Maxima 2007

Variable Camshaft Timing Oil Control Solenoid

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Location



Specific to:

Nissan 350Z 2007-2008

Nissan Maxima 2007-2008



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Fig. Valvetrain component location



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Fig. IVT solenoid location

Operation



Specific to:

Nissan 350Z 2007-2008

Nissan Maxima 2007-2008

The IVT control solenoid diverts oil pressure to camshaft sprocket to adjust camshaft timing.

Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Nissan 350Z 2007-2008

Nissan Maxima 2007-2008

  1. Remove valve covers
  2.  
  3. Remove the IVT control solenoid valves.
  4.  
  5. Discard the IVT control solenoid valve gaskets and use new gaskets for installation.
  6.  

To install:

  1. Installation is reverse of removal.
  2.  

Testing



Specific to:

Nissan 350Z 2007-2008

Nissan Maxima 2007-2008

  1. Check engine oil level.
  2.  
  3. Perform the following procedure so as to prevent the engine from being unintentionally started while checking:
    1. Release fuel pressure.
    2.  
    3. Disconnect ignition coil and injector harness connectors if practical.
    4.  

  4.  
  5. Remove IVT control solenoid valve.
  6.  
  7. Crank engine, and then make sure that engine oil comes out from IVT control cover oil hole. End cranking after checking.
    NOTE
    Be careful not to touch rotating parts (drive belts, idler pulley, and crankshaft pulley, etc.). Engine oil may squirt from IVT control solenoid valve installation hole during cranking. Use a shop cloth to prevent engine oil from splashing on worker, engine components and vehicle.


    NOTE
    Do not allow engine oil to get on rubber components such as drive belts or engine mount insulators. Immediately wipe off any splashed engine oil.

  8.  
  9. Clean oil groove between oil strainer and IVT control solenoid valve if engine oil does not come out from IVT control valve cover oil hole.
  10.  
  11. Remove components between IVT control solenoid valve and camshaft sprocket (INT), and then check each oil groove for clogging. Clean oil groove if necessary.
  12.  
  13. After inspection, installation of the remaining components is in the reverse order of removal.
  14.  

 
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