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Replacing a head gasket on a 2005 nissan altima

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HEY WHATS UP BRO this is what you have to do i just got brand new headlight replacements for my 05 nissan altima and it looks great by the way if you replace one you should just do both becasue it will look weird. anyways i have an hid kit as well but so. what you have to do is remove the bumper take all the plastic screw things off the top and on the botton underneith the bumber then you remove 2 screws on each side of the bumper they are located kinda in the dender well then you unscrew those then you can pretty much pull the bumper off there are 4 screws holding on each headlight 2 on top one on the side and one on the bottom front in order to remove the headlight you have to take off the bumper. hope this helps oh ya and buy buy the way you should get an hid kit the bulbe size for the altima is an h1 bulb and you need to get the single beam buld. get it at xenoneyes.com and the the 6000k. The 6000k look the best and is the brightest trust me you wont be let down they are brighter and last longer than the standard halogen bulb um also and like 5 times brighter. they are 129$ at xenoneyes.com thats the cheapest price that i have seen and they are a great value and good quality just dont touch the bulb. oh ya if you replace one headlight do both it looks much better. maybe try this web site to show you a little bit of how to do it
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hope this helps my email is matthewsg2007@yahoo.com let me know how it comes out

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Location of oil filter on Nissan Altima 2005

The oil filter is located behind the right (passenger) inner fender cover. It is right next to the crankshaft pulley at the bottom of the front of the engine facing toward the right front wheel. I do not have a picture at this time.

Hope this is helpful!


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Posted on Nov 04, 2008

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SOURCE: head light 2005 altima

you have to remove the bulbs from inside of the hood in the engine compartment. in some cars you have to remove some "pins' and remove the entire headlight assembly.. You then remove the holder where the lightbulb is located and replace the bulb.

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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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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