Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Front axle

  • Precaution
  • 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.

  • Symptom diagnosis
  • NOISE, VIBRATION, AND HARSHNESS (NVH) TROUBLESHOOTING NVH Troubleshooting Chart Use chart below to help you find the cause of the symptom. If necessary, repair or replace these parts.

  • Periodic maintenance
  • Removal and installation
  • Unit disassembly and assembly
  • FRONT DRIVE SHAFT Disassembly and Assembly (LH) Circlip Dust shield Housing  Snap ring Spider assembly Stopper ring  Boot band  Boot  Shaft  Damper band  Dynamic damper  Circlip . Joint sub-assembly : Wheel side : Fill using NISSAN Genuine grease or equivalent. DISASSEMBLY Transaxle Side  Mount front drive shaft in a vise. CAUTION: When mounting shaft in a vise, always use copper or aluminum plates between vise and shaft.  Remove boot bands and slide the boot back.  Remove circlip and dust shield from slide joint housing.  Put matching marks on slide joint housing and shaft before separating slide joint assembly.

  • Service data and specifications (SDS)
  • Wheel Bearing Drive Shaft *: Boot installation grooves Dynamic Damper NOTE: Measured from wheel side Boot Bands

Service data and specifications (SDS)