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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Does a left-rear shock absorber
The hole that you refer to would have held the upper strut mount. This piece is part of the strut assembly which includes the coil spring. If you attempt the replacement of this mount yourself, it will require the use of a coil spring compressor (clamshell type which you can rent from certain auto parts stores or tool rental centers). You will have to remove the complete strut assembly from the car. In your case, what's left is the lower retaining bolt. You'll have to use great caution when compressing the spring in order to remove the nut that holds the upper mount in place. The spring is under a great deal of preloaded pressure, that if released can cause bodily damage. Once you remove the upper nut, you can replace the mount, or mounting plate itself. If you don't want to tackle this job yourself. I can tell you that the typical shop will charge you around 2 hrs labor to replace this part. (hourly rates vary) The cost of parts is extra naturally. Most shops I've worked for won't install parts other than those purchased through the shop. You may get lucky though. Buying your own parts is always cheaper, because you don't have to pay for the mark up. I hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 12, 2008
We figured this one out today, after pounding, twisting, sliding, gerunding, etc.
It will not slide backward (as a safety mechanism, of course) unless your latches (the ones that connect / clamp onto the car) are completely loose. That means, that looking at the rack from the end, you'll see this oblong deal that you'll use to tighten the rack to a car. As you turn it clockwise the rack will tighten, right?
Ok. Just make sure that that guy is as loose as he gets, and your piece will slide back just fine.
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
you dont have to take it off. remove the 2 15mm bolts and pry the bracket sideways w/ a prybar. This shortens your time. You most likely have a 90amp alternator so it should be small enough to slide through.
Posted on Jul 11, 2009
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Q. Where is the starter on a 1986 nissan stanza station wagon and how do you get to it ?
Due to limited access to the starter, it is recommended that the transaxle be removed when servicing the starter.
1. Cold vehicle.
Remove 2 mounting bracket bolts, 10 & 12 mm (Figure 1).
Remove top starter motor bolt 14 mm with universal & long extensions.
Raise vehicle on hoist.
Remove front splash pans 10 mm.
Automatic transmission: Drain 2 qts out.
Remove rt-ft wheel 21 mm., & tie rod (Figure 3), axle cap, cotter pin, adj-nut & rubber washer.
Remove ball joint nuts 17 mm., left lower control arm 19mm. & swaybar bracket 14 mm. (Fig 2).
Remove axle nut 36mm (Figure 4), the front tube, catalytic converter heat insulators 10mm, ctr ex-tube 17 mm., and front tube from exhaust system (Figure 5).
Remove long bolt from ft engine mount (next to radiator), 17mm socket (Figure 6, Item A).
Remove tension rod mount 14 mm. Has adj-bracket with rubber insulators (Fig 6, Items B, C).
Remove right side drive shaft bolts that hold shaft to bracket mounted on engine (Fig7) 12mm.
CAUTION: Transaxle side seals are cut by spline teeth.
Install hoist type transmission jack and wooden block under the transmission/engine. Be certain the transmission is safely balanced on the hoist.
Remove 5 engine crossmember mounts (3 bolts, 2 nuts) 14mm.
Remove nut that attaches crossmember to engine mount.
Loosen stabilizer bar mounts to allow adequate clearance for crossmember to be removed.
Remove following brackets to allow starter assembly to pass through bottom:
tubular support bracket - engine to transaxle
angled support bracket - driveshaft bracket to engine mount
manifold collector stay - (bottom bolts)
Loosen top bolts, remove bracket above driveshaft-holding bracket 14mm.
NOTE: This bracket is slotted to allow it to slide out without completely removing the bolts.
Remove bottom starter motor mounting bolt.
Separate starter assembly from bellhousing, DC all cables/connectors, remove starter motor.
When installing starter, connect cable, install/torque starter bolts.
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