After removal of the rear seat bottom, you will see a bolt at the bottom of each side of the rear seat back that need to be removed. Is there anything we are missing like a snap ring etc? Push up on the rear seat back to unhook three plastic hooks center and one at each end at the top of the rear seat back. Standard SkyView Roof This unique fixed-glass insert that runs longitudinally down the center of the Maxima's roof allows natural light to fill the cabin and includes manually-adjustable shades to prevent excess glare. An optional rear center console, which converts the Maxima to a four-passenger car, eliminates the folding seat. If the transmission fluid level in your Maxima is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. The Maxima has it in spades. Parking lot maneuvers can become burdensome, however, as it takes a lot of wheel turning to produce the desired effect.
Mark the top mount for installation reference. Many vehicles with manual transmissions do not have a dipstick and their fluid level should be checked by an automotive technician as the car will likely need to be hoisted on a lift. It is formulated with full-synthetic, premium base oils, long-life friction modifiers, unique anti-wear additives and shear stable viscosity modifiers that help prevent oil film breakdown. Get your Maxima upgraded or back in pristine shape by shopping Advance Auto Parts. Sep 22, 2010 First you must remove the rear seat to gain access to the top strut mounts. You have come to the right place if you need new or replacement parts for your 2008 Maxima.
Disconnect the negative battery cable. Slide the new strut assembly up into the spring and reposition the top mount onto the spring in the same position that it was removed. I was backing the car out of my driveway when the car stopped moving in reverse and moved forward. The product worked good for a customers 2005 ford freestyle and you can't beat the online discounts compared to any other parts store. On the highway, passing response is more or less immediate, with virtually none of the delay it sometimes takes for conventional automatics to find a lower gear. Nissan Maximas from 2004-2006 have a widespread transmission defect, but judging from our complaint data, Nissan fixed the problem starting with the 2007 model. Remove screws on each side of bottom of fascia that attach fascia to bottom of fender protector.
If you have automatic transmission problems in your Maxima, ie: it hesitates when shifting gears or seems sluggish shifting from one gear to the next 1st to 2nd gear, 2nd to 3rd gear, 3rd to 4th gear, etc. Assuming you have a good engine lift that can go pretty high and an adjustable engine sling, would there be any issues? If you pull it from the bottom use everything you have to your advantage. We have hit the end of the axle with a sledge, heated it, sprayed with penetrating spray and tried an axle puller. Anyone have any good ideas of how to make a good plug for the end of the tranny so I don't lose all the fluid pulling it out? The tachometer needle simply jumps to 3,500 rpm or higher, and off you go. Their tapered borders suggest they were designed for aerodynamics, not visibility, and I found myself wishing the car had clip-on mirror extensions. I'm not sure if the 89 is the same.
Install the retaining washer and top nut. A fully loaded Maxima comes with such amenities as heated rear seats, power-folding outside mirrors and a heated steering wheel. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Maxima and how to check the transmission fluid level. This roomy, front-drive four-door mixes expressive style with impressive performance and loads of features. The strut and mount will lower out of the unibody. When I needed to accelerate again, it snapped to attention a few moments late.
. For now, the current car offers a high-quality — if somewhat flawed — cabin and engaging road manners. The could also use some work, as most functions rely on a hyper-sensitive joystick below the 7-inch screen. The alignment will be close if the new strut is installed in the same position. When adding transmission fluid to your Maxima, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill.
If you follow the procedure outlined in the nissan manual it is very easy putting it in with the tranny on, and pulling it out for that matter. Pull the combination lamp up and toward the front of the vehicle, disconnect connector and remove from vehicle. Both include numerous power assists as well as keyless entry and start, steering-wheel mounted audio and cruise control switchgear, dual 12-volt powerpoints and Homelink. Traditionalists may find the Maxima's exterior styling a bit too avant garde for their tastes. The steering wheel feels evenly weighted and never artificial, like the steering in some full-size cars.
Please note: Advance Auto Parts is proud to carry comparable exact-fit parts from multiple vendors, as such, the item you receive may be one of two quality brands. Remove the combination lamp mounting bolts. Passenger space is generous up front, even with the optional power moonroof, and the rear is adult-friendly, if a bit close on headroom. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the Maxima Good in frontal crashes but Marginal in side impacts. I ask because I have the heads off and it is in a state of tear down presently. I'm on a time sensitive situation at all times with my clients and the last thing I need is to be told the part s i was charged for upfront is not in stock like it said it was, so now not only am I wasting my time, fuel, money! I am going to rebuild the spare good block I have.