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How to Replace Sway Bar Links 02-06 Nissan Altima

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  1. step : Remove the wheel (0:58)
    • Loosen the lug nuts with your 19 mm socket and breaker bar
    • Raise and secure the vehicle
    • Remove the lug nuts and set the wheel aside.
  2. step : Remove the sway bar links (1:17)
    • Hit the bolts with penetrating oil.
    • Use a 17 mm socket and 19 mm wrench to remove the bolt on each end of the sway bar link.
  3. step : install the new sway bar link (2:41)
    • Feed your sway bar link into place.
    • Thread the nuts and bushings.
    • Tighten up both bolts with your 17 mm socket and 19 mm wrench.
  4. step : put your wheel back on (3:15)
    • Hand tighten the lug nuts
    • Lower the vehicle
    • Torque your lug nuts in a star pattern to 100 ft lbs.

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In this video, we show you how to replace a sway bar link on this 2003 Nissan Altima. It's the same process on these Altimas from 2002 to 2006. We show you how to replace the passenger side sway bar link, but it's the same process on the driver's side. The items you'll need for this is a new sway bar link from 1AAuto.com, flat blade screwdriver; 17mm, 19mm, and 21mm sockets and ratchet with a breaker bar or a piece of pipe for some extra leverage; a 19mm wrench, a hammer, jack and jack stands, and depending on the condition of your vehicle you may also need a torch. Start off by removing your wheel. If you don't have air-powered tools, you're going to want to loosen the lug nuts while the vehicle's on the ground, then jack it up and remove them the rest of the way. You'll want to douse the studs on the end of the links in penetrating oil. There's a 17mm nut to remove there, and then another 17mm nut right down here.

Put a 19mm wrench on the back, and then using your 17mm socket and ratchet and a piece of pipe or a breaker bar for some extra leverage, you want to just try to break that bolt free and remove it. Because of the condition of our bolt, however, we're forced to use a torch to heat it up so that we can remove it, but once it's heated up, we can remove it with the 19mm wrench and the 17mm socket. Then on this lower bolt, same thing, use a 19mm wrench in the middle there, and then use your 17mm socket and the breaker bar or piece of pipe. Again we have no luck with it and have to use a torch. Again, once it's heated up, it comes right out. Once those nuts are removed, that sway bar will pull right off. You can see in the back is the old sway bar link, and in the front is the new one from 1AAuto. You can see it's identical, and it will mount exactly the same. Feed your sway bar link up and into place and push those studs through those holes. Twist on the 19mm nuts that came with your sway bar. Then tighten both of those up until they're nice and firm. Replace your wheel, hubcap, and lug nuts. Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily, lower the vehicle, and tighten them the rest of the way. Then you want to torque the lug nuts in a crossing pattern to 100 foot pounds.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 17mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 19mm Wrench

2004 - 2008  Nissan  Maxima
2003 - 2006  Nissan  Altima
2002 - 2006  Nissan  Altima
2003 - 2003  Nissan  Altima
2004 - 2006  Nissan  Altima
2003 - 2008  Nissan  Maxima
2008 - 2012  Honda  Accord
2012 - 2012  Nissan  Versa
2009 - 2014  Nissan  Cube
2007 - 2011  Nissan  Versa

02-06 Nissan Altima; 04-08 Maxima Steering and Suspension Kit (10 piece)

Nissan Altima Maxima Steering & Suspension Kit 10 Piece Set TRQ PSA59408

This part replaces:

  • Hollander 512-58633R
  • Hollander 512-58634L
  • Hollander 512-58822R
  • Hollander 512-58823L
  • Dorman 520-511
  • Dorman 520-512
  • Moog K620167
  • Moog K620166
  • Moog K90352
  • Moog K90353
  • Moog ES3438
  • Moog EV427
  • Moog K90684
  • Hollander 512-58634L, 512-58823L
  • Hollander 512-58633R, 512-58822R
  • OE # 54500-8J000
  • OE # 54501-8J000
  • OE # 00
  • OE # 545017Y00A
  • OE # 545007Y00A
  • OE # 485218J000
  • OE # 485200M025
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  • OE # 545007Y000
  • OE # 562618J000
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  • OE # 485200M085
  • OE # 545018J000

Part Details

  • Kit Includes: (2) Front Outer Tie Rods
  • Kit Includes: (2) Front Lower Control Arms with Ball Joints
  • Kit Includes: (2) Front Sway Bar Links
  • Kit Includes: (2) Rear Sway Bar Links
  • Quantity: 10 Piece Set
  • Kit Includes: (2) Front Inner Tie Rods
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