

  1. Remove the rear wheel and tire using power tool. Refer to WT-60, "Adjustment".
  2. Loosen the rear lower link adjusting bolt and nut at the rear suspension member.
  3. Support the rear lower link with a suitable jack.
  4. Support the rear axle housing with a suitable jack.
  5. Remove the rear lower link bolt and nut from the rear axle housing using power tool.
  6. Slowly lower the jack supporting the rear lower link and the rear suspension spring to lower them.
  7. Remove the rear spring upper rubber seat, the rear suspension spring, and the rear spring lower rubber seat from the rear lower link.
  8. Remove the rear lower link adjusting bolt and nut from the rear suspension member using power tool.
  9. Remove the rear lower link.

Installation

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

Nissan Maxima. REAR LOWER LINK & COIL SPRING

CAUTION: Do not reuse the rear lower link adjusting nut.

  •  Check that the projecting part inside the rear spring upper rubber seat is attached to the bracket flange as shown.
  •  Check that the projection part outside the rear spring upper rubber seat is directed toward the front of the vehicle.
  •  Position the hollow of the rear spring lower rubber seat with the groove part of the rear lower link.
  •  Install the rear suspension spring so that the side with the two paint markers is directed toward the lower side.
  •  Check wheel alignment. Adjust as necessary
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