Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Brake fluid

Inspection

LEVEL CHECK

Nissan Maxima. LEVEL CHECK

  • Make sure that a brake fluid level in reservoir tank is between MAX and MIN lines as shown.
  • Visually check around reservoir tank for fluid leakage.
  • If the level is excessively low, check brake system for leaks.
  • If brake warning lamp remains illuminated after parking brake pedal is released, check brake system for fluid leaks.

Drain and Refill

CAUTION:

  • Refill with new brake fluid. Refer to MA-15, "FOR USA AND CANADA : Fluids and Lubricants" (for United States and Canada) or MA-16, "FOR MEXICO : Fluids and Lubricants" (for Mexico).
  • Do not reuse drained brake fluid.
  • Do not let brake fluid splash on the painted surfaces of the body. This might damage the paint. If brake fluid is splashed on painted areas, wash it away with water immediately.
  • Before working, disconnect ABS actuator and electric unit (control unit) harness connector or battery negative terminal.

Nissan Maxima. Drain and Refill

  1. Turn ignition switch OFF and disconnect ABS actuator and electric unit (control unit) harness connector or battery negative terminal.
  2. Connect a vinyl tube to bleed valve.
  3. Depress brake pedal, loosen bleed valve, and gradually remove brake fluid.

Nissan Maxima. Drain and Refill

  1. Make sure there is no foreign material in the reservoir tank, and refill with new brake fluid.
  2. Rest foot on brake pedal. Loosen bleed valve. Slowly depress brake pedal until it stops. Tighten bleed valve. Release brake pedal. Repeat the process a few times, then pause to add new brake fluid to master cylinder. Continue until the new brake fluid flows out of bleed valve.

    Bleed the air out of the brake hydraulic system. Refer to BR-16, "Bleeding Brake System".

Bleeding Brake System

BLEEDING BRAKE SYSTEM

CAUTION:

  • While bleeding, pay attention to master cylinder fluid level.
  • Before working, disconnect ABS actuator and electric unit (control unit) harness connector or battery negative terminal
  1. Turn ignition switch OFF and disconnect ABS actuator and electric unit (control unit) harness connector or battery negative terminal.
  2. Connect a vinyl tube to rear right brake caliper bleed valve.
  3. Fully depress brake pedal 10 times.
  4. With brake pedal depressed, loosen bleed valve to bleed air in brake line, and then tighten it immediately.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all of the air is out of the brake line.
  6. Tighten the bleed valve to the specified torque. Refer to BR-32, "Exploded View of Brake Caliper" (front disc brake), BR-36, "Exploded View of Brake Caliper" (rear brake).
  7. Repeat steps 2 through 6, with master cylinder reservoir tank filled at least halfway. Bleed the air in the following order: Front right brake→Front left brake→Rear right brake→Rear left brake
    Brake pedal

    Removal and installation