Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Removal and installation

  • Radiator
  • Exploded View Radiator CVT oil cooler hose Radiator drain plug Radiator hose (lower) clamp Radiator hose (lower) Radiator hose (lower) bracket Reservoir tank Reservoir hose Radiator cap Radiator cap adaptor Radiator hose (upper) Radiator hose (upper) clamp  To CVT To water outlet  To water inlet Removal and Installation WARNING: Do not remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. Serious burns could occur from high pressure coolant escaping from the radiator. Wrap a thick cloth around the radiator cap. Slowly turn it a quarter turn to allow built-up pressure to escape. Carefully remove the radiator cap by turning it all the way.

  • Cooling fan
  • Removal and Installation Radiator cooling fan assembly WARNING: Do not remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. Serious burns could occur from high pressure coolant escaping from the radiator. Wrap a thick cloth around the radiator cap. Slowly turn it a quarter turn to allow built-up pressure to escape. Carefully remove the radiator cap by turning it all the way. NOTE: When removing components such as hoses, tubes/lines, etc., cap or plug openings to prevent fluid from spilling. REMOVAL Partially drain engine coolant from radiator. Refer to CO-11, "Changing Engine Coolant". CAUTION: Perform when engine is cold. Remove engine room cover.

  • Water pump
  • Exploded View Water pump O-rings Timing chain tensioner Intake valve timing control solenoid valve cover (RH) (bank 1) Water pump cover Removal and Installation WARNING: Do not remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. Serious burns could occur from high pressure coolant escaping from the radiator. Wrap a thick cloth around the radiator cap. Slowly turn it a quarter turn to allow built-up pressure to escape. Carefully remove the radiator cap by turning it all the way. CAUTION: When removing water pump assembly, be careful not to get coolant on drive belt. Water pump cannot be disassembled and should be replaced as a unit.

  • Thermostat and thermostat housing
  • Removal and Installation Gasket Thermostat assembly (water inlet) WARNING: Do not remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. Serious burns could occur from high pressure engine coolant escaping from the radiator. Wrap a thick cloth around the radiator cap. Slowly turn it a quarter of a turn to release built-up pressure. Carefully remove radiator cap by turning it all the way. CAUTION: Perform when engine is cool. NOTE: When removing components such as hoses, tubes/lines, etc., cap or plug openings to prevent fluid from spilling. REMOVAL Drain coolant from radiator. Refer to CO-11, "Changing Engine Coolant". Disconnect reservoir hose and remove reservoir tank.

Periodic maintenance

Radiator