Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Rear Timing Chain Case

Exploded View

Nissan Maxima. ploded View

  1. Rear timing chain case
  2. O-ring
  3. Cylinder block

Removal and Installtion

CAUTION:

  • After removing timing chain, do not turn the crankshaft and camshaft separately, or the valves will strike the pistons.
  • Before removing the upper oil pan, remove the crankshaft position sensor (POS).
  • Be careful not to damage sensor edges.
  • Do not reuse O-ring.

REMOVAL

  1. Remove the engine assembly. Refer to EM-103, "Removal and Installation".
  2. Remove the oil pan lower and upper. Refer to EM-37, "Removal and Installation (Upper Oil Pan)".
  3. Remove the front timing chain case. Refer to EM-54, "Exploded View".
  4. Remove the timing chains (primary) and (secondary). Refer to EM-64, "Removal and Installation".
  5. Remove No. 1 camshaft bracket (RH) and No. 1 camshaft bracket (LH). Refer to EM-76, "Removal and Installation".
  6. Remove the rear timing chain case.

Nissan Maxima. Removal and Installtion

CAUTION:

  • Do not remove the plate metal cover for the oil passage.
  • After removing the chain case, do not apply any load to the case that might bend it.

Nissan Maxima. Removal and Installtion

  1. Loosen and remove the rear timing chain case bolts in the order as shown.
  2. Cut the sealant using Tool and remove the rear timing chain case.

Nissan Maxima. Removal and Installtion

Tool number : KV10111100 (J-37228)

CAUTION:

  • Be careful not to damage the mating surface.
  • Do not insert a screwdriver, this will damage the mating surfaces.
  • In areas where the cutter is difficult to use, use a plastic hammer to lightly tap (1) the cutter where the liquid gasket is applied. Use a plastic hammer to slide (2) the cutter by tapping on the side.
  1. Remove O-rings to timing chain case and cylinder block.

CAUTION: Do not reuse O-rings.

  1. Use a scraper to remove all of the old Silicone RTV Sealant from the front and rear timing chain case and opposite mating surfaces.

Nissan Maxima. Removal and Installtion

CAUTION: Do not damage the mating surfaces.

  1. Remove all old Silicone RTV Sealant from all the bolt holes and bolts.

Nissan Maxima. Removal and Installtion

CAUTION: Do not damage the threads or mating surfaces

INSTALLATION

  1. Install O-rings on cylinder block.

Nissan Maxima. Removal and Installtion

CAUTION: Do not reuse O-rings.

  1. Apply Genuine Silicone RTV Sealant or equivalent, to the rear timing chain case using Tool as shown.

    Refer to GI-21, "Recommended Chemical Products and Sealants".

Tool number : WS39930000 ( - )

CAUTION:

  • For "a", completely wipe out liquid gasket extended on a portion touching at engine coolant.
  • Apply liquid gasket on installation position of water pump and cylinder completely.
  • 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. Removal and Installtion

  1. Align the rear timing chain case and water pump assembly with the dowel pins (RH and LH) on the cylinder block and install the case. Make sure the O-rings stay in place during installation.

CAUTION: Do not reuse O-rings.

  1. Tighten the bolts in the numerical order as shown. There are two bolt lengths used. Follow the chart below for proper bolt length specifications.
  2. After all bolts are initially tightened, retighten them to the specification in the numerical order shown.

Nissan Maxima. Removal and Installtion

Nissan Maxima. Removal and Installtion

  1. Install the primary and secondary timing chains. Refer to EM-64, "Removal and Installation".
  2. Install the front timing chain case. Refer to EM-54, "Removal and Installation".
  3. Install No. 1 camshaft bracket (RH) and No. 1 camshaft bracket (LH). Refer to EM-76, "Removal and Installation".
  4. Install the oil pan upper and lower. Refer to EM-37, "Removal and Installation (Upper Oil Pan)".
  5. Install the engine assembly. Refer to EM-103, "Removal and Installation".
    Timing Chain

    Camshaft