94' sentra rear strut

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Old 01-02-07, 08:33 PM
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94' sentra rear strut

Do I have to do anything special when replaceing the rear strut or is it a simple bolt in?
 
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Old 01-02-07, 08:56 PM
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Pretty simple.

You can refer to this task if you would like.

http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=288639

Just remember not to jack the car up by the rear axle. Jack it up on the frame jack points long the sides of the vehicle.
 
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Old 01-02-07, 09:02 PM
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The most time consuming part is compressing the springs.


Remove the top 2-3 bolts from inside the trunk area. Do NOT remove the center nut, but losen it.

Remove lower bolt

Strut with spring will come out

Use spring compressors (loaned out from autozone) and compress the springs evenly on both sides

When you start seeing spring come unseated from top hat, stop compressing.

Remove that center nut.

Strut will come right out.

Install new strut, and install Center nut, decompress springs, and install in reverse order.

You may beed to replace the spring isolators because they are probably torn up by now. Very easy. Just cut the old rubber sleeves off, and install new ones. You will regret it if you dont, your springs will squeek.

You do not need an alignment for rear.
 
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thanks i replaced it but wheel is tipped in on top and dont know why. bought it for winter and didnt see the problem before the old spring broke.
 
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Old 01-02-07, 09:12 PM
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Ah....could be a few things regarding camber/tow on the tire.

It won't be the shock. Shock just controls tire rebound. The spring is what gives the car the lift or lowering effect.

Nissans on that generation have a solid rear axle, if this is bent, and it does happen, it will give you that negative camber. Some people say you can install spacer plates to fix this, but I don't think that is possible on a Nissan.

Did you say you replaced the spring?
 
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yes replaced the spring but this car is independant rear susp. I dont see any adj. for toe or camber though.
 
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If you have a toe AND camber issue in the rear, full contact shims are the way to go.......If you ONLY need to tweak CAMBER, that can be done by replacing one of the bolts securing the strut to the spindle with an adjustable bolt.....
 
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