Fig. View of thermostat and components
Fig. View of thermostat and components-2002-2006 Maxima
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Drain the cooling system.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Negative battery cable
If equipped, engine cover
On 2002-2006 Maxima, air duct and air cleaner case
On 2002-2006 Maxima, drive belts
Water drain plug on water pump side of cylinder block
Lower radiator hose
Water inlet and thermostat assembly
To install, reverse removal procedure
Install thermostat with jiggle valve facing upward.
Run engine and check for leaks