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Infiniti I35 Nissan Maxima Strut & Spring Assembly - 1ASTS00842

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In the past, replacing struts required specialized tools to compress, remove and transfer the old spring and mount.  Pre-assembled with all new parts, our complete strut and spring assemblies make this job much quicker and easier for the do-it-yourself mechanic.

Each complete strut & spring assembly contains:

  • Upper Strut Mount
  • Strut Bearing
  • Coil Spring
  • Boot & Bumper Kit
  • Gas-charged Strut 

To ensure the vehicle performs safely and as designed, we recommend replacing shocks & struts in pairs. If the damping rates are significantly different from side to side (like using different brand parts or mixing old with new) the vehicle body and wheel movement variations could cause handling irregularities. We also recommend performing an alignment after replacement. This will ensure proper tracking and protect your vehicle's tires from premature wear.

Pre-Assembled

Loaded strut & spring assemblies allow for a quicker, safer install than bare struts.  No spring compressor required! 

Trouble-Free Install

Includes the matched parts needed. New components over reused parts provide a better ride and save you from having to repair again.

Item Condition: New

California Customers:

WARNING:  This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (Hexavalent Compounds), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  1. step : Removing the Wheel (1:07)
    • 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 (1:27)
    • Hold the strut spindle bolt with a 19mm wrench
    • Remove the strut spindle nut with a 21mm socket and ratchet
    • Pull the bolt out of the spindle
    • Push the ABS sensor out of its brackets
    • Remove the brake line clip with needle nose pliers
    • Pull the brake line out of its bracket
    • Pry the strut out of the wheel spindle with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Apply penetrating oil to the strut mount nuts
    • Remove two of the three 14mm nuts from the strut mount
    • Support the strut as you remove the remaining 14mm nut
    • Pull the strut out
  3. step : Installing the New Strut (3:50)
    • Align the strut mount using a screwdriver so that the F faces forward
    • Push the strut into place
    • Support the strut as you start the 14mm nuts onto the strut mount
    • Push the strut into the spindle
    • Bush the bolt through the spindle
    • Start the nut onto the spindle bolt
    • Tighten the strut mount nuts to 25 foot-pounds of torque
    • Tighten the spindle nut to 110 foot-pounds
    • Push the ABS sensor back into its brackets
    • Push the brake line into its bracket
    • Put the brake line clip on
    • Tap the clip on with a hammer
  4. step : Reattaching the Wheel (6:38)
    • 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
    • Have your car professionally aligned following this repair

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Hammer
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

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

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

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

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 19mm Wrench

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Year Make Model Description
2002-2004Infiniti I35 Infiniti I35 Front Strut & Spring Assembly Driver Side without Electronic Suspension
2002-2003Nissan Maxima Nissan Maxima Front Strut & Spring Assembly Driver Side
Part #: 1ASTS00842


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How-to Video:

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