Altima 2007-2009

Air Intake System

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Filter/Element Replacement



2.5L Engine

Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2007-2010


CAUTION
It is not necessary to remove the front air duct to replace the air cleaner element.

  1. Unhook the air cleaner case side clips.
  2.  
  3. Remove the air cleaner filter.
  4.  
  5. Install a new air cleaner filter.
  6.  
  7. Lock the air cleaner case side clips.

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    Fig. Exploded view of air cleaner/air filter assembly

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3.5L Engine

Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2009-2010


CAUTION
It is not necessary to remove the front air duct to replace the air cleaner element.

  1. Unhook the air cleaner case side clips.
  2.  
  3. Remove the air cleaner filter.
  4.  
  5. Install a new air cleaner filter.
  6.  
  7. Lock the air cleaner case side clips.

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    Fig. Exploded view of air cleaner/air filter assembly

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Removal & Installation



2.5L Engine

Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2007-2010

  1. Remove front air duct.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the air duct hose clamps at the electric throttle control actuator and the air cleaner assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove air duct hose.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the mass air flow sensor
  8.  
  9. Remove mass air flow sensor from air cleaner assembly, as necessary.
    CAUTION
    Handle the mass air flow sensor with care:



    Do not shock it.
     
    Do not disassemble it.
     
    Do not touch the internal sensor.
     

  10.  
  11. Remove the air cleaner assembly, as necessary.

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    Fig. Exploded view of air cleaner assembly

  12.  

To install:

  1. Installation is in the reverse order of removal.
  2.  

3.5L Engine

Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2009-2010

  1. Remove engine room cover.
  2.  
  3. Remove front air duct.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the tube clamp at the electric throttle control actuator and at the air duct hose.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the blow-by hose.
  8.  
  9. Remove air duct hose.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect mass air flow sensor.
  12.  
  13. Remove mass air flow sensor from air cleaner assembly, as necessary.
    CAUTION
    Handle mass air flow sensor with care:



    Do not shock it.
     
    Do not disassemble it.
     
    Do not touch its sensor.
     

  14.  
  15. Remove air cleaner assembly.

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    Fig. Exploded view of air cleaner assembly

  16.  

To install:

  1. Installation is in the reverse order of removal.
  2.  

 
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