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I put on a pair of struts on my 2000 nissan pathfinder when i went to take off both sides were rubbing an the spring was turning when i turn the wheel

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You did not locate the springs in the latched postion and struts will turn some thats why there is a strut bearing at the top it is possible to get the springs in place by turning with two pair of plyers and a bar and move it tothe postin the lower spring is against it's stop.

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Are struts on the front or back of this car?


The struts model (MacPherson Strut),are both in front and back of this car.
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Of course this is only the cartridge, you have to transfer the spring, and the top mount of the existing strut. You need a pair of coil spring compressor to do the job. The basic procedure to replace a strut is:
Remove the top nuts that secure the strut assembly to the frame mount inside the engine compartment. Do not remove the center nut.
Mark the lower strut mounting location on the hub for installation reference. The alignment will be close if the new strut is installed in the same position.
Remove the bolts that hold the strut assembly to the hub.
Remove the strut assembly from the vehicle.
Mark the top mount for installation reference. Using a side mounted spring compressor, compress the spring and remove the top nut and retaining washer. Pull strut assembly out from the bottom of spring.
Slide the new strut assembly up into the spring and reposition the top mount onto the spring in the same position that it was removed. Install the retaining washer and top nut.
Tighten the top nut to the manufacturer's specifications and carefully remove the spring compressor.
Place the strut assembly back into the vehicle.

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2000 Nissan Pathfinder struts. The Haynes manual says that the notch in the upper spring seat is supposed to face outwards. The notch on the strut I removed was facing inwards. Which way is correct?


I know, right. I had the same problem using the Haynes manual when I replaced mine on my '97 4WD Pathfinderl. With the notch facing away from the vehicle, it does not look right, because the angle of the upper seat does not match the coil spring winding angle. I didn't take note of the location of the notch prior to removal. I still installed the upper spring seat with the notch facing outward per the manual. I still wonder if this is correct. What have you found out?

Aug 21, 2010 | 2000 Nissan Pathfinder

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Front struts on a 2000 pathfinder. The haynes manual says the notch in the upper spring seat is supposed to face outwards. The notch on the strut I removed is facing inwards. Which way is correct?


When in doubt,call a Nissan dealer.They will normally tell you for free.Talk to a technician(obviously).If they do not tell you,call a couple of shops.Someone will tell you for free to attract your future business.Then,make a note in your haynes.Good luck! Greg

Aug 21, 2010 | 2000 Nissan Pathfinder

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How i can replace Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly for nisan maxima 2000 model, driver side and passenger side thanks


Raise the car and remove the wheels. Loosen the bolts holding the strut to the steering knuckle. Before removing them, remove the strut mount bolts under the hood. Then remove the other bolts, the entire strut assembly will slide out. You can either install a complete new strut and spring assembly (more expensive), or you can use a coil spring compressor to remove the spring from the old strut and install it on a new one (less expensive but you must have access to a spring compressor). Make sure when installing the spring that it is aligned correctly on the new strut. A compressed spring is very dangerous, be sure to follow the instructions with the spring compressor. Re-install the strut assembly. Make sure that the knuckle bolts are torqued to spec.

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Nissan pathfinder runs very slowly


check your catalytic converter could be clogged almost positive it is half clogged anyway.inspect the front side.

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Rear left spring squeaky noise.


The strut may be assembled incorrectly. The strut mount ( the part the top of the spring fits into) may be broken and the rubber that it fits into may be turned wrong. Yes the spring can be bad but unlikly. If you do end up changing the springs they have to be changed in pairs unless you buy a used one from the junkyard

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Coil spring


If your car has over 75K miles on and the struts are original, I'd have the struts replaced. As for the coil spring, you can probably find a repair manual at your local library. You can get loaner spring and strut compressor tools at most auto parts stores (loaners are free, just have to leave a deposit for the price of the tool).

Repair cost will vary from place to place, but I'd say coil and strut replacement is about 4-5 hours labor. I'd guess a $300-$450 for parts and labor (coil - $100, pair struts - $140)

Mar 28, 2009 | 2000 Nissan Altima

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Busted drivers side spring. howdo you remove it safely


coil spring:
buy/rent a spring compressor.
hook it upside down over the second last coils of the spring(second last coil of the unbroken part) (bolt heads down and accessible) so that the compressor clears the spring seats.
Use all parts of the compressor.
Do up the spring compressor till it is just tight.

Put the car up on a 2 post, as the load comes off the suspension the spring will tighten in the compressor and flop around loose on the strut. Unbolt the top strut mounts. lower the axle until there is clearance and lift the spring off the strut.
Slowly take the tension off the spring compressor
Put the new spring in the spring compressor, (second last coils to clear the spring seats when reinstalling).
tighten the spring compressor, evenly and compress the spring, till it fits over the strut.
lift the axle, bolt on the top strut mounts, slowly release spring compressor, ensure top n bottom spring coils seat in the spring seats.
lower two post hoist
test drive

Always replace springs together as a pair

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Suspension groans when making a left turn


sometimes the noise is in the steering wheel the plastic is rubbing together causing that sound.

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