I changed the front struts on my car with some difficulty but I cannot figure out how to get to the rear shock/struts top mounting bolt to change them and they are wore out. Every diagram I have looked at shows my car having springs around the shocks on the rear just like the front but this is not accurate. There are no springs and it looks as if the top mounting bolt is located under the panel between the rear seat and the back glass. Please help me.
where is the top bolt for the rear shock or strut? It does not have a spring. on 2002 Nissan Altima
by adam86 in Potts Camp, MS on January 07, 2012
ANSWER by PARTS GUY , January 07, 2012
You are correct. It does not have rear struts. It's just a shock absorber. It has a mounting bracket that is securded with two nuts. You need to follow the shock to the top and remove whatever is in the way to get to the top of the shock.