Altima 2007-2009

Removal & Installation

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Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2007-2010

  1. Remove the engine and transaxle as an assembly.
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  3. Disconnect the electrical connectors from the transaxle.
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  5. Remove the harness from the transaxle assembly.
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  7. Remove the transaxle to engine and engine to transaxle bolts.
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  9. Separate the transaxle assembly from the engine.
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  11. If necessary, remove the following from the transaxle assembly:

    Sensors
     
    Switches
     
    Mass damper with gasket
     
    Dynamic damper
     
    Brackets
     
    Covers
     

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To install:

  1. Installation is in the reverse order of removal after the following.
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  3. Be sure the grommet is installed flush with the flange plane as shown prior to mating the engine and transaxle.
    CAUTION
    Do not use lubricating oil for lubricant.


    NOTE
    Be careful that the edge does not protrude from the socket.


    CAUTION



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    Fig. Be sure the grommet (1) is installed flush with the flange plane as shown prior to mating the engine and transaxle



    When replacing the PNP switch, replace the manual lever with new manual lever for transfer the manual lever from the old PNP switch to the new PNP switch. The manual lever must have a rectangular hole as shown for proper operation of the transaxle.

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    Fig. Replace the manual lever (1) with new manual lever for transfer the manual lever from the old PNP switch to the new PNP switch

     
    When replacing an engine or transaxle you must make sure any dowels are installed correctly during re-assembly.
     
    Improper alignment caused by missing dowels may cause vibration, oil leaks or breakage of drivetrain components.
     
    Do not reuse O-rings or gaskets.
     
    When installing the transaxle to the engine, attach the bolts in accordance with the following standard:

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    Fig. Bolt pattern and locations

     

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  5. Torque Bolt Nos. 1 and 7 to 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm). Torque Bolt Nos. 2, 3 and 6 to 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm). Torque Bolt Nos. 4 and 5 to 31 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
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  7. After completing installation, check for fluid leakage, fluid level, and the positions of the transaxle.
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