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Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Rear suspension beam

Exploded View


  1. Rear suspension beam
  2. Rear suspension arm bracket

Removal and Installation Front


Removal and Installation

NOTE:

When removing components such as hoses, tubes, lines, etc., cap or plug openings to prevent fluid from spilling.

REMOVAL

  1. Remove the rear wheels and tires using power tool. Refer to WT-47, "Exploded View".
  2. Drain the brake fluid. Refer to CO-12, "Changing Engine Coolant".
  3. Disconnect the wheel sensor harness from the retainers. Remove the wheel sensors and position the wheel sensor harness aside. Refer to BRC-107, "REAR WHEEL SENSOR : Removal and Installation".
  4. Remove the brake caliper torque member bolts leaving the brake hoses attached. Position the brake calipers aside with wire (if equipped). Refer to BR-47, "BRAKE CALIPER ASSEMBLY : Removal and Installation".

CAUTION:

Do not depress the brake pedal when the brake caliper is removed.

  1. Put alignment marks (A) on the disc brake rotors and on the wheel hubs and bearings. Remove the disc brake rotors (if equipped).

CAUTION:

Do not drop the disc brake rotor.


  1. Remove the rear drum brake assemblies (if equipped). Refer to BR-42, "Removal and Installation".
  2. Remove the disc brake parking brake shoe assemblies (if equipped). Refer to PB-9, "Removal and Installation - Disc Brake".
  3. Disconnect the parking brake cables from the back plates, the rear suspension beam, and the body. Refer to PB-7, "Removal and Installation".
  4. Disconnect the brake hoses from the brake tubes on the rear suspension beam. Disconnect the brake hoses and the brake tubes from the brackets. Refer to BR-30, "REAR : Removal and Installation".
  5. Remove the wheel hubs and bearings. Refer to RAX-7, "Removal and Installation - Disc brake" (if equipped) or to RAX-6, "Removal and Installation - Drum brake" (if equipped).
  6. Set a suitable jack under the rear suspension beam.

CAUTION:

  1. Remove the lower shock absorber bolts. Refer to RSU-8, "Exploded View".
  2. Slowly lower the suitable jack. Remove the upper rubber seats, the coil springs, and the lower rubber seats from the rear suspension beam.

CAUTION:

Make sure the rear suspension beam is stable when using the jack.

  1. Remove the rear suspension arm bracket bolts.
  2. Slowly lower the suitable jack. Remove the rear suspension arm brackets and the rear suspension beam from the vehicle.
  3. Remove the rear suspension beam bolts and nuts.
  4. Remove the rear suspension arm brackets from the rear suspension beam.
  5. Inspect the components. Refer to RSU-14, "Inspection".

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

CAUTION:

Do not reuse the rear suspension beam nuts.

Inspection

INSPECTION AFTER REMOVAL

Check the rear suspension beam and the rear suspension beam brackets for deformation, cracks or damage.

Replace the parts if necessary.

INSPECTION AFTER INSTALLATION

  1. Check the wheel sensor harness to be sure the connectors are fully seated.
  2. Check the neutral position of the steering angle sensor. Refer to BRC-54, "Work Procedure".
  3. Check the wheel alignment. Refer to RSU-6, "Inspection".
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