Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: 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.

Please note that this information is prepared for worldwide usage, and as such, certain procedures might not apply in some regions or countries.

The symbols used in this section for cutting and welding / brazing operations are shown below.

Nissan Maxima. Description

  • Front pillar butt joint can be determined anywhere within shaded area as shown in the figure. The best location for the butt joint is at position A due to the construction of the vehicle. Refer to the front pillar section.

Nissan Maxima. Description

  • Determine cutting position and record distance from the locating indent. Use this distance when cutting the service part. Cut outer front pillar over 60 mm above inner front pillar cut position.

Nissan Maxima. Description

  • Prepare a cutting jig to make outer pillar easier to cut. Also, this will permit service part to be accurately cut at joint position.

Nissan Maxima. Description

  • An example of cutting operation using a cutting jig is as follows.
  1. Mark cutting lines.
  2.  Cut position of outer pillar
  3.  Cut position of inner pillar
  4.  Align cutting line with notch on jig. Clamp jig to pillar.
  5. Cut outer pillar along groove of jig. (At position A)
  6. Remove jig and cut remaining portions.
  7. Cut inner pillar at position B in same manner.

Nissan Maxima. Description

FOAM REPAIR

During factory assembly, foam insulators are installed in certain body panels and locations around the vehicle.

Use the following procedure(s) to replace any factory-installed foam insulators.

Urethane Foam Applications Use commercially available spray for sealant (foam material) repair of material used on vehicle. Read instructions on product for fill procedures.

Fill Procedures

  1. Fill procedures after installation service part.
  • Remove foam material remaining on vehicle side.
  • Clean area in which foam was removed.
  • Install service part.
  • Insert nozzle into hole near fill area and fill foam material or fill in enough to close gap with service part

Nissan Maxima. FOAM REPAIR

  1. Fill procedures before installation service part
  • Remove foam material remaining on vehicle side.
  • Clean area in which foam material on wheelhouse outer side was removed.
    NOTE
    : Fill in enough to close gap with service part while avoiding flange area.
  • Install service part.
    NOTE
    : Refer to label for information on working times.

Nissan Maxima. FOAM REPAIR

Nissan Maxima. FOAM REPAIR

  1. Body side outer
  2. Body side insulation (foam) upper front pillar
  3. Body side insulation (foam) front pillar
  4. Roof panel assembly
  5. Roof panel insulation (foam) front roof rail (standard roof)
  6. Body side insulation (foam) rear pillar
  7. Body side insulation (foam) lower rear pillar
  8. Body side insulation strip front pillar lower reinforcement
  9. Body side insulation strip, center pillar reinforcement


NOTE
: Views F & G are shown with the body side outer removed.

Hoodledge

Nissan Maxima. Hoodledge

Replacement parts

  • Front suspension spring support
  • Hoodledge reinforcement
  • Hoodledge lower assembly
  • Upper radiator core support

Front Side Member (Partial Replacement)

Work after the hoodledge has been removed.

Nissan Maxima. Front Side Member (Partial Replacement)

Replacement parts

  • Front side member
  • Closing plate assembly
  • Radiator core side support
  • Front suspension member weld nut plate

Work after front side member and closing plate assembly have been removed.

Nissan Maxima. Front Side Member (Partial Replacement)

Replacement parts

  • Front side member extension

Shown with front side member extension removed.

Nissan Maxima. Front Side Member (Partial Replacement)

Replacement parts

  • Front side member center extension

Front Side Member Assembly

Work after hoodledge has been removed.

Nissan Maxima. Front Side Member Assembly

Replacement parts

  • Front side member assembly

Front Pillar

OUTER

 Work after the upper hoodledge has been removed

Nissan Maxima. OUTER

Replacement parts

  • Front pillar section of front body side outer

REINFORCEMENT

 Work after front pillar section of the front body side outer has been removed.

Nissan Maxima. REINFORCEMENT

Replacement parts

  • Front pillar upper hinge brace
  • Front pillar lower hinge brace

INNER

 Work after front pillar upper hinge brace has been removed.

Nissan Maxima. INNER

Replacement parts

  • Front pillar inner reinforcement (partial)

Dash Side

Work after the front pillar portion of body side inner reinforcement and the front pillar lower hinge brace have been removed.

Nissan Maxima. Dash Side

Replacement parts

  • Dash side

Center Pillar

OUTER

Nissan Maxima. OUTER

Replacement parts

  • Center pillar portion of front body side outer

REINFORCEMENT

Work after center pillar portion of front body side outer has been removed.

Nissan Maxima. REINFORCEMENT

Replacement parts

  • Center pillar reinforcement

INNER

Work after center pillar reinforcement has been removed

Nissan Maxima. INNER

Replacement parts

  • Center pillar inner reinforcement

Front Body Side Outer

Work after hoodledge reinforcement and front roof rail have been removed

Nissan Maxima. Front Body Side Outer

Replacement parts

  • Front body side outer

Rear Body Side Outer

Work after the tail lamp housing base and rear roof rail have been removed.

Nissan Maxima. Rear Body Side Outer

Replacement parts

  • Rear body side outer

Outer Sill Reinforcement

Work after the front pillar lower hinge brace and the center pillar reinforcement have been removed.

Nissan Maxima. Outer Sill Reinforcement

Replacement parts

  • Outer sill reinforcement

Rear Fender

Work with tail lamp housing base removed.

Nissan Maxima. Rear Fender

Replacement parts

  • Rear fender

Tail Lamp Housing Base

Work after rear panel assembly has been removed.

Nissan Maxima. Tail Lamp Housing Base

Replacement parts

  • Tail lamp housing base

Parcel Shelf

Nissan Maxima. Parcel Shelf

Replacement part

  • Parcel shelf assembly

Rear Wheel Housing

Work after the rear body side outer and the parcel shelf have been removed.

Nissan Maxima. Rear Wheel Housing

Replacement parts

  • Rear wheel housing assembly
  • Rear pillar inner reinforcement
  • Parcel shelf side
  • Rear seatback side support
  • Sill outer reinforcement rear
  • Rear pillar inner

Rear Body Side Inner Assembly

Work after rear body side outer and parcel shelf have been removed.

Nissan Maxima. Rear Body Side Inner Assembly

Replacement parts

  • Rear body side inner assembly

Rear Floor Rear

Work after rear panel assembly has been removed.

Nissan Maxima. Rear Floor Rear

Replacement parts

  • Rear floor rear
  • Rear floor rear (RH)
  • Rear floor rear (LH)

Rear Panel Assembly

Nissan Maxima. Rear Panel Assembly

Replacement parts

  • Rear panel assembly

Roof

Nissan Maxima. Roof

Replacement parts

  • Roof panel, single panel sunroof

Roof Rails, Dual Panel Sunroof

Nissan Maxima. Roof Rails, Dual Panel Sunroof

Replacement parts

  • Front roof rail
  • Rear roof rail

Roof Rails, Single Panel Sunroof

Work after the roof has been removed.

Nissan Maxima. Roof Rails, Single Panel Sunroof

Replacement parts

  • Front roof rail (sunroof)
  • Rear roof rail (sunroof)

Roof Side Rail

Work after the front and rear body side outer have been removed.

Nissan Maxima. Roof Side Rail

Replacement parts

  • Roof side rail

Body Side Inner

Work after the roof side rail and the center pillar reinforcement have been removed.

Nissan Maxima. Body Side Inner

Replacement parts

  • Body side inner

Rear Center Crossmember

Nissan Maxima. Rear Center Crossmember

Replacement parts

  • Rear center crossmember

Rear Side Member

Work after rear panel assembly and rear center crossmember have been removed

Nissan Maxima. Rear Side Member

Replacement parts

  • Rear side member assembly
    Precautions in repairing high strength steel

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