Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Removal and installation

  • Front coil spring and strut
  • Removal and Insallation REMOVAL Remove front wheel and tire using power tool. Refer to WT-60, "Adjustment". Remove the wheel sensor harness from the front coil spring and strut. Refer to BRC-102, "Removal and Installation - Front Wheel Sensor". Remove the brake hose lock plate. Remove the lower strut bolts and nuts. Refer to FSU-13, "Exploded View". Remove the front side cover from the strut tower. Remove the upper strut bolts and remove the front coil spring and strut from vehicle. INSPECTION AFTER REMOVAL Check the front coil spring and strut for any oil leakage or other damage. Replace as necessary. INSTALLATION Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

  • Transverse link
  • Removal and Installation REMOVAL Remove front wheel and tire using power tool. Refer to WT-60, "Adjustment". Remove the knuckle spindle bolt and nut at the transverse link. Remove the steering knuckle from the transverse link using Tool. Refer to FSU-13, "Exploded View". Tool number : HT7252000 (J-25730-B) Remove the stabilizer connecting rod nut at the front stabilizer. Slightly loosen the transverse link bolts. Remove the transverse link bolts and nuts. Remove the transverse link from the front suspension member. INSPECTION AFTER REMOVAL Visual Inspection Check transverse link and bushing for deformation, cracks, and other damage.

  • Front stabilizer
  • Removal and Installation REMOVAL Remove the steering gear and linkage. Refer to ST-26, "Removal and Installation". Remove the nuts on the upper portion of stabilizer connecting rod Remove the stabilizer clamp bolts. Remove the front stabilizer from the vehicle INSPECTION AFTER REMOVAL Check the front stabilizer, the stabilizer connecting rod, the stabilizer bushing, and the stabilizer clamp for deformation, cracks and damage. Replace if necessary. INSTALLATION Installation is in the reverse order of removal. Refer to FSU-13, "Exploded View". When installing stabilizer, make sure that notch (A) in stabilizer clips face front.

  • Steering knuckle
  • Removal and Installation Steering knuckle Splash guard Wheel hub and bearing Cotter pin REMOVAL Remove the front wheel hub and bearing. Refer to FAX-7, "Removal and Installation". Remove the steering linkage from the steering knuckle. Refer to ST-26, "Removal and Installation". Remove the knuckle spindle bolt and nut at the transverse link. Remove the lower strut bolts and nuts. Remove the steering knuckle. Refer to FSU-13, "Exploded View" INSPECTION AFTER REMOVAL Check the steering knuckle for deformity, cracks and damage on each part. Replace if necessary. INSTALLATION Installation is in the reverse order of removal. CAUTION: Do not reuse the lower strut nuts. Do not reuse the cotter pin.

Periodic maintenance

Front coil spring and strut