Your Vehicle: 2009 Nissan-Datsun Altima V6-3.5L (VQ35DE)
 
Vehicle » Body and Frame » Diagrams  
 
 
  Diagrams  
 

BODY REPAIR FUNDAMENTALS

BODY ALIGNMENT

The Body Repair Manual published for each model includes body alignment drawings, body center marks and panel matching marks. These are used to measure the extent of damage done (deformation extent) and to make sure that the dimensions of the body are correct after making the repair.

1. ENGINE COMPARTMENT

  
These dimensions are measured by the Tram tracking gauge or steel tape.

2. UNDERBODY

  

  • Deformations of underbody due to impact are investigated with Tram tracking gauge or centering gauge.

  

  • The coordinates of the measurement points are the distances measured from the standard line of "X" "Y" and "Z" as shown. If you use the centering gauge for investigating the deformations, you will be able to use the dimensions of the measurement points "Z".
  • The distance between the two points is indicated by a straight line measurement. They are obtained by each x, y, and z coordinate as shown.

  

3. PASSENGER COMPARTMENT AND REAR BODY

  
These dimensions are measured by the Tram tracking gauge or steel tape.

  

4. BODY CENTER MARKS

A mark has been placed on each part of the body to indicate the vehicle center. When repairing parts damaged by an accident which might affect the vehicle frame (members, pillars, etc.) more accurate, effective repair will be possible by using these marks together with body alignment data.

  

5. PANEL PARTS MATCHING MARKS

A mark has been placed on each part of the body to indicate the panel parts matching positions. When repairing parts damaged by an accident which might affect the vehicle frame (members, pillars, etc.) more accurate, effective repair will be possible by using these marks together with body alignment data.

  

6. MEASUREMENT MARK TYPES

These measurement marks are indicated as shown: