Nissan Altima 2007-2012 Service Manual: On-vehicle maintenance

FRONT SUSPENSION ASSEMBLY

Inspection and Adjustment

INSPECTION

Make sure the mounting conditions (looseness, back lash) of each component and component conditions (wear, damage) are normal.

LOWER BALL JOINT END PLAY

1. Set front wheels in a straight-ahead position. Do not depress brake pedal.

2. Place an iron bar or similar tool between upper link and steering knuckle.

3. Measure axial end play by prying it up and down.Refer to FSU-17, "Ball Joint".

CAUTION: Be careful not to damage ball joint boot. Do not damage the installation position by applying excessive force.

SHOCK ABSORBER

Check for oil leakage, damage and replace if malfunction is detected.

WHEEL ALIGNMENT

Description

Measure wheel alignment under unladen conditions.

NOTE: "Unladen conditions" means that fuel, engine coolant, and lubricant are full. Spare tire, jack, hand tools and mats are in designated positions.

General Information and Recommendations

    Preparation
    Special Service Tool The actual shapes of the Kent-Moore tools may differ from those of special service tools illustrated here. Commercial Service Tool ...

    Other materials:

    Three-point type seat belt with retractor
    WARNING ● Every person who drives or rides in this vehicle should use a seat belt at all times. ● Do not ride in a moving vehicle when the seatback is reclined. This can be dangerous. The shoulder belt will not be against your body. In an accident, you could be thrown into it and ...

    Fuses
    Two types of fuses are used. Type A is used in the fuse boxes in the engine compartment. Type B is used in the passenger compartment fuse box. Type A fuses are provided as spare fuses. They are stored in the passenger compartment fuse box. Type A fuses can be installed in the engine com ...

    On-vehicle repair
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