Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Removal and installation

  • Steering wheel
  • Removal and Installation REMOVAL NOTE: When removing spiral cable, use tape so that the case and rotating part keep aligned. This will prevent neutral position alignment procedure during spiral cable installation. Set steering wheel to the straight-ahead position. Remove driver air bag module. Refer to SR-12, "Removal and Installation". Remove steering wheel lock nut after steering is locked. Remove steering wheel using Tool (A). Tool number (A) : ST27180001 (J-25726-A) INSTALLATION Installation is in the reverse order of removal. CAUTION: Do not rotate spiral cable freely or excessively when the steering wheel is removed. Doing so may cause spiral cable damage.

  • Tilt motor
  • Exploded View Steering column assembly Telescope motor Telescope motor link bracket Tilt motor Tilt motor bolt cap Removal and Installation REMOVAL Remove instrument lower panel LH. Refer to IP-19, "Removal and Installation". Remove lower knee protector (LH) bolts (A) and the lower knee protector (LH) (B). Telescope the steering wheel to the full out position and tilt to highest position. NOTE: If either function is inoperative you can do this manually prior to installation. Remove the steering column covers. Refer to IP-11, "Removal and Installation".NOTE: The tilt/telescope switch can remain attached to the side cover. Remove the tilt motor as follows.

  • Telescopic motor
  • Exploded View Steering column assembly Telescope motor Telescope motor link bracket Tilt motor Tilt motor bolt cap Removal and Installation REMOVAL Remove instrument lower panel LH. Refer to IP-19, "Removal and Installation". Remove lower knee protector (LH) bolts (A) and the lower knee protector (LH) (B). Telescope the steering wheel to the full out position and tilt to highest position. NOTE: If either function is inoperative you can do this manually prior to installation. Remove the steering column covers. Refer to IP-11, "Removal and Installation".NOTE: The tilt/telescope switch can remain attached to the side cover. Remove telescope motor as follows.

  • Steering column
  • Without Electric Motor -4. Steering column assembly nut tightening order  Steering wheel Combination switch and spiral cable Steering column assembly Hole cover seal Herbie clip Hole cover Lower shaft assembly With Electric Motor -4. Steering column assembly nut tightening order Steering wheel Combination switch and spiral cable Steering column assembly Hole cover seal Herbie clip Hole cover Lower shaft assembly Removal and Installation REMOVAL Hole Cover Seal, Hole Cover and Lower Shaft Assembly Set wheels to the straight-ahead position. Remove lower side bolt (A) of lower shaft assembly (1). Steering gear (2) Remove the instrument lower panel LH.

  • Steering gear and linkage
  • Exploded View Cotter pin Steering gear assembly Front Removal and Installation NOTE: When removing components such as hoses, tubes/lines, etc., cap or plug openings to prevent fluid from spilling. REMOVAL Remove front wheel and tire using power tool. Refer to WT-60, "Adjustment". Drain power steering fluid. Refer to ST-12, "Draining". Disconnect front stabilizer connecting rods from front stabilizer and reposition front stabilizer. Refer to FSU-11, "Removal and Installation". Remove steering outer socket cotter pins (1), and then loosen the nuts. Remove steering outer sockets (2) from steering knuckles (3) so as not to damage ball joint boots (4) using Tool.

  • Power steering oil pump
  • Exploded View Rear bracket Power steering oil pump assembly Front bracket Removal and Installation NOTE: When removing components such as hoses, tubes/lines, etc., cap or plug openings to prevent fluid from spilling. REMOVAL Remove front wheel and tire (RH) using power tool. Refer to WT-60, "Adjustment". Remove front fender protector side cover. Refer to EXT-23, "Exploded View". Remove hood ledge cover (RH). Drain power steering fluid. Refer to ST-12, "Draining". Disconnect the power steering pressure sensor harness connector at the high pressure pipe. Refer to ST- 29, "Exploded View". Disconnect high pressure piping and suction hose from power steering oil pump.

  • Hydraulic line
  • Exploded View High pressure hose Suction hose Reservoir tank bracket Reservoir tank Oil pump assembly Steering gear assembly Low pressure piping Eye bolt High pressure piping Copper sealing washers Eye bolt Copper sealing washers Power steering pressure sensor High pressure hose piping Power steering fluid cooler O-ring Front  View A  View B Removal and Installation CAUTION: Securely insert harness connector to pressure sensor. Do not reuse O-rings or copper sealing washers. NOTE: When removing components such as hoses, tubes/lines, etc., cap or plug openings to prevent fluid from spilling. REMOVAL Refer to ST-29, "Exploded View" for removal.

Power steering oil pump

Steering wheel