Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
NISSAN LEAF Electric

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change a front shock strut on NISSAN LEAF 1 (ZE0U) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: suspension strut – Nissan Leaf ZE0. Tools you'll need:
Replacement: suspension strut – Nissan Leaf ZE0. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #21
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
HEX bit no.H6.
Wheel impact socket #21
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Rubber mallet
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for LEAF and other NISSAN models
How to change Shock Absorber on NISSAN LEAF Elektrik – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Shock Absorber
How to change Shock Absorber on NISSAN LEAF Electric – tips for proper car maintenance
NISSAN LEAF Electric
Replacement: suspension strut – Nissan Leaf ZE0. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • 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 Leaf ZE0. Take the following steps:
  1. How to change Shock Absorber on NISSAN LEAF 2010 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
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    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
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    Step 3
    Raise up and remove the cowl grille.
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    Step 4
    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 5
    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 6
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
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    Step 7
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #21.
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    Step 8
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
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    Step 9
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Nissan Leaf ZE0
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    Step 10
    Remove the wheel.
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    Step 11
    Remove the brake hose retaining clip.
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    Step 12
    Disconnect the wiring and the brake hose from the bracket on the shock strut.Use a crowbar.
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    Step 13
    Clean the fasteners connecting the stabiliser link to the shock strut, and those connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 14
    Unscrew the nut and remove the stabilizer rod from the shock strut.Use a drive socket #18.
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    Step 15
    Remove the stabilizer rod.
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    Step 16
    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a combination spanner #21.Use a drive socket #21.Use a tap wrench.
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    Step 17
    Prop up the steering knuckle.Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
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    Step 18
    Remove the fastening bolts.
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    Step 19
    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.
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    Step 20
    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount.Use a drive socket #13.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Nissan Leaf ZE0. Tip:
    To avoid injuries, hold the shock strut when undoing the fastening bolts.
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    Step 21
    Remove the suspension strut.
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    Step 22
    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Nissan Leaf ZE0. 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.
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    Step 23
    Compress the spring.
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    Step 24
    Treat the shock strut rod.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 25
    Remove the strut piston rod nut.Use HEX No.H6.Use a drive socket #18.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 26
    Remove the top strut mount.
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    Step 27
    Release the coil spring.
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    Step 28
    Remove the spring.
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    Step 29
    Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: suspension strut – Nissan Leaf ZE0. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.
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    Step 30
    Remove the old shock absorber from the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Nissan Leaf ZE0. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  31. How to change Shock Absorber on NISSAN LEAF 2010 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 31
    Install the new shock absorber on the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
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    Step 32
    Install the dust sleeve and the bump stop on the new shock absorber.
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    Step 33
    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
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    Step 34
    Compress the spring.
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    Step 35
    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
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    Step 36
    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a drive socket #18.Use HEX No.H6.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 65 Nm torque.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Nissan Leaf ZE0. Professionals recommend:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
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    Step 37
    Decompress the spring.
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    Step 38
    Remove the assembled shock strut.
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    Step 39
    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
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    Step 40
    Screw the top fastening of the shock strut mount.Do not tighten it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Nissan Leaf ZE0 – To avoid injury, hold the suspension strut while screwing in the fastening bolts.
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    Step 41
    Treat the shock strut mounting seat on the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 42
    Fix the shock absorber strut on the steering knuckle.
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    Step 43
    Install the fastening bolts.
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    Step 44
    Screw in the fastener that connects the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #21.Use a combination spanner #21.
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    Step 45
    Remove the support from under the steering knuckle.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: suspension strut – Nissan Leaf ZE0. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
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    Step 46
    Ιnstall the transverse stabilizer link.Use a drive socket #18.
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    Step 47
    Fasten the brake hose on the strut.Connect the fastener of the ABS sensor cable to the shock absorber strut.
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    Step 48
    Install the brake hose retaining clip.Use a rubber mallet.
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    Step 49
    Tighten the lower fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a combination spanner #21.Use a drive socket #21.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 110 Nm torque.
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    Step 50
    Tighten the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut.Use a drive socket #18.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 65 Nm torque.
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    Step 51
    Treat the shock strut fasteners.Use copper grease.
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    Step 52
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
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    Step 53
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Nissan Leaf ZE0. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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    Step 54
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while screwing in the fastening bolts. Nissan Leaf ZE0
  55. NISSAN LEAF Elektrik Shock Absorber replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 55
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #21.
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    Step 56
    Lower the car.
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    Step 57
    Tighten the upper fastener of the shock absorber strut mount.Use a drive socket #13.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 35 nm torque.
  58. How to change Shock Absorber on NISSAN LEAF 2010 - tips and tricks
    Step 58
    Treat the shock strut fasteners.Use copper grease.
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    Step 59
    Install and secure the cowl grille.
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    Step 60
    Tighten the wheel bolts using a criss-cross pattern.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
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    Step 61
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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    Step 62
    Remove the fender protection cover.
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    Step 63
    Close the hood.
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