Sentra 2007

Air Intake System

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Removal & Installation



Air Cleaner Assembly
2.0L Engine

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Remove the engine room cover.
  2.  
  3. Remove the air duct (inlet).
  4.  
  5. Remove the air cleaner filter from the air cleaner case. Refer to Air Filter Element in the Air Intake System Section.
  6.  
  7. Remove the air duct [between air duct (inlet) and air cleaner case] from the air cleaner case.
  8.  
  9. Remove the PCV hose.
  10.  
  11. Remove the air duct (between air cleaner case and electric throttle control actuator).
    1. Add marks as necessary for easier installation.
    2.  

  12.  
  13. Remove air cleaner case with the following procedure.
    1. Remove battery. Refer to Battery System in the Engine Electrical Section.
    2.  
    3. Disconnect the brake fluid level sensor.
    4.  
    5. Disconnect and remove the ECM.
    6.  
    7. Disconnect harness connector from Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor.
    8.  
    9. Remove the air cleaner case.
    10.  

  14.  
  15. Remove the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor from the air cleaner case, as necessary.
    NOTE
    Handle the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor with care:


    NOTE
    Do not shock it.


    NOTE
    Do not disassemble it.


    NOTE
    Do not touch the internal sensor.



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    Fig. Exploded view of the air cleaner assembly-2.0L engine

  16.  

To install:


NOTE
Handle the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor with care:


NOTE
Do not shock it.


NOTE
Do not disassemble it.


NOTE
Do not touch the internal sensor.


NOTE
Align marks.


NOTE
Attach each joint securely.


NOTE
Screw clamps firmly.

  1. Install the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to the air cleaner case, as necessary.
  2.  
  3. Install air cleaner case with the following procedure.
    1. Install the air cleaner case.
    2.  
    3. Connect harness connector from Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor.
    4.  
    5. Connect and install the ECM.
    6.  
    7. Connect the brake fluid level sensor.
    8.  
    9. Install battery. Refer to Battery System in the Engine Electrical Section.
    10.  

  4.  
  5. Install the air duct (between air cleaner case and electric throttle control actuator).
    1. Add marks as necessary for easier installation.
    2.  

  6.  
  7. Install the PCV hose.
  8.  
  9. Install the air duct [between air duct (inlet) and air cleaner case] to the air cleaner case.
  10.  
  11. Install the air cleaner filter to the air cleaner case. Refer to Air Filter Element in the Air Intake System Section.
  12.  
  13. Install the air duct (inlet).
  14.  
  15. Install the engine room cover.
  16.  

2.5L Engine

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Remove the battery tray. Refer to Battery System in the Engine Electrical Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the engine room cover.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor electrical connector.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the tube clamp at the electric throttle control actuator and the fresh air intake tube.
  8.  
  9. Remove air cleaner to electric throttle control actuator tube, air cleaner case, with Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor attached.
    1. Add marks as necessary for easier installation.
    2.  

  10.  
  11. Remove Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor from air cleaner case, as necessary.
    NOTE
    Handle the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor with care:


    NOTE
    Do not shock it.


    NOTE
    Do not disassemble it.


    NOTE
    Do not touch the internal sensor.

  12.  
  13. Remove the resonator in the fender, if necessary.
    1. Remove the left front wheel and tire.
    2.  
    3. Partially remove the left front fender protector. Refer to Fenders & Body Panels in the Body Section.
    4.  
    5. Remove the left hand side splash shield. Refer to Fenders & Body Panels in the Body Section.
    6.  
    7. Remove the engine undercover. Refer to Engine Undercover in the Engine Mechanical Section.

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      Fig. Exploded view of the air cleaner assembly-2.5L engine

    8.  

  14.  

To install:


NOTE
Align marks.


NOTE
Attach each joint securely.


NOTE
Screw clamps firmly.

  1. Install the resonator in the fender, if necessary.
    1. Install the engine undercover. Refer to Engine Undercover in the Engine Mechanical Section.
    2.  
    3. Install the left hand side splash shield. Refer to Fenders & Body Panels in the Body Section.
    4.  
    5. Partially install the left front fender protector. Refer to Fenders & Body Panels in the Body Section.
    6.  
    7. Install the left front wheel and tire.
      NOTE
      Handle the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor with care:


      NOTE
      Do not shock it.


      NOTE
      Do not disassemble it.


      NOTE
      Do not touch the internal sensor.

    8.  

  2.  
  3. Install Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor to air cleaner case, as necessary.
  4.  
  5. Install air cleaner to electric throttle control actuator tube, air cleaner case, with Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor attached.
    1. Use marks as necessary for easier installation.
    2.  

  6.  
  7. Connect the tube clamp at the electric throttle control actuator and the fresh air intake tube.
  8.  
  9. Connect the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor electrical connector.
  10.  
  11. Install the engine room cover.
  12.  
  13. Install the battery tray. Refer to Battery System in the Engine Electrical Section.
  14.  

Air Filter Element
2.0L Engine

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Unclip the tabs of both ends of the air cleaner cover.

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    Fig. Unclip the tabs (A) of both ends of the air cleaner cover (1).

  2.  
  3. Remove the air cleaner filter and holder assembly from the air cleaner case.
  4.  
  5. Remove the air cleaner filter from the holder.
  6.  

Inspection After Removal

It is necessary to replace it at the recommended intervals, more often under dusty driving conditions.

To install:

  1. Install the air cleaner filter to the holder.
  2.  
  3. Install the air cleaner filter and holder assembly to the air cleaner case.
  4.  
  5. Clip the tabs of both ends of the air cleaner cover.
  6.  

2.5L Engine

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Depress the air cleaner case lid side clips and remove the air cleaner case lid.
  2.  
  3. Remove the air cleaner filter.
  4.  
  5. Install a new air cleaner filter.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Install a new air cleaner filter.
  2.  
  3. Install the air cleaner filter.
  4.  
  5. Depress the air cleaner case lid side clips and install the air cleaner case lid.
  6.  

 
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