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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Nissan Altima AUTOMOBILES

Air Bag System Precautions -> Nissan -> Arming
Vehicle: 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 V6 GAS

  • Ensure no one is inside vehicle.
  • Connect air bag module electrical connector.
  • Connect battery positive cable, then the ground cable.
  • From a safe location at the sides of or below the air bag modules, turn ignition On and observe SRS ...

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Nissan Altima AUTOMOBILES

Nissan -> Disc Brakes -> Brake Pad Service -> Front -> Rear
Vehicle: 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 L4 GAS

Front

  • Raise and support front of vehicle and remove wheels.
  • Remove brake hose lock spring and lower pin bolt Figs. through , then pivot caliper body upwards.
  • Remove pad retainers, inner and outer shims and pads.
  • Install new inner pad and pivot caliper downward.
  • Compress piston(s) by inserting bar through caliper opening and prying against torque member.
  • Pivot caliper upw...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Nissan Altima AUTOMOBILES

Nissan/Datsun -> Component Locations -> 2003-06 Murano & 350Z, 2002-06 Altima, 2000-06 Maxima & Sentra
Vehicle: 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 L4 GAS

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Nissan Altima AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace -> Front
Vehicle: 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 V6 GAS

Front

Before removing front axle assembly, remove wheel sensor from assembly. Move it away from front axle assembly area. Failure to follow these instructions may result in damage to sensor wires and wheel sensor becoming inoperative.

  • Raise and support vehicle and support it with safety stands in proper locations.
  • Remove wheel nuts and front wheels.
  • On models equipped with ABS, remove ABS wheel sensor. Note before removing front axle assembly, remove ABS wheel sensor from assembly, then position it aside. Failure to follow this instruction may result in damage to sensor or s...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Nissan Altima AUTOMOBILES

Starter, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 V6 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Remove air cleaner cover and collector duct to intake manifold.
  • Disconnect starter wiring from starter.
  • Remove starter retaining bolts and starter.
  • Reverse procedure to install, noting the following:
    • On models equipped with manual transaxle, torque star...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Nissan Altima AUTOMOBILES

Cabin Air Filter Service -> Nissan -> 2002-04 Altima
Vehicle: 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 L4 GAS

Under normal operating conditions the cabin air filter should be replaced every 12 months or 15,000 miles. In dusty areas change the cabin air filter more often.

  • Open the glove compartment.
  • Remove the two glove compartment striker retaining screws, Fig. .
  • Remove the two glove compartment retaining screws, then disengage the retaining clips.
  • Lift the glove compartment from the instrument panel, then disconnect the glove compartment lamp.
  • Remove the four glove compartment housing retaining sc...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Nissan Altima AUTOMOBILES

Nissan -> Anti-Lock Warning Lamp -> 1993-2006 Altima
Vehicle: 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 L4 GAS

This lamp will be illuminated when the ignition switch is placed in the on position as a bulb check. If the lamp remains lit or lights during vehicle operation, a problem in the anti-lock brake/traction control system is indicated. When the lamp is lit, place the ignition switch in the off position, then restart the engine. If the lamp remains lit, the system must be serviced. The basic brake system will remain functional. After servicing the system, proceed as follows:

  • On 1993-99 models, locate the DLC located behind instrument panel fuse panel cover.
  • On 2000-06 models, locate t...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Nissan Altima AUTOMOBILES

Coolant Hose, Replace -> Lower -> Upper
Vehicle: 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 L4 GAS

Lower

  • Disconnect battery ground cable.
  • Drain cooling system into a suitable container by loosening drain plug of radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp at radiator outlet.
  • Remove hose from radiator.
  • Reposition hose clamp at water inlet.
  • Remove hose from water inlet.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure t...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 2003 Nissan Altima AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 L4 GAS

  • Rotate or lift the belt tensioner arm, using a suitable tool to relieve tension from dr...

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 2003 Nissan Altima AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 2003 Nissan Altima cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Engine Compartment Components and Harness Connector Location Diagram for 2003 Nissan Altima  2.5 L4 GASEngine Compartment Components and Harness Connector Location Diagram for 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • A/C Relay
  • A/C Compressor
  • Ambient Sensor
  • Radiator
  • Refrigerant Pressure Sensor
  • HVAC Components Diagram for 2003 Nissan Altima  3.5 V6 GASHVAC Components Diagram for 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 V6 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Mode Door Motor
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 2003 Nissan Altima AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 2003 Nissan Altima cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    2003 Nissan Altima  3.5 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Ignition Switch ACC or ON
  • Audio Unit
  • 2003 Nissan Altima  3.5 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 V6 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Stop Lamp Switch
  • Rear Combination Lamp RH
  • Rear Combination Lamp LH
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 2003 Nissan Altima AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 2003 Nissan Altima cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: A/C SYSTEM O-RING SEAL LEAKS
    Vehicle: 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Heating, A/C, Ventilation, Defogger
  • Document: WINDSHIELD CRACKING
    Vehicle: 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Glass, Doors, Hood, Decklid, Tailgate, Liftgate, Locks
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 2003 Nissan Altima AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 2003 Nissan Altima cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 2003 Nissan Altima cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 2003 Nissan Altima cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 2003 Nissan Altima cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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