Help Removing Suspension member on 03 M45

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Help Removing Suspension member on 03 M45

Postby IIXtremeHansen » Sun May 18, 2014 5:32 pm

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So im trying to remove the suspension member and towards the back of the car the member drops easily. Towards the front, it seems to be like a locking washer on there where the arrow is pointing, close up picture on the bottom with nut removed and don't know what tool to use to remove it. I think that what keeps it from dropping it. Never seen it before. Any infiniti tech can help? Dont have any room to hammer to get that washer to spin off.
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Re: Help Removing Suspension member on 03 M45

Postby audtatious » Sun May 18, 2014 5:36 pm

Go through the FSM and see if it shows how to remove it...

http://www.nicoclub.com/archives/infini ... m56-2.html

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Re: Help Removing Suspension member on 03 M45

Postby IIXtremeHansen » Sun May 18, 2014 5:46 pm

audtatious wrote:Go through the FSM and see if it shows how to remove it...

http://www.nicoclub.com/archives/infini ... m56-2.html
same what Alldata shows. Doesnt show or tell a good discription.

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Re: Help Removing Suspension member on 03 M45

Postby IIXtremeHansen » Thu May 22, 2014 7:30 pm

nevermind...got it off...Image

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Re: Help Removing Suspension member on 03 M45

Postby audtatious » Fri May 23, 2014 7:02 am

What's the reason for removing the whole thing? Just curious.

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Re:Removing Suspension member on 03 M45

Postby IIXtremeHansen » Fri May 23, 2014 9:00 am

audtatious wrote:What's the reason for removing the whole thing? Just curious.
Replacing cracked oil pan and going to change tie rods and mounts. Want fresh or upgrade mounts to help absorb my stiff static setup.https://flic.kr/p/nwow9k
https://flic.kr/p/neTU6T
https://flic.kr/p/nwq4yb

Some reason won't let me link image, so did url.

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Re: Re:Removing Suspension member on 03 M45

Postby szh » Fri May 23, 2014 10:33 am

IIXtremeHansen wrote:
audtatious wrote:What's the reason for removing the whole thing? Just curious.
Replacing cracked oil pan and going to change tie rods and mounts. Want fresh or upgrade mounts to help absorb my stiff static setup.https://flic.kr/p/nwow9k
https://flic.kr/p/neTU6T
https://flic.kr/p/nwq4yb

Some reason won't let me link image, so did url.
Hmmm ... most interesting!

Please, can you take lots of pictures and post your experiences in doing this work? Would be very useful to us 03 M45 owners ...

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Re: Help Removing Suspension member on 03 M45

Postby moedawg140 » Fri May 23, 2014 5:34 pm

IIXtremeHansen wrote:
audtatious wrote:What's the reason for removing the whole thing? Just curious.
Replacing cracked oil pan and going to change tie rods and mounts. Want fresh or upgrade mounts to help absorb my stiff static setup.
https://flic.kr/p/nwow9k
https://flic.kr/p/neTU6T
https://flic.kr/p/nwq4yb

Some reason won't let me link image, so did url.
Hi IIXtremeHansen, very nice photos/parts you have!

Regarding posting photos, I use flickr as well, and before they changed the format, you could very easily retreive the BB code, html, img link, etc. you wanted...now you do not have the option to choose what you want. I had to find a way to do it manually. Trust me, once you do it a couple times, it becomes second nature. This is what I do currently (until they change it back to easily choosing formats we want):

Here is what each photo link should look like when you post them (delete stars): Image

This is how to post each image, using the Chrome web browser:

1. Navigate to your photo in flickr (click on it if you are in gallery view).
2. Right click on the photo and select: "Inspect element"
3. Press Ctrl-F and input ".jpg" Keep pressing "Enter" until you get to 2 image links that look like this:
<img width="680" height="454" src="//c1.staticflickr.com/3/2908/14127380875_69a848f921_n.jpg" class="low-res-photo" hidden="hidden" style="display: none;"> AND THIS:
<img width="680" height="454" src="//c1.staticflickr.com/3/2908/14127380875_69a848f921_c.jpg" class="main-photo" onload="registerFirstPhoto(this)" style="">
4. Now, the photo you want is the second one of these series, which is the one that has "c.jpg" at the end of the html link. You'll also see which photo is the correct one because when you hover over the "c.jpg" link, the entire photo above elements console will be highlighted.
5. Right click on the 'second link' and choose "Copy link address".
6. Paste it onto your post/reply box. It will look look something like this: https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2908/1412 ... f921_c.jpg
7. Highlight entire pasted "link address": https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2908/1412 ... f921_c.jpg
8. Press "Img" button (located above post/reply box, next to star/List item and before URL/Insert URL), so it looks like this (delete stars): Image

9. Repeat process for each photo you post on this forum.

Using this method, you also have the ability to save any type of photo, fortunately or unfortunately, if it is "restricted" from being downloaded or not!

Here are your photos (hope you don't mind), using the method I described, in all its glory:

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I hope that you or anybody else who uses flickr, and wants to post photos onto this forum will be able to understand these directions. :luck:

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Re: Help Removing Suspension member on 03 M45

Postby IIXtremeHansen » Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:58 am

Sorry for late response and thanks^! Forum isn't phone friendly. I replaced motor mounts, oil pan, installed my Japanese suspension, rolled/pulled fenders, modified 350z rear links. Just need to dial and tighten the rear and try to test the suspension.

PS: I want to change the title to a build.

http://instagram.com/p/sdndR3Ho9h/
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http://instagram.com/p/rE59maHo2J/
http://instagram.com/p/qcyCU6no-h/
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Re: Help Removing Suspension member on 03 M45

Postby EdBwoy » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:47 pm

I think my M45 suspension might be original from 2002, so needs some freshening up. I stumble (re-stumble?) upon this in my search.

I tried to play with the pictures in the previous post.
Moedawg, thanks for the lesson. That screen is something that I just landed on accidentally sometimes, but I used your instructions to post the instagram pictures here. Not as simple as IMGUR for me, but when I started looking for n.jpg, it flew fast (trial and error to start). Sticky worthy? :gotme



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