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

Check of the ATF level of automatic transmission


1. Correctness of the ATF level is one of critical operational parameters of the models equipped with AT. Lowering of the ATF level can lead to pro-slipping of the converter of rotation whereas the excessive amount of liquid leads to its foaming, to formation of leaks and is fraught with a transmission exit out of operation.
2. Check of the ATF level has to be made at the transmission warmed up to the normal working temperature (16 ÷ 20 km of a run, 72 ÷ 80 °C).

It is not necessary to make check of the ATF level right after operation of the car at high speeds, in the conditions of a city cycle in hot weather, or after towage of the trailer, - previously let's liquid cool down within about 30 minutes. Park the car on the flat horizontal platform with a hard coating, strongly cock the parking brake. If the engine cold, start it and warm up on single turns. At the working engine squeeze out a pedal of a foot brake and serially carry out the AT selector lever through all provisions, having in conclusion returned it to situation "P".

3. Without suppressing the engine, take the measuring probe from the directing tube. Fingers remove traces of ATF from a probe edge and to the touch estimate its condition.

4. Carefully wipe an edge with pure rags and enter the probe back into the directing tube, having densely put a cover on a mouth.

5. Again take the probe from a mouth and determine the ATF level in a transmission case by the size of the moistened site of an edge. In case of need make the corresponding adjustment, through a funnel having added liquid of the required grade to transmission, - fill in ATF directly in a mouth of the directing tube of the measuring probe.

6. Rise in the ATF level from the lower bound of working range of the probe to top requires about 0.6 l of liquid - the flood is made in the small portions in stages, every time checking level.
7. Along with level it is necessary to check as well a condition of ATF. If the liquid moistening the end of an edge of the probe has a dark red-brown shade, or smells of ashes, ATF should be replaced (see the Section ATF Replacement of automatic transmission and main transfer). In the absence of confidence in correctness of assessment of a condition of transmission liquid compare it on color and a smell to fresh ATF.