Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Removal and installation

  • Body component parts
  • Underbody Component Parts Rear seat lower crossmember Rear floor front Rear floor front extension Rear seat crossmember Front side member rear extension (LH/RH) Dash side (LH/RH) Hoodledge reinforcement (LH/RH) Hoodledge lower assembly (LH/RH) Front suspension spring support (LH/RH) Front side member assembly (LH/ RH) Upper radiator core support (LH/RH) Front side member center extension (LH/RH) Front side member extension (LH/ RH) Front side member (LH/RH) Closing plate assembly (LH/RH) Radiator core side support (LH/RH) Cowl top center assembly Dash upper Cowl top center Dash lower Front floor center assembly Front floor assembly (LH/RH) Front floor assembly (LH/RH) Front floor (LH/RH) 2nd

  • Corrosion protection
  • Description To provide improved corrosion prevention, the following anti-corrosive measures have been implemented in NISSAN production plants. When repairing or replacing body panels, it is necessary to use the same anti-corrosive measures. Anti-Corrosive Precoated Steel (Galvannealed Steel) To improve repairability and corrosion resistance, a new type of anticorrosive precoated steel sheet has been adopted replacing conventional zinc-coated steel sheet. Galvannealed steel is electroplated and heated to form Zinc-iron alloy, which provides excellent and long term corrosion resistance with cationic electrodeposition primer. Nissan Genuine Service Parts are fabricated from galvannealed steel.

  • Body sealing
  • Description The following figure shows the areas which are sealed at the factory. Sealant which has been applied to these areas should be smooth and free from cuts or gaps. Care should be taken not to apply an excess amount of sealant and not to allow other unaffected parts to come into contact with the sealant.

  • Body construction
  • Body Construction

  • Body alignment
  • Body Center Marks A mark has been placed on each part of the body to indicate the vehicle center. When repairing parts damaged by an accident which might affect the vehicle frame (members, pillars, etc.), more accurate and effective repair will be possible by using these marks together with body alignment specifications. Panel Parts Matching Marks A mark has been placed on each body panel to indicate the parts matching positions. When repairing parts damaged by an accident which might affect the vehicle structure (members, pillars, etc.), more accurate and effective repair will be possible by using these marks together with body alignment specifications.

  • Precautions in repairing high strength steel
  • High Strength Steel (HSS) High strength steel is used for body panels in order to reduce vehicle weight. Accordingly, precautions in repairing automotive bodies made of high strength steel are described below: Read the following precautions when repairing HSS: Additional points to consider The repair of reinforcements (such as side members) by heating is not recommended since it may weaken the component. When heating is unavoidable, do not heat HSS parts above 550C (1,022F). Verify heating temperature with a thermometer. (Crayon-type and other similar type thermometer are appropriate.) When straightening body panels, use caution in pulling any HSS panel.

  • Replacement operations
  • Description This section is prepared for technicians who have attained a high level of skill and experience in repairing collision- damaged vehicles and also use modern service tools and equipment. Persons unfamiliar with body repair techniques should not attempt to repair collision-damaged vehicles by using this section. Technicians are also encouraged to read Body Repair Manual (Fundamentals) in order to ensure that the original functions and quality of the vehicle can be maintained. The Body Repair Manual (Fundamentals) contains additional information, including cautions and warnings, that are not including in this manual. Technicians should refer to both manuals to ensure proper repairs.

Handling precautions for plastics

Body component parts