Nissan Maxima 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Master Cylinder

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7

  1. Unplug the electrical connector from the reservoir.
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  3. Clean the outside of the master cylinder thoroughly, particularly around the cap and fluid lines.
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  5. Disconnect the brake fluid tubes, then plug the openings to prevent dirt from entering the system.
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  7. Remove the master cylinder mounting nuts and remove the master cylinder from the vehicle.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Unplug the electrical connector



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Fig. Fig. 2: Drain all the fluid from the reservoir



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Fig. Fig. 3: Loosen the fluid lines from the master cylinder



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Fig. Fig. 4: Remove the nuts securing the master cylinder to the booster ...



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Fig. Fig. 5: ... then remove the master cylinder from the vehicle

To install:

At this point it will be necessary to adjust the output rod length.

  1. Apply 19.69 in. Hg of vacuum to the brake booster using a vacuum pump.
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Fig. Fig. 6: Measure the output rod length



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Fig. Fig. 7: Install the fluid lines to the proper ports

  1. Measure the output rod length from the end of the rod to the front face of the booster.
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  3. The adjustment of the rod should be 0.4045-0.4144 in. (10.275-10.525mm).
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  5. Bench bleed the master cylinder assembly prior to installation.
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  7. Install the master cylinder and tighten the mounting nuts to 9-11 ft. lbs. (12-15 Nm).
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  9. Connect the brake lines.
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  11. Refill the reservoir with brake fluid and bleed the system.
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  13. Engage the electrical connector to the bottom of the reservoir.
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  15. Check for fluid leaks and verify proper brake system operation.
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