Altima 2007-2009

Removal & Installation

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Except Hybrid



Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2007-2008

  1. Drain coolant.
  2.  
  3. Remove front bumper fascia.
  4.  
  5. Remove A/C condenser. With the bumper fascia removed, it may be possible to move the condenser out of the way without disconnecting the hoses.

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    Fig. Remove front bumper fascia to remove Altima radiator

  6.  
  7. Disconnect radiator hoses.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the CVT oil cooler hoses, if equipped. Plug the hoses to prevent CVT oil loss.
  10.  
  11. Remove radiator.
  12.  
  13. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  14.  

Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2009-2010


WARNING
Never remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. Serious burns could occur from high pressure coolant escaping from the radiator. Wrap a thick cloth around the cap. Slowly turn it a quarter turn to allow built-up pressure to escape. Carefully remove the cap by turning it all the way.

  1. Drain engine coolant from the radiator.
  2.  
  3. Remove front grille (Sedan only).
  4.  
  5. Remove front bumper fascia (Coupe only).
  6.  
  7. Remove engine undercover.
  8.  
  9. Remove front air duct.
  10.  
  11. Remove A/C condenser.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect upper and lower radiator hoses.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the CVT oil cooler hoses, if equipped. Plug the hoses to prevent CVT oil loss.
  16.  
  17. Remove radiator.
    CAUTION
    Do not damage or scratch the radiator core when removing.



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    Fig. Exploded view of radiator and cooling system assembly

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To install:

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

Hybrid Models



Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2007-2010


WARNING
Never remove the radiator cap when the engine and inverter are hot. Serious burns could occur from high pressure coolant escaping from the radiator, condenser and liquid tank assembly. Wrap a thick cloth around the cap. Slowly turn it a quarter turn to allow built-up pressure to escape. Carefully remove the cap by turning it all the way.

  1. Remove engine under cover.
  2.  
  3. Drain engine coolant from radiator, condenser and liquid tank assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove air cleaner duct (front).
  6.  
  7. Remove radiator, condenser and liquid tank assembly upper hose and lower hose.
  8.  
  9. Remove coolant reservoir hose.
  10.  
  11. Drain inverter coolant from sub-radiator.
  12.  
  13. Remove front bumper reinforcement.
  14.  
  15. Remove sub radiator.
  16.  
  17. Discharge A/C system.
  18.  
  19. Remove high side junction pipe assembly.
  20.  
  21. Remove the refrigerant pressure sensor for installation on new radiator, condenser and liquid tank assembly.
  22.  
  23. Remove both radiator, condenser and liquid tank assembly clips.
  24.  
  25. Remove radiator, condenser and liquid tank assembly.
    CAUTION



    Do not damage or scratch the radiator, condenser and liquid tank assembly and sub radiator core when removing.
     
    When removing refrigerant components from a vehicle, immediately cap (seal) the component to minimize the entry of moisture from the atmosphere.
     
    When installing refrigerant components to vehicle, never remove the caps (unseal) until just before connecting the components. Connect all refrigerant loop components as quickly as possible to minimize the entry of moisture into system

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    Fig. Exploded view of radiator assembly

     

  26.  

To install:

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

 
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