2002 - 2006 Altima (L31) with VQ35DE (V6) engine only
2007 - 2010 Altima Sedan (L32)
2008 - 2010 Altima Coupe (CL32)
2007 - 2010 Altima Hybrid (L32HV)
2004-2008 Maxima (A34)
2009 - 2010 Maxima (A35)
2004- 2009 Quest (V42)
IF YOU CONFIRM:
A noise is coming from the front exhaust tube heat shield(s) due to rattle.
Secure the heat shield(s) with new band clamps (see PARTS INFORMATION).
Refer to REPAIR PROCEDURE.
Do not replace the front exhaust tube for this incident, if it should occur.
The purpose of ACTION (above) is to give you a quick idea of the work you will be performing. You MUST closely follow the entire SERVICE PROCEDURE as it contains information that is essential to successfully completing this repair.
The exhaust system may be hot. Allow to cool down before inspection/repairs.
NOTE: Exhaust system parts do not need to be removed for this inspection/repair.
1. Raise the vehicle on a hoist.
2. Inspect the heat shields on the front exhaust tube for the following:
6. After securing the band clamp, cut off the clamp's excess at the end.
Wrap the end of the band clamp over the hex bolt, and then cut off the excess band clamp within 5 mm (0.2 inches) past the hex bolt (see Figure 2).
Be careful of sharp edges after cutting off the excess band clamp.
7. After band clamp(s) installation, road test the vehicle to verify the repair.