Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Oil pan

Exploded View

  1.  Transaxle assembly

  2.  Oil pan bolt

  3.  Drain plug

  4.  O-ring

  5.  Oil pan

  6.  Oil pan gasket

  7.  Magnet

Apply CVT Fluid NS-2

Removal and Installation

REMOVAL

  1.  Drain CVT fluid from CVT. Refer to TM-156, "Changing".

  2.  Remove O-ring from drain plug.

  3.  Remove oil pan bolts ().

    • : Front

  4.  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.

  •  Apply CVT fluid to O-ring.

  •  Install the oil pan assembly to the transaxle case with the following procedure.

    •  Install the oil pan assembly to the transaxle case, and then temporarily tighten the oil pan bolts.

CAUTION:

Do not reuse oil pan bolts.

  •  Tighten the oil pan bolts in a criss cross pattern to the specified torque.

  •  Tighten the oil pan bolts again clockwise to the specified torque.

Inspection

Check foreign materials in oil pan to help determine causes of malfunction. If the CVT fluid is very dark, smells burned, or contains foreign particles, frictional material (clutches) may need replacement. A tacky film that will not wipe clean indicates varnish build up. Varnish can cause valves and clutches to stick and can inhibit pump pressure.

INSPECTION AFTER INSTALLATION

Check for CVT fluid leakage and check CVT fluid level. Refer to TM-155, "Inspection".

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