Nissan Altima 2007-2012 Service Manual: How to use this manual


This volume explains “Removal, Disassembly, Installation, Inspection and Adjustment” and “Trouble Diagnoses”.


• The captions WARNING and CAUTION warn you of steps that must be followed to prevent personal injury and/or damage to some part of the vehicle.

WARNING indicates the possibility of personal injury if instructions are not followed.

CAUTION indicates the possibility of component damage if instructions are not followed.

BOLD TYPED STATEMENTS except WARNING and CAUTION give you helpful information.

Standard value: Tolerance at inspection and adjustment.

Limit value: The maximum or minimum limit value that should not be exceeded at inspection and adjustment.


• The UNITS given in this manual are primarily expressed as the SI UNIT (International System of Unit), and alternatively expressed in the metric system and in the yard/pound system.

Also with regard to tightening torque of bolts and nuts, there are descriptions both about range and about the standard tightening torque.



Outer Socket Lock Nut : 59 - 78 NВ·m (6.0 - 8.0 kg-m, 43 - 58 ft-lb)


Drive Shaft Installation Bolt : 44.3 NВ·m (4.5 kg-m, 33 ft-lb)


• ALPHABETICAL INDEX is provided at the end of this manual so that you can rapidly find the item and page you are searching for.

• A QUICK REFERENCE INDEX, a black tab (e.g. can quickly find the ) is provided on the first page. You
can quickly find the first page of each section by matching it to the section's black tab.

• THE CONTENTS are listed on the first page of each section.

• THE TITLE is indicated on the upper portion of each page and shows the part or system.

• THE PAGE NUMBER of each section consists of two or three letters which designate the particular section and a number (e.g. “BR-5”).

• THE SMALL ILLUSTRATIONS show the important steps such as inspection, use of special tools, knacks of work and hidden or tricky steps which are not shown in the previous large illustrations.

Assembly, inspection and adjustment procedures for the complicated units such as the automatic transaxle or transmission, etc. are presented in a step-by-step format where necessary.

Relation between Illustrations and Descriptions

The following sample explains the relationship between the part description in an illustration, the part name in the text and the service procedures.



• THE LARGE ILLUSTRATIONS are exploded views (see the following) and contain tightening torques, lubrication points, section number of the PARTS CATALOG (e.g. SEC. 440) and other information necessary to perform repairs.

The illustrations should be used in reference to service matters only. When ordering parts, refer to the appropriate PARTS CATALOG.

Components shown in an illustration may be identified by a circled number. When this style of illustration is used, the text description of the components will follow the illustration.

1. Union bolt

1. Union bolt

2. Copper washer

3. Brake hose

4. Cap

5. Bleed valve

6. Sliding pin bolt

7. Piston seal

8. Piston

9. Piston boot

10. Cylinder body

11. Sliding pin

12. Torque member mounting bolt

13. Washer

14. Sliding pin boot

15. Bushing

16. Torque member

17. Inner shim cover

18. Inner shim

19. Inner pad

20. Pad retainer

21. Pad wear sensor

22. Outer pad

23. Outer shim

24. Outer shim cover

grease 1: PBC (Poly Butyl Cuprysil)
grease or silicone-based grease

: Brake fluid 2: Rubber grease

Refer to GI section for additional symbol definitions. : Brake fluid

Refer to GI section for additional symbol definitions.


How to follow trouble diagnoses

How to follow trouble diagnoses
Description NOTICE: Trouble diagnoses indicate work procedures required to diagnose problems effectively. Observe the following instructions before diagnosing. • Before performing troubl ...

Other materials:

Service data and specifications (SDS)
General Specification CAUTION: • Use only Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-2. Do not mix with other fluid. • Using CVT fluid other than Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-2 will deteriorate in driveability and CVT durability, and may damage the CVT, which is not covered by the warranty. *1 ...

Spark plugs
REPLACING SPARK PLUGS Iridium-tipped spark plugs It is not necessary to replace iridium-tipped A spark plugs as frequently as conventional type spark plugs because they last much longer. Follow the maintenance log shown in the “NISSAN Service and Maintenance Guide”. Do not service iridi ...

Air cleaner filter
Removal and Installation 1. Air duct hose 2. Duct sub-cover 3. Front air duct 4. Air cleaner case (lower) 5. Grommets 6. Air cleaner case mounting bracket 7. Bracket 8. Air cleaner filter 9. Air cleaner case (upper) 10. Mass air flow sensor A. To electric throttle control actuator B. A ...