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QUICK REFERENCE INDEX Edition: February 2004 Revision: March 2005 Publication No.

SM5E-1L31U2

A GENERAL INFORMATION B ENGINE

GI EM LU CO EC FL EX ACC

General Information Engine Mechanical Engine Lubrication System Engine Cooling System Engine Control System Fuel System Exhaust System Accelerator Control System Clutch Manual Transaxle Automatic Transaxle Front Axle Rear Axle Front Suspension Rear Suspension Road Wheels & Tires Brake System Parking Brake System Brake Control System Power Steering System Seat Belts Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Body, Lock & Security System Glasses, Window System & Mirrors Roof Exterior & Interior Instrument Panel Seat Automatic Air Conditioner Manual Air Conditioner Starting & Charging System Lighting System Driver Information System Wiper, Washer & Horn Body Control System LAN System Audio Visual & Telephone System Auto Cruise Control System Power Supply, Ground & Circuit Elements Maintenance Alphabetical Index

TRANSMISSION/ TRANSAXLE

CL MT AT FAX RAX FSU RSU WT

D DRIVELINE/AXLE E SUSPENSION

F BRAKES

BR PB BRC

G STEERING H RESTRAINTS I BODY

PS SB SRS BL GW RF EI IP SE

J AIR CONDITIONER K ELECTRICAL

ATC MTC SC LT DI WW BCS LAN AV ACS PG

A B C D E F G H I J K L M

L MAINTENANCE M INDEX

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This manual contains maintenance and repair procedures for the 2005 NISSAN ALTIMA. In order to assure your safety and the efficient functioning of the vehicle, this manual should be read thoroughly. It is especially important that the PRECAUTIONS in the GI section be completely understood before starting any repair task. All information in this manual is based on the latest product information at the time of publication. The right is reserved to make changes in specifications and methods at any time without notice.

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QUICK REFERENCE CHART: ALTIMA (EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L, QR ENGINE)

2005
PFP:00000

QUICK REFERENCE CHART: ALTIMA (EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L, QR ENGINE) Engine Tune-Up Data
Cylinder arrangement Displacement Bore and stroke cm
3
ELS0012S

In-line 4 2,488 (151.82) 89.0 x 100 (3.50 x 3.94) DOHC 1-3-4-2 Compression Oil 2 1 9.5:1 Standard 1,250 (12.8, 181.3) 1,060 (10.8, 153.7) 100 (1.0, 14) 700 50 15 5 Standard Limit 78 98 (0.8 1.0, 11 14) 59 (0.6, 9) 157 (1.6, 23)

(cu in)

mm (in)

Valve arrangement Firing order Number of piston rings Compression ratio Compression pressure kPa (kg/cm2 , psi) / 250 rpm

Minimum Differential limit between cylinders

Idle speed rpm No-load *1, A/T (in P or N position), M/T (in neutral position) Ignition timing (BTDC at idle speed) Radiator cap relief pressure kPa (kg/cm2 , psi) Cooling system leakage testing pressure kPa (kg/cm2 , psi) *1: Under the following conditions:
q q q

Air conditioner switch: OFF Electric load: OFF (lights, heater fan, and rear window defogger) Steering wheel: kept in straight-ahead position

Drive Belt Deflection and Tension


Tension of drive belts Auto adjustment by auto-tensioner

Spark Plugs (Double Platinum Tipped)


Make Standard Type Hot Cold Plug gap (nominal) NGK PLFR5A-11 PLFR4A-11 PLFR6A-11 1.1 mm (0.043 in)

QUICK REFERENCE CHART: ALTIMA (EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L, QR ENGINE)


2005

Front Wheel Alignment (Unladen*1)

ELS001FB

SFA234AC

Tire size Model Camber Degree minute (Decimal degree) Minimum Nominal Maximum Left and right difference Caster Degree minute (Decimal degree) Minimum Nominal Maximum Left and right difference Kingpin inclination Degree minute (Decimal degree) Minimum Nominal Maximum Total toe-in Distance (A B) mm (in) Minimum Nominal Maximum Minimum Angle (left, right) Degree minute (Decimal degree) Wheel turning angle Full turn*2 Nominal Maximum Minimum Inside Degree minute (Decimal degree) Outside Degree minute (Decimal degree) Nominal Maximum Nominal

215/60R16 Base / S 100 (1.00) 015 (0.25) 030 (0.50) 0 45 (0.75) or less 205 (2.08) 250 (2.83) 335 (3.58) 0 45 (0.75) or less 1350 (13.83) 1435 (14.58) 1520 (15.33) 0.5 (0.02) 0.5 (0.02) 1.5 (0.06) 0 4 (0.07) 0 2 (0.03) 0 8 (0.13) 3430 (34.5) 3800 (38.0) 3900 (39.0) 3030 (30.5)

*1: Fuel, engine coolant and engine oil full. Spare tire, jack, hand tools and mats in designated positions. *2: With power steering, wheel turning force (at circumference of steering wheel) of 98 - 147 N (10 - 15 kg, 22 - 33 lb) with engine at idle.

QUICK REFERENCE CHART: ALTIMA (EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L, QR ENGINE)


2005

Rear Wheel Alignment (Unladen*)

ELS001FC

SFA234AC

Tire size Model Minimum Camber Degree minute (Decimal degree) Nominal Maximum Distance (A B) mm (in) Minimum Nominal Maximum Distance difference between RH and LH side mm (in) Minimum Nominal Maximum Minimum Angle (left plus right) Degree minute (Decimal degree) Nominal Maximum *: Fuel, engine coolant and engine oil full. Spare tire, jack, hand tools and mats in designated positions.

215/60R16 Base / S 0 04 (0.07) 0 34 (0.57) 0 64 (1.07) 2.4 (0.09) 3.9 (0.15) 5.4 (0.21) 2 (0.08) 0 (0) 2 (0.08) 0 6 (0.10) 0 10 (0.17) 0 14 (0.23)

Total toe-in

Brake
Brake model Front brake Cylinder bore diameter Pad Length width thickness Rotor outer diameter thickness Brake model Rear brake Cylinder bore diameter Pad Length width thickness Rotor outer diameter thickness Master cylinder Control valve Cylinder bore diameter Screw in type Booster model Brake booster Diaphragm diameter Primary Secondary CLZ25VD disc brake 57.2 (2.25) 125.6 46 11 (4.94 1.81 0.43) 296 24 (11.7 0.94) AD9V disc brake 34.9 (1.3740)

ELS0012V

Unit: mm (in)

89.1 39.5 10 (3.508 1.555 0.31) 292 9 (11.5 0.35) 23.81 (15/16) 30 0.4 (1.18 0.02) M215T 230 (9.06) 205 (8.07) Genuine NISSAN Super Heavy Duty Brake Fluid or equivalent DOT 3 (US FMVSS No. 16)

Recommended brake fluid

QUICK REFERENCE CHART: ALTIMA (EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L, QR ENGINE)


2005
Disc Brake - Repair Limits
Unit: mm (in) Brake model Pad wear limit Minimum thickness Maximum runout Rotor repair limit Minimum thickness Maximum thickness variation (at least 8 positions) CLZ25VD (Front) 2.0 (0.079) 0.07 (0.0028) 22.0 (0.866) 0.015 (0.0006) AD9V (Rear) 1.5 (0.059) 0.07 (0.0028) 8.0 (0.31)

Brake Pedal
Unit: mm (in)

WFIA0022E

Free height H*

M/T A/T

164.1 - 174.1 (6.46 - 6.85) 173.1 - 183.1 (6.81 - 7.21) 0.74 - 1.96 (0.0291 - 0.0772)

Clearance C1 or C2 between pedal stopper and threaded end of stop lamp switch or ASCD switch *: Measured from surface of dash reinforcement panel to surface of pedal pad

Refill Capacities
Description Fuel Engine oil Drain and refill Dry engine (engine overhaul) Cooling system Manual transaxle fluid (MTF) Automatic transaxle (4A/T) fluid (ATF) Power steering fluid (PSF) Air conditioning system refrigerant Air conditioning system lubricant With reservoir With oil filter change Without oil filter change Capacity (Approximate) Liter 75.6 4.2 4.0 4.6 7.6 2.2 9.2 1.0 0.50 0.025 kg 150 m US measure 20 gal 4 1/2 qt 4 1/4 qt 4 7/8 qt 2 gal 2 3/8 qt 9 3/4 qt 2 1/8 pt 1.10 0.055 lb 5.03 fl oz

ELS0012W

Imp measure 16 5/8 gal 3 3/4 qt 3 1/2 qt 4 qt 1 5/8 gal 2 qt 8 1/8 qt 1 3/4 pt 1.10 0.055 lb 5.01 fl oz

QUICK REFERENCE CHART: ALTIMA (EQUIPPED WITH 3.5L, VQ ENGINE)

2005
PFP:00000

QUICK REFERENCE CHART: ALTIMA (EQUIPPED WITH 3.5L, VQ ENGINE) Engine Tune-Up Data
Cylinder arrangement Displacement Bore and stroke cm
3
ELS0012X

V-6
3

(in )

3,498 (213.45) 95.5 x 81.4 (3.76 x 3.205) DOHC 1-2-3-4-5-6 Compression Oil 2 1 4 10.0:1 Standard 1,275 (13.0, 185) 981 (10.0, 142) 98 (1.0, 14) 675 50 625 50 15 5 Standard Limit 78 - 98 (0.8 - 1.0, 11 - 14) 59 (0.6, 9) 157 (1.6, 23)

mm (in)

Valve arrangement Firing order Number of piston rings Number of main bearings Compression ratio Compression pressure kPa (kg/cm2 , psi) / 250 rpm Idle speed rpm No-load*1, A/T (in P or N position), M/T (in neutral position) Ignition timing (BTDC at idle speed) Radiator cap relief pressure kPa (kg/cm2 , psi) Cooling system leakage testing pressure kPa (kg/cm2 , psi) *1: Under the following conditions:
q q q

Minimum Differential limit between cylinders A/T M/T

Air conditioner switch: OFF Electric load: OFF (lights, heater fan and rear window defogger) Steering wheel: kept in straight-ahead position

QUICK REFERENCE CHART: ALTIMA (EQUIPPED WITH 3.5L, VQ ENGINE)


2005
Drive Belt Deflection and Tension

LBIA0076E

Deflection adjustment Used belt Limit Alternator and air conditioning compressor After adjustment 4.2 - 4.6 (0.17 - 0.18)

Unit: mm (in) New belt

Tension adjustment* Used belt Limit After adjustment 730 - 818 (74.5 - 83.5, 164 - 184) 495 - 583 (50.5 - 59.5, 111 - 131)

Unit: N (kg, lb) New belt 838 - 926 (85.5 - 94.5, 188 - 208) 603 - 691 (61.5 - 70.5, 135.6 - 155.4)

7 (0.28)

3.7 - 4.1 (0.15 - 0.16)

294 (30, 66)

Power steering pump Applied pushing force

11 (0.43)

7.3 - 8 (0.29 - 0.30) 98 N (10 kg, 22 lb)

6.5 - 7.2 (0.26 - 0.28)

196 (20, 44)

*: If belt tension gauge cannot be installed at check points shown, check drive belt tension at different location on the belt.

Spark Plugs (Double Platinum Tipped)


Make Standard Type Hot Cold Gap (nominal) NGK PLFR5A-11 PLFR4A-11 PLFR6A-11 1.1 mm (0.043 in)

QUICK REFERENCE CHART: ALTIMA (EQUIPPED WITH 3.5L, VQ ENGINE)


2005

Front Wheel Alignment (Unladen*1)

ELS001FG

SFA234AC

Tire size Model Camber Degree minute (Decimal degree) Minimum Nominal Maximum Left and right difference Caster Degree minute (Decimal degree) Minimum Nominal Maximum Left and right difference Kingpin inclination Degree minute (Decimal degree) Minimum Nominal Maximum Total toe-in Distance (A B) mm (in) Minimum Nominal Maximum Angle (left, right) Degree minute (Decimal degree) Wheel turning angle Full turn*2 Inside Degree minute (Decimal degree) Outside Degree minute (Decimal degree) Minimum Nominal Maximum Minimum Nominal Maximum Nominal

215/60R16 SL

215/55R17 SE 100 (1.00) 015 (0.25) 030 (0.50) 0 45 (0.75) or less 205 (2.08) 250 (2.83) 335 (3.58) 0 45 (0.75) or less 1350 (13.83) 1435 (14.58) 1520 (15.33) 0.5 (0.02) 0.5 (0.02) 1.5 (0.06) 0 4 (0.07) 0 2 (0.03) 0 8 (0.13)

225/45R18 SE-R

3430 (34.5) 3800 (38.0) 3900 (39.0) 3030 (30.5)

3200 (32.0) 3530 (35.5) 3630 (36.5) 2900 (29.0)

3200 (32.0) 3530 (35.5) 3630 (36.5) 2900 (29.0)

*1: Fuel, engine coolant and engine oil full. Spare tire, jack, hand tools and mats in designated positions. *2: On power steering models, wheel turning force (at circumference of steering wheel) of 98 to 147 N (10 to 15 kg, 22 to 33 lb) with engine idle.

QUICK REFERENCE CHART: ALTIMA (EQUIPPED WITH 3.5L, VQ ENGINE)


2005

Rear Wheel Alignment (Unladen*)

ELS001FH

SFA234AC

Tire size Model Minimum Camber Degree minute (Decimal degree) Nominal Maximum Minimum Distance (A B) mm (in) Nominal Maximum Distance difference between RH and LH side mm (in) Minimum Nominal Maximum Minimum Angle (left plus right) Degree minute (Decimal degree) Nominal Maximum

215/60R16 (SL) 215/55R17 (SE) SL / SE 0 2 (0.03) 0 32 (0.53) 1 2 (1.03) 2.4 (0.09) 3.9 (0.15) 5.4 (0.21) 2 (0.08) 0 (0) 2 (0.08) 0 6 (0.10)

225/45R18 SE-R 0 13 (0.22) 0 43 (0.72) 1 13 (1.22) 2.3 (0.09) 3.8 (0.15) 5.3 (0.21)

Total toe-in

0 10 (0.17) 0 14 (0.23)

*: Fuel, engine coolant and engine oil full. Spare tire, jack, hand tools and mats in designated positions.

Brake
Brake model Cylinder bore diameter Front brake Pad Length width thickness Rotor outer diameter thickness Brake model Cylinder bore diameter Rear brake Pad Length width thickness Rotor outer diameter thickness Master cylinder Control valve Cylinder bore diameter Screw in type Booster model Brake booster Diaphragm diameter Primary Secondary CLZ25VD disc brake 57.2 (2.25) 125.6 46 11 (4.94 1.81 0.43) 296 24 (11.7 0.94) CLZ25VE disc brake

ELS001FI

Unit: mm (in)

111.0 62.5 9.5 (4.37 2.46 0.37) 320 28 (12.6 1.10)

AD9V disc brake 34.9 (1.3740) 89.1 39.5 10 (3.508 1.555 0.31) 292 9 (11.5 0.35) 23.81 (15/16) 30 0.4 (1.18 0.02) M215T 230 (9.06) 205 (8.07) Genuine NISSAN Super Heavy Duty Brake Fluid or equivalent DOT 3 (US FMVSS No. 116)

Recommended brake fluid

QUICK REFERENCE CHART: ALTIMA (EQUIPPED WITH 3.5L, VQ ENGINE)


2005
Disc Brake - Repair Limits
Unit: mm (in) Brake model Pad wear limit Minimum thickness Maximum runout Rotor repair limit Minimum thickness Maximum thickness variation (at least 8 positions) CLZ25VD 2.0 (0.079) 0.07 (0.0028) 22.0 (0.866) CLZ25VE 2.0 (0.079) 0.07 (0.0028) 26.0 (1.02) 0.015 (0.0006) AD9V 1.5 (0.059) 0.07 (0.0028) 8.0 (0.31)

Brake Pedal
Unit: mm (in)

WFIA0022E

Free height H*

M/T A/T

164.1 - 174.1 (6.46 - 6.85) 173.1 - 183.1 (6.81 - 7.21) 0.74 - 1.96 (0.0291 - 0.0772)

Clearance C1 or C2 between pedal stopper and threaded end of stop lamp switch or ASCD switch *: Measured from surface of dash reinforcement panel to surface of pedal pad.

Refill Capacities
Description Fuel Engine oil Drain and refill Dry engine (engine overhaul) Cooling system Manual transaxle fluid (MTF) Automatic transaxle (5A/T) fluid (ATF) Power steering fluid (PSF) Air conditioning system refrigerant Air conditioning system lubricant With reservoir With oil filter change Without oil filter change Capacity (Approximate) Liter 75.6 4.2 4.0 4.6 8.2 2.2 7.3 1.0 0.50 0.025 kg 150 m US measure 20 gal 4 1/2 qt 4 1/4 qt 4 7/8 qt 2 1/8 gal 2 3/8 qt 7 3/4 qt 2 1/8 pt 1.10 0.055 lb 5.03 fl oz

ELS00131

Imp measure 16 5/8 gal 3 3/4 qt 3 1/2 qt 4 qt 1 3/4 gal 2 qt 6 3/8 qt 1 3/4 pt 1.10 0.055 lb 5.01 fl oz