We dismantle the subframe if you need to remove the gearbox or the entire power unit, as well as when replacing and repairing the subframe.

We install the car on a lift or a viewing ditch

We fasten the radiator of the engine cooling system to the front cross member of the engine compartment with belts or cords.

Remove the front wheels.

Removing the engine crankcase protection (article - Removing the protection of the Nissan Almera power unit)

Remove the lower and side mudguards of the front fenders.

Removing and installing Nissan Almera front suspension subframe

Remove the front bumper mudguard

We remove the oxygen sensor wiring harness from the retainer on the steering gear heat shield, unscrew the steering gear heat shield fastening bolts and remove the shield.

With a head of 18, we unscrew the bolts securing the steering gear to the subframe and attach the steering gear to the car body.

Removing and installing Nissan Almera front suspension subframe

We unscrew and remove the bolt 3, Figure 1, fastening the connecting bracket 4 to the lower jet thrust 2 (replaceable head 18, extension and collar).

Loosen the bolt 5 fastening the connecting bracket to the crankcase 6 of the gearbox and turn the bracket 4 away from the jet thrust 2 (replaceable head 18, extension and knob).

Removing and installing Nissan Almera front suspension subframe

Place the transmission rack under the subframe 5, Figure 3, of the front suspension, raise the rack stop until it touches the subframe and unscrew the bolts 1 - 4 of the subframe fastening (replaceable head 18, knob, transmission rack).

Removing and installing Nissan Almera front suspension subframe

Lower the transmission tower and remove the subframe from the body. Perform the operation with an assistant.

Remove from subframe if necessary:

- stabilizer bar;

- front suspension arms;

- jet thrust of the lower support of the power unit.

Installation

The front suspension subframe mounting bolts must not be reused. Bolts must be replaced.

Reuse of the ball joint nut to the steering knuckle is not allowed. The nut must be replaced.

If it was removed to install on a stretcher:

- front suspension arms;

- stabilizer bar;

- jet thrust of the lower support of the power unit.

Install the subframe on the vehicle and screw in the new mounting bolts without tightening.

The operation is performed by two performers (replaceable head 18, ratchet wrench, transmission rack).

Removing and installing Nissan Almera front suspension subframe

Finally tighten the subframe mounting bolts in the sequence shown in Figure 3. Bolt tightening torque 105 Nm (10.5 kgf.m).

Install the steering gear on the front suspension subframe and secure with bolts.

The torque of the bolts is 105 Nm (10.5 kgf.m).

Reinstall the heat shield of the steering gear and secure with bolts. Bolt tightening torque 21 Nm (2.1 kgf.m).

Attach the oxygen sensor harness to the holder on the steering gear heat shield.

Connect the transmission link bracket to the lower tie rod

fastening the power unit and tighten the bolts securing the bracket to the crankcase of the box and to the jet thrust. Bolt tightening torque 105 Nm (10.5 kgf.m) (replaceable head 18, extension and wrench).

Screw the low pressure pipe to the front suspension subframe. Bolt tightening torque 21 Nm (2.1 kgf.m).

Attention. Install the ball joint bolt of the lower front suspension arm to the steering knuckle with the head towards the front of the vehicle.

Install the ball joint pin of the front suspension arm into the steering knuckle, install the mounting bolt and tighten the new nut.

When assembling, the shoulder of the spacer must fit into the slot on the steering knuckle. Nut tightening torque 62 Nm (6.2 kgf.m).

Repeat the operation of attaching the lever to knuckle for the second side.

Install the mounting bolts in the upper holes of the connecting rods of the front suspension subframe and screw them into the corresponding holes in the side members of the engine compartment. Bolt tightening torque 21 Nm (2.1 kgf.m).

Install the lower and side mudguards of the front fenders.

Install the crankcase protection.

Install the front wheels.

Remove the technological fastening belts from the radiator of the engine cooling system.

Connect the ground wire terminal to the battery.

Check and, if necessary, adjust the alignment of the front wheels.