Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
NISSAN Qashqai / Qashqai +2 I (J10, NJ10) 1.5 dCi, NISSAN Qashqai / Qashqai +2 I (J10, NJ10) 1.6, NISSAN Qashqai / Qashqai +2 I (J10, NJ10) 2.0, NISSAN Qashqai / Qashqai +2 I (J10, NJ10) 2.0 Allrad, NISSAN Qashqai / Qashqai +2 I (J10, NJ10) 1.6 dCi Allrad, NISSAN Qashqai / Qashqai +2 I (J10, NJ10) 1.6 dCi, NISSAN Qashqai / Qashqai +2 I (J10, NJ10) 1.5 dCi, NISSAN Qashqai / Qashqai +2 I (J10, NJ10) 2.0 dCi, NISSAN Qashqai / Qashqai +2 I (J10, NJ10) 2.0 dCi Allrad, NISSAN Qashqai / Qashqai +2 I (J10, NJ10) 1.5 dCi, NISSAN Qashqai / Qashqai +2 I (J10, NJ10) 1.6 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front shock strut on NISSAN QASHQAI (J10, NJ10) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: suspension strut – Nissan Qashqai J10. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #18
HEX bit no.H6.
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 14
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 19
Drive socket # 21
Wheel impact socket #21
Ratchet wrench
Clip removal tool
Universal puller
Hammer
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: suspension strut – Nissan Qashqai J10. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Both shock struts of the front suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right shock struts of the front suspension.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: suspension strut – Nissan Qashqai J10. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
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    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
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    Remove the windscreen wiper arm nut covers. Use a clip removal tool.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the windscreen wiper arms. Use a drive socket #14. Use a ratchet wrench.
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the wiper arms. Use a universal puller.
  6. Step 6
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    Remove the clips of the plastic cowl grille. Use a clip removal tool.
  7. Step 7
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    Raise up and remove the cowl grille.
  8. Step 8
    Detach the windscreen washer nozzle hose.
    Step 9
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    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  9. Step 10
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    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 11
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 12
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #21.
  11. Step 13
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  12. Step 14
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Nissan Qashqai J10
  13. Step 15
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    Remove the wheel.
  14. Step 16
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    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  15. Step 17
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut. Use a drive socket #19. Use a ratchet wrench.
  16. Step 18
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    Remove the stabilizer rod.
  17. Step 19
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    Remove the fastener attaching the brake hose to the shock strut. Use a crowbar.
  18. Step 20
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    Detach the brake hose from the shock strut.
  19. Step 21
    Disconnect the ABS sensor wiring.
    Step 22
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    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  20. Step 23
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    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench.
  21. Step 24
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    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  22. Step 25
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  23. Step 26
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    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut. Use a crowbar.
  24. Step 27
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    Remove the support from under the steering knuckle.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: suspension strut – Nissan Qashqai J10. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  25. Step 28
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    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Nissan Qashqai J10. Tip:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when undoing the fastening bolts.
  26. Step 29
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  27. Step 30
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Nissan Qashqai J10. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Note that when using a spring compressor, spring coils need to be securely gripped, compressing the spring on the opposite sides.Ensure the correct position of the spring in the retainer.Make sure that the spring coils tightly entered the lock handles.
  28. Step 31
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    Compress the spring.
  29. Step 32
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  30. Step 33
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use HEX No.H6. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  31. Step 34
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    Remove the shock absorber mount, boot and bump stop.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: suspension strut – Nissan Qashqai J10. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.
  32. Step 35
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    Release the coil spring.
  33. Step 36
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    Remove the spring.
  34. Step 37
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    Remove the old shock absorber from the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Nissan Qashqai J10. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  35. Step 38
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    Install the new shock absorber on the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
  36. Step 39
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    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  37. Step 40
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    Compress the spring.
  38. Step 41
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    Install the mount, boot and bump stop onto a new shock absorber.
  39. Step 42
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use HEX No.H6. Use a drive socket #18. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 62 Nm torque.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Nissan Qashqai J10. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  40. Step 43
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    Decompress the spring.
  41. Step 44
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use copper grease.
  42. Step 45
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    Remove the assembled shock strut.
  43. Step 46
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    Treat the mounting seats of the shock strut. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  44. Step 47
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    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
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