Sentra 2008

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Compression Test



2.0L Engine

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Warm up engine thoroughly. Then, turn it off.
  2.  
  3. Release fuel pressure. Refer to Gasoline Fuel Injection System in the Fuel Systems Section.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect fuel pump fuse to avoid fuel injection during measurement.

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    Fig. Disconnect fuel pump fuse (1) to avoid fuel injection during measurement [Arrow: Vehicle front]

  6.  
  7. Remove engine cover.
  8.  
  9. Remove ignition coil and spark plug from each cylinder. Refer to Spark Plugs & Wires in the Engine Electrical Section.
  10.  
  11. Connect an engine tachometer (not required in use of CONSULT-III).
  12.  
  13. Install a suitable compression tester with an adapter onto spark plug hole.

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    Fig. Install a suitable compression tester (B) with an adapter (A) onto spark plug hole.

    1. Use the adapter whose picking up end inserted to spark plug hole is smaller than 20 mm (0.79 in) in diameter. Otherwise, it may be caught by cylinder head during removal.

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      Fig. Use the adapter whose picking up end inserted to spark plug hole is smaller than 20 mm (0.79 in) in diameter. Otherwise, it may be caught by cylinder head during removal

    2.  

  14.  
  15. With accelerator pedal fully depressed, turn ignition switch to -START- for cranking. When the gauge pointer stabilizes, read the compression pressure and the engine rpm. Perform these steps to check each cylinder.
    NOTE
    Always use fully a charged battery to obtain the specified engine speed.


    NOTE
    If the engine speed is out of the specified range, check battery liquid for proper gravity. Check engine speed again with normal battery gravity.


    NOTE
    If compression pressure is below minimum value, check valve clearances and parts associated with combustion chamber (Valve, valve seat, piston, piston ring, cylinder bore, cylinder head, cylinder head gasket). After the checking, measure the compression pressure again.


    NOTE
    If some cylinder has low compression pressure, pour small amount of engine oil into the spark plug hole of the cylinder to re-check it for compression.


    WARNING
    If the added engine oil improves the compression, piston rings may be worn out or damaged. Check piston rings and replace if necessary.


    WARNING
    If the compression pressure remains at low level despite the addition of engine oil, valves may be malfunctioning. Check valves for damage. Replace valve or valve seat accordingly.


    NOTE
    If two adjacent cylinders have respectively low compression pressure and their compression remains low even after the addition of engine oil, cylinder head gasket is leaking. In such a case, replace cylinder head gasket.



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    Fig. With accelerator pedal fully depressed, turn ignition switch to -START- for cranking. When the gauge pointer stabilizes, read the compression pressure and the engine rpm. Perform these steps to check each cylinder

  16.  
  17. After inspection is completed, install removed parts.
  18.  
  19. Start the engine, and confirm that the engine runs smoothly.
  20.  
  21. Perform trouble diagnosis. If DTC appears, erase it. Refer to Diagnostic Trouble Codes in the Diagnostics Section.
  22.  

2.5L Engine

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Warm up the engine to full operating temperature.
  2.  
  3. Release the fuel pressure. Refer to Gasoline Fuel Injection System in the Fuel Systems Section.
  4.  
  5. Remove the ignition coil and spark plug from each cylinder. Refer to Spark Plugs & Wires in the Engine Electrical Section.
  6.  
  7. Connect engine tachometer (not required in use of CONSULT).
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the fuel injector harness connector to avoid any residual fuel injection during the measurement.
  10.  
  11. Install the compression tester with the adapter into the spark plug hole.

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    Fig. Install the compression tester with the adapter into the spark plug hole

    1. Use compression gauge whose picking up end inserted to spark plug hole is smaller than 0.79 in. (20 mm) in diameter. Otherwise, it may be caught by cylinder head during removal.

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      Fig. Use compression gauge whose picking up end inserted to spark plug hole is smaller than 20 mm (0.79 in) in diameter. Otherwise, it may be caught by cylinder head during removal

    2.  

  12.  
  13. With the accelerator pedal fully depressed, turn the ignition switch to the -START- position to crank over the engine. When the gauge pointer stabilizes, read the compression pressure and engine rpm. Perform these steps to check each cylinder.
    NOTE
    Always use a fully charged battery to obtain specified engine cranking speed.


    NOTE
    If the engine speed is out of specified rpm range, check the battery. Check engine speed again with a fully charged battery.


    NOTE
    If compression pressure is below minimum value, check valve clearances and parts associated with combustion chamber (valve, valve seat, piston, piston ring, cylinder bore, cylinder head, cylinder head gasket). After the checking, measure compression pressure again.


    NOTE
    If some cylinders have low compression pressure, pour small amount of engine oil into the spark plug hole of the cylinder to re-check it for compression.


    NOTE
    If the added engine oil improves the compression, the piston rings may be worn or damaged. Check the piston rings and replace if necessary.


    WARNING
    If the compression pressure remains at low level despite the addition of engine oil, the valves may be malfunctioning. Check the valves for damage. Replace the valve or valve seat accordingly.


    NOTE
    If two adjacent cylinders have respectively low compression pressure and their compression remains low even after the addition of engine oil, the head gasket is leaking. In such a case, replace the cylinder head gasket.



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    Fig. With the accelerator pedal fully depressed, turn the ignition switch to the -START- position to crank over the engine. When the gauge pointer stabilizes, read the compression pressure and engine rpm. Perform these steps to check each cylinder

  14.  
  15. Install spark plug, ignition coil and harness connectors.
  16.  

Removal & Installation



2.5L Engine

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012


NOTE
Place chocks at the front and back of the rear wheels.


NOTE
For engines not equipped with slingers, attach proper slingers and bolts.


CAUTION
Do not start working until the exhaust system and coolant are cool.


NOTE
If items or work required are not covered by the engine main body section, follow the applicable procedures.


NOTE
Use the correct supporting points for lifting and jacking. Refer to GI-39.


WARNING
In removing the driveshaft, be careful not to damage the grease seals on the transaxle.


NOTE
Before separating the engine and transaxle, remove the Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor (POS) from the assembly.


WARNING
Be sure not to damage the edge of the Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor (POS) or the ring gear teeth.


NOTE
When removing components such as hoses, tubes/lines, etc., cap or plug openings to prevent fluid from spilling.

  1. Release fuel pressure. Refer to Gasoline Fuel Injection System in the Fuel Systems Section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the fuel rail at the fuel hose quick connector (engine side). Refer to Intake Manifold in the Engine Mechanical Section.
  4.  
  5. Drain the engine coolant. Refer to Engine Coolant in the Engine Cooling Section.
    CAUTION
    Perform this step when the engine is cold.


    NOTE
    Do not spill engine coolant on drive belt.

  6.  
  7. Remove the engine hood assembly. Refer to Hood in the Body Section.
  8.  
  9. Remove cowl extension. Refer to Fenders & Body Panels in the Body Section.
  10.  
  11. Remove the battery, battery hold downs, and battery tray. Refer to Battery in the Engine Electrical Section.
  12.  
  13. Disconnect CVT fluid cooler hoses (CVT models).
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the MAF sensor electrical connector.
  16.  
  17. Disconnect brake fluid level sensor.
  18.  
  19. Remove the air duct and air cleaner case assembly. Refer to Air Intake System in the Engine Mechanical Section.
  20.  
  21. Remove vacuum hose from intake manifold.
  22.  
  23. Disconnect EVAP hose.
  24.  
  25. Disconnect the heater hoses.
  26.  
  27. Remove engine room cover.
  28.  
  29. Remove the engine coolant reservoir tank and radiator hoses (upper) and (lower). Refer to Radiator in the Engine Cooling Section.
  30.  
  31. Disconnect and set aside the IPDM/ER and remove the IPDM/ER bracket. Refer to Intelligent Power Distribution Module (Engine Room) in the Engine Performance & Emission Controls Section.
  32.  
  33. Disconnect ground cable from generator bracket.
  34.  
  35. Disconnect Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor.
  36.  
  37. Disconnect A/C piping from compressor and position aside.
  38.  
  39. Disconnect the engine wiring harness retainers and ground strap.
  40.  
  41. Disconnect the transaxle shift controls.
  42.  
  43. Remove transaxle ground strap.
  44.  
  45. Remove front exhaust tube. Refer to Exhaust System in the Engine Mechanical Section.
  46.  
  47. Remove the LH and RH driveshafts. Refer to Driveshaft in the Driveline Section.
  48.  
  49. Remove the rear torque rod.
  50.  
  51. Remove the front suspension member. Refer to Front Suspension in the Suspension Section.
  52.  
  53. Install engine slingers into front left cylinder head and rear right cylinder head.
    NOTE
    Use generator bracket bolt holes for the front slinger.


    NOTE
    Use the proper slingers and bolts.



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    Fig. Install engine slingers into front left cylinder head and rear right cylinder head. Slinger bolts - front (B) : 35 ft. lbs. (48 Nm), Slinger bolts - rear (A) : 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).

  54.  
  55. Support engine and transaxle assembly with engine lifting equipment from the top with the vehicle raised on a hoist.
  56.  
  57. Remove the torque rod (RH).
  58.  
  59. Remove engine mounting insulator and bracket (RH).
  60.  
  61. Remove engine mounting bracket (LH) (CVT models).
  62.  
  63. Remove engine mounting insulator (LH) nut.
  64.  
  65. Lower the engine and transaxle assembly from the engine compartment using Tool.
    NOTE
    Before and during this procedure, always check if any harnesses are left connected.


    WARNING
    Avoid any damage to, or any oil/grease smearing or spills onto the engine mounting insulators.

  66.  
  67. Remove the starter motor. Refer to Starter in the Engine Electrical Section.
  68.  
  69. Separate engine and transaxle assembly. Refer to Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) or Manual Transaxle in the Transaxles Section.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the engine assembly-M/T-2.5L engine



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    Fig. Exploded view of the engine assembly-CVT-2.5L engine

  70.  

To install:


NOTE
Place chocks at the front and back of the rear wheels.


NOTE
For engines not equipped with slingers, attach proper slingers and bolts.


CAUTION
Do not start working until the exhaust system and coolant are cool.


NOTE
If items or work required are not covered by the engine main body section, follow the applicable procedures.


NOTE
Use the correct supporting points for lifting and jacking. Refer to GI-39.


WARNING
In removing the driveshaft, be careful not to damage the grease seals on the transaxle.


NOTE
Before separating the engine and transaxle, remove the Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor (POS) from the assembly.


WARNING
Be sure not to damage the edge of the Crankshaft Position (CKP) sensor (POS) or the ring gear teeth.


NOTE
When removing components such as hoses, tubes/lines, etc., cap or plug openings to prevent fluid from spilling.

  1. Combine engine and transaxle assembly. Refer to Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) or Manual Transaxle in the Transaxles Section.
    WARNING
    Do not allow oil to get on mounting insulators. Be careful not to damage mounting insulators.


    NOTE
    If parts have a direction mark (arrow) this indicates front of the vehicle, and the parts must be installed according to the identification mark.

  2.  
  3. Install the starter motor. Refer to Starter in the Engine Electrical Section.
  4.  
  5. Raise the engine and transaxle assembly to the engine compartment using Tool.
    NOTE
    Before and during this procedure, always check if any harnesses are left connected.


    WARNING
    Avoid any damage to, or any oil/grease smearing or spills onto the engine mounting insulators.

  6.  
  7. Install engine mounting insulator (LH) nut.
  8.  
  9. Install engine mounting bracket (LH) (CVT models).
  10.  
  11. Install engine mounting insulator and bracket (RH).
  12.  
  13. Install the torque rod (RH).
  14.  
  15. Support engine and transaxle assembly with engine lifting equipment from the top with the vehicle raised on a hoist.
  16.  
  17. Remove engine slingers from front left cylinder head and rear right cylinder head.
    NOTE
    Use generator bracket bolt holes for the front slinger.


    NOTE
    Use the proper slingers and bolts.

  18.  
  19. Install the front suspension member. Refer to Front Suspension in the Suspension Section.
  20.  
  21. Install the rear torque rod.
  22.  
  23. Install the LH and RH driveshafts. Refer to Driveshaft in the Driveline Section.
  24.  
  25. Install front exhaust tube. Refer to Exhaust System in the Engine Mechanical Section.
  26.  
  27. Install transaxle ground strap.
  28.  
  29. Connect the transaxle shift controls.
  30.  
  31. Connect the engine wiring harness retainers and ground strap.
  32.  
  33. Connect A/C piping to compressor and position aside.
  34.  
  35. Connect Camshaft Position (CMP) sensor.
  36.  
  37. Connect ground cable to generator bracket.
  38.  
  39. Connect and set aside the IPDM/ER and install the IPDM/ER bracket. Refer to Intelligent Power Distribution Module (Engine Room) in the Engine Performance & Emission Controls Section.
  40.  
  41. Install the engine coolant reservoir tank and radiator hoses (upper) and (lower). Refer to Radiator in the Engine Cooling Section.
  42.  
  43. Install engine room cover.
  44.  
  45. Connect the heater hoses.
  46.  
  47. Connect EVAP hose.
  48.  
  49. Install vacuum hose to intake manifold.
  50.  
  51. Install the air duct and air cleaner case assembly. Refer to Air Intake System in the Engine Mechanical Section.
  52.  
  53. Connect brake fluid level sensor.
  54.  
  55. Connect the MAF sensor electrical connector.
  56.  
  57. Connect CVT fluid cooler hoses (CVT models).
  58.  
  59. Install the battery, battery hold downs, and battery tray. Refer to Battery in the Engine Electrical Section.
  60.  
  61. Install cowl extension. Refer to Fenders & Body Panels in the Body Section.
  62.  
  63. Install the engine hood assembly. Refer to Hood in the Body Section.
  64.  
  65. Fill the engine coolant. Refer to Engine Coolant in the Engine Cooling Section.
    CAUTION
    Perform this step when the engine is cold.


    NOTE
    Do not spill engine coolant on drive belt.

  66.  
  67. Connect the fuel rail at the fuel hose quick connector (engine side). Refer to Intake Manifold in the Engine Mechanical Section.
  68.  
  69. For fuel pressure, refer to Gasoline Fuel Injection System in the Fuel Systems Section.
  70.  

2.0L Engine

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012


NOTE
Situate the vehicle on a flat and solid surface.


NOTE
Place chocks at front and back of rear wheels.


NOTE
Attach proper slingers and bolts if engine slingers are not equipped.


CAUTION
Always be careful to work safely, avoid forceful or uninstructed operations.


CAUTION
Do not start working until exhaust system and coolant are cool enough.


NOTE
If items or work required are not covered by the engine section, follow the applicable procedures.


NOTE
Always use the support point specified for lifting.


NOTE
Use either 2-pole lift type or separate type lift as best you can. If board-on type is used for unavoidable reasons, support at the rear axle jacking point with a transmission jack or similar tool before starting work, in preparation for the backward shift of center of gravity.


NOTE
For supporting points for lifting and jacking point at rear axle, refer to Jacking & Hoisting in the General Information & Identification Section.


NOTE
When removing components such as hoses, tubes/lines, etc., cap or plug openings to prevent fluid from spilling.

Remove the engine and the transaxle assembly from the vehicle downward. Separate the engine and the transaxle.

  1. Remove engine undercover. Refer to Engine Undercover in the Engine Mechanical Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain engine coolant from radiator. Refer to Engine Coolant in the Engine Cooling Section.
    NOTE
    Perform this step when the engine is cold.


    NOTE
    Do not spill engine coolant on drive belt.

  4.  
  5. Remove front fender protector (RH and LH). Refer to Fender Protector in the Body Section.
  6.  
  7. Remove exhaust front tube. Refer to Exhaust System in the Engine Mechanical Section.
  8.  
  9. Remove driveshafts (LH and RH) from steering knuckle. Refer to Driveshaft in the Driveline Section.
  10.  
  11. Remove transaxle joint bolts which pierce at oil pan (upper) lower rear side. Refer to Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) or Manual Transaxle in the Transaxles Section.
  12.  
  13. Remove front suspension member. Refer to Front Suspension in the Suspension Section.
  14.  
  15. Remove hood assembly. Refer to Hood in the Body Section.
  16.  
  17. Remove cowl top cover and cowl top extension assembly. Refer to Fenders & Body Panels in the Body Section.
  18.  
  19. Release fuel pressure. Refer to Gasoline Fuel Injection System in the Fuel Systems Section.
  20.  
  21. Remove battery and battery tray. Refer to Battery in the Engine Electrical Section.
  22.  
  23. Remove drive belt. Refer to Accessory Drive Belt System in the Engine Mechanical Section.
  24.  
  25. Remove engine room cover.
  26.  
  27. Disconnect transmission control module (TCM) (CVT models).
  28.  
  29. Disconnect ECM and brake fluid level sensor.
  30.  
  31. Remove ECM.
  32.  
  33. Remove air duct and air cleaner case assembly. Refer to Air Intake System in the Engine Mechanical Section.
  34.  
  35. Remove radiator hose (upper and lower). Refer to Radiator in the Engine Cooling Section.
  36.  
  37. Disconnect CVT fluid cooler hoses (CVT models). Refer to Radiator in the Engine Cooling Section.
  38.  
  39. Disconnect all connections of engine harness around the engine mounting insulator (LH), and then temporarily secure the engine harness into the engine side.
    NOTE
    Protect connectors using a resin bag to protect against foreign materials during the operation.

  40.  
  41. Disconnect fuel feed hose at engine side. Refer to Gasoline Fuel Injection System in the Fuel Systems Section.
  42.  
  43. Disconnect heater hoses. Refer to Thermostat in the Engine Cooling Section.
  44.  
  45. Disconnect control cables from transaxle. Refer to Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) or Manual Transaxle in the Transaxles Section.
  46.  
  47. Remove ground cable
  48.  
  49. Remove ground cable between front cover and vehicle.
  50.  
  51. Remove A/C compressor with piping connected from the engine (if equipped). Temporarily secure it on the vehicle side. Refer to Compressor in the Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Section.
  52.  
  53. Remove the intake manifold to prevent the hanging chain from interfering. Refer to Intake Manifold in the Engine Mechanical Section.
  54.  
  55. Install engine slinger to cylinder head front left side and rear right side and support the engine position with a hoist.

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    Fig. Install engine slinger to cylinder head front left side (A) and rear right side (B) and support the engine position with a hoist

  56.  
  57. Support engine and transaxle assembly with a hoist and secure the engine in appropriate position.
  58.  
  59. Use a manual lift table caddy or equivalently rigid tool such as a transmission jack. Securely support bottom of the engine and the transaxle, and simultaneously adjust hoist tension.
    NOTE
    Put a piece of wood or something similar as the supporting surface, secure a completely stable condition.



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    Fig. Use a manual lift table caddy (A) or equivalently rigid tool such as a transmission jack. Securely support bottom of the engine and the transaxle, and simultaneously adjust hoist tension

  60.  
  61. Remove torque rod (RH), engine mounting insulator (RH) and engine mounting bracket.

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    Fig. Remove torque rod (RH), engine mounting insulator (RH) and engine mounting bracket.

  62.  
  63. Remove pull down rod (RH) (CVT models).
  64.  
  65. Remove pull down rod (LH) (CVT models).
  66.  
  67. Remove engine through bolt-securing nut.
  68.  
  69. Remove the engine and the transaxle assembly from the vehicle downward by carefully operating supporting tools.
    NOTE
    During the operation, make sure that no part interferes with the vehicle side.


    NOTE
    Before and during this lifting, always check if any harnesses are left connected.


    NOTE
    During the removal operation, always be careful to prevent the vehicle from falling off the lift due to changes in the center of gravity.


    NOTE
    If necessary, support the vehicle by setting jack or suitable tool at the rear.


    NOTE
    During operation, securely support the engine by placing a piece of wood under the engine oil pan and transaxle oil pan. Securely support the engine slingers with a hoist.

  70.  
  71. Remove starter motor. Refer to Starter in the Engine Electrical Section.
  72.  
  73. Separate the engine and the transaxle. Refer to Automatic Transaxle or Manual Transaxle in the Transmission Section.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the engine assembly-M/T-2.0L engine



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    Fig. Exploded view of the engine assembly-CVT-2.0L engine

  74.  

To install:


WARNING
Do not allow engine oil to get on engine mounting insulator. Be careful not to damage engine mounting insulator.


NOTE
When installation directions are specified, install parts according to the directions as shown in the accompanying illustrations for engine components.


NOTE
Make sure that each mounting insulator is seated properly, and tighten nuts and bolts.


NOTE
Tighten engine mounting insulator (RH) bolts.



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Fig. Tighten engine mounting insulator (RH) bolts in the numerical order shown


NOTE
Situate the vehicle on a flat and solid surface.


NOTE
Place chocks at front and back of rear wheels.


NOTE
Attach proper slingers and bolts if engine slingers are not equipped.


CAUTION
Always be careful to work safely, avoid forceful or uninstructed operations.


CAUTION
Do not start working until exhaust system and coolant are cool enough.


NOTE
If items or work required are not covered by the engine section, follow the applicable procedures.


NOTE
Always use the support point specified for lifting.


NOTE
Use either 2-pole lift type or separate type lift as best you can. If board-on type is used for unavoidable reasons, support at the rear axle jacking point with a transmission jack or similar tool before starting work, in preparation for the backward shift of center of gravity.


NOTE
For supporting points for lifting and jacking point at rear axle, refer to Jacking & Hoisting in the General Information & Identification Section.


NOTE
When removing components such as hoses, tubes/lines, etc., cap or plug openings to prevent fluid from spilling.

  1. Combine the engine and the transaxle. Refer to Automatic Transaxle or Manual Transaxle in the Transmission Section.
  2.  
  3. Install starter motor. Refer to Starter in the Engine Electrical Section.
    NOTE
    During the operation, make sure that no part interferes with the vehicle side.


    NOTE
    Before and during this lifting, always check if any harnesses are left connected.


    NOTE
    During the removal operation, always be careful to prevent the vehicle from falling off the lift due to changes in the center of gravity.


    NOTE
    If necessary, support the vehicle by setting jack or suitable tool at the rear.


    NOTE
    During operation, securely support the engine by placing a piece of wood under the engine oil pan and transaxle oil pan. Securely support the engine slingers with a hoist.

  4.  
  5. Install the engine and the transaxle assembly to the vehicle downward by carefully operating supporting tools.
  6.  
  7. Install engine through bolt-securing nut.
  8.  
  9. Install pull down rod (LH) (CVT models).
  10.  
  11. Install pull down rod (RH) (CVT models).
  12.  
  13. Install torque rod (RH), engine mounting insulator (RH) and engine mounting bracket.
    NOTE
    Put a piece of wood or something similar as the supporting surface, secure a completely stable condition.

  14.  
  15. Use a manual lift table caddy or equivalently rigid tool such as a transmission jack. Securely support bottom of the engine and the transaxle, and simultaneously adjust hoist tension.
  16.  
  17. Support engine and transaxle assembly with a hoist and secure the engine in appropriate position.
  18.  
  19. Install engine slinger to cylinder head front left side and rear right side and support the engine position with a hoist.
  20.  
  21. Install the intake manifold to prevent the hanging chain to interfering. Refer to Intake Manifold in the Engine Mechanical Section.
  22.  
  23. Install A/C compressor with piping connected to the engine (if equipped). Temporarily secure it on the vehicle side. Refer to Compressor in the Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Section.
  24.  
  25. Install ground cable between front cover and vehicle.
  26.  
  27. Install ground cable
  28.  
  29. Connect control cables to transaxle. Refer to Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) or Manual Transaxle in the Transaxles Section.
  30.  
  31. Connect heater hoses. Refer to Thermostat in the Engine Cooling Section.
  32.  
  33. Connect fuel feed hose at engine side. Refer to Gasoline Fuel Injection System in the Fuel Systems Section.
    NOTE
    Protect connectors using a resin bag to protect against foreign materials during the operation.

  34.  
  35. Connect all connections of engine harness around the engine mounting insulator (LH), and then re-secure the engine harness.
  36.  
  37. Connect CVT fluid cooler hoses (CVT models). Refer to Radiator in the Engine Cooling Section.
  38.  
  39. Install radiator hose (upper and lower). Refer to Radiator in the Engine Cooling Section.
  40.  
  41. Install air duct and air cleaner case assembly. Refer to Air Intake System in the Engine Mechanical Section.
  42.  
  43. Install ECM.
  44.  
  45. Connect ECM and brake fluid level sensor.
  46.  
  47. Connect transmission control module (TCM) (CVT models).
  48.  
  49. Install engine room cover.
  50.  
  51. Install drive belt. Refer to Accessory Drive Belt System in the Engine Mechanical Section.
  52.  
  53. Install battery and battery tray. Refer to Battery in the Engine Electrical Section.
  54.  
  55. For fuel pressure, refer to Gasoline Fuel Injection System in the Fuel Systems Section.
  56.  
  57. Install cowl top cover and cowl top extension assembly. Refer to Fenders & Body Panels in the Body Section.
  58.  
  59. Install hood assembly. Refer to Hood in the Body Section.
  60.  
  61. Install front suspension member. Refer to Front Suspension in the Suspension Section.
  62.  
  63. Install transaxle joint bolts which pierce at oil pan (upper) lower rear side. Refer to Automatic Transaxle or Manual Transaxle in the Transmission Section.
  64.  
  65. Install driveshafts (LH and RH) from steering knuckle. Refer to Driveshaft in the Driveline Section.
  66.  
  67. Install exhaust front tube. Refer to Exhaust System in the Engine Mechanical Section.
  68.  
  69. Install front fender protector (RH and LH). Refer to Fender Protector in the Body Section.
    NOTE
    Perform this step when the engine is cold.


    NOTE
    Do not spill engine coolant on drive belt.

  70.  
  71. Fill engine coolant to radiator. Refer to Engine Coolant in the Engine Cooling Section.
  72.  
  73. Install engine undercover. Refer to Engine Undercover in the Engine Mechanical Section.
  74.  

Install the engine and the transaxle assembly to the vehicle downward. Separate the engine and the transaxle.

 
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