Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Rocker Cover

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Nissan Maxima. Exploded View

  1. Camshaft position sensors (LH)
  2. O-rings
  3. Camshaft position sensors (RH)
  4. O-rings
  5. Rocker cover (RH)
  6. Rocker cover gasket (RH)
  7. Rocker cover gasket (LH)
  8. Rocker cover (LH)
  9.  Refer to INSTALLATION
    Front

Removal and Installation (LH)

REMOVAL

  1. Remove the engine room cover. Refer to EM-23, "Removal and Installation".
  2. Remove front air duct. Refer to EM-24, "Removal and Installation".
  3. Remove blow by hose from rocker cover.
  4. Remove camshaft position sensors.

CAUTION:

  • Handle carefully to avoid dropping and shocks.
  • Do not disassemble.
  • Do not allow metal powder to adhere to magnetic part at sensor tip (A).
  • Do not place sensors in a location where they are exposed to magnetism.

Nissan Maxima. REMOVAL

  1. Remove the ignition coils. Refer to EM-42, "Removal and Installation (LH)".

CAUTION: Do not shock ignition coils.

  1. Remove (LH) rocker cover bolts from cylinder head in the reverse order as shown.

: Engine front

  1. Remove the rocker cover and gasket.

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

CAUTION: Do not reuse rocker cover gasket.

  • Apply sealant to the areas on the front corners using Tool.
  • Use Genuine Silicone RTV Sealant or equivalent. Refer to GI-21, "Recommended Chemical Products and Sealants".

Nissan Maxima. INSTALLATION

Tool number : WS39930000 ( - )

CAUTION:

  • Installation should be done within 5 minutes after applying liquid gasket.
  • Do not fill the engine with oil for at least 30 minutes after the components are installed to allow the sealant to cure.

Nissan Maxima. INSTALLATION

  • Tighten the rocker cover bolts in two steps in the order shown.

Nissan Maxima. INSTALLATION

: Engine front
Rocker cover bolts
Step 1 : 1.96 N*m (0.20 kg-m, 17 in-lb)
Step 2 : 8.33 N*m (0.85 kg-m, 74 in-lb)

Removal and Installation (RH)

REMOVAL

  1. Remove the engine room cover. Refer to EM-23, "Removal and Installation".
  2. Remove the front air duct and air duct hose and resonator assembly. Refer to EM-24, "Removal and Installation".
  3. Remove the intake manifold collector. Refer to EM-28, "Removal and Installation".

    4. Remove ignition coils. Refer to EM-42, "Removal and Installation (RH)". CAUTION: Do not shock ignition coils.

  4. Remove camshaft position sensors.

CAUTION:

  • Handle carefully to avoid dropping and shocks.
  • Do not disassemble.
  • Do not allow metal powder to adhere to magnetic part at sensor tip (A).
  • Do not place sensors in a location where they are exposed to magnetism.

Nissan Maxima. REMOVAL

  1. Remove RH rocker cover bolts from cylinder head in the reverse order as shown.

Nissan Maxima. REMOVAL

: Engine front

  1. Remove the rocker cover and gasket.

INSTALLATION

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

CAUTION: Do not reuse gaskets.

  • Apply sealant to the areas on the front corners using Tool.
  • Use Genuine Silicone RTV Sealant or equivalent. Refer to GI-21, "Recommended Chemical Products and Sealants".

Nissan Maxima. INSTALLATION

Tool number : WS39930000 ( - )

CAUTION:

  • Installation should be done within 5 minutes after applying liquid gasket.
  • Do not fill the engine with oil for at least 30 minutes after the components are installed to allow the sealant to cur
  • Tighten the rocker cover bolts in two steps in the order shown.

Nissan Maxima. INSTALLATION

: Engine front
Rocker cover bolts
Step 1 : 1.96 N*m (0.20 kg-m, 17 in-lb)
Step 2 : 8.33 N*m (0.85 kg-m, 74 in-lb)

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