Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Steering column

Without Electric Motor

Nissan Maxima. Without Electric Motor

  1. -4. Steering column assembly nut tightening order
  2.  Steering wheel
  3. Combination switch and spiral cable
  4. Steering column assembly
  5. Hole cover seal
  6. Herbie clip
  7. Hole cover
  8. Lower shaft assembly

With Electric Motor

Nissan Maxima. With Electric Motor

  1. -4. Steering column assembly nut tightening order
  2. Steering wheel
  3. Combination switch and spiral cable
  4. Steering column assembly
  5. Hole cover seal
  6. Herbie clip
  7. Hole cover
  8. Lower shaft assembly

Removal and Installation

REMOVAL

Hole Cover Seal, Hole Cover and Lower Shaft Assembly

  1. Set wheels to the straight-ahead position.
  2. Remove lower side bolt (A) of lower shaft assembly (1).
  • Steering gear (2)

Nissan Maxima. Removal and Installation

  1. Remove the instrument lower panel LH.

Nissan Maxima. Removal and Installation

  1. Remove bolt (A) and nut (B) of column upper joint (2), then remove lower shaft assembly (1). CAUTION: Do not reuse column upper joint nut.
  2. Loosen herbie clip, then remove hole cover seal from hole cover.
  3. Remove nuts of hole cover, and then remove clamp and hole cover from dash panel.

Steering Column Assembly

Nissan Maxima. Steering Column Assembly

  1. Set wheels to the straight-ahead position.
  2. Remove instrument side finisher (LH). Refer to IP-10, "Exploded View".
  3. Remove instrument lower panel LH. Refer to IP-19, "Removal and Installation".
  4. Remove lower knee protector (LH) bolts ( )(, then remove lower knee protector (LH) (1). Refer to IP-10, "Exploded View".
  5. Remove steering column upper and lower covers. Refer to IP- 10, "Exploded View".
  6. Remove combination switch and spiral cable. Refer to SR-15, "Removal and Installation".
  7. Disconnect each switch harness connector installed to steering column assembly, and then disconnect harness clips from steering column assembly.
  8. Remove bolt (A) and nut (B) of column upper joint (2).
  • Lower shaft assembly (1)

Nissan Maxima. Steering Column Assembly

CAUTION: Do not reuse column upper joint nut.

  1. Remove steering column assembly nuts, then remove steering column assembly.

INSPECTION AFTER REMOVAL

Hole Cover Seal, Hole Cover and Lower Shaft Assembly Check each part of hole cover seal, hole cover and steering column and lower shaft assembly for damage or other malfunctions. Replace if necessary.

Steering Column Assembly

  • Check each part of steering column assembly for damage or other malfunctions. Replace entire steering column assembly if any parts are damaged.
  • Measure the length (L) as shown if vehicle has been involved in a minor collision. Replace steering column assembly if outside the specifications.

Nissan Maxima. INSPECTION AFTER REMOVAL

  • Measure steering column rotating torque using Tool. Replace steering column assembly if outside the standard.

Tool number : ST3127S000 (J-25765-A)

  • Check tilt and telescopic mechanism operating range (L1), (L2) as shown.

INSTALLATION

Hole Cover Seal, Hole Cover and Lower Shaft Assembly

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

  • When installing lower shaft assembly to steering gear assembly, follow the procedure listed below.
  • Set rack of steering gear in the neutral position. NOTE: To get the neutral position of rack, turn gear sub-assembly and measure the distance of inner socket, and then measure the intermediate position of the distance.
  • Align rear cover cap projection (A) with the marking position (B) of gear housing assembly.
  • Install slit part of lower shaft assembly (C) aligning with the projection (A) of rear cover cap (1). Make sure that the slit part of lower shaft assembly (C) is aligned with both the projection (A) of rear cover cap (1) and the marking position (B) of gear housing assembly.

Nissan Maxima. Hole Cover Seal, Hole Cover and Lower Shaft Assembly

Steering Column Assembly

Installation is in the reverse order of removal.

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