Nissan Altima 2007-2012 Service Manual: Suspension ARM

Removal and Installation

Removal

1. Remove the rear suspension assembly. Refer to RSU-12, "Removal and Installation".

2. Remove the connecting rod bracket from the suspension arm using power tools.

3. Remove the two suspension arm bolts and nuts from the suspension member side of the suspension arm using power tools.

4. Remove the ball joint cotter pin and lock nut using power tools.

• Discard the cotter pin, use a new cotter pin for installation.

5. Remove the suspension arm from the knuckle using Tool.

Tool number : HT72520000 (J-25730-A)

CAUTION: • Do not damage ball joint when removing.

• While using Tool, temporarily tighten the nut so as not to damage screw threads.

Installation

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

• Discard the cotter pin, use a new cotter pin for installation.

• Check the rear wheel alignment and adjust if necessary. Refer to RSU-18, "Rear Wheel Alignment (Unladen*)".

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