Nissan Altima 2007-2012 Service Manual: Basic inspection

DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR WORK FLOW

Work Flow

OVERALL SEQUENCE

DETAILED FLOW

1.GET INFORMATION FOR SYMPTOM

Get the detailed information from the customer about the symptom (the condition and the environment when the incident/malfunction occurred) using the “Diagnostic Work Sheet”. (Refer to EC-1047, "Diagnostic Work Sheet".) >> GO TO 2.

2.CHECK DTC

1. Check DTC.

2. Perform the following procedure if DTC is displayed.

- Record DTC and freeze frame data. (Print them out with CONSULT-III or GST.) - Erase DTC. (Refer to EC-1142, "Diagnosis Description".) - Study the relationship between the cause detected by DTC and the symptom described by the customer.

(Symptom Table is useful. Refer to EC-1567, "Symptom Table".) 3. Check related service bulletins for information.

Are any symptoms described and any DTCs detected? Symptom is described, DTC is displayed>>GO TO 3.

Symptom is described, DTC is not displayed>>GO TO 4.

Symptom is not described, DTC is displayed>>GO TO 5.

3.CONFIRM THE SYMPTOM

Try to confirm the symptom described by the customer (except MIL ON).

Also study the normal operation and fail-safe related to the symptom. Refer to EC-1571, "Description" and EC- 1551, "Fail-safe".

Diagnosis Work Sheet is useful to verify the incident.

Verify relation between the symptom and the condition when the symptom is detected.

>> GO TO 5.

4.CONFIRM THE SYMPTOM

Try to confirm the symptom described by the customer.

Also study the normal operation and fail-safe related to the symptom. Refer to EC-1571, "Description" and EC- 1551, "Fail-safe".

Diagnosis Work Sheet is useful to verify the incident.

Verify relation between the symptom and the condition when the symptom is detected.

>> GO TO 6.

5.PERFORM DTC CONFIRMATION PROCEDURE

Perform DTC CONFIRMATION PROCEDURE for the displayed DTC, and then check that DTC is detected again.

If two or more DTCs are detected, refer to EC-1553, "DTC Inspection Priority Chart" and determine trouble diagnosis order.

NOTE: • Freeze frame data is useful if the DTC is not detected.

• Perform Component Function Check if DTC CONFIRMATION PROCEDURE is not included on Service Manual. This simplified check procedure is an effective alternative though DTC cannot be detected during this check.

If the result of Component Function Check is NG, it is the same as the detection of DTC by DTC CONFIRMATION PROCEDURE.

Is DTC detected? YES >> GO TO 10.

NO >> Check according to GI-42, "Intermittent Incident".

6.PERFORM BASIC INSPECTION

Perform EC-1048, "BASIC INSPECTION : Special Repair Requirement".

Will CONSULT-III be used?

YES >> GO TO 7.

NO >> GO TO 9.

7.PERFORM “SPEC” OF “DATA MONITOR” MODE

Check that “MAS A/F SE-B1”, “B/FUEL SCHDL”, “A/F ALPHA-B1” and “A/F ALPHA-B2” are within the SP value using “SPEC” of “DATA MONITOR” mode with CONSULT-III. Refer to EC-1167, "Component Function Check".

Are they within the SP value? YES >> GO TO 9.

NO >> GO TO 8.

8.DETECT MALFUNCTIONING PART BY TROUBLE DIAGNOSIS - SPECIFICATION VALUE

Detect malfunctioning part according to EC-1168, "Diagnosis Procedure".

Is a malfunctioning part detected? YES >> GO TO 11.

NO >> GO TO 9.

9.DETECT MALFUNCTIONING SYSTEM BY SYMPTOM TABLE

Detect malfunctioning system according to EC-1567, "Symptom Table" based on the confirmed symptom in step 4, and determine the trouble diagnosis order based on possible causes and symptoms.

>> GO TO 10.

10.DETECT MALFUNCTIONING PART BY DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE

Inspect according to Diagnostic Procedure of the system.

NOTE: The Diagnostic Procedure in EC section described based on open circuit inspection. A short circuit inspection is also required for the circuit check in the Diagnostic Procedure. For details, refer to “Circuit Inspection” in GI- 45, "Circuit Inspection".

Is a malfunctioning part detected? YES >> GO TO 11.

NO >> Monitor input data from related sensors or check voltage of related ECM terminals using CONSULT- III. Refer to EC-1510, "Reference Value".

11.REPAIR OR REPLACE THE MALFUNCTIONING PART

1. Repair or replace the malfunctioning part.

2. Reconnect parts or connectors disconnected during Diagnostic Procedure again after repair and replacement.

3. Check DTC. If DTC is displayed, erase it, refer to EC-1142, "Diagnosis Description".

>> GO TO 12.

12.FINAL CHECK

When DTC was detected in step 2, perform DTC CONFIRMATION PROCEDURE or Overall Function Check again, and then check that the malfunction have been completely repaired.

When symptom was described from the customer, refer to confirmed symptom in step 3 or 4, and check that the symptom is not detected.

Is DTC detected and does symptom remain? YES-1 >> DTC is detected: GO TO 10.

YES-2 >> Symptom remains: GO TO 6.

NO >> Before returning the vehicle to the customer, always erase unnecessary DTC in ECM and TCM (Transmission Control Module). (Refer to EC-1142, "Diagnosis Description".) If the completion of SRT is needed, drive vehicle under the specific DRIVING PATTERN in EC-1558, "How to Set SRT Code".

Diagnostic Work Sheet

DESCRIPTION

There are many operating conditions that lead to the malfunction of engine components. A good grasp of such conditions can make troubleshooting faster and more accurate.

In general, each customer feels differently about symptoms. It is important to fully understand the symptoms or conditions for a customer complaint.

Utilize a diagnostic worksheet like the WORKSHEET SAMPLE below in order to organize all the information for troubleshooting.

Some conditions may cause the MIL to illuminate or blink, and DTC to be detected. Examples: • Vehicle ran out of fuel, which caused the engine to misfire.

• Fuel filler cap was left off or incorrectly screwed on, allowing fuel to evaporate into the atmosphere.

WORKSHEET SAMPLE

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