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This replacement procedure can be used for:
NISSAN JUKE (F15) 1.6 DIG-T 4x4, NISSAN JUKE (F15) 1.6 DIG-T NISMO RS, NISSAN JUKE (F15) 1.6 DIG-T NISMO RS 4x4 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear shock absorber on NISSAN LEAF 1 (ZE0U) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Shock Absorber for LEAF and other NISSAN models
Tools
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
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. Step 1
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    Open the boot lid.
  2. Step 2
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    Remove the mount cap from the shock absorber upper fastener. Use a plastic trim tool.
  3. Step 3
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    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock absorber. Use a combination spanner #16. Use locking pliers.
  4. Step 4
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  5. Step 5
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #21.
  6. Step 6
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    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  7. Step 7
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: shock absorbers – Nissan Leaf ZE0. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  8. Step 8
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    Remove the wheel.
  9. Step 9
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    Clean the shock absorber fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  10. Step 10
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    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
  11. Step 11
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    Support the rear suspension beam. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  12. Step 12
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    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18.
  13. Step 13
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    Unscrew the upper fastener of the shock absorber.
  14. Step 14
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    Remove the shock absorber.
  15. Step 15
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    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. Step 16
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    Install the dust sleeve and the bump stop on the new shock absorber.
  17. Step 17
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    Clean the shock absorber mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  18. Step 18
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    Treat the shock absorber mounting seats. Use copper grease.
  19. Step 19
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    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.
  20. Step 20
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    Install the fastening bolt.
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