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How to Replace Shock & Spring Assembly 04-15 Nissan Titan

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  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:44)
    • Loosen the lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. step : Removing the Strut (1:08)
    • Hold the 19mm bolt at the bottom of the strut with a 19mm wrench
    • Remove the 19mm nut with a ratchet and a piece of pipe for leverage
    • Knock the bolt out with a punch and a hammer
    • Remove the three 14mm nuts from the top of the strut
    • Use a hammer to knock the strut out of place
    • Pull the strut down and out
  3. step : Installing the New Strut (2:29)
    • Push the new strut up into place
    • Insert the three 14mm nuts onto the top of the strut
    • Hammer the lower end of the strut into place
    • Push down on the wheel knuckle as you push the 19mm bolt into place
    • Tighten the 19mm nut onto the 19mm nut
    • Tighten the lower nut to 100 foot-pounds of torque
    • Tighten the upper nuts to 25 foot-pounds of torque
  4. step : Reattaching the Wheel (3:45)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the center cap

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Hi, I'm Don from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video we're going to show you how to replace a front strut on this 2004 Nissan Titan, and we show you on the passenger side but the driver's side is a similar procedure. The items you'll need for this are a new front strut from 1AAto.com, 14, 19, and 21mm socket and ratchet, a piece of pipe for extra leverage, a hammer, a punch, jack and jack stands, a torque wrench, and a 19mm wrench.

To start off, you want to remove you wheel, so just remove these lug nuts. On this vehicle it was 19 mm, but because they're not stock wheels, yours may be slightly different. If you don't have air-powered tools, you're going to want to loosen the lug nuts preliminarily, raise the vehicle, and the remove them the rest of the way. Once those are removed, your wheel will pull right off.

At the bottom of the strut you'll see this 19mm bolt. You just want to go ahead and remove that. You can see, we use a piece of pipe for some extra leverage. Once it's broken free, you don't need the pipe anymore. We'll just fast forward as he uses a 19mm socket and ratchet on one side and a 19mm wrench on the other. Once you've removed the nut, using a punch and a hammer, knock out the bolt. Then, remove these three 14mm nuts at the top of your strut. We'll just fast forward as Don does this. Use a hammer to knock the strut out of place and then pull it down. Then, angle it up and down and out.

On the left is the old strut. On the right is the new one from 1A Auto. You can see they're identical and they're going to fit exactly the same. Insert the new strut and push those studs up through. Once you've got them up into place, just replace those three 14mm nuts. We'll fast forward as Don does this. Now, carefully hammer the lower end of the strut back into place. Then push down on the wheel knuckle and push your bolt back into place. Then hammer it in the rest of the way. We'll fast forward as Don replaces the nut and tightens it up. You want to torque this lower bolt to 100 foot-pounds and the three 14mm nuts to 25 foot-pounds. We'll fast forward as Don replaces the wheel and replaces the lug nuts and tightens them up preliminarily. Then you want to lower the vehicle and tighten them the rest of the way and torque them in a crossing pattern to 100 foot-pounds.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Center Punch
  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer

  • Ratchets & Related

  • A Piece of Pipe (for leverage)
  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 21mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 14mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 19mm Wrench

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