Nissan Altima 2007-2012 Service Manual: Periodic maintenance

Introduction of Periodic Maintenance

Two different maintenance schedules are provided, and should be used, depending upon the conditions in which the vehicle is mainly operated. After 60,000 miles (96,000 km) or 48 months, continue the periodic maintenance at the same mileage/time intervals.

Schedule 1

EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM

Abbreviations: R = Replace. I = Inspect. Correct or replace if necessary. [ ]: At the mileage intervals only

NOTE: (1) After 60,000 miles (96,000 km) or 48 months, inspect every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) or 12 months. Replace the drive belts if found damaged or if the auto belt tensioner reading reaches the maximum limit.

(2) If operating mainly in dusty conditions, more frequent maintenance may be required.

(3) Maintenance-free item. For service procedures, refer to FL section.

(4) After 60,000 miles (96,000 km) or 48 months, replace every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) or 24 months.

(5) Periodic maintenance is not required. However, if valve noise increases, inspect valve clearance.

* Maintenance items and intervals with “*” are recommended by NISSAN for reliable vehicle operation. The owner need not perform such maintenance in order to maintain the emission warranty or manufacturer recall liability. Other maintenance items and intervals are required.

CHASSIS AND BODY

Abbreviations: R = Replace. I = Inspect. Correct or replace if necessary.

NOTE: (1) If towing a trailer, or using a car-top carrier, or driving on rough or muddy roads, inspect CVT fluid deterioration with Consult-III every 60,000 miles (96,000 km), then change the CVT fluid NS-2 if necessary. (Refer to TM-241, "Changing" RE0F09B or TM-417, "Changing CVT Fluid" RE0F10B.) Using transmission fluid other than Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-2 will damage the CVT, which is not covered by the NISSAN new vehicle limited warranty.

(2) If towing a trailer, or using a car-top carrier, or driving on rough or muddy roads, change (not just inspect) oil at every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) or 24 months.

(3) Refer to “Tire rotation” under the “General maintenance” heading earlier in this section.

Schedule 2

EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM

Abbreviations: R = Replace. I = Inspect. Correct or replace if necessary. [ ]: At the mileage intervals only

NOTE: (1) After 60,000 miles (96,000 km) or 48 months, inspect every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) or 12 months. Replace the drive belts if found damaged or if the auto belt tensioner reading reaches the maximum limit.

(2) Maintenance-free item. For service procedures, refer to FL section.

(3) After 60,000 miles (96,000 km) or 48 months, replace every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) or 24 months.

(4) Periodic maintenance is not required. However, if valve noise increases, inspect valve clearance.

* Maintenance items and intervals with “*” are recommended by NISSAN for reliable vehicle operation. The owner need not perform such maintenance in order to maintain the emission warranty or manufacturer recall liability. Other maintenance items and intervals are required

CHASSIS AND BODY

Abbreviations: R = Replace. I = Inspect. Correct or replace if necessary.

NOTE:

(1) Using transmission fluid other than Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-2 will damage the CVT, which is not covered by the NISSAN new vehicle limited warranty.

(2) Refer to “Tire rotation” under the “General maintenance” heading earlier in this section.

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