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01 Altima - Help Changing the Fuel Filter 02 Sensor Thermostat Distributor

I have a 2001 Nissan Altima SE with a Auto Tranny. It has around 98K miles or so.

The only thing I have noticed wrong is that the RPM's tend to be higher than normal when idling and in drive. It tends to take several mintues when going down the ride before the RPM's go down to where it normally is when in Overdrive.

I never have so I am going to go ahead and change the Spark Plugs & Wires, and the Distributor cap, and possibly the Fuel Filter and maybe even the pump.

I was thinking of changing the O2 sensor and maybe even the thermostat.

What do ya'll think?


Also, where is the Fuel Filter located on my '01 Altima?


Anything I should know prior to changing the Distributor? I am going to replace the Distributor, Cap, and Rotor package.


Oh, and is there anything I should know when changing the 02 Sensor and Thermostat? Where exactly are those located?

If anyone can take a picture and then use MS Paint or something to circle or show an arrow pin-pointing the location, I would be greatly appreciative.
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Fuel filter located on firewall just above the throttle body...its a silver cylinder.

O2 sensor located right on the header, its the thing sticking out with wires from the header.

Would change the cap, rotor, spark plug wires and most importantly the spark plugs before replacing the distributor. Kinda excessive to replace the distributor if its not showing any signs of problems.

Thermostat again I would leave alone if the car heats up and stays in the correct temp range during normal use.


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Ok thanks.

I will probably just change the Spark Plugs and Wires along with the Fuel Filter and o2 Sensor.

I will hold off on the Fuel Pump and Thermostat.

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Yeah I would change the wires and plugs with NGK. Change the distributor cap and rotor, you should see if oil is also contaminating the distributor. If you do pull out the full distributor, change the o-ring to the engine. Try cleaning your MAF sensor, it is located on your intake pipe. Use Contact cleaner or carb cleaner or maf cleaner.. I wouldn't change the fuel pump unless you are going turbo or no2 or if it is going out. If it isn't, don't touch it. Thermostat, if your engine is cooling fine and isn't overheating then it should be ok. o2 sensor, you can check with a volt meter to make sure it is running correctly. Same thing with the MAF sensor. Fuel filter is located in the engine bay, firewall in front of the driver side.

Honestly, the best thing you can do right now is go invest about $20 for a Haynes manual book and they will show you setup by setup, location, and how to's on these sort of things.

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buy the cap, rotor, plugs, wires (both ngk!!!!) fuel filter....all of that shouldn't take more then an 30 minutes to change...but itll cost you about $150 -\+ oh and if you still need some pictures let me know and ill get some up for you later tonight

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I dunno about anybody else but my O2 sensor was a HUGE c.u.n.t. to get out when I tried using a crescent wrench. Go to your local parts store and you can buy an O2 sensor socket (Just a socket with a notch in it) and that will make your life infinitely easier.

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I am going to hold off on the Distributor, Cap, and Rotor. I will do the Fuel Filter, Spark Plugs, and the wires.

Also, I am going to go with a BOMZ intake.

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the cap and rotor ended up costing me like $20 at auto-zone...its worth it
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the cap and rotor ended up costing me like $20 at auto-zone...its worth it
So, go ahead and change those and use the same distributor?

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You should pull out your distributor too and change that o-ring that is connecting it to the engine block. But yeah I would change the cap and rotor on the same distributor.

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Ya. Changing the distributor at this point would be overkill.

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You should pull out your distributor too and change that o-ring that is connecting it to the engine block. But yeah I would change the cap and rotor on the same distributor.
From what I remember, 2nd gens don't have the problem with the leaky distributor o-ring....


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