Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Removal and installation

  • TCM
  • Exploded View  Bracket  TCM Vehicle front Removal and Installation CAUTION:  Do not impact the TCM when removing or installing TCM.  When replacing TCM and transaxle assembly as a set, replace transaxle assembly first and then replace TCM. Refer to TM-8, "Description". REMOVAL  Disconnect the battery negative terminal. Refer to PG-67, "Removal and Installation (Battery)".  Remove front air duct. Refer to EM-24, "Removal and Installation".  Disconnect TCM harness connector (A). :Front 4. Remove TCM nuts and TCM (1) from bracket. INSTALLATION Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

  • CVT shift selector
  • Exploded View  CVT shift selector handle  Shift selector handle clip  Shift selector handle cover  CVT shift selector assembly  Shift lock unit :Front Removal and Installation REMOVAL  Disconnect the battery negative terminal. Refer to PG-67, "Exploded View".  Move CVT shift selector to "N" position.  Slide shift selector handle cover (3) downward. CAUTION: Be careful not to damage shift selector handle cover.  Pull shift selector handle clip (2) out of CVT shift selector handle (1).  Remove CVT shift selector handle and shift selector handle cover.  Remove center console assembly. Refer to IP-11, "Removal and Installation". 7.

  • Control cable
  • Exploded View  CVT shift selector assembly  Control cable  Retainer grommet  Lock plate  Bracket  Transaxle assembly Removal and Installation REMOVAL CAUTION: Make sure that parking brake is applied before removal/installation.  Remove front air duct. Refer to EM-24, "Removal and Installation".  Remove air cleaner case assembly. Refer to EM-24, "Removal and Installation".  Remove control cable nut ().  Remove control cable (1) from manual lever (A).  Remove lock plate (2) from control cable.  Remove control cable from bracket (3).  Remove center console. Refer to IP-14, "Removal and Installation". 8.

  • Paddle shifter
  • Exploded View  Steering column assembly  Paddle shifter (shift-down)  Paddle shifter (shift-up) Removal and Installation REMOVAL  Park the vehicle on a level surface.  Remove the driver air bag module. Refer to SR-12, "Exploded View".  Remove the steering wheel. Refer to ST-17, "Removal and Installation".  Remove the column cover. Refer to IP-13, "Removal and Installation".  Remove the vehicle harness connector (C) and (D) from paddle shifter. (A) : Side of paddle shifter (shift-down) (B) : Side of paddle shifter (shift-up) 6. Remove the paddle shifter bolts (E) and nuts (F). 7. Remove the paddle shifter from the steering column assembly.

  • Oil pan
  • Exploded View  Transaxle assembly  Oil pan bolt  Drain plug  O-ring  Oil pan  Oil pan gasket  Magnet Apply CVT Fluid NS-2 Removal and Installation REMOVAL  Drain CVT fluid from CVT. Refer to TM-156, "Changing".  Remove O-ring from drain plug.  Remove oil pan bolts (). : Front  Remove oil pan. 5. Remove oil pan gasket (1) from oil pan (2). 6. Remove magnet (3) from oil pan. INSTALLATION Installation is in the reverse order of removal. CAUTION:  Completely remove all moisture, oil and old gasket, etc. from the oil pan gasket mating surface of transaxle case and oil pan.  Do not reuse oil pan gasket, O-ring and oil pan bolts.

  • Control valve
  • Exploded View  Transaxle assembly  Control valve  Snap ring  Collar  Manual plate  Lock nut  Lock nut  Oil pan bolt  O-ring  Drain plug  Oil pan  Oil pan gasket  Magnet  Lip seal A. O-ring : NISSAN CVT Fluid NS-2 Removal and Installation REMOVAL  Disconnect battery negative terminal. Refer to PG-67, "Removal and Installation (Battery)".  Remove the front fender protector side cover, Refer to EXT-24, "Removal and Installation".  Disconnect the CVT unit harness connector. Refer to TM-150, "Removal and Installation Procedure for CVT Unit Connector".  Remove the oil pan.

Road test

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