Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Door

FRONT DOOR

FRONT DOOR : Exploded View

Nissan Maxima. FRONT DOOR : Exploded View

  1. Front door panel
  2. Front door check link
  3. Front door lower hinge
  4. Front lower hinge
    Grease

FRONT DOOR : Removal and Installation

CAUTION:

  • Use two people when removing or installing the front door assembly due to its heavy weight.
  • When removing and installing front door assembly, support front door with a suitable tool.

REMOVAL

  1. Pull the grommet and wire harness out of the front pillar until the harness connectors are accessible. Then disconnect the wire harness connectors.
  2. Remove the check link bolt from the front pillar.
  3. Remove front door hinge nuts (A) (door side) and the door assembly.

Nissan Maxima. REMOVAL

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

CAUTION:

  • Check front door check link and hinge rotating point for poor lubrication. If necessary, apply a suitable multi-purpose grease.
  • After installation, check front door open/close, lock/unlock operation.
  • After installation, perform the front door adjustment procedure. Refer to DLK-215, "FRONT DOOR : Adjustment".
  • After adjusting, apply touch-up paint (body color) to the head of front door hinge bolts and nuts.

FRONT DOOR : Adjustment

ADJUSTMENT

Nissan Maxima. ADJUSTMENT

  1. Front fender
  2. Front door assembly
  3. Rear door assembly

Check the clearance and surface height between front door and each part by visual inspection and tactile feel.

If the clearance and the surface height are out of specification, adjust them according to the adjustment procedure.

Nissan Maxima. ADJUSTMENT

LONGITUDINAL CLEARANCE

  1. Confirm the rear door adjustments and adjust if necessary. Refer to DLK-218, "REAR DOOR : Adjustment".
  2. Remove the front fender. Refer to DLK-211, "Removal and Installation".
  3. Loosen the hinge bolts.
  4. Raise or lower the front door assembly at rear edge to adjust until it is within specifications provided.
  5. Tighten the hinge bolts.
  6. Install the front fender. Refer to DLK-211, "Removal and Installation".

SURFACE HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT

  1. Loosen the front door hinge nuts.
  2. Move the top and or bottom in or out as necessary until it is within specifications provided.
  3. Tighten the hinge nuts to specifications.

REAR DOOR

REAR DOOR : Exploded View

Nissan Maxima. REAR DOOR : Exploded View

  1. Rear door assembly
  2. Rear door check link
  3. Rear door lower hinge
  4. Rear door upper hinge
    Grease

REAR DOOR : Removal and Installation

CAUTION:

  • Use two people when removing or installing the rear door assembly due to its heavy weight.
  • When removing and installing rear door assembly, support rear door with a suitable tool.

REMOVAL

  1. Pull out grommet and disconnect rear door harness connector.
  2. Remove the check link bolt from the center pillar.
  3. Remove rear door hinge nuts (a) (door side) and the door assembly (1).

Nissan Maxima. REMOVAL

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

CAUTION:

  • Check rear door check link and hinge rotating point for poor lubrication. If necessary, apply a suitable multi-purpose grease.
  • After installation, check rear door open/close, lock/unlock operation.
  • After installation, perform the rear door adjustment procedure. Refer to DLK-218, "REAR DOOR : Adjustment".
  • After adjusting, apply touch-up paint (body color) to the head of rear door hinge bolts and nuts.

REAR DOOR : Adjustment

ADJUSTMENT

Nissan Maxima. ADJUSTMENT

  1. Front door assembly
  2. Rear door assembly
  3. Body side outer

Check the clearance and surface height between rear door and each part by visual inspection and tactile feel.

If the clearance and the surface height are out of specification, adjust them according to the adjustment procedure

Nissan Maxima. ADJUSTMENT

LONGITUDINAL CLEARANCE

  1. Remove the center pillar body side trim. Refer to IP-14, "Removal and Installation".
  2. Loosen the rear door upper hinge nuts.
  3. Loosen the rear door lower hinge bolts.
  4. Raise or lower the door at the rear edge to adjust.
  5. Tighten the rear door lower hinge bolts.
  6. Tighten the rear door upper hinge nuts.
  7. Install the center pillar body side trim. Refer to IP-14, "Removal and Installation".

SURFACE HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT

  1. Loosen the rear door hinge nuts (door side).
  2. Move the top and or the bottom in or out as necessary until it is within specifications provided.
  3. Tighten the rear door hinge nuts (door side) to specification.
    Front fender

    Door lock