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Home Nissan Nissan Maxima 1985-91

Nissan Maxima 1985-91

Suspension/Steering

Front Suspension
Component Torque
Balljoint-to-Control arm nuts 56-80 ft. lbs.
Balljoint stud nut 52-64 ft. lbs.
control arm shaft bracket-to-Body bolts 87-108 ft. lbs.
control arm shaft nut 65-87 ft. lbs.
stabilizer bracket-to-Body bolts 23-31 ft. lbs.
stabilizer connecting rod nut (1989 and later) 30-35 ft. lbs.
steering knuckle-to-Strut bolt/Nuts 1985-88 82-91 ft. lbs.
1989 and up 116-137 ft. lbs.
strut damper shaft locknut non-adjustable 43-58 ft. lbs.
adjustable 51-65 ft. lbs.
strut upper mounting nuts 1985-88 23-31 ft. lbs.
1989 and up 29-40 ft. lbs.
Rear Suspension
Component Torque
parallel link adjusting locknut 58-72 ft. lbs.
parallel link bolts/Nuts 65-87 ft. lbs.
radius rod bolts/Nuts 65-80 ft. lbs.
stabilizer bar bracket bolts 23-31 ft. lbs.
stabilizer bar mounting bolts 43-58 ft. lbs.
strut-to-Body nuts 1985-88 23-31 ft. lbs.
1989 and up 31-40 ft. lbs.
strut damper shaft locknut non-adjustable 43-58 ft. lbs.
adjustable 1985-88 51-65 ft. lbs.
1989 and up 43-58 ft. lbs.
wheel spindle nut 1985-88 initial 18-25 ft. lbs.
final 6.5-8.7 ft. lbs.
1989 and up 137-188 ft. lbs.
Steering
Component Torque
front wheel bearing locknut 174-231 ft. lbs.
steering gear mounting bolts 54-72 ft. lbs.
steering shaft universal joint-to-Steering gear 17-22 ft. lbs.
steering wheel nut 22-29 ft. lbs.
tie-rod-to-Steering knuckle locknut 1985-88 27-34 ft. lbs.
1989 and up 22-29 ft. lbs.
tie-rod end-to-Steering knuckle jam nut 22-29 ft. lbs.
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Fig. 1 Steering gear box assembly.

 

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