Nissan Maxima QX

since 1993 release

Repair and operation of the car



Nissan Maxima QX
+ Cars of the Nissan Maxima brand
+ Maintenance instruction
- Settings and routine maintenance
   Schedule of routine maintenance of the Nissan Maxima cars
   General information
   General information about settings and adjustments
   Check of levels of liquids
   Check of a condition of tires and pressure of their rating
   Check of level of liquid of the power steering
   Check of the ATF level of automatic transmission
   Replacement of motive oil and oil filter
   Check of a condition of seat belts
   Check of a state and replacement of brushes of screen wipers
   Check, service and charging of the rechargeable battery
   Check of a state, adjustment of effort of a tension and replacement of a driving belt
   Check of a state and replacement of the hoses located in a motive compartment
   Check of a condition of components of the cooling system
   Rotation of wheels
   Check of a condition of components of a power supply system
   Check of the brake system
   Check of a condition of components of system of production of the fulfilled gases
   Check of level of the RKPP gearbox oil
   Replacement of the filtering air cleaner element
   Replacement of the fuel filter
   Check of a state and replacement of spark plugs
   Check of a state and replacement of VV of candle wires, cover and runner of the distributor
   Check and replacement of the valve of system of the operated ventilation of a case (PCV)
   Service of the cooling system (depletion, washing and filling)
   Replacement of ATF of automatic transmission and main transfer
   Replacement of the RKPP gearbox oil
   Check of a condition of components of a suspension bracket and steering drive
   Check of a condition of the EGR valve
+ Engine
+ Cooling systems, heating
+ Power supply system and release
+ Engine electric equipment
+ Control systems of the engine
+ Transmission
+ Coupling and power shafts
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment



Schedule of routine maintenance of the Nissan Maxima cars

The intervals of routine maintenance of the car stipulated in the present Section are calculated on independent performance by the owner of the vehicle of all necessary procedures. Duration of intervals was defined proceeding from the assumption that the car is operated in the daily mode. Constantly to support the vehicle in dive of a form, some of procedures for desire of the owner can be carried out slightly more often. Authors of the present manual are sure that receiving the maximum return from the power unit of the car and its other knots and systems can achieve only on condition of a conscientious attitude of the owner to care of the vehicle. It is worth to remember as well about need of maintenance of a trade dress of the car on a case of its resale.

At operation of the car in the conditions of strongly dusty area, an intense city cycle (frequent short trips), and also at frequent towage of the trailer, intervals of performing procedures of routine maintenance have to be, whenever possible, reduced to a minimum.

Servicing of the new vehicle, in order to avoid violation of factory guarantee certificates, has to be made at company car repair shop of the company manufacturer of the car.

Through each 400 km (250 miles) of a run or times a week (that will come earlier)

· Check the level of motive oil (see the Section Check of Levels of Liquids).
· Check the level of cooling liquid of the engine (see the Section Check of Levels of Liquids).
· Check the level of liquid of washing of a windshield (see the Section Check of Levels of Liquids).
· Check levels of brake fluid (see the Section Check of Levels of Liquids).
· Check a condition of tires and pressure of their rating (see the Section Check of a Condition of Tires and Pressure of Their Rating).

Through each 4800 km (3000 miles) of a run or times in 3 months (that will come earlier)


In addition to the checks listed in the previous subsection:

· Check PAS liquid level (see the Section Check of Level of Liquid of the Power Steering).
· Check the ATF AT level (see the Section Check of the ATF Level of Automatic Transmission).
· You make replacement of motive oil and an oil filter (see the Section Replacement of Motive Oil and Oil Filter).

Through each 12 000 km (7500 miles) of a run or times in 6 months (that will come earlier)


In addition to the checks listed in the previous subsection:

· Check a condition of seat belts (see the Section Check of a Condition of Seat Belts).
· Check a condition of brushes of screen wipers, in case of need you make replacement (see the Section Check of a State and Replacement of Brushes of Screen Wipers).
· Check a condition of the rechargeable battery and you make its service (see the Section Check, service and charging of the rechargeable battery).
· Check a state and effort of a tension of driving belts, in case of need you make the corresponding adjustment (see the Section Check of a State, adjustment of effort of a tension and replacement of a driving belt).
· Check a condition of all hoses located in a motive compartment, in case of need you make replacement (see the Section Check of a State and Replacement of the hoses located in a motive compartment).
· Check serviceability of functioning and a condition of components of the cooling system (see the Section Check of a Condition of Components of the Cooling System).
· You make rotation of wheels (see the Section Rotation of Wheels).

Through each 24 000 km (15 000 miles) of a run or times in 12 months (that will come earlier)


In addition to the checks listed in the previous subsection:

· Check a state and serviceability of functioning of a power supply system (see the Section Check of a Condition of Components of a Power Supply System).
· Check serviceability of functioning of the brake system and a condition of its components (see the Section Check of the Brake System).*
· Check a condition of components of system of production of the fulfilled gases (see the Section Check of a Condition of Components of System of Production of the Fulfilled Gases).
· Check the MTF RKPP level (see the Section Check of Level of the RKPP Gearbox Oil).

Through each 48 000 km (30 000 miles) of a run, or time in 24 months (that will come earlier)


In addition to the checks listed in the previous subsection:

· You make replacement of the air filter (see the Section Replacement of the Filtering Air Cleaner Element).*
· You make replacement of the fuel filter (see the Section Replacement of the Fuel Filter).
· You make replacement of spark plugs (for candles of usual type) (see the Section Check of a State and Replacement of Spark Plugs).
· Check a condition of VV of candle wires, in case of need you make replacement, on models 1993 and 1994 of of the issue check a condition of a cover and the runner of the distributor (see the Section Check of a State and Replacement of VV of Candle Wires, covers and the runner of the distributor).
· Check a condition of the PCV valve, in case of need you make replacement (see the Section Check and replacement of the valve of system of the operated ventilation of a case (PCV)).
· You make service of the cooling system (depletion, washing and replacement of brake fluid) (see the Section Service of the Cooling System (depletion, washing and filling)).
· You make ATF AT replacement (see the Section ATF Replacement of automatic transmission and main transfer). **
· You make replacement of the RKPP gearbox oil (see the Section Replacement of the RKPP Gearbox Oil). **
· Check a condition of components of a suspension bracket and the steering drive, and also protective covers of CV JOINTS of power shafts (see the Section Check of a Condition of Components of a Suspension Bracket and Steering Drive).

Through each 96 000 km (60 000 miles) of a run or times in 48 months (that will come earlier)


· Check installation of valvate gaps, in case of need you make the corresponding adjustment (on models since 1995 of the issue only at increase in a noise background of the valvate mechanism) (see the Head Dvigatel).
· Check a state and serviceability of functioning of the EGR valve (see the Section Check of a Condition of the EGR Valve).
· You make replacement of spark plugs (for platinum candles) (see the Section Check of a State and Replacement of Spark Plugs).
· Check a state / you make replacement of a gas-distributing belt - models 1993 and 1994 of of the issue (see the Head Dvigatel).
* At operation of the car in intense conditions perform all procedures marked with an asterisk through each 4800 km (3000 miles) of a run or times in 3 months (that will come earlier).

Intense are understood as the following service conditions:


— Strong dust content of the area;
— Towage of the trailer;
— Long operation of the engine on single turns / the movement with low speeds;
— Low ambient temperature (it is below 0th °C) in combination with short trips (extent less than 6 km [4 miles]).
** At operation of the car in any of the listed below conditions, the procedures marked with two asterisks have to be performed through each 24 000 km (15 000 miles) of a run:
— An intense city cycle at high temperatures of the environment (over 32 °C);
— The movement in the hilly or mountain area;
— Frequent towage of the trailer.