Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Basic inspection
DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR WORKFLOW
Work Flow (With GR8-1200 NI)
STARTING SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS WITH GR8-1200 NI
To test the starting system, use the following special service tool:
- GR8-1200 NI Multitasking battery and electrical diagnostic station
NOTE: Refer to the diagnostic station Instruction Manual for proper starting system diagnosis procedures
NOTE: To ensure a complete and thorough diagnosis, the battery, starter motor and generator test segments must be done as a set from start to finish.
1.DIAGNOSIS WITH MULTITASKING BATTERY AND ELECTRICAL DIAGNOSTIC STATION GR8-1200 NI
Perform the starting system test with Multitasking battery and electrical diagnostic station GR8-1200 NI. For details and operating instructions, refer to diagnostic station Instruction Manual.
Check that the starter motor operates properly.
3.ENGINE START CHECK
Check that the engine starts.
4.STARTER MOTOR ACTIVATION
Check that the starter motor operates.
5.COMPARISON BETWEEN ENGINE COOLANT AND CRANKING VOLTAGE
Compare the engine coolant temperature and verify the cranking voltage is within specifications.
Minimum Specification of Cranking Voltage Referencing Coolant Temperature
Check the starter operation.
7."B" TERMINAL CIRCUIT INSPECTION
Check "B" terminal circuit.
8."S" CONNECTOR CIRCUIT INSPECTION
Check "S" connector circuit.
9.ENGINE ROTATION STATUS
Check that the engine can be rotated by hand.
Work Flow (Without GR8-1200 NI)
NOTE: If any malfunction is found, immediately disconnect the battery cable from the negative terminal.
1.CHECK ENGINE START
Crank the engine and check that the engine starts.
2.CHECK THAT THE STARTER MOTOR STOPS
Check that the starter motor stops after starting the engine.
3.CHECK THAT THE ENGINE TURNS WHEN CRANKING
Check that the engine turns when cranking.
4.CHECK THE ENGINE SPEED WHEN CRANKING
Check that the engine speed is not low when cranking.
5.CHECK STARTER MOTOR ACTIVATION
Check that the starter motor runs at cranking.
6.CHECK POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT
Check the following conditions:
- Fuse and fusible link
- Charge condition, corrosion and connection of the battery
7.CHECK STARTING SYSTEM WIRING
Check the following:
- "B" terminal circuit. Refer to STR-9, "Diagnosis Procedure".
- "S" terminal circuit