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Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Unit removal and installation

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Front suspension member

Exploded View


  1. Upper link
  2. Front suspension member
  3. Member stay

Front



  1. Upper link
  2. Front suspension member
  3. Member stay

Removal and Installation Front


Removal and Installation

REMOVAL

  1. Remove the front wheel and tire using power tool. Refer to WT-47, "Exploded View".
  2. Remove the front under cover and the engine under cover. Refer to EXT-30, "FRONT UNDER COVER : Removal and Installation".
  3. Disconnect the steering gear from the lower shaft. Refer to ST-12, "Removal and Installation".
  4. Disconnect the steering outer socket from the steering knuckle. Refer to ST-14, "Removal and Installation".
  5. Remove the nut and bolt from the lower ball joint. Disconnect the transverse link from the steering knuckle. Refer to FAX-8, "Exploded View".
  6. Remove the rear torque rod and the rear torque rod bracket.
  1. Disconnect the oxygen sensor. Refer to EX-5, "Removal and Installation".
  2. Disconnect the stabilizer connecting rod from the stabilizer bar. Refer to FSU-12, "Exploded View".
  3. Set a suitable jack under front suspension member.

CAUTION:

  1. Remove the lower bolts from the upper links.
  2. Remove the bolts and the member stay.
  3. Remove the front suspension member bolts.
  4. Gradually lower the suitable jack to remove the front suspension member from the vehicle.

CAUTION:

Make sure the front suspension member is stable when using the suitable jack.

  1. If replacing the front suspension member, perform the following procedures:
  1. Inspect the components. Refer to FSU-18, "Inspection".

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

CAUTION:

Do not reuse the transverse link nuts.

Temporary tightening : 1 → 2→ 3 → 4

Final tightening (Specified torque) : 5 → 6 → 7 → 8 → 9 → 10

: Front



Temporary tightening : 1 → 2→ 3 → 4

Final tightening (Specified torque) : 5 → 6 → 7 → 8 → 9 → 10

: Front



Inspection

INSPECTION AFTER REMOVAL

Check the front suspension member for cracks, wear or damage. Replace components 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 FSU-6, "Inspection".
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