Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Rear axle

  • Precaution
  • 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
  • Commercial Service Tool

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

  • Periodic maintenance
  • WHEEL HUB On-vehicle Service Check axle and suspension parts for excessive play, wear or damage.  Shake each rear wheel to check for excessive play. Inspection Rear Wheel Bearing  Check axial end play. Axial end play : Refer to RAX-8, "Wheel Bearing (Rear)". Check that wheel hub bearings operate smoothly.  Replace wheel bearing assembly if there is axial end play or wheel bearing does not turn smoothly. Refer to FAX-7, "Removal and Installation".

  • Removal and installation
  • WHEEL HUB Removal and Installation Knuckle Baffle plate  Wheel hub assembly  Brake rotor Wheel nut Anchor block Wheel sensor Parking brake cable Refer to PB-6, "Exploded View".  Refer to BRC-103, "Removal and Installation - Rear Wheel Sensor".  Refer to WT-65, "Road Wheel". REMOVAL CAUTION: Wheel hub assembly does not require maintenance. If any of the following symptoms are noted, replace the wheel hub assembly.  A growling noise is emitted from the wheel hub assembly while driving.  The wheel hub assembly drags or turns roughly.  Remove the rear wheel and tire using power tool. Refer to WT-60, "Adjustment".

Service data and specifications (SDS)

Precaution