Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Insufficient heating

Component Function Check

Symptom

  • Insufficient heating
  • No warm air comes out. (Airflow volume is normal.)

INSPECTION FLOW

1. CONFIRM SYMPTOM BY PERFORMING OPERATION CHECK - TEMPERATURE INCREASE

  1. Press the AUTO switch.
  2. Turn temperature control dial (driver side) clockwise until 32C (90F) is displayed.
  3. Check for hot air at discharge air outlets.

2. CHECK FOR ANY SYMPTOMS

Perform a complete operational check and check for any symptoms.

3. CHECK FOR SERVICE BULLETINS

Check for any service bulletins.

4. CHECK ENGINE COOLING SYSEM

  1. Check for proper engine coolant level. Refer to CO-10, "System Inspection".
  2. Check hoses for leaks or kinks.
  3. Check radiator cap. Refer to CO-10, "System Inspection".
  4. Check for air in cooling system.

5.CHECK SETTING OF TEMPERATURE SETTING TRIMMER

Using CONSULT, check the setting of "TEMP SET CORRECT" on "WORK SUPPORT" of HVAC.

  1. Check that the temperature setting trimmer is set to "− direction". NOTE: The control temperature can be set by the temperature setting trimmer.
  2. Set temperature control dial to "0".

6.CHECK WITH SELF-DIAGNOSIS FUNCTION OF CONSULT

  1. Using CONSULT, perform "SELF-DIAGNOSIS RESULTS" of HVAC.
  2. Check if any DTC No. is displayed in the trouble diagnosis results.

NOTE: If DTC is displayed along with DTC U1000 or U1010, first diagnose the DTC U1000 or U1010.

7.CHECK WITH ACTIVE TEST OF CONSULT

  1. Using CONSULT, perform "HVAC TEST" in "ACTIVE TEST" of HVAC to check each output device. Refer to HAC-26, "CONSULT Function". NOTE: Perform the ACTIVE TEST after starting the engine because the compressor is operating.
  2. Refer to the table and check the outlet, inlet, airflow temperature, blower motor control signal, magnet clutch operation, and air mix ratio. Visually check each operating condition, by listening for noise, touching air outlets with a hand, etc.

Nissan Maxima. CHECK WITH ACTIVE TEST OF CONSULT

8. CHECK AIR DUCTS

Check for disconnected or leaking air ducts.

9. CHECK HEATER HOSE TEMPERATURES

  1. Start engine and warm it up to normal operating temperature.
  2. Touch both the inlet and outlet heater hoses. The inlet hose should be hot and the outlet hose should be warm.

10. CHECK ENGINE COOLANT SYSTEM

Check thermostat operation.

11. CHECK HEATER HOSES

Check heater hoses for proper installation.

12. CHECK HEATER HOSE TEMPERATURES

  1. Start engine and warm up to normal operating temperature.
  2. Touch both the inlet and outlet heater hoses. The inlet hose should be hot and the outlet hose should be warm.
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