Nissan 350Z Boot Trunk Won't Stay Open - Strut Replacement

(05/12/2014, Type: Problem Fix)   View other Articles   350Z Home   [Add Your Own Article]

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Nissan 350z Boot / Trunk Struts Replacement If your Nissan 350Z Trunk/Boot won't stay open then you need to replace the boot struts. This guide will show you how to replace them, you will need:

- New Boot Struts £68 (www.sgs-engineering.com)
- 13mm Spanner
- 12mm Spanner
- 10mm Spanner or socket set
- Flat head screwdriver
- An assistant to hold the boot

Purchase New Boot Struts
Nissan 350Z Boot Trunk Struts from SGS Engineering I managed to find new boot struts from SGS Engineering in the UK for £68.
(www.sgs-engineering.com)

Remove Both Struts First
Nissan 350Z Trunk Strut Replacement Your assistant must hold the boot open while you change the struts.

Hold the strut very firmly while removing the two 10mm bolts that hold lower end of the strut to the car. Place a work glove under the strut to protect the body work as the force of the strut may push into the body.

Nissan 350Z Trunk Strut Replacement Remove the top bolt from the boot lid by using a 12mm spanner.

Nissan 350Z Trunk Strut Replacement Clean the area under the brackets and keep the rubber pad to protect the body.

Nissan 350Z Trunk Strut Replacement Fit the new lower brackets to the body reusing the rubber pad.

Nissan 350Z Trunk Strut Replacement Add the new top ball bolts to the boot lid using the 13mm spanner. Remember to use the supplied washers.

350Z Boot Trunk Strut Replacement Apply some grease to the ball joints.

350Z Boot Trunk Strut Replacement Connect the lower end of the new struts to the lower bracket. First remove the circular clip then push the strut on.

350Z Boot Trunk Strut Replacement Insert the circular clip again and rotate it into place.

350Z Boot Trunk Strut Replacement Connect the top end of the strut by using a flat head screwdriver to lever the clip. Then push the strut on and remove the screw driver to release the clip.

Open and close the boot a few times by hand checking everything looks right before doing a full test of your struts.

Created By: Michael     View Other Articles By Michael


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takerhandy Great guide, ordered the struts and took about 15 mins to complete!
(Date: 21/03/2015 13:34 , By: takerhandy)   
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