Nissan Maxima Service and Repair Manual: Steering column

Disassembly and Assembly

The steering column assembly without electric motor is not serviceable and must be replaced as an assembly.

With Electric Motor

Nissan Maxima. With Electric Motor

  1. Steering column assembly
  2. Telescope motor
  3. Telescope motor link bracket
  4. Tilt motor
  5. Tilt motor bolt cap

DISASSEMBLY

  1. Remove the steering wheel. Refer to ST-17, "Removal and Installation".

Tilt motor

  1. Remove the tilt motor as follows.

Nissan Maxima. Tilt motor

  1. Disconnect the harness connector (A) from the tilt motor.
  2. Remove the tilt motor link bolts (B).

Nissan Maxima. Tilt motor

  1. Remove the tilt motor bolt (A) from the RH side of column.
  2. Remove the tilt motor (B).

NOTE: If the steering wheel could not be tilted to the highest position, manually tilt steering wheel to the highest position.

Telescope motor

  1. Remove telescope motor as follows.

Nissan Maxima. Telescope motor

  1. Disconnect the harness connector (A) from the telescope motor.
  2. Remove the two telescope motor link screws (B) and telescope motor link bracket.
  3. Remove telescope motor bolt (C).
  4. Remove the telescope motor (D).

NOTE: If the steering wheel could not be telescoped to full out position manually pull steering wheel to the full out position

ASSEMBLY

Assembly is in the reverse order of removal

NOTE:

  • Upon installation of the tilt motor link bolts manually move steering wheel up and down to align the bolts.
  • Adjust the telescope motor link to full out position and adjust as needed to fit into proper installed position.
  • Inform customer that they will need to reset their Automatic Drive Positioner (ADP) settings.
    Unit disassembly and assembly

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