Altima 2007-2009

Windshield Wiper Systems

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Removal & Installation



Wiper Motor

Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2007-2008

  1. Operate front wiper motor, and stop at the auto stop position.
  2.  
  3. Remove right and left wiper arms, as follows:
    1. If not previously done, turn wiper switch ON to operate wiper motor, and then turn wiper switch OFF (auto stop).
    2.  
    3. Open hood, remove arm caps, and remove wiper arm nuts.
    4.  
    5. Raise wiper arm, and remove wiper arm from the vehicle.
    6.  

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  5. Remove the cowl top cover, as follows:
    1. Remove the cowl top side trim covers.
    2.  
    3. Remove the cowl top foam blocks.
    4.  
    5. Remove the cowl top clips and remove the cowl top.

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      Fig. Exploded view of the cowl top cover

    6.  

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  7. Remove the strut brace bolts (A), detach the wiper drive assembly harness clips, then remove the strut brace (1).

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    Fig. Remove the strut brace bolts (A), detach the wiper drive assembly harness clips, then remove the strut brace (1)

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  9. Detach the wiper drive harness clip from the wiper drive assembly frame.
  10.  
  11. Remove the front wiper drive assembly bolts (A), disconnect the wiper drive motor connector (B) and remove the front wiper drive assembly (1).

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    Fig. Remove the front wiper drive assembly bolts (A), disconnect the wiper drive motor connector (B) and remove the front wiper drive assembly (1)

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To install:

  1. Install the front wiper drive assembly.
  2.  
  3. Connect wiper motor connector. Turn wiper switch ON to operate wiper motor, then turn wiper switch OFF (auto stop).
  4.  
  5. Attach the wiper drive harness clip to the wiper drive assembly frame.
  6.  
  7. Install the strut brace, then attach the wiper drive assembly harness clips.
  8.  
  9. Install the cowl top cover in the reverse of the removal procedure.
  10.  
  11. Attach the wiper arms, as follows:
    1. Clean up the pivot area as shown in the figure. This will reduce possibility of wiper arm looseness.
    2.  
    3. Prior to wiper arm installation, turn on wiper switch to operate wiper motor and then turn it -OFF- (auto stop).
    4.  
    5. Push wiper arm onto pivot shaft, paying attention to blind spline.
    6.  
    7. Lift the blade up and then set it down onto glass surface to set the blade center to clearance "A", "B", "C" and "D" immediately before temporarily tightening the wiper arm nuts.
    8.  
    9. Spray washer fluid. Turn on wiper switch to operate wiper motor and then turn it -OFF-.
    10.  
    11. Make sure that wiper blades stop within clearance "A", "B", "C" and "D":

      Clearance -A-: 41.3 ± 7.5mm (1.626 ± 0.295 in.)
       
      Clearance -B- : 65.5 ± 7.5 mm (2.579 ± 0.295 in)
       
      Clearance -C- : 27.8 mm (1.094 in)
       
      Clearance -D- : 53.7 mm (2.114 in)

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      Fig. Exploded view of the wiper arms and motor (drive) assembly

       

    12.  
    13. Tighten wiper arm nuts to 17 ft. lbs. (23.5 Nm).
    14.  
    15. Attach wiper arm caps.
    16.  

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Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2009-2010

  1. Operate front wiper motor, and stop at the auto stop position.
  2.  
  3. Remove wiper arms.
  4.  
  5. Remove the cowl top cover.
  6.  
  7. Remove the strut brace bolts, detach the wiper drive assembly harness clips, then remove the strut brace.

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    Fig. Remove the strut brace bolts (A), detach the wiper drive assembly harness clips, then remove the strut brace (1)

  8.  
  9. Detach the wiper drive harness clip from the wiper drive assembly frame.
  10.  
  11. Remove the front wiper drive assembly bolts, disconnect the wiper drive motor connector and remove the front wiper drive assembly.

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    Fig. Remove the front wiper drive assembly bolts (A), disconnect the wiper drive motor connector (B) and remove the front wiper drive assembly (1)

  12.  

To install:

  1. Install the front wiper drive assembly.
  2.  
  3. Connect wiper motor connector. Turn wiper switch ON to operate wiper motor, then turn wiper switch OFF (auto stop).
  4.  
  5. Attach the wiper drive harness clip to the wiper drive assembly frame.
  6.  
  7. Install the strut brace, then attach the wiper drive assembly harness clips.
  8.  
  9. Install the cowl top cover.
  10.  
  11. Attach the wiper arms.
  12.  
  13. Adjustment of wiper arm stop location
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