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Cylinder head removal on 1998 nissan altima 2.4 engine

Would like to know the removal and instillation order of cylinder head bolts

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SOURCE: replacement of a head gasket on 2.5 liter nissan altima 2002

frajogag: First off, be aware that these bolts are "torque to yield" bolts (streach bolts). What this means is that instead of torqueing the head bolts to a specific torque specification, they are torqued down to a set spec and then tightened by rotating the bolts a certain angle, like 90 degrees. and all of them are turned the same amount.
This means that the shanks of the bolts must be checked to make sure they are not too thin (or the bolt has already stretched beyond limits and is prone to snap if used)
Here is how you check the bolts. Measure the bolt using a micrometer, at the base, or within the first 13mm from the end where it threads in. Then go to about 10mm before the threads end heading toward the top of the bolt. There should not be more than a 0.23mm (.0091 inch) or less difference or the bolt should be discarded.
Torque the bolts down to 98.1Nm ( 72.ft lb)
Looking at the head from the side, so you are looking at the full length from side to side, I will number the head bolts in this fashion.
#1 & 2 are directly in front of you and in the center of the cylinder head crossing it width wise.
#3&4 are to the left of #1&2, / #5&6 are to the right of #1&2
#7&8 are to the left of #3&4 / #9$10 are to the right of #5&6
Now, you have the sequence.
After the initial pull, back off all the bolts in the same sequence and then retorque them to 36 Nm ( 28 ft lb)
Using a torque angle wrench or having the ability to accurately judge turning angles. Rotate (clockwise) to a 75 degree angle. do this to all the bolts using the sequence I had provided.
Rotate the bolts (clockwise) 75 degrees again on all bolts in the same sequence. The proceedure is complete!

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: cylinder head removal on 2005 nissan altima 2.5

CYLINDER HEAD REMOVAL

2.5L Engines

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2. Drain cooling system and engine oil.
  3. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Upper radiator hose and heater hose
    • Right side fuse/relay box and move aside
    • Engine undercover
    • Resonator and air cleaner case
    • Engine top cover
    • All electrical and vacuum lines at the head
    • Fuse hose quick connector at fuel tube side
    • Engine harness and power steering hose bracket
    • Timing chain
    • Drive belt tensioner
    • Camshafts
    • Spark plugs
    • Exhaust manifold
  5. Support the engine from above and below with a suitable jack and hoist.
  6. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Power steering pump and reservoir and wire aside
    • Auxiliary drive belts
    • A/C compressor and wire aside
    • Upper sway bar links
    • Front and rear engine mount through bolts
    • Lower ball joints
    • 2 steering gear housing mounting bolts
    • Front suspension member bolts and front suspension member
  7. Loosen the cylinder head bolts in the sequence shown and remove the cylinder head.
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Removing the front suspension member—Altima

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Cylinder head bolt removal sequence—2.5L engine–Altima and Sentra

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Cylinder head bolt tightening sequence—2.5L engine–Altima and Sentra

To install:
  1. Clean the gasket surfaces.
  2. Using new head gaskets, install the cylinder heads.
    NOTE If possible, replacement of the head bolts is suggested.

  3. If replacement of the head bolts is not possible, perform the following bolt measurement:
    • Measure the diameter of the head bolt 0.43 in. (11mm) from the bottom of the bolt.
    • Measure the diameter of the head bolt 2.17 in. (55mm) from the bottom of the bolt.
    • Whenever the size difference between the 2 measurements exceeds 0.0091 in. (0.23mm) the head bolts must be replaced.
  4. Apply clean engine oil to the bolt threads and seating surfaces and tighten the cylinder head bolts in sequence as follows:
    • Step 1: 72 ft. lbs. (98 Nm).
    • Step 2: Loosen all the bolts completely.
    • Step 2: 29 ft. lbs. (33 Nm).
    • Step 4: Plus 75–80 degrees clockwise.
    • Step 5: Plus 75–80 degrees clockwise.
  5. Install the front suspension member and tighten the bolts to the specifications shown in the illustration.
  6. Install or connect the following:
    • 2 steering gear housing mounting bolts
    • Lower ball joints
    • Front and rear engine mount through bolts
    • Upper sway bar links
    • A/C compressor
    • Auxiliary drive belts
    • Power steering pump and reservoir
    • Exhaust manifold
    • Spark plugs
    • Camshafts
    • Drive belt tensioner
    • Timing chain
    • Engine harness and power steering hose bracket
    • Fuse hose quick connector at fuel tube side
    • All electrical and vacuum lines at the head
    • Engine top cover
    • Resonator and air cleaner case
    • Engine undercover
    • Right side fuse/relay box and move aside
    • Upper radiator hose and heater hose
    • Negative battery cable
  7. Fill the cooling system and engine oil
  8. Start the vehicle, check for leaks and repair if necessary.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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I. Need. Help. With. Cam bolts. And head bolts


Part 1 of 3: Getting to the head bolts

Materials Needed
  • Eye protection
  • Gloves
  • Oil and coolant drain
  • Parts cleaner or brake cleaner
  • Shop rags
  • Socket set and ratchet1: Drain the oil and coolant. Put on your eye protection and gloves and drain the oilfrom the vehicle.
    Make sure the vehicle can not be started by removing the negative cable from the battery. Next the coolant will need to be drained so it does not leak when the head bolts are loosened.
    Step 2: Clean valve cover. Use some of the parts cleaner or brake cleaner to clean up the valve cover and as much of the cylinder head as is reasonable.Remove valve cover. If necessary, remove other components to make the valve covers accessible, and start removing the bolts from the valve cover.
    Once all bolts are removed carefully removed the valve cover from the cylinder head. If any valve cover gasket material remains, remove it at this time and clean any excess oil from the edges. Set the valve cover aside carefully as it will be reused with a new gasket once repairs are completed.

    Part 2 of 3: Pushrod engine head bolt removal

    Materials Needed
    • Head bolt socket (if needed)
    • Numbered cardboard
    • Rubber hammer
    • Socket set and ratchetStep 1: Rocker arm and rocker removal. A pushrod engine has long pushrods that protrude through the cylinder head and attach to the rocker rail.
      The rocket arm will need to be loosened first. Many manufactures have a specific sequence for removal of the rocker arm bolts. After the rocker arm is removed, the rockers will be unbolted.
      Set all rocker arms aside in the order they were removed as they should go back to the cylinder they were removed from.Step 2: Remove the pushrods. Remove the pushrods one at a time from the cylinder head.
      Put them into a numbered piece of cardboard as the pushrods will go back into the same slot they came from.Step 3: Loosen head bolts. Use the ratchet begin to break the cylinder head bolts loose.
      Each bolt will be loosened but not removed. Loosen all of the bolts before removing any of the the bolts all the way.
      Step 4: Remove the bolts. Place each bolt through a numbered hole in the cardboard in case the head bolts are different lengths so they can be installed back into the proper hole.
      The bolts may require a special socket depending on the manufacture.
      Step 5: Lift off the cylinder head. Once all bolts are removed, lift up on the cylinder headgently; the head should come free easilyIf the cylinder head sticks, lightly use a dead blow or rubber mallet to tap the cylinder head to be able to remove it. Set to the side in a safe area.
      • Warning: Cylinder head bolts have a specific sequence that is used when removing them. Consult the manufacturer's specifications for the proper removal sequence for the engine being worked on.

      Part 3 of 3: Overhead cam head bolt removal

      Material Needed
      • Socket set and ratchetStep 1: Remove the timing cover. The timing cover will need to be removed to gain access to the timing belt or chain.
        This is necessary because the cam shaft sits in the cylinder head and is attached to the crankshaft with either a timing belt or timing chain.
        Step 2: Time the engine to remove the belt. The engine will need to be timed to avoid damage when the timing belt is removed.
        Each engine is different and will have its own procedures to time. There should be marks on the camshaft and crankshaft that will be aligned to set the timing at top dead center (TDC)Step 3: Remove the timing belt. The timing belt tensioner will be removed or released to take the tension off the belt.
        Once the belt is loosened, it should be able to be slipped of the camshaft in the cylinder head.Step 4: Remove the head bolts. Every engine will have its own procedures for the order that the head bolts are removed or tightened.
        Loosen head bolts ΒΌ turn each in the order specified, which may require a special socket. Once all the bolts have been loosened they may be removed one at a time. The bolts must be organized or marked in case they are different lengths.
        Step 5: Remove the cylinder head. Once all the bolts are removed, the cylinder head may be removed from the engine. If it is stuck, tap lightly on the side of the head with a rubber hammer to loosen the cylinder head.
        • Warning: Most head bolts are torque-to-yield. These head bolts are single use only and once removed must be replaced. Torque-to-yield head bolts stretch when they are torqued to allow them to tighten properly and repeated application can cause the head bolt to break.
        Removing the head bolts can seem like a daunting process

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Cylinder head torque settings


Thread Head bolt torque and sequence
Read the threads, but it states:
According to my manual the removal and the replacement sequence are different. Removal (looking from the cam sprockets )
headbolt 1-3-9-5-7 are on the left and 2-4-10-9-8 are on the right. Remove in that progression.
Instillation 9-5-1-3-7 are on the left and 10-6-2-4-8 are on the right tighten in that order.
Tighten to 25Nm or 18 ft/lb. and retighten the cyl hd blt 70 deg plus 70 deg plus 50 deg using the angular torque guage KM-470-B.
Hope this helps. Might help to make a sketch and label the 5 headbolts on each side.

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2002nissan3.5cylinderheadtorque



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Fig. Cylinder head bolt loosening sequence - Altima & Maxima 3.5L engine

Install the cylinder head bolts and torque in sequence as follows:

  1. Step 1: 72 ft. lbs. (98 Nm).
  2. Step 2: Completely loosen all bolts.
  3. Step 3: 26-32 ft. lbs. (34-44 Nm).
  4. Step 4: plus 90-95 degrees clockwise.
  5. Step 5: plus 90-95 degrees clockwise.

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Fig. Right cylinder head bolt torque sequence- Altima & Maxima 3.5L engine


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Fig. Left cylinder head bolt torque sequence- Altima & Maxima 3.5L engine

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2002 nissan maxima 3.5 cylinder head torque


Hi there:

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Fig. Cylinder head bolt loosening sequence - Altima & Maxima 3.5L engine

Install the cylinder head bolts and torque in sequence as follows:
  1. Step 1: 72 ft. lbs. (98 Nm).
  2. Step 2: Completely loosen all bolts.
  3. Step 3: 26-32 ft. lbs. (34-44 Nm).
  4. Step 4: plus 90-95 degrees clockwise.
  5. Step 5: plus 90-95 degrees clockwise.

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Fig. Right cylinder head bolt torque sequence- Altima & Maxima 3.5L engine


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Fig. Left cylinder head bolt torque sequence- Altima & Maxima 3.5L engine

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Torque setting head 2002 nissan maxima


Hi there:

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Fig. Cylinder head bolt loosening sequence - Altima & Maxima 3.5L engine

Install the cylinder head bolts and torque in sequence as follows:
  1. Step 1: 72 ft. lbs. (98 Nm).
  2. Step 2: Completely loosen all bolts.
  3. Step 3: 26-32 ft. lbs. (34-44 Nm).
  4. Step 4: plus 90-95 degrees clockwise.
  5. Step 5: plus 90-95 degrees clockwise.

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Fig. Right cylinder head bolt torque sequence- Altima & Maxima 3.5L engine


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Fig. Left cylinder head bolt torque sequence- Altima & Maxima 3.5L engine

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Hi i'm eduardo and i have a '94 nissan pathfinder 4wd...engine 3.0.... i want to know the head torque specifications .


Hi Eduardo:
Check this information (click over pics for zoom)...

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Fig. 20: Exploded view of the cylinder head assembly-VG30E engine


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Fig. 15: Cylinder head loosening sequence-VG30i and VG30E engines


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Fig. 17: Cylinder head torque sequence-VG30i and VG30E engines


Install the cylinder head with a new gasket. Apply clean engine oil to the bolt threads and seats, then install the bolts with washers (beveled edges up) in the correct position. Note that bolts 4, 5, 12 and 13 measure 5.00 in. (127mm), and are longer than the others. The other bolts are 4.17 in. (106mm) long.

Tighten the bolts in the proper sequence, in the following stages:
Tighten all bolts, in order, to 22 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
Tighten all bolts, in order, to 43 ft. lbs. (59 Nm).
Loosen all bolts completely.
Tighten all bolts, in order, to 22 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
Tighten all bolts, in order, to 40-47 ft. lbs. (54-64 Nm). Or, if you have an angle torque wrench available, tighten them an additional 60-65 degrees.


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Head bolt torque nissan altima 1995 2.4l


  1. Tighten head bolts using the following procedure:
  2. Tighten all bolts to 22 ftlbs.
  3. Tighten all bolts 59 ftlbs .
  4. Loosen all the bolts completely.
  5. Tighten all bolts 18 to 25 ftlbs .
  6. Turn all bolts 86 to 91 degrees.If an angle wrench is not available, mark all cylinder head bolts on the side facing the engine front. Then, turn each cylinder head bolt 86 to 91 degrees.
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Need to know lbs of torque and sequence for the heads on a 1995 jeep wrangler with a 2.5


From autozone.com:
To install:

  1. Thoroughly clean the gasket mating surfaces. Remove all traces of old gasket material. Remove all carbon deposits from the combustion chambers. Lay a straightedge across the head and check for flatness. Total deviation should not exceed 0.001 in. (0.025mm).

The cylinder head gasket used on the 2.5L engine is a composition gasket. The gasket is to be installed dry. Do not use gasket sealing compound on the gasket.
  1. Fabricate 2 cylinder head alignment dowels from 2 used cylinder head bolts. Cut the head of the longest bolt off below the hex head. Then cut a slot in the top of the dowel to allow easier removal with a screwdriver.
  2. Install one dowel in bolt hole No. 10 and the other dowel in bolt hole No. 8.
  3. Place the cylinder head gasket over the dowels with the numbers facing up.
  4. Place the cylinder head over the dowels.
  5. Coat the threads of bolt No. 7 only, with Loctite PST sealant or equivalent.
  6. Install all head bolts except Nos. 8 and 10.
  7. Tighten the bolts in the sequence shown in the illustration to the following:
    1. Tighten bolts 1 through 10 in sequence to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
    2. Tighten bolts 1 through 10 in sequence to 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
    3. Recheck bolts 1 through 10 in sequence to verify that they are 45 ft. lbs. (61 Nm).
    4. Tighten bolts 1 through 6 in sequence to 110 ft. lbs. (149 Nm).
    5. Tighten bolt 7 to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
    6. Tighten bolts 8 through 10 to 110 ft. lbs. (149 Nm).


During the final tightening sequence, bolt No. 7 will be tightened to a lower torque than the rest of the bolts. Do not overtighten bolt No. 7.
  1. Connect the temperature sending unit wire.
  2. Install the spark plugs.
  3. Install the compressor.
  4. Install the compressor/alternator bracket mounting bolt.
  5. Adjust the alternator drive belt.
  6. Install the air conditioning compressor drive belt.
  7. Install the intake and exhaust manifolds.
  8. Install the power steering pump bracket.
  9. Install the pushrods. Keep them in order!
  10. Install the rocker arms. Keep them in order!
  11. Thoroughly clean the mating surfaces of the head and rocker cover and install as outlined earlier in this section.
  12. Install the air cleaner.
  13. Connect the hoses at the thermostat housing.
  14. Connect the battery ground.
  15. Fill the cooling system.
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