So, I just got through installing a set of 144S/143S struts and 921 springs on my 1996 Pathfinder.
I had a local shop swap the strut retaining caps over as they were in good shape, both the bearings and rubber.
Once everything was installed, and vehicle was resting on the ground, with the full weight on the struts, I noticed that there was a gap between the top of the strut retaining plate, and the nut. The distances can be seen below.
I tried tightening the nut down, but the entire rod spins, and it wont tighten.
Am I missing something here, or is there a spacer that should be installed? Was the cap put on too tightly and preloaded the spring on the strut?
Also, is there a Pathfinder site that may have more exposure than this section that I can do some research on?