Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Front fender

Exploded View

Nissan Maxima. Exploded View

  1. Front fender

Removal and Installation

REMOVAL

  1. Remove the front combination lamp. Refer to EXL-154, "Removal and Installation".
  2. Remove the fender protector. Refer to EXT-24, "Removal and Installation".
  3. Remove cowl top side trim cover. EXT-21, "Removal and Installation"
  4. Remove the bolts and the front fender.

CAUTION:

  • Use shop cloths to protect the body from being damaged during removal and installation.
  • Use care when removing the front fender. The front fender baffle foam adheres the front fender to the body side outer. Carefully release the baffle foam or damage to the front fender may occur.

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

CAUTION:

  • After installation apply touch up paint (body color) to the head of front fender bolts.
  • After installation, adjust the following components as necessary:
  • Hood assembly: Refer to DLK-203, "HOOD ASSEMBLY : Adjustment".
  • Front door: Refer to DLK-215, "FRONT DOOR : Adjustment".

Adjustment

Nissan Maxima. Adjustment

  1. Front fender
  2. Front fascia
  3. Body side outer
  4. Front door assembly

Nissan Maxima. Adjustment

Nissan Maxima. Adjustment

  1. Remove the fender protector. Refer to EXT-24, "Removal and Installation".
  2. Loosen the front fender bolts and screws.
  3. Adjust the clearance (M) and surface height (N) between the front fender and the front door.
  4. Tighten the rear upper and lower front fender bolts.
  5. Adjust the clearance (E) and surface height (F) between the front fender and the body side outer.
  6. Tighten the inner front fender bolts.
  7. Adjust the clearance (J) and the surface height (K) between the top of the front fender and the top of the front fascia.
  8. Adjust the clearance (G) and surface height (H) between the side of the front fender and the side of the front fascia.
  9. Tighten the front fender to front fascia and bracket screws.
  10. Apply touch-up paint (body color) to the head of the front fender bolts.
  11. Install the fender protector. Refer to EXT-24, "Removal and Installation".
  12. Install the inner fender bolt cover.
    Radiator core support

    Door