Altima 2007-2009

Starter

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Removal & Installation



2.5L Engine
With CVT Transaxle

Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2009-2010

  1. Remove the battery and battery tray bracket.
  2.  
  3. Remove the air cleaner assembly ducts.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the following:

    ECM
     
    TCM
     

  6.  
  7. Disconnect the starter motor harness connectors.
  8.  
  9. Remove the two starter motor bolts.
  10.  
  11. Remove the starter motor.

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    Fig. Remove the starter motor

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To install:

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

With Manual Transaxle

Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2009-2010

  1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the starter motor harness connectors.
  4.  
  5. Remove the two starter motor bolts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the starter motor.

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    Fig. Remove the starter motor

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To install:

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

3.5L Engine
With CVT Transaxle

Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2009-2010

  1. Disconnect the negative and positive battery terminal.
  2.  
  3. Remove the air cleaner assembly and air ducts.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the following:

    ECM
     
    TCM
     

  6.  
  7. Remove the battery tray.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the starter motor harness connectors.
  10.  
  11. Remove the two starter motor bolts.
  12.  
  13. Remove the starter motor.

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    Fig. Remove the starter motor

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To install:

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

With Manual Transaxle

Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2009-2010

  1. Disconnect the negative battery terminal.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the starter motor harness connectors.
  4.  
  5. Remove the two starter motor bolts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the starter motor.

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    Fig. Remove the starter motor

  8.  

To install:

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

Automatic Transaxle

Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2007-2008

  1. Disconnect the negative and positive battery terminal.
  2.  
  3. Remove the air cleaner assembly and air ducts.
  4.  
  5. On 3.5L engine, remove the following:

    ECM
     
    CVT control unit
     
    IPDM/ER (fuel/relay box)
     

  6.  
  7. Remove the battery tray.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the starter wiring.
  10.  
  11. Remove the two starter bolts and remove the starter.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Fit starter into place and install bolts. Torque to 45 ft. lbs. (62 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Connect the wiring, torque the large cable nut to 86 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install remaining components and connect the battery.
  6.  

Manual Transaxle

Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2007-2008

  1. Disconnect the battery negative terminal.
  2.  
  3. Remove -S- terminal nut.
  4.  
  5. Remove -B- terminal nut.
  6.  
  7. Remove starter motor bolts.
  8.  
  9. Remove starter motor.
  10.  
  11. Installation is in the reverse order of removal. Torque starter bolts as follows:
    WARNING
    Tighten -B- terminal nut carefully.



    2.5L engine, 83 ft. lbs. (112 Nm)
     
    3.5L engines: 46 ft. lbs. (62 Nm)
     

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Solenoid Replacement



Assembly

Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2009-2010

  1. Install magnet switch assembly onto starter motor assembly.
    NOTE
    Pull rod of magnet switch assembly should be engaged with shift lever as shown.


    CAUTION
    Do not damage the sliding surface of magnet switch assembly. Do not leave any dirt on the sliding surface of the magnet switch assembly. Confirm the terminal location.



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    Fig. Install magnet switch assembly onto starter motor assembly

  2.  
  3. Tighten the two magnet switch assembly screws to 8 ft. lbs. (6 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the terminal "M" connector and tighten terminal "M" nut to 15 ft. lbs. (11 Nm).
    CAUTION
    The connector for terminal "M" may rotate easily while tightening terminal "M" nut. Hold the connector in place while tightening terminal "M" nut.

  6.  

Disassembly

Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2009-2010

  1. Set the starter motor assembly onto a suitable tool using a soft cloth as shown.

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    Fig. Set the starter motor assembly (2) onto a suitable tool, remove the terminal "M" nut (A) from terminal "M" (1)

  2.  
  3. Remove the terminal "M" nut from terminal "M".
  4.  
  5. Disconnect terminal "M" connector.

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    Fig. Disconnect terminal "M" connector (1)

  6.  
  7. Remove the two magnet switch assembly screws and remove the magnet switch assembly.
    CAUTION
    Magnet switch assembly may pop out from starter motor assembly while loosening magnet switch assembly screws.



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    Fig. Remove the two magnet switch assembly screws (A) and remove the magnet switch assembly (1) from starter motor assembly (2)

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