Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Exhaust system
- Periodic maintenance
- Removal and installation
PRECAUTIONS Precaution for Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) "AIR BAG" and "SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONER" The Supplemental Restraint System such as "AIR BAG" and "SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONER", used along with a front seat belt, helps to reduce the risk or severity of injury to the driver and front passenger for certain types of collision. This system includes seat belt switch inputs and dual stage front air bag modules. The SRS system uses the seat belt switches to determine the front air bag deployment, and may only deploy one front air bag, depending on the severity of a collision and whether the front occupants are belted or unbelted.
PREPARATION Special Service Tool The actual shapes of the tools may differ from those illustrated here.
EXHAUST SYSTEM Checking Exhaust System Check the exhaust pipes, muffler, and mounting components for incorrect attachment, leaks, cracks, damage, or deterioration.
EXHAUST SYSTEM Exploded View Front exhaust tube Ring gasket Front exhaust tube stay Front exhaust tube bracket Gasket Center exhaust tube rubber hanger Center exhaust tube Center exhaust tube hanger Rear muffler bracket (RH) Rear muffler (RH) Rear muffler bracket (LH) Rear muffler (LH) Front Removal and Installation WARNING: Perform the procedures with the exhaust system fully cooled down to avoid injury from the hot exhaust system. Be careful not to cut your hand on the insulator edge. CAUTION: Use Genuine NISSAN exhaust system parts or equivalent, which are specifically designed for heat resistance, corrosion resistance, and shape. REMOVAL Remove exhaust system components using power tool.