Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
NISSAN X-TRAIL (T30) 2.5 FWD, NISSAN X-TRAIL (T30) 2.0 4x4, NISSAN X-TRAIL (T30) 2.2 Di 4x4, NISSAN X-TRAIL (T30) 2.2 dCi 4x4, NISSAN X-TRAIL (T30) 2.2 dCi, NISSAN X-TRAIL (T30) 2.5 4x4, NISSAN X-TRAIL (T30) 2.0 4x4, NISSAN X-TRAIL (T30) 2.0 4x4, NISSAN X-TRAIL (T30) 2.2 DCi, NISSAN X-TRAIL (T30) 2.5 4x4, NISSAN X-TRAIL (T30) 2.5 4x4 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front suspension arm on NISSAN X TRAIL T30 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Control Arm for X-TRAIL (T30) and other NISSAN models
Tools
Replacement: front lower arm – Nissan X Trail T30. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Ceramic grease
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #22
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 19
Drive socket # 22
Wheel impact socket #21
Ball joint puller
Ratchet wrench
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: front lower arm – Nissan X Trail T30. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right lower control arms.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Nissan X Trail T30 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #21.
  2. Step 3
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    Raise the car.
    Replacement: front lower arm – Nissan X Trail T30. Tip from AUTODOC:
    If you are using a jack, make sure it rests on a flat surface without any unevenness.Be sure to additionally secure the car with jack stands.
  3. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Nissan X Trail T30
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Clean the fastener connecting the sway bar link to the suspension arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 7
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the control arm. Use a drive socket #17. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 8
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    Detach the sway bar link from the suspension arm. Use a crowbar.
  8. Step 9
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    Remove the cotter pin that secures the fastener connecting the ball joint to the steering knuckle. Use a crowbar.
  9. Step 10
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    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  10. Step 11
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    Unscrew the ball joint fastening to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #22.
  11. Step 12
    Disconnect the ball joint from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller.
    Step 13
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    Unscrew the front fastener of the control arm. Use a combination spanner #22. Use a drive socket #22. Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Step 14
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    Unscrew the rear fasteners of the arm. Use a drive socket #19. Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. Step 15
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    Remove the fastening bolts (3 pieces).
  14. Step 16
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    Remove the arm.
  15. Step 17
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    Clean the suspension arm mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  16. Step 18
    How to change Control Arm on Nissan X Trail t30 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Install a new arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.
  17. Step 19
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    Install the fastening bolt.
  18. Step 20
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    Connect the ball joint to the steering knuckle.
  19. Step 21
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    Install the fastening bolts (2 pieces).
  20. Step 22
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    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
    Replacement: front lower arm – Nissan X Trail T30. AUTODOC recommends:
    For tightening the fasteners correctly, you have to jack up the suspension components to their working position.
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