Nissan Altima 2007-2012 Service Manual: Removal and installation

FRONT SUSPENSION ASSEMBLY

Exploded View

1. Strut tower bar


1. Strut tower bar

2. Stabilizer bar

3. Stabilizer clamp

4. Stabilizer bushing

5. Connecting rod

6. VQ35DE front mount bracket

7. VQ35DE rear mount bracket

8. QR25DE mount bracket

9. Member pin stay

10. Transverse link

11. Steering stop plate

12. Steering stop

13. Steering knuckle

14. Front suspension member

15. Strut

16. Lower rubber seat

17. Coil spring

18. Upper rubber seat

19. Dust cover

20. Strut mount insulator

Removal and Installation

REMOVAL

QR25DE Engine and VQ35DE Engine with M/T

1. Remove wheel and tire. Refer to WT-66, "Adjustment".

2. Remove engine under cover. Refer to EXT-13, "Removal and Installation" (Coupe), EXT-34, "Removal and Installation" (Sedan).

3. Remove nut on lower portion of stabilizer connecting rod from transverse link.

4. Remove transverse link from suspension member, and move the transverse link outward.

5. Remove front exhaust tube. Refer to EX-6, "Removal and Installation" (QR25DE), EX-12, "Removal and Installation" (VQ35DE).

6. Support engine or transmission with a jack.

7. Remove steering gear bolts. Remove steering gear and power steering tube bracket from suspension member.

8. Hang steering gear.

9. Remove front and rear engine mount insulator bolts from suspension member.

10. Remove body-side bolts from member pin stay.

11. Set a jack under suspension member, and remove suspension member nuts.

12. Slowly lower jack to remove suspension member from vehicle.

VQ35DE Engine with CVT

Engine, transmission and suspension member must be removed as an assembly. Refer to EM-202, "Removal and Installation".

Once removed as an assembly, lift engine and transmission off of suspension member.

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

    Front stabilizer
    Removal and Installation REMOVAL 1. Remove steering gear. Refer to ST-17, "Removal and Installation". 2. Remove mounting nuts on upper portion of stabilizer connecting rod. 3. Remov ...

    Disassembly and assembly
    FRONT COIL SPRING AND STRUT Disassembly and Assembly DISASSEMBLY 1. Install Tool to strut and secure it in a vise. ...

    Other materials:

    Can communication circuit
    Diagnosis Procedure INSPECTION PROCEDURE 1.CONNECTOR INSPECTION 1. Turn the ignition switch OFF. 2. Disconnect the battery cable from the negative terminal. 3. Disconnect all the unit connectors on CAN communication system. 4. Check terminals and connectors for damage, bend and loose con ...

    P0447 Evap canister vent control valve
    Description The EVAP canister vent control valve is located on the EVAP canister and is used to seal the canister vent. This solenoid valve responds to signals from the ECM. When the ECM sends an ON signal, the coil in the solenoid valve is energized. A plunger will then move to seal the ca ...

    P0125 ECT Sensor
    Description The engine coolant temperature sensor is used to detect the engine coolant temperature. The sensor modifies a voltage signal from the ECM. The modified signal returns to the ECM as the engine coolant temperature input. The sensor uses a thermistor which is sensitive to the change i ...