First you must remove the rear seat to gain access to the top strut mounts. The bottom of the rear seat comes out first. On the 96 model there are two tabs at the base of the seat bottm that you pull forward to release the seat bottom. I'm not sure if the 93 is the same. After removal of the rear seat bottom, you will see a bolt at the bottom of each side of the rear seat back that need to be removed. Fold down the arm rest and disconnect the vinyl cover at the base of the armrest to expose and remove two screws. Push up on the rear seat back to unhook three plastic hooks (center and one at each end) at the top of the rear seat back. Remove the seat back. Remove the large metal support panel that is behind the seat back. Safely jack up the rear of the car and support on jack stands so the rear wheels hang free. Doing one strut at a time, remove the two top strut mount bolts leaving the center strut stud nut in place. The strut and mount will lower out of the unibody. Disconnect the bottom strut mount. Remove the strut/coil spring assembly. Using a strut/spring compressor (some auto parts stores rent these) compress the spring. Carefully remove the top strut stud retaining nut, top strut mount, bumpers and strut boot. Carefully install compressed spring, strut boot, bumpers and top strut mount on new strut and install washer and retaining nut. Reinstall strut and etc. in reverse order.
how much is it going to cost me to replace the back struts on my Nissan maxima
I paid 79.99 each for my back struts then had my dad change them for me. Pretty simple actually
It doesn't have struts. It has coil-over shocks.
About $1000 for me.
Shocks are easy to replace and any DIYer can accomplish that. However if you do not have the proper tools or skill, I suggest you pay a professional to replace the struts. Serious injury can occur when working with struts.
It has 4 struts. The front uses a regular strut assembly. The rear struts have replaceable cartridges.
BIG JOB and you need to have the front end aligned before you drive it. TAke it to a garage.
you don't! there are no shocks. you must replace the struts.
you can but it will ride a little bit more rough
I paid $900 for shocks/struts and bushings. I was told that was the "brother in law" discount.