Replacing the Fuel Injector on Nissan in 8 Easy Steps

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Nissan Fuel Injectors reflect the company's unprecedented success right from 1934, when the company was officially founded. These highly precise fuel injectors, have literally eliminated the use of carburetors that were finding trouble to feed the engine with fuel in required quantity, especially when the engine wanted to deliver high-performance. Nissan Fuel Injectors, differ marginally from the fuel injectors that power other car engines. Since 2010, Nissan has introduced the dual injector technology, which reduces the fuel droplets diameter to 60% compared to ordinary injections. With a smaller nozzle and a wide cone angle of spray, a homogenous mixture of air and fuel results, which is always a good sign of complete combustion. In place of a single injector per cylinder, Nissan cars are now equipped with dual injectors for one cylinder, assuring that every drop of fuel that enters inside the engine gets consumed. However, these effective fuel injectors are of no use when they get clogged by dirt particles, leaving behind a massive damage to the engine. The fuel, as usual, would find trouble to enter the chamber, causing poor combustion. If you are one of those complaining Nissan customers for a rough engine idle and a poor gas mileage; better check out the injectors. When you get to know that the injectors are struggling to keep the fuel flow optimum, it's time for a replacement. And for those DIY end users, who love to fix this replacement themselves, here's a list of few handy steps to make your Nissan Fuel Injector replacement easier.
 
Nissan Fuel Injector Replacement Tips
 
1. First of all, get yourself a new fuel injector replacement kit, which includes the nozzle, valve and O-rings. However, when you are spending the money on this kit, make sure it fits your make and model. Depending on the engine configuration, the fuel injector also differs. E.g. for Nissan Altima there are three variants ranging from 2.4L, 2.5L and 3.5L. So choose the one that exactly fits your car's engine.
 
2. Secondly, before replacing the fuel injector, it is highly important to relieve the fuel pressure from the system. You can do this by removing the fuel pump fuse or relay after starting the engine. The engine will consume all the fuel pressure and turn off immediately.
 
3. Now, remove the battery's negative cable and disconnect the vacuum hose and manifold collector from the fuel pressure regulator.
 
4. Remove the fuel lines first from the fuel rail and also unplug the electrical connector from the harness. Right after that, you can easily remove the fuel rail assembly by disconnecting the mounting bolts using a socket wrench.
 
5. With the fuel rail removed from the injectors, remove the one that needs replacement by slightly pushing the injector tail. 
 
6. While fitting a new injector, make sure you lubricate the new O-rings using a small portion of motor oil and then fix the injector in its place with specified torque as per your Nissan car model's user manual.
 
7. Finally, connect the fuel rail assembly and fix the fuel lines. Also, connect the electrical wiring with the connector and fix the manifold collector and vacuum hose pipe to the fuel pressure regulator.
 
8. Pressurize the system again by connecting the battery cable to the negative terminal and fixing the fuse or relay again.
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This article was published on 2011/12/26