Nissan Altima Owners Manual: Capacities and recommended fuel/lubricants

The following are approximate capacities. The actual refill capacities may be slightly different. When refilling, follow the procedure described in the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section to determine the proper refill capacity.

*1: For further details, see “Engine oil and oil filter recommendations” in


*1: For further details, see “Engine oil and oil filter recommendations” in this section.

*2: Use only Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-3. Using transmission fluid other than Genuine NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-3 will damage the CVT, which is not covered by the NISSAN new vehicle limited warranty.

*3: Use of a power steering fluid other than Genuine NISSAN E-PSF will prevent the power steering system from operating properly.

*4: Available in mainland USA through a NISSAN dealer.

*5: For further details, see “Air conditioner system refrigerant and oil recommendations” in this section.

*6: For further details, see “Engine oil” in the “Maintenance and do-it-yourself” section of this manual.

*7: NISSAN recommends Genuine NISSAN Ester Oil available at a NISSAN dealer. As an alternative to this recommended oil, SAE 5W-30 or SAE 10W-30 conventional petroleum oils may be used and meet all specifications and requirements necessary to maintain the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

*8: See your NISSAN dealer for service.

*9: As an alternative to this recommended oil, SAE 5W-30 conventional petroleum oils may be used and meet all specifications and requirements necessary to maintain the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.

Fuel recommendation
Use unleaded regular gasoline with an octane rating of at least 87 AKI (Anti-Knock Index) number (Research octane number 91). CAUTION ● Using a fuel other than that specified could adversel ...

Other materials:

Camshaft
Removal and Installation 1. Camshaft bracket (No.1) 2. Washer 3. Front cover (partial view) 4. Chain guide 5. Chain tensioner 6. O-ring(s) 7. Chain tensioner spring 8. Chain tensioner plunger 9. IVT control solenoid valve 10. IVT control cover 11. Camshaft sprocket (EXH) 12. Camshaft ...

Warning lamps/indicator lamps
System Diagram System Description OIL PRESSURE WARNING LAMP The oil pressure warning lamp is controlled by the IPDM E/R (intelligent power distribution module engine room). Low oil pressure causes the oil pressure switch to provide a ground signal to the IPDM E/R. The IPDM E/R then sig ...

Power steering fluid and lines
Inspection FLUID LEVEL • Check fluid level with engine stopped. • Make sure that fluid level is between MIN and MAX. • Fluid levels at HOT (A) and COLD (B) are different. Do not confuse them. CAUTION: • The fluid level should not exceed the MAX line. Excessive fluid will caus ...