Nissan Altima 2007-2012 Service Manual: Oil pan and oil strainer

Removal and Installation

1. Oil level gauge guide


1. Oil level gauge guide

2. Oil pan, upper

3. Cylinder block

4. Oil filter

5. Oil strainer

6. Drain plug

7. Oil pan, lower

8. Rear plate cover

9. O-ring

A. To oil pan, lower

REMOVAL

WARNING: To avoid the danger of being scalded, never drain the engine oil when the engine is hot.

1. Drain engine oil. Refer to LU-10, "Changing Engine Oil".

2. Remove the front exhaust tube. Refer to EX-5, "Exploded View".

3. Remove power steering cooler hose bracket from suspension member.

4. Remove the front suspension member for clearance to remove the oil pan. Refer to FSU-13, "Removal and Installation".

5. Remove the lower oil pan bolts in the order as shown, using power tool.

6. Remove the lower oil pan using Tool.


6. Remove the lower oil pan using Tool.

NOTE: Tap gently to cut sealant around the pan; do not damage the mating surface using Tool.

Tool number : KV10111100 (J-37228)

7. Remove the oil strainer.


7. Remove the oil strainer.

8. Remove rear plate cover, and four engine-to transaxle bolts, using power tool.

9. Loosen the upper oil pan bolts in the order shown to remove upper oil pan, using power tool.

10. Remove upper oil pan using Tool.


10. Remove upper oil pan using Tool.

NOTE: Tap gently to cut sealant around the pan; do not damage the mating surface using Tool.

Tool number : KV10111100 (J-37228)

INSPECTION AFTER REMOVAL


INSPECTION AFTER REMOVAL

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