Maxima 2007

Engine

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Removal & Installation




NOTE
It is recommended the engine and transaxle be removed as a single unit. If need be, the units may be separated after removal.


NOTE
The engine and transaxle assembly must be removed from the underside of the vehicle.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Release the fuel system pressure.
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  5. Drain the cooling system.
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  7. Drain the engine oil.
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  9. Drain the automatic transaxle.
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  11. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Hood
     
    Engine under cover
     
    All vacuum hoses, fuel lines, wires and connectors; tag before disconnecting
     

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  13. If necessary, remove the wiper motor and linkage as follows:
    1. Operate wiper motor one full cycle, then turn off
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    3. Remove the wiper arm nut covers, then the nuts
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    5. Remove the wiper arms
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    7. Remove fender covers
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    9. Remove cowl top clips, then partially lift cowl top for access
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    11. Disconnect windshield washer tube
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    13. Remove cowl top seal and weatherstrip seal
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    15. Remove cowl top cover
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    17. Disconnect wiper motor connector
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    19. Remove bracket and wiper motor assembly

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      Fig. Removal of motor and bracket assembly-Maxima

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  15. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front exhaust pipe from the manifold
     
    Ball joints from the steering knuckle
     
    Halfshafts
     
    Radiator and fans
     
    Drive belts
     
    Alternator
     
    A/C compressor. Position it aside with the lines attached. Do NOT disconnect the refrigerant lines.
     
    Power steering pump and position it aside with the lines attached. Do NOT disconnect the fluid lines.
     
    Place a suitable jack under the transaxle. Install engine slingers and a suitable engine hoist. Raise the engine for access to the left side engine mount.

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    Fig. Installation of engine slingers to lift the engine

     
    Left side engine mount
     
    Control and support rods from the transaxle, manual transaxle only
     
    Control cable from the transaxle, automatic transaxle only
     
    Right side engine mount
     
    Center member, then carefully and slowly lower the transmission jack
     

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  17. Lower the engine/transaxle assembly onto an engine stand.
    NOTE
    When lowering the engine out, guide it carefully to avoid hitting any other components.

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, noting the following points:
    1. If equipped with electronically controlled engine mounts, install them to the specifications shown in the accompanying figure.

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      Fig. For electronically controlled engine mounts, the proper length from A to B is 6.69 in. (170 mm)

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    3. Make sure to connect all vacuum hoses, lines, and electrical connectors as tagged during removal.
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    5. Fill the cooling system.
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    7. Fill the engine with clean oil.
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    9. Start the vehicle, check for leaks, and repair if necessary.
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