1986 Nissan 300ZX Suspension Service & Repair

Is It Time For 1986 Nissan 300ZX Suspension Service?

When you first drove your 1986 Nissan 300ZX, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your 300ZX jolts, sways to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 1986 Nissan 300ZX in for steering and suspension services. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shock dampeners, damper springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If your Nissan 300ZX’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Nissan 300ZX Replacement Shocks & Struts

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 1986 Nissan 300ZX suspension system. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 1986 Nissan 300ZX’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be indicators of worn Nissan 300ZX shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 1986 Nissan 300ZX’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

1986 300ZX Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Nissan's suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Nissan 300ZX? Rotations and alignments involve minor tweaks that have a major impact. Both services help ensure that the correct amount of pressure is applied to each tire and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • When does Nissan 300ZX power steering fluid need to be inspected or changed? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your 300ZX’s power steering fluid is low, we’ll top it off per Nissan's guidelines to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Nissan 300ZX

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 1986 Nissan 300ZX. From shocks to ball joints, your Nissan will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.