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

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Replacement: shock absorbers – Nissan Leaf ZE0. Tools you'll need:
Replacement: shock absorbers – Nissan Leaf ZE0. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 18
Wheel impact socket #21
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Plastic trim tool
Locking pliers
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for LEAF and other NISSAN models
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Shock Absorber
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NISSAN LEAF Electric
Replacement: shock absorbers – Nissan Leaf ZE0. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • Both shock absorbers of the rear suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right shock absorbers of the rear suspension.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: shock absorbers – Nissan Leaf ZE0. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. How to change Shock Absorber on NISSAN LEAF 2010 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Open the boot lid.
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    Step 2
    Remove the mount cap from the shock absorber upper fastener. Use a plastic trim tool.
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    Step 3
    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock absorber.Use a combination spanner #16.Use locking pliers.
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    Step 4
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
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    Step 5
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #21.
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    Step 6
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
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    Step 7
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Nissan Leaf ZE0. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
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    Step 8
    Remove the wheel.
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    Step 9
    Clean the shock absorber fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 10
    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber.Use a combination spanner #18.Use a drive socket #18.Use a tap wrench.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the shock absorber while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Nissan Leaf ZE0
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    Step 11
    Support the rear suspension beam. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
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    Step 12
    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a combination spanner #18.Use a drive socket #18.
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    Step 13
    Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber.
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    Step 14
    Remove the shock absorber.
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    Step 15
    Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Nissan Leaf ZE0. AUTODOC recommends:
    Examine the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop. Replace them if necessary. Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  16. How to change Shock Absorber on NISSAN LEAF 2010 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Install the dust sleeve and the bump stop on the new shock absorber.
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    Step 17
    Clean the shock absorber mounting seats.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 18
    Treat the shock absorber mounting seats. Use copper grease.
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    Step 19
    Place the shock absorber in the wheel arch and secure it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Nissan Leaf ZE0 – To avoid injury, hold the shock absorber while screwing in the fastening bolts.
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    Step 20
    Install the fastening bolt.
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    Step 21
    Screw in the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a drive socket #18.
    Step 22
    Raise the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
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    Step 23
    Tighten the lower fastener of the shock absorber. Use a combination spanner #18.Use a drive socket #18.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 85 Nm torque.
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    Step 24
    Remove the mounting from under the rear axle beam.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Nissan Leaf ZE0. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
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    Step 25
    Treat the shock absorber fasteners. Use copper grease.
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    Step 26
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
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    Step 27
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Nissan Leaf ZE0. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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    Step 28
    Install the wheel.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Nissan Leaf ZE0. Tip from AUTODOC:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
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    Step 29
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #21.
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    Step 30
    Lower the car.
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    Step 31
    Tighten the top shock absorber fastening.Use a combination spanner #16.Use locking pliers. Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
  31. How to change Shock Absorber on NISSAN LEAF 2010 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 32
    Treat the shock absorber fasteners. Use copper grease.
    Step 33
    Install the mount cap on the shock absorber upper fastener.
    Step 34
    Tighten the wheel bolts using a criss-cross pattern.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 nm torque.
  32. How to replace NISSAN LEAF Elektrik 2011 Shock Absorber - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 35
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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    Step 36
    Close the lid of the luggage compartment.
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