Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Rear suspension

  • 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
  • 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 the chart below to help you find the cause of the symptom. If necessary, repair or replace these parts.

  • Periodic maintenance
  • REAR SUSPENSION ASSEMBLY On-vehicle Service Check the suspension parts for excessive play, cracks, wear or damage. Shake each rear wheel to check for excessive play. Retighten all nuts and bolts to the specified torque. Make sure that the cotter pin is installed. Check the rear shock absorber for oil leakage or other damage. Check the wheelarch height. Refer to FSU-19, "Wheelarch Height (Unladen*1)". Check the suspension ball joint for grease leakage and the ball joint dust cover for cracks or other damage. Inspection REAR SHOCK ABSORBER Check for uneven operation through a full stroke for both compression and extension.

  • Removal and installation
  • Unit removal and installation
  • Rear suspension assembly Exploded View Rear shock absorber cap Strut mount insulator Shock absorber mount seal Rear suspension bound bumper Rear shock absorber Rear suspension arm Connecting rod mount bracket Rear stabilizer connecting rod Rear spring upper rubber seat Rear suspension spring Rear spring lower rubber seat Rear axle housing Bushing Upper ball joint cotter pin Rear lower link Arm bushing stopper Front lower link Radius rod Rear suspension member stay (Front LH) Rear suspension member stay (Front RH) Rear stabilizer clamp Rear stabilizer bushing Rear stabilizer Rear suspension mount insulator Rear suspension member Rear suspension member stay (Rear LH) Ball seat Front Removal an

  • Service data and specifications (SDS)
  • General Specification (Rear) Wheel Alignment (Unladen*1) *1: Fuel, engine coolant, and lubricants are full. Spare tire, jack, hand tools, and mats are in designated positions. *2: 18" tire. *3: 19" tire. Ball Joint Wheelarch Height (Unladen*1) *1: Fuel, engine coolant, and lubricants are full. Spare tire, jack, hand tools, and mats in designated positions.

Service data and specifications (SDS)