Maxima 2007

Valve Covers

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Intake manifold collector (upper) using power tool
     
    Gasket and the electric throttle control actuator
     
    Six ignition coils
     
    Two intake valve timing control solenoid valves and gaskets
     

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  5. Remove the valve cover bolts in sequence.

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    Fig. Valve cover bolt removal sequence



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    Fig. View of valve covers and components

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To install:

  1. To install, reverse removal procedure.
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  3. Apply sealant to the areas on the front corners. Use Genuine Silicone RTV Sealant or equivalent.
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  5. Tighten the valve cover bolts in sequence to the following specifications:

    First pass: 9-26 inch lbs. (0.96-2.96 Nm).
     
    Second pass: 65-82 inch lbs. (7.33-9.33 Nm).

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    Fig. Valve cover bolt tightening sequence

     

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