Nissan Maxima 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Tank Assembly

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2 and 3


CAUTION
Observe all applicable safety precautions when working around fuel. Whenever servicing the fuel system, always work in a well ventilated area. Do not allow fuel spray or vapors to come in contact with a spark or open flame. Keep a dry chemical fire extinguisher near the work area. Always keep fuel in a container specifically designed for fuel storage; also, always properly seal fuel containers to avoid the possibility of fire or explosion.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Fuel tank mounting detail-1993-94 models



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Fig. Fig. 2: Fuel tank mounting detail-1995-98 models

  1. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
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  3. For safety purposes, disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Siphon as much fuel as possible from the fuel tank, using the appropriate siphoning equipment.
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Having the fuel tank as empty as possible will make removal safer and easier.

  1. Remove the lower half of the seat, and remove the fuel pump access cover.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the fuel pump access cover to disengage the fuel lines and the fuel pump connector

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Disconnect all hoses, lines and electrical connectors from the fuel tank assembly.
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  5. Remove the fuel tank protection panels.
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  7. Safely support the fuel tank, and then remove the fuel tank straps.
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  9. Carefully lower the fuel tank from the vehicle.
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Keep in mind a small amount of fuel will be in the fuel tank; keep a drain pan and some rags handy to contain any excess fuel.

To install:

Replacing all flexible fuel lines connecting to the tank is a good idea, since they are easily accessed while the fuel tank is removed.

  1. Raise the fuel tank into position and support it.
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  3. Swing the fuel tank straps upward, and torque the strap bolts to 27-37 ft. lbs. (37-49 Nm.).
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  5. Install the fuel tank protectors to the fuel tank and/or the chassis.
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  7. Connect all hoses lines and electrical connectors to the fuel tank assembly. Always use new hose clamps to prevent leaks.
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  9. Pour one or two gallons of fuel into the tank.
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  11. Connect the negative battery cable.
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  13. Start the engine, and check for any fuel leaks.
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  15. If all the connections are secure, install the fuel pump access cover and the rear seat.
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Keep in mind that the engine may take longer to start, since the fuel system has to pressurize. Be sure the battery is in good condition.

 
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