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QUICK REFERENCE INDEX Edition: May 2007 A GENERAL INFORMATION Revision:July 2007 Publication No. SM8E-1L32U1 B ENGINE

C HYBRID

D TRANSMISSION & DRIVELINE

E SUSPENSION

F BRAKES

G STEERING H RESTRAINTS

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VENTILATION, HEATER & AIR CONDITIONER

J BODY INTERIOR

K BODY EXTERIOR, DOORS, ROOF & VEHICLE SECURITY

L DRIVER CONTROLS

All rights reserved. No part of this Service Manual may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photo-copying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Nissan North America, Inc.

M ELECTRICAL & POWER CONTROL

N DRIVER INFORMATION & MULTIMEDIA

O CRUISE CONTROL P MAINTENANCE

GI EM LU CO EC FL EX STR ACC HBC HBB HBR CL TM DLN FAX RAX FSU RSU SCS WT BR PB BRC ST STC SB SBC SR SRC VTL HA HAC INT IP SE ADP DLK SEC GW PWC RF EXT BRM MIR EXL INL WW DEF HRN PWO BCS LAN PCS CHG PG MWI WCS SN AV CCS MA

General Information Engine Mechanical Engine Lubrication System Engine Cooling System Engine Control System Fuel System Exhaust System Starting System Accelerator Control System Hybrid Control System Hybrid Battery System Hybrid Brake System Clutch Transaxle & Transmission Driveline Front Axle Rear Axle Front Suspension Rear Suspension Suspension Control System Road Wheels & Tires Brake System Parking Brake System Brake Control System Steering System Steering Control System Seat Belt Seat Belt Control System SRS Airbag SRS Airbag Control System Ventilation System Heater & Air Conditioning System Heater & Air Conditioning Control System Interior Instrument Panel Seat Automatic Drive Positioner Door & Lock Security Control System Glass & Window System Power Window Control System Roof Exterior Body Repair Manual Mirrors Exterior Lighting System Interior Lighting System Wiper & Washer Defogger Horn Power Outlet Body Control System LAN System Power Control System Charging System Power Supply, Ground & Circuit Elements Meter, Warning Lamp & Indicator Warning Chime System Sonar System Audio, Visual & Navigation System Cruise Control System Maintenance

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P


FOREWORD This manual contains maintenance and repair procedure for the 2008 NISSAN ALTIMA. In order to assure your safety and the efficient functioning of the vehicle, this manual should be read thoroughly. It is especially important that the PRECAUTIONS in the GI section be completely understood before starting any repair task. All information in this manual is based on the latest product information at the time of publication. The right is reserved to make changes in specifications and methods at any time without notice.

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE The proper performance of service is essential for both the safety of the technician and the efficient functioning of the vehicle. The service methods in this Service Manual are described in such a manner that the service may be performed safely and accurately. Service varies with the procedures used, the skills of the technician and the tools and parts available. Accordingly, anyone using service procedures, tools or parts which are not specifically recommended by NISSAN must first be completely satisfied that neither personal safety nor the vehicle’s safety will be jeopardized by the service method selected.


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QUICK REFERENCE CHART: ALTIMA Engine Tune-up Data: QR25DE

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GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS Cylinder arrangement 3

In-line 4 3

2,488 (151.82)

Displacement cm (in ) Bore and stroke

mm. (in)

89.0 x 100 (3.50 x 3.94)

Valve arrangement

DOHC

Firing order

1-3-4-2

Number of piston rings

Compression

2

Oil

1

Compression ratio

9.5:1 Standard

1,250 (12.8, 181.3)

Compression pressure

Minimum

1,060 (10.8, 153.7)

kPa (kg/cm2, psi) / 250 rpm

Differential limit between cylinders

100 (1.0, 14)

Valve timing

PBIC0187E

Unit: degree a

b

c

d

e

f

220°

232°

-12°

64°

10°

30°

SPARK PLUG Unit: mm. (in)

Make

NGK

Type

Standard

Gap (nominal)

DILKAR6A-11 1.1 (0.043)

Engine Tune-up Data: VQ35DE

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GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS Cylinder arrangement 3

V-6 3

Displacement cm (in ) Bore and stroke

mm (in)

Valve arrangement Firing order

3,498 (213.45) 95.5 x 81.4 (3.76 x 3.205) DOHC 1-2-3-4-5-6


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Compression

2

Oil

1

Number of main bearings

4

Compression ratio

10.3:1

Compression pressure

kPa

(kg/cm2, psi)/300 rpm

Standard

1,275 (13.0, 185)

Minimum

981 (10.0, 142)

Differential limit between cylinders

98 (1.0, 14)

Cylinder number

SEM713A

Valve timing (IVTC - OFF)

PBIC0187E

Unit: degree a

b

c

d

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f

240°

240°

- 10°

70°

10°

50°

SPARK PLUG Make

DENSO

Type

FXE20HR11

Gap (nominal)

1.1 mm (0.043 in)

Front Wheel Alignment (Unladen*)

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SEDAN

Market Engine type Tire size

USA/Canada

Mexico

QR25DE and VQ35DE

QR25DE and VQ35DE

215/60R16

215/55R17

215/60R16

215/55R17


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LH

RH

Minimum

-1°15′ (-1.25°)

-1°09′ (-1.15°)

Nominal

-0°30′ (-0.50°)

-0°24′ (-0.40°)

Maximum

0°15′ (0.25°)

0°21′ (0.35°)

Minimum

-1°30′ (-1.50°)

-1°24′ (-1.40°)

Nominal

-0°45′ (-0.75°)

-0°39′ (-0.65°)

0°00′ (0.00°)

-0°06′ (-0.10°)

Maximum Leftand right difference Caster Degree minute (Decimal degree)

-0°15′ ± 0° 33′ (-0.25°± 0.55°)

Minimum

4°15′ (4.25°)

3°57′ (3.95°)

Nominal

5°00′ (5.00°)

4°42′ (4.70°)

Maximum

5°45′ (5.75°)

5°27′ (5.45°)

Left and right difference Kingpin offset Degree minute (Decimal degree)

Total toe-in Distance (A - B)

0° 33′ (0.55°)

Minimum

12°00′ (12.00°)

11°50′ (11.83°)

Nominal

12°45′ (12.75°)

12°35′ (12.58°)

Maximum

13°30′ (13.50°)

13°20′ (13.33°)

Minimum

0 mm (0 in)

Nominal

1 mm (0.05 in)

Maximum

2 mm (0.10 in)

: Fuel, radiator coolant and engine oil full. Spare tire, jack, hand tools and mats in designated positions. COUPE

Market Engine type Tire size Camber Degree minute (Decimal degree)

USA/Canada

Mexico

QR25DE and VQ35DE

VQ35DE

215/60R16

LH

RH

-1°15′ (-1.25°)

-1°09′ (-1.15°)

Nominal

-0°30′ (-0.50°)

-0°24′ (-0.40°)

Maximum

0°15′ (0.25°)

0°21′ (0.35°)

Minimum

-1°30′ (-1.50°)

-1°24′ (-1.40°)

Nominal

-0°45′ (-0.75°)

-0°39′ (-0.65°)

0°00′ (0.00°)

-0°06′ (-0.10°)

Left and right difference

Total toe-in Distance (A - B)

(-0.25° ± 0.55°)

Minimum

4°15′ (4.25°)

3°57′ (3.95°)

Nominal

5°00′ (5.00°)

4°42′ (4.70°)

Maximum

5°45′ (5.75°)

5°27′ (5.45°)

Left and right difference Kingpin offset Degree minute (Decimal degree)

215/55R17

Minimum

Maximum

Caster Degree minute (Decimal degree)

215/55R17

33′ (0.55°)

Minimum

12°00′ (12.00°)

11°50′ (11.83°)

Nominal

12°45′ (12.75°)

12°35′ (12.58°)

Maximum

13°30′ (13.50°)

13°20′ (13.33°)

Minimum

0 mm (0 in)

Nominal

1 mm (0.05 in)

Maximum

2 mm (0.10 in)

: Fuel, radiator coolant and engine oil full. Spare tire, jack, hand tools and mats in designated positions.


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Rear Wheel Alignment (Unladen*)

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SEDAN

Market Camber Degree minute (Decimal degree)

USA and Canada

Mexico

Minimum

−1° 07′ (−1.12°)

-0° 17′ (-0.28°)

Nominal

−0° 37′ (−0.62°)

0° 13′ (0.22°)

Maximum

−0° 07′ (−0.12°)

0° 43′ (0.72°)

SFA234AC

Distance (A - B) mm (in) Total toe-in

Distance difference between RH and LH side mm (in)

2.4 (0.09) Minimum

−2 (−0.08)

Nominal

0 (0)

Maximum

2 (0.08)

Angle (left plus right) Degree minute (decimal degree)

0° 6’ (110°)

0° 6’ (108°)

*: Fuel, radiator coolant and engine oil full. Spare tire, jack, hand tools and mats in designated positions. COUPE

Market Camber Degree minute (Decimal degree)

USA and Canada

Mexico

Minimum

−1° 24′ (−1.394°)

−0° 35′ (−0.584°)

Nominal

−0° 54′ (−0.894°)

−0° 5′ (−0.084°)

Maximum

−0° 24′ (−0.394°)

0° 25′ (0.416°)

SFA234AC

Distance (A − B) mm (in)

Total toe-in

Distance difference between RH and LH side mm (in)

2.5 (0.10) Minimum

−2 (−0.08)

Nominal

0 (0)

Maximum

Angle (left plus right) Degree minute (decimal degree) *: Fuel, engine coolant and engine oil full. Spare tire, jack, hand tools and mats in designated positions.

2 (0.08) 0° 6′ (0.112°)


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Wheelarch Height (Unladen*1)

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SEDAN Unit: mm (in)

SFA818A

Market Engine

USA QR25DE *2

Canada QR25DE *3

QR25DE *2

Mexico QR25DE *3

QR25DE *3

Tire size

215/60R16

215/60R16

215/60R16

215/60R16

215/60R16

Front (Hf)

716 (28.19)

717 (28.23)

714 (28.11)

715 (28.15)

727 (28.62)

Rear (Hr)

710 (27.95)

710 (27.95)

715 (28.15)

715 (28.15)

730 (28.74)

Market

USA

Canada

Mexico

Engine

VQ35DE *3

VQ35DE *3

VQ35DE *3

VQ35DE *3

VQ35DE *3

Tire size

215/60R16

215/55R17

215/60R16

215/55R17

215/55R17

Front (Hf)

716 (28.19)

715 (28.15)

714 (28.11)

713 (28.07)

725 (28.54)

Rear (Hr)

710 (27.95)

710 (27.95)

715 (28.15)

714 (28.11)

730 (28.74)

*1: Fuel, engine coolant and engine oil full. Spare tire, jack, hand tools and mats in designated positions. *2: Without ABS *3: With ABS COUPE Unit: mm (in)

SFA818A

Market Engine

USA QR25DE *2

QR25DE *3

Canada VQ35DE

QR25DE *2

QR25DE *3

Mexico VQ35DE

VQ35DE

Tire size

215/60R16

215/60R16

215/55R17

215/60R16

215/60R16

215/55R17

215/55R17

Front (Hf)

714 (28.11)

715 (28.15)

713 (28.07)

712 (28.03)

713 (28.07)

711 (27.99)

723 (28.46)

Rear (Hr)

702 (27.54)

702 (27.64)

702 (27.64)

706 (27.80)

706 (27.80)

706 (27.80)

742 (29.21)

*1: Fuel, engine coolant and engine oil full. Spare tire, jack, hand tools and mats in designated positions. *2: Without ABS *3: With ABS


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Brake Specifications

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Unit: mm (in)

Brake model Front brake

Kiriu

Cylinder bore diameter

57.2 (2.25)

Pad length × width × thickness

132 × 50 × 11 (5.20 × 1.969 × 0.433)

Rotor outer diameter × thickness

296 × 26 (11.70 × 1.02)

Brake model Rear brake

Kiriu

Cylinder bore diameter

34.93 (1.375)

Pad length × width × thickness

83.0 × 31.9 × 8.5 (3.268 × 1.256 × 0.335)

Rotor outer diameter × thickness Master cylinder

Cylinder bore diameter

Control valve

Valve model

Brake booster

292 × 9 (11.50 × 0.35) 25.4 (1) Electric brake force distribution

Booster model

Bosch

Diaphragm diameter

280 (11)

Recommended brake fluid

DOT 3

Brake Pedal

INFOID:0000000003301445

Brake pedal height (from dash lower panel top surface) Depressed pedal height [under a force of 490 N (50 kg-f, 110 lb-f) with engine running]

CVT

190.7 - 202.7 mm (7.51 - 7.98 in)

M/T

181.3 -193.3 mm (7.14 - 7.61 in)

CVT

60.7 - 72.7 mm (2.39 - 2.86 in)

M/T

51.3 - 63.3 mm (2.02 - 2.49 in)

Clearance between stopper rubber and threaded end of the stop lamp switch and brake switch Pedal play

0.74 - 1.96 mm (0.0291 - 0.0772 in) 3 - 11 mm (0.12 - 0.43 in)

Front Disc Brake Brake model Brake pad

Disc rotor

INFOID:0000000003301446

Kiriu Standard thickness (new)

11.0 mm (0.433 in)

Repair limit thickness

2.0 mm (0.079 in)

Standard thickness (new)

26.0 mm (1.024 in)

Repair limit thickness

24.0 mm (0.945 in)

Thickness variation (measured at 8 positions)

0.015 mm (0.0006 in)

Maximum runout (with it attached to the vehicle)

0.035 mm (0.0014 in)

Rear Disc Brake Brake model Brake pad

Disc rotor

INFOID:0000000003301447

Kiriu Standard thickness (new)

8.5 mm (0.335 in)

Repair limit thickness

1.0 mm (0.039 in)

Standard thickness (new)

9.0 mm (0.354in)

Repair limit thickness

8.0 mm (0.315 in)

Thickness variation (measured at 8 positions) Maximum runout (with it attached to the vehicle)

0.015 mm (0.0006 in) 0.05 mm (0.002 in)


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Fluids and Lubricants

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Capacity (Approximate)

Description US measure

Imp measure

Liter

QR25DE

20 gal

16-5/8 gal

75.6

VQ35DE

20 gal

16-5/8 gal

75.6

With oil filter change

QR25DE

4-7/8 qt

4 qt

4.6

VQ35DE

4-1/2 qt

3-3/4 qt

4.2

Without oil filter change

QR25DE

4-1/2 qt

3-3/4 qt

4.3

VQ35DE

4-1/4 qt

3-1/2 qt

4.0

QR25DE

5-3/4 qt

4-3/4 qt

5.4

VQ35DE

4-7/8 qt

4 qt

4.6

QR25DE

2 gal

1-5/8 gal

7.6

VQ35DE

2-1/8 gal

1-3/4 gal

8.2

RE0F09B

10-6/8 qt

9 qt

10.2

RE0F10A

8-3/4 qt

7-1/4

8.3

Manual transaxle fluid (MTF)

3-5/8 pt

3 pt

1.7

Power steering fluid (PSF)

1-1/8 qt

7/8 qt

1.0

Fuel

Engine oil Drain and refill

Dry engine (Overhaul) Cooling system with reservoir tank CVT fluid

Brake and clutch fluids

Brake grease

Brake pad plate grease

Multi-purpose grease

1.10 ± 0.055 lb

0.50 ± 0.025 kg

0.50 ± 0.025 kg

5.03 fl oz

5.3 fl oz

Air conditioning system refrigerant Air conditioning system oil Windshield washer fluid

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CONTENTS HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL ...................... 3

Identification Plate ...................................................24 Engine Serial Number .............................................24 CVT Number ............................................................25 Manual Transaxle Number ......................................25 Dimensions - Sedan ................................................25 Dimensions - Coupe ................................................25 Wheels & Tires ........................................................26

HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL ............................ 3 Description ................................................................ 3 Terms ........................................................................ 3 Units .......................................................................... 3 Contents .................................................................... 3 Relation between Illustrations and Descriptions ...... 4 Components .............................................................. 4

PRECAUTION .............................................. 27

HOW TO FOLLOW TROUBLE DIAGNOSES ..... 6

PRECAUTIONS ................................................. 27

Description ................................................................ 6 How to Follow Test Groups in Trouble Diagnosis...... 6 Key to Symbols Signifying Measurements or Procedures ..................................................................... 7

Description ...............................................................27 Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) "AIR BAG" and "SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONER" .....................27 Necessary for Steering Wheel Rotation After Battery Disconnect ........................................................27 Procedures without Cowl Top Cover .......................28 General Precautions ................................................28 Three Way Catalyst .................................................29 Fuel (Regular Unleaded Gasoline Recommended) QR25DE ............................................................30 Fuel (Unleaded Premium Gasoline Required) VQ35DE ..................................................................30 Multiport Fuel Injection System or Engine Control System .....................................................................30 Hoses ......................................................................30 Engine Oils ..............................................................31 Air Conditioning .......................................................32

HOW TO READ WIRING DIAGRAMS ................ 9 Connector symbols ................................................... 9 Sample/wiring diagram -example- ........................... 10 Description .............................................................. 11

ABBREVIATIONS ..............................................13 Abbreviation List ...................................................... 13

TIGHTENING TORQUE OF STANDARD BOLTS ................................................................14 Tightening Torque Table ......................................... 14

RECOMMENDED CHEMICAL PRODUCTS AND SEALANTS ................................................15 Recommended Chemical Products and Sealants.... 15

Special Service Tool ................................................33 Garage Jack and Safety Stand ................................33 2-Pole Lift ................................................................34 Board-on Lift ............................................................35

SAE J1930 Terminology List ................................... 16

TOW TRUCK TOWING ..................................... 36

IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION .....................20 Model Variation - Sedan .......................................... 20 Model Variation - Coupe ......................................... 21 Identification Number - Sedan ................................. 22 Identification Number - Coupe ................................ 23 Revision: July 2007

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LIFTING POINT ................................................. 33

TERMINOLOGY .................................................16

FEATURES OF NEW MODEL ..................... 20

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Tow Truck Towing ...................................................36 Vehicle Recovery (Freeing a Stuck Vehicle) ...........36

BASIC INSPECTION ................................... 38

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SERVICE INFORMATION FOR ELECTRICAL INCIDENT .......................................................... 38

CONSULT-III CHECKING SYSTEM .................. 50

Work Flow ............................................................... 38 Control Units and Electrical Parts ........................... 38 How to Check Terminal .......................................... 39 Intermittent Incident ................................................ 42 Circuit Inspection .................................................... 45

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Description .............................................................. 50 Function and System Application ............................ 50 CONSULT-III Data Link Connector (DLC) Circuit ... 51 Wiring Diagram - Coupe ......................................... 52 Wiring Diagram - Sedan .......................................... 53

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HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL < HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL >

HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL

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HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL Description

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This volume explains “Removal, Disassembly, Installation, Inspection and Adjustment” and “Trouble Diagnoses”.

Terms

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• The captions WARNING and CAUTION warn you of steps that must be followed to prevent personal injury and/or damage to some part of the vehicle. WARNING indicates the possibility of personal injury if instructions are not followed. CAUTION indicates the possibility of component damage if instructions are not followed. BOLD TYPED STATEMENTS except WARNING and CAUTION give you helpful information. Standard value: Tolerance at inspection and adjustment. Limit value: The maximum or minimum limit value that should not be exceeded at inspection and adjustment.

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• The UNITS given in this manual are primarily expressed as the SI UNIT (International System of Unit), and alternatively expressed in the metric system and in the yard/pound system. Also with regard to tightening torque of bolts and nuts, there are descriptions both about range and about the standard tightening torque.

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Outer Socket Lock Nut

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Standard Drive Shaft Installation Bolt

: 44.3 N·m (4.5 kg-m, 33 ft-lb) K

Contents

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• ALPHABETICAL INDEX is provided at the end of this manual so that you can rapidly find the item and page you are searching for. • A QUICK REFERENCE INDEX, a black tab (e.g. ) is provided on the first page. You can quickly find the first page of each section by matching it to the section's black tab. • THE CONTENTS are listed on the first page of each section. • THE TITLE is indicated on the upper portion of each page and shows the part or system. • THE PAGE NUMBER of each section consists of two or three letters which designate the particular section and a number (e.g. “BR-5”). • THE SMALL ILLUSTRATIONS show the important steps such as inspection, use of special tools, knacks of work and hidden or tricky steps which are not shown in the previous large illustrations. Assembly, inspection and adjustment procedures for the complicated units such as the automatic transaxle or transmission, etc. are presented in a step-by-step format where necessary.

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Relation between Illustrations and Descriptions

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The following sample explains the relationship between the part description in an illustration, the part name in the text and the service procedures.

SAIA0519E

Components

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â&#x20AC;˘ THE LARGE ILLUSTRATIONS are exploded views (see the following) and contain tightening torques, lubrication points, section number of the PARTS CATALOG (e.g. SEC. 440) and other information necessary to perform repairs. The illustrations should be used in reference to service matters only. When ordering parts, refer to the appropriate PARTS CATALOG. Components shown in an illustration may be identified by a circled number. When this style of illustration is used, the text description of the components will follow the illustration.

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Union bolt

2.

Copper washer

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Brake hose

4.

Cap

5.

Bleed valve

6.

Sliding pin bolt

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Piston seal

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Piston

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Piston boot

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Sliding pin

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Torque member mounting bolt

13. Washer

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Sliding pin boot

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Bushing

16. Torque member

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Inner shim cover

18.

Inner shim

19. Inner pad

20.

Pad retainer

21.

Pad wear sensor

22. Outer pad

23.

Outer shim

24.

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HOW TO FOLLOW TROUBLE DIAGNOSES Description

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NOTICE: Trouble diagnoses indicate work procedures required to diagnose problems effectively. Observe the following instructions before diagnosing. • Before performing trouble diagnoses, read the “Work Flow” in each section. • After repairs, re-check that the problem has been completely eliminated. • Refer to Component Parts and Harness Connector Location for the Systems described in each section for identification/location of components and harness connectors. • When checking circuit continuity, ignition switch should be OFF. • Refer to the Circuit Diagram for quick pinpoint check. If you need to check circuit continuity between harness connectors in more detail, such as when a sub-harness is used, refer to Wiring Diagram in each individual section and Harness Layout in PG section for identification of harness connectors. • Before checking voltage at connectors, check battery voltage. • After accomplishing the Diagnosis Procedures and Electrical Components Inspection, make sure that all harness connectors are reconnected as they were.

How to Follow Test Groups in Trouble Diagnosis

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Test group number and test group title • Test group number and test group title are shown in the upper portion of each test group. Work and diagnosis procedure • Start to diagnose a problem using procedures indicated in enclosed test groups. Questions and results • Questions and required results are indicated in test group. Action • Next action for each test group is indicated based on result of each question.

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Key to Symbols Signifying Measurements or Procedures

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HOW TO READ WIRING DIAGRAMS Connector symbols

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Most of connector symbols in wiring diagrams are shown from the terminal side. • Connector symbols shown from the terminal side are enclosed by a single line and followed by the direction mark. • Connector symbols shown from the harness side are enclosed by a double line and followed by the direction mark. • Certain systems and components, especially those related to OBD, may use a new style slide-locking type harness connector. For description and how to disconnect, refer to PG section, “Description”, “HARNESS CONNECTOR”.

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Sample/wiring diagram -example-

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2008 Altima


HOW TO READ WIRING DIAGRAMS < HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL >

Description

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GI Number

Item

Description

B

1

Power supply

• This means the power supply of fusible link or fuse.

2

Fusible link

• “X” means the fusible link.

3

Number of fusible link/ fuse

• This means the number of fusible link or fuse location.

4

Fuse

• “/” means the fuse.

5

Current rating of fusible link/fuse

• This means the current rating of the fusible link or fuse.

6

Optional splice

• The open circle shows that the splice is optional depending on vehicle application.

7

Connector number

• The letter shows which harness the connector is located in. • Example “M”: main harness. For detail and to locate the connector, refer to PG-120, "Electrical Units Location", PG-98, "Harness Layout".

8

Splice

• The shaded circle “

9

Page crossing

• This circuit continues to an adjacent page.

10

Option abbreviation

• This means the vehicle specifications which layouts the circuit between “

11

Relay

• This shows an internal representation of the relay.

12

Option description

• This shows a description of the option abbreviation used on the page.

13

Switch

• This shows that continuity exists between terminals 1 and 2 when the switch is in the A position. Continuity exists between terminals 1 and 3 when the switch is in the B position.

14

Circuit (Wiring)

• This means the wiring.

15

System branch

• This shows that the circuit is branched to other systems.

16

Shielded line

• The line enclosed by broken line circle shows shield wire.

17

Component name

• This shows the name of a component.

18

Ground (GND)

• This shows the ground connection.

19

Connector

• This means the connector information. • This unit-side is described by the connector symbols.

20

Connectors

• This means that a transmission line bypasses two connectors or more.

C

D

” means the splice.

E

F ”.

G

H

I

J

K

• This shows a code for the color of the wire.

21

Wire color

BR = Brown OR or O = Orange P = Pink PU or V (Violet) = Purple GY or GR = Gray SB = Sky Blue CH = Dark Brown DG = Dark Green

B = Black W = White R = Red G = Green L = Blue Y = Yellow LG = Light Green

L

M

• When the wire color is striped, the base color is given first, followed by the stripe color as shown below: Example: L/W = Blue with White Stripe 22

Terminal number

N

O

• This means the terminal number of a connector.

SWITCH POSITIONS Switches are shown in wiring diagrams as if the vehicle is in the “normal” condition. A vehicle is in the “normal” condition when:

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P

2008 Altima


HOW TO READ WIRING DIAGRAMS < HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL > • ignition switch is “OFF”, • doors, hood and trunk lid/back door are closed, • pedals are not depressed, and • parking brake is released.

SGI860

MULTIPLE SWITCH The continuity of multiple switch is described in two ways as shown below. • The switch chart is used in schematic diagrams. • The switch diagram is used in wiring diagrams.

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2008 Altima


ABBREVIATIONS < HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL >

ABBREVIATIONS

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Abbreviation List

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The following ABBREVIATIONS are used:

B

ABBREVIATION

DESCRIPTION

A/C

Air Conditioner

ATF

Automatic Transmission Fluid

CVT

Continuously variable transmission

D1

Drive range 1st gear

D2

Drive range 2nd gear

D3

Drive range 3rd gear

D4

Drive range 4th gear

FR, RR

Front, Rear

LH, RH

Left-Hand, Right-Hand

C

D

E

F

M/T

Manual Transaxle/Transmission

OD

Overdrive

P/S

Power Steering

SAE

Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc.

SDS

Service Data and Specifications

SST

Special Service Tools

2WD

G

H

2-Wheel Drive

22

2nd range 2nd gear

21

2nd range 1st gear

12

1st range 2nd gear

11

1st range 1st gear

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

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2008 Altima


TIGHTENING TORQUE OF STANDARD BOLTS < HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL >

TIGHTENING TORQUE OF STANDARD BOLTS Tightening Torque Table

Grade

4T

7T

9T

Bolt size

Bolt diameter * mm

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Tightening torque (Without lubricant) Pitch mm

Hexagon head bolt N·m

M6

6.0

M8

8.0

M10

10.0

M12

12.0

1.25

M14

14.0

1.5

M6

6.0

1.0

M8

8.0

M10

10.0

M12

12.0

M14

kg-m

Hexagon flange bolt

ft-lb

in-lb

N·m

kg-m

ft-lb

in-lb

1.0

5.5

0.56

4

49

7

0.71

5

62

1.25

13.5

1.4

10

17

1.7

13

1.0

13.5

1.4

10

17

1.7

13

1.5

28

2.9

21

35

3.6

26

1.25

28

2.9

21

35

3.6

26

1.75

45

4.6

33

55

5.6

41

45

4.6

33

65

6.6

48

80

8.2

59

100

10

74

9

0.92

7

80

11

1.1

8

97

1.25

22

2.2

16

28

2.9

21

1.0

22

2.2

16

28

2.9

21

1.5

45

4.6

33

55

5.6

41

1.25

45

4.6

33

55

5.6

41

1.75

80

8.2

59

100

10

74

1.25

80

8.2

59

100

10

74

14.0

1.5

130

13

96

170

17

125

M6

6.0

1.0

11

1.1

8

13.5

1.4

10

M8

8.0

1.25

28

2.9

21

35

3.6

26

1.0

28

2.9

21

35

3.6

26

M10

10.0

1.5

55

5.6

41

80

8.2

59

1.25

55

5.6

41

80

8.2

59

M12

12.0

1.75

100

10

74

130

13

96

1.25

100

10

74

130

13

96

M14

14.0

1.5

170

17

125

210

21

155

*: Nominal diameter 1.

Special parts are excluded.

2.

This standard is applicable to bolts having the following marks embossed on the bolt head.

MGI044A

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RECOMMENDED CHEMICAL PRODUCTS AND SEALANTS < HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL >

RECOMMENDED CHEMICAL PRODUCTS AND SEALANTS Recommended Chemical Products and Sealants

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Refer to the following chart for help in selecting the appropriate chemical product or sealant.

1

2

3

Product Description

Purpose

Rear View Mirror Adhesive

Used to permanently remount rear view mirrors to windows.

Anaerobic Liquid Gasket

For metal-to-metal flange sealing. Can fill a 0.38 mm (0.015 inch) gap and provide instant sealing for most powertrain applications.

High Performance Thread Sealant

Provides instant sealing on any threaded straight or parallel threaded fitting. (Thread sealant only, no locking ability.) • Do not use on plastic.

Gasket Maker 4

Nissan North America Part No. (USA) 999MP-AM000P

6

99998-50505

Medium Strength Thread Locking Sealant (Blue)

Threadlocker

Threadlocker (service tool removable)

Permatex 81844

D 999MP-AM001P

99998-50503

Permatex 51813 and 51817

E

F 999MP-AM002P

999MP-AM002P

Permatex 56521

G

999MP-AM003P (Ultra Grey)

99998-50506 (Ultra Grey)

Silicone RTV

High Temperature, High Strength Thread Locking Sealant (Red)

Aftermarket Crossreference Part Nos.

C

Gasket Maker for Maxima/ Quest 5-speed automatic transmission (RE5F22A)

5

Nissan Canada Part No. (Canada)

B

999MP-AM004P

999MP-AM005P

Permatex Ultra Grey 82194; Three Bond 1207,1215, 1216, 1217F, 1217G and 1217H Nissan RTV Part No. 999MP-A7007

H

I

Three Bond 1281B or exact equivalent in its quality

J

K

999MP-AM004P

Permatex 27200; Three Bond 1360, 1360N, 1305 N&P, 1307N, 1335, 1335B, 1363B, 1377C, 1386B, D&E and 1388 Loctite 648

999MP-AM005P

Permatex 24200, 24206, 24240, 24283 and 09178; Three Bond 1322, 1322N, 1324 D&N, 1333D, 1361C, 1364D, 1370C and 1374

L

M

N

O

P

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GI-15

2008 Altima


TERMINOLOGY < HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL >

TERMINOLOGY SAE J1930 Terminology List

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All emission related terms used in this publication in accordance with SAE J1930 are listed. Accordingly, new terms, new acronyms/abbreviations and old terms are listed in the following chart. NEW ACRONYM / ABBREVIATION

NEW TERM

OLD TERM

Air cleaner

ACL

Air cleaner

Barometric pressure

BARO

***

Barometric pressure sensor-BCDD

BAROS-BCDD

BCDD

Camshaft position

CMP

***

Camshaft position sensor

CMPS

Crank angle sensor

Canister

***

Canister

Carburetor

CARB

Carburetor

Charge air cooler

CAC

Intercooler

Closed loop

CL

Closed loop

Closed throttle position switch

CTP switch

Idle switch

Clutch pedal position switch

CPP switch

Clutch switch

Continuous fuel injection system

CFI system

***

Continuous trap oxidizer system

CTOX system

***

Crankshaft position

CKP

***

Crankshaft position sensor

CKPS

***

Data link connector

DLC

***

Data link connector for CONSULT-III

DLC for CONSULT-III

Diagnostic connector for CONSULT-III

Diagnostic test mode

DTM

Diagnostic mode

Diagnostic test mode selector

DTM selector

Diagnostic mode selector

Diagnostic test mode I

DTM I

Mode I

Diagnostic test mode II

DTM II

Mode II

Diagnostic trouble code

DTC

Malfunction code

Direct fuel injection system

DFI system

***

Distributor ignition system

DI system

Ignition timing control

Early fuel evaporation-mixture heater

EFE-mixture heater

Mixture heater

Early fuel evaporation system

EFE system

Mixture heater control

Electrically erasable programmable read only memory

EEPROM

***

Electronic ignition system

EI system

Ignition timing control

Engine control

EC

***

Engine control module

ECM

ECCS control unit

Engine coolant temperature

ECT

Engine temperature

Engine coolant temperature sensor

ECTS

Engine temperature sensor

Engine modification

EM

***

Engine speed

RPM

Engine speed

Erasable programmable read only memory

EPROM

***

Evaporative emission canister

EVAP canister

Canister

Evaporative emission system

EVAP system

Canister control solenoid valve

Exhaust gas recirculation valve

EGR valve

EGR valve

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TERMINOLOGY < HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL > NEW ACRONYM / ABBREVIATION

NEW TERM

OLD TERM

Exhaust gas recirculation control-BPT valve

EGRC-BPT valve

BPT valve

Exhaust gas recirculation control-solenoid valve

EGRC-solenoid valve

EGR control solenoid valve

Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor EGRT sensor

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B

Exhaust gas temperature sensor

C

D

EGR temperature sensor Flash electrically erasable programmable read only memory

FEEPROM

***

Flash erasable programmable read only memory

FEPROM

***

Flexible fuel sensor

FFS

***

Flexible fuel system

FF system

***

Fuel pressure regulator

***

Pressure regulator

Fuel pressure regulator control solenoid valve

***

PRVR control solenoid valve

Fuel trim

FT

***

Heated Oxygen sensor

HO2S

Exhaust gas sensor

Idle air control system

IAC system

Idle speed control

Idle air control valve-air regulator

IACV-air regulator

Air regulator

Idle air control valve-auxiliary air control valve

IACV-AAC valve

Auxiliary air control (AAC) valve

Idle air control valve-FICD solenoid valve

IACV-FICD solenoid valve

FICD solenoid valve

Idle air control valve-idle up control solenoid valve

IACV-idle up control solenoid valve

Idle up control solenoid valve

Idle speed control-FI pot

ISC-FI pot

FI pot

Idle speed control system

ISC system

***

Ignition control

IC

***

Ignition control module

ICM

***

Indirect fuel injection system

IFI system

***

Intake air

IA

Air

Intake air temperature sensor

IAT sensor

Air temperature sensor

Knock

***

Detonation

Knock sensor

KS

Detonation sensor

Malfunction indicator lamp

MIL

Check engine light

Manifold absolute pressure

MAP

***

Manifold absolute pressure sensor

MAPS

***

Manifold differential pressure

MDP

***

Manifold differential pressure sensor

MDPS

***

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

Manifold surface temperature

MST

***

Manifold surface temperature sensor

MSTS

***

Manifold vacuum zone

MVZ

***

Manifold vacuum zone sensor

MVZS

***

Mass air flow sensor

MAFS

Air flow meter

Mixture control solenoid valve

MC solenoid valve

Air-fuel ratio control solenoid valve

Multiport fuel injection System

MFI system

Fuel injection control

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2008 Altima


TERMINOLOGY < HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL > NEW ACRONYM / ABBREVIATION

NEW TERM

OLD TERM

Nonvolatile random access memory

NVRAM

***

On board diagnostic system

OBD system

Self-diagnosis

Open loop

OL

Open loop

Oxidation catalyst

OC

Catalyst

Oxidation catalytic converter system

OC system

***

Oxygen sensor

O2S

Exhaust gas sensor

Park position switch

***

Park switch

Park/neutral position switch

PNP switch

Park/neutral switch Inhibitor switch Neutral position switch

Periodic trap oxidizer system

PTOX system

***

Positive crankcase ventilation

PCV

Positive crankcase ventilation

Positive crankcase ventilation valve

PCV valve

PCV valve

Powertrain control module

PCM

***

Programmable read only memory

PROM

***

Pulsed secondary air injection control solenoid valve

PAIRC solenoid valve

AIV control solenoid valve

Pulsed secondary air injection system

PAIR system

Air induction valve (AIV) control

Pulsed secondary air injection valve

PAIR valve

Air induction valve

Random access memory

RAM

***

Read only memory

ROM

***

Scan tool

ST

***

Secondary air injection pump

AIR pump

***

Secondary air injection system

AIR system

***

Sequential multiport fuel injection system

SFI system

Sequential fuel injection

Service reminder indicator

SRI

***

Simultaneous multiport fuel injection system

***

Simultaneous fuel injection

Smoke puff limiter system

SPL system

***

Supercharger

SC

***

Supercharger bypass

SCB

***

System readiness test

SRT

***

Thermal vacuum valve

TVV

Thermal vacuum valve

Three way catalyst

TWC

Catalyst

Three way catalytic converter system

TWC system

***

Three way + oxidation catalyst

TWC + OC

Catalyst

Three way + oxidation catalytic converter system

TWC + OC system

***

Throttle body

TB

Throttle chamber SPI body

Throttle body fuel injection system

TBI system

Fuel injection control

Throttle position

TP

Throttle position

Throttle position sensor

TPS

Throttle sensor

Throttle position switch

TP switch

Throttle switch

Torque converter clutch solenoid valve

TCC solenoid valve

Lock-up cancel solenoid Lock-up solenoid

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2008 Altima


TERMINOLOGY < HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL > NEW ACRONYM / ABBREVIATION

NEW TERM

OLD TERM

Transmission control module

TCM

A/T control unit

Turbocharger

TC

Turbocharger

Vehicle speed sensor

VSS

Vehicle speed sensor

Volume air flow sensor

VAFS

Air flow meter

Warm up oxidation catalyst

WU-OC

Catalyst

Warm up oxidation catalytic converter system

WU-OC system

***

Warm up three way catalyst

WU-TWC

Catalyst

Warm up three way catalytic converter sysWU-TWC system tem

***

Wide open throttle position switch

Full switch

WOTP switch

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B

C

D

E

***: Not applicable

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

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2008 Altima


IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION < FEATURES OF NEW MODEL >

FEATURES OF NEW MODEL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION Model Variation - Sedan

Body

Engine

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Grade

Transmission

2.5 Base QR25DE

Sedan

VQ35DE

Destination USA

California

Canada

Mexico

M/T

BDBALAY-EUA

BDBALAY-EVA

M/T

BDBALBY-EUA

BDBALBY-EVA

BDBALBY-ENA

CVT

BDBALBZ-EUA

BDBALBZ-EVA

BDBALBZ-ENA

BDBALBZ-EJA

2.5 SL

CVT

BDBALBZ-EUA

BDBALBZ-EVA

BDBALBZ-ENA

BDBALBZ-EJA

3.5 S

CVT

BLJALBW-ENA

2.5 S

3.5 SE 3.5 SL

M/T

BLJALDY-EUA

BLJALDY-ENA

CVT

BLJALDW-EUA

BLJALDW-ENA

BLJALDW-EJA

CVT

BLJALEW-EUA

Prefix and suffix designations: Position

Character

1

B

2

DB

3

Qualifier Body type Engine

Definition B: 4-Door DB: QR25DE LJ: VQ35DE

4

A

Axle

A: 2WD

5

L

Drive

L: LH A: 2.5 Base

6

A

Grade

B: 2.5 S D: 3.5 SE E: 3.5 SL W: CVT (VQ35DE)

7

Y

Transmission

Y: 6 M/T Z: CVT (QR25DE)

8 9

L32

Model

L32: Altima Sedan

E

Intake

E: EGI

10 11

J: Mexico 12

U

Zone

N: Canada U: Federal V: California

13

A

Equipment

A: Standard

Option Codes

Option Codes

14 15 16

XXXXX

17 18

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IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION < FEATURES OF NEW MODEL >

Model Variation - Coupe

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GI Body

Engine

Grade

QR25DE

2.5 S

Coupe VQ35DE

3.5 SE

Destination

Transmission

USA

California

Canada

Mexico

M/T

GDBALBY-EUA

GDBALBY-EVA

GDBALBY-ENA

CVT

GDBALBZ-EUA

GDBALBZ-EVA

GDBALBZ-ENA

M/T

GLJALDY-EUA

GLJALDY-ENA

CVT

GLJALDW-EUA

GLJALDW-ENA

GLJALDW-EJA

Prefix and suffix designations: Character

Qualifier

1

G

Body type

DB

Engine

4

A

Axle

A: 2WD

5

L

Drive

L: LH

6

A

Grade

3

C

D

Position

2

B

Definition

E

G: Coupe DB: QR25DE LJ: VQ35DE

F

B: 2.5 S

G

D: 3.5 SE W: CVT (VQ35DE)

7

Y

Transmission

H

Y: 6 M/T Z: CVT (QR25DE)

8

I

9

L34

Model

L34: Altima Coupe

E

Intake

E: EGI

10 11

J

J: Mexico 12

U

Zone

N: Canada

K

U: Federal V: California

13

A

Equipment

XXXXX

Option Codes

L

A: Standard

14 15 16

M

Option Codes

17 18

N

O

P

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IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION < FEATURES OF NEW MODEL >

Identification Number - Sedan

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ALAIA0001ZZ

1.

Vehicle identification number (under carpet on cross member)

2.

Emission control information label

3.

Air Conditioner specification label

4.

Vehicle identification number plate

5.

Tire placard

6.

Certification label

Vehicle Identification Number Arrangement Position

Character

Qualifier

Definition

1 2

1N4

Manufacturer

1N4: USA produced passenger vehicle

3 A: QR25DE

4

A

Engine type

5

L

Vehicle line

L: NISSAN Altima

6

2

Model change

(0-9)

7

1

Body type

1: 1 door sedan

8

E

Restraint system

E: Driver and front passenger SRS air bags, SRS side and curtain air bags & 3- point manual seat belts

9

*

Check digit

(0 to 9 or X) The code for the check digit is determined by a mathematical computation.

10

8

Model year

2008

11

N

Manufacturing plant

N: Canton Mississippi

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B: VQ35DE

C: Smyrna Tennessee

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IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION < FEATURES OF NEW MODEL > Position

Character

Qualifier

Definition

GI

12 13 14 15

XXXXX

Vehicle serial number

B

Chassis number

16

C

17

Identification Number - Coupe

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D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K ALAIA0004ZZ

L 1.

Vehicle identification number (under carpet on cross member)

2.

Emission control information label

3.

Air Conditioner specification label

4.

Vehicle identification number plate

5.

Tire placard

6.

Certification label

M

Vehicle Identification Number Arrangement Position

Character

Qualifier

N

Definition

1 2

1N4

Manufacturer

1N4: USA produced passenger vehicle

O

3 A: QR25DE

4

A

Engine type

5

L

Vehicle line

L: NISSAN Altima

6

2

Model change

(0-9)

7

G

Body type

G: Coupe

8

E

Restraint system

E: Driver and front passenger SRS air bags, SRS side and curtain air bags & 3- point manual seat belts

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P

B: VQ35DE

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IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION < FEATURES OF NEW MODEL > Position

Character

Qualifier

Definition

9

*

Check digit

(0 to 9 or X) The code for the check digit is determined by a mathematical computation.

10

8

Model year

2008

11

N

Manufacturing plant

N: Canton Mississippi C: Smyrna Tennessee

12 13 14 15

XXXXX

Vehicle serial number

Chassis number

16 17

Identification Plate

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LAIA0027E

Engine Serial Number

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LAIA0024E

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IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION < FEATURES OF NEW MODEL > GI

B

C LAIA0026E

CVT Number

D INFOID:0000000001342960

E

F

G LAIA0074E

Manual Transaxle Number

H INFOID:0000000001342961

I

J

K SGI334

L

Dimensions - Sedan

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Unit:mm (in)

Overall length

4820 (189.8)

Overall width

1,795 (70.7)

Overall height

1,471 (57.9)

Front tread

1,549 (61.0)

Rear tread

1,549 (61.0)

Wheelbase

2,776 (109.3)

Dimensions - Coupe

N

O

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Unit: mm (in)

Overall length

4,636 (182.5)

Overall width

1,795 (70.7)

Overall height

1,405 (55.3)

Front tread

1,549 (61.0)

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IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION < FEATURES OF NEW MODEL > Rear tread

1,544 (60.8)

Wheelbase

2675 (105.3)

Wheels & Tires

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Conventional

Spare

Road wheel/offset mm (in)

16 X 7.0JJ Steel/45 (1.77) 17 X 7.5JJ Cast Aluminum/45 (1.77)

16 X 4t/40 (1.57)

Tire size

215/60R16 215/55R17

T135/70D16 T135/90D16 (when equipped with VDC)

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PRECAUTIONS < PRECAUTION >

PRECAUTION

GI

PRECAUTIONS Description

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Observe the following precautions to ensure safe and proper servicing. These precautions are not described in each individual section.

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) "AIR BAG" and "SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONER"

B

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The Supplemental Restraint System such as “AIR BAG” and “SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONER”, used along with a front seat belt, helps to reduce the risk or severity of injury to the driver and front passenger for certain types of collision. This system includes seat belt switch inputs and dual stage front air bag modules. The SRS system uses the seat belt switches to determine the front air bag deployment, and may only deploy one front air bag, depending on the severity of a collision and whether the front occupants are belted or unbelted. Information necessary to service the system safely is included in the SR and SB section of this Service Manual. WARNING: • To avoid rendering the SRS inoperative, which could increase the risk of personal injury or death in the event of a collision which would result in air bag inflation, all maintenance must be performed by an authorized NISSAN/INFINITI dealer. • Improper maintenance, including incorrect removal and installation of the SRS, can lead to personal injury caused by unintentional activation of the system. For removal of Spiral Cable and Air Bag Module, see the SR section. • Do not use electrical test equipment on any circuit related to the SRS unless instructed to in this Service Manual. SRS wiring harnesses can be identified by yellow and/or orange harnesses or harness connectors.

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NOTE: • Before removing and installing any control units, first turn the push-button ignition switch to the LOCK position, then disconnect both battery cables. • After finishing work, confirm that all control unit connectors are connected properly, then re-connect both battery cables. • Always use CONSULT-III to perform self-diagnosis as a part of each function inspection after finishing work. If a DTC is detected, perform trouble diagnosis according to self-diagnosis results. This vehicle is equipped with a push-button ignition switch and a steering lock unit. If the battery is disconnected or discharged, the steering wheel will lock and cannot be turned. If turning the steering wheel is required with the battery disconnected or discharged, follow the procedure below before starting the repair operation.

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Connect both battery cables. NOTE: Supply power using jumper cables if battery is discharged. Carry the Intelligent Key or insert it to the key slot and turn the push-button ignition switch to ACC position. (At this time, the steering lock will be released.) Disconnect both battery cables. The steering lock will remain released with both battery cables disconnected and the steering wheel can be turned. Perform the necessary repair operation. When the repair work is completed, re-connect both battery cables. With the brake pedal released, turn the push-button ignition switch from ACC position to ON position, then to LOCK position. (The steering wheel will lock when the push-button ignition switch is turned to LOCK position.) Perform self-diagnosis check of all control units using CONSULT-III.

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When performing the procedure after removing cowl top cover, cover the lower end of windshield with urethane, etc.

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• Do not operate the engine for an extended period of time without proper exhaust ventilation. Keep the work area well ventilated and free of any inflammable materials. Special care should be taken when handling any inflammable or poisonous materials, such as gasoline, refrigerant gas, etc. When working in a pit or other enclosed area, be sure to properly ventilate the area before working with hazardous materials. Do not smoke while working on the vehicle.

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• Before starting repairs which do not require battery power: Turn off ignition switch. Disconnect the negative battery terminal. • If the battery terminals are disconnected, recorded memory of radio and each control unit is erased.

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