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How to Reset Your Check Engine Light Manually (CEL)

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 01/08/2017

How to Reset Your Check Engine Light Manually (CEL)

This article explains the various ways of resetting and/or clearing codes on your 6thgens. It should also work for any of the current generation Nissan and Infiniti vehicles. Clearing the codes will turn off any check engine lights (aka: SEL, CEL, SES, etc..). There is a table of OBDII codes…

How to Replace Steering Rack on 4thgen Maxima

Relevance: 48%      Posted on: 02/10/2018

How to Replace Steering Rack on 4thgen Maxima

Member Credit: Kevlo911 I bet over 75% of 4th gen owners have a leaking steering rack and/or worn tie rods. I bought the 99se rack because it is stiffer. It comes with new inner tie rods and new o-rings. You should replace the outer tie rods and sway bar. bushings…

How to Remove Rear Package Deck on 2004-2008 Maxima

Relevance: 47%      Posted on: 11/24/2018

How to Remove Rear Package Deck on 2004-2008 Maxima

Member Credit: Hawk7886 The stock speakers on the 04 Max just don't cut it for me, so I decided to take apart the rear deck and swap them out with a pair of 6X9s I had sitting around. I'm planning something with more punch in the future, but I figured…

No Start or Start and Stall on 4thgen Maxima (P0340)

Relevance: 46%      Posted on: 02/10/2018

No Start or Start and Stall on 4thgen Maxima (P0340)

Member Credit: Sparky This 1997 Nissan Maxima was towed in from another shop after unsuccessful repair attempts. I am not sure how many shops it has been to. Tried to crank vehicle, it spit and coughed and jumped and carried on but I managed to get it to fire a…

Are You Noticing Lack of Power Between 0-40 MPH?

Relevance: 42%      Posted on: 02/06/2017

Are You Noticing Lack of Power Between 0-40 MPH?

Member Credit: EddyMaxx & Tom Brooks. Are you noticing a lack of power when accelerating between 0-40 MPH? Is your car fine once you get passed 40 MPH? Did you scan for codes and nothing? Do you have a CVT? If you answered YES to the questions above, then you…

Nissan DataScan II aka The Affordable Nissan Consult

Relevance: 41%      Posted on: 10/09/2017

Nissan DataScan II aka The Affordable Nissan Consult

If you are DIY person and love working on your Nissan Maxima, then this tool is a MUST HAVE! When you go to the Nissan dealer, the person working on your car typically uses a tool called a Nissan Consult. The Nissan Consult that the dealer uses costs thousand of…

How to Polish Your Stock Intake Manifold

Relevance: 38%      Posted on: 01/05/2017

How to Polish Your Stock Intake Manifold

Member Credit: XERMAN2001 I am not an expert or a pro, I am not telling you this is the way it is done or has to be done. This is what I did and used to polish my plenum, I made this thread to help others. If you know a…

How to Remove your Headliner on 6thgen Maxima

Relevance: 38%      Posted on: 01/20/2018

How to Remove your Headliner on 6thgen Maxima

Member Credit: BLKMAGIC You can start this project from any part you wish, so you do not have to follow the order I did things. I started in the front, and worked my way to the rear of the car for the most part, although you do have to jump…

How to Change Spark Plugs on Infiniti G35/FX35

Relevance: 35%      Posted on: 01/06/2019

How to Change Spark Plugs on Infiniti G35/FX35

Member Credit: G35 Mass I installed LFR5AIX-11 plugs. First, the tools you will need: 6 NGK Iridium IX Sparkplugs 3/8" Rachet 3/8" long extension (at least ten inches) 10mm socket 10mm open-end wrench 16mm "deep" socket (or "sparkplug socket") Magnetic pick up tool 3-prong grabber (optional, you'll need it if you don't have a…

The Official 4thgen Nissan Maxima Interior LED Bulb Replacement List

Relevance: 31%      Posted on: 01/20/2019

The Official 4thgen Nissan Maxima Interior LED Bulb Replacement List

Member Credit: tigersharkdude These is a full list of LED replacements bulbs for your 1995-1999 Nissan Maxima. Tools Needed: Phillips Head Screw Driver Thin flat head screw driver Plastic Trim removal tool Extending magnetic pickup tool POSSIBLY 10mm socket and ratchet POSSIBLY a headlamp light LEDs: Map Light - 20 SMD…

How to Remove Stock Radio on 07-08 6thgen Maxima

Relevance: 31%      Posted on: 07/07/2018

How to Remove Stock Radio on 07-08 6thgen Maxima

Member Credit: Eddy Disconnect battery negative terminal. Remove the CVT finisher. Place the shift lever in the Drive position. Separate the chrome finisher from the shift knob by pushing it down. Remove the shift knob (1) by removing the spring clip and pulling up. Then remove the chrome finisher (2).…

How to Install New Rotors and Brake Pads

Relevance: 30%      Posted on: 01/21/2017

How to Install New Rotors and Brake Pads

Member Credit: shift_ice There are many rotor and brake pad options for the Maxima. Check out the brake choice how-to if you're having problems deciding. In this how-to, I install Hawk HPS pads and Brembo blank rotors, though the process will be the same for any OEM replacements. The new…

How to Properly Torque Wheels on 6thgen Maxima

Relevance: 28%      Posted on: 01/20/2018

How to Properly Torque Wheels on 6thgen Maxima

Member Credit: lightonthehill Why is it important to have wheels properly torqued? Overtorquing wheels can damage alloy wheels, snap lugs, and can also make it very difficult to remove a wheel with the standard Maxima tire wrench should you have a flat in the middle of the night in the…

How to Replace Steering Wheel

Relevance: 27%      Posted on: 12/23/2017

How to Replace Steering Wheel

Member Credit: KZ 259 If your steering is worn-out and you would like to replace it, the following how-to will help you achieve that. Very simple to do. Step 1: Disconnect the battery Step 2: Unscrew this 10MM nut and one more on the opposite side. Step 3: The airbag…

Anatomy of a Complete UpRev Tune: Forced induction 350z

Relevance: 27%      Posted on: 12/16/2018

Anatomy of a Complete UpRev Tune: Forced induction 350z

Member Credit: djamps THESE TABLES ARE FOR A VERY SPECIFIC F/I SETUP! I'm running GT25 twins with 600CC DW's, AAM basic fuel return, and HPX MAF. Don't be stupid and start making power pulls with these tables on YOUR setup. Tune it right and use these values as starting points if…

What does my Air Fuel Ratio (AFR) Mean?

Relevance: 26%      Posted on: 12/02/2017

What does my Air Fuel Ratio (AFR) Mean?

Source Credit: SAFR Tool Air Fuel Ratio (AFR) is the ratio of air to fuel in an internal combustion engine. The AFR is an important measure for performance-tuning reasons. If exactly enough air is provided to completely burn all of the fuel, the ratio is known as the stoichiometric mixture…

How to Clear the Orange Blinker Lens on 5thgen Maxima Headlights

Relevance: 24%      Posted on: 05/12/2019

How to Clear the Orange Blinker Lens on 5thgen Maxima Headlights

Member Credit: Shift_Ice Tools: Dremel with a cutting tool Oven Small flathead screwdriver Torx bit (on some models) - otherwise metric socket (size unknown) Old towels Channel locks Purchase clear lens from Home Depot or frosted lens from Tap Plastics (contact info below): Tap Plastics Inc 4538 Auburn Bl Sacramento,…

How to Replace Knock Sensor on 4thgen Maxima (P0325)

Relevance: 22%      Posted on: 02/10/2018

How to Replace Knock Sensor on 4thgen Maxima (P0325)

Member Credit: Sparky Code P0325 stored in 1997 Nissan Maxima. Because the knock sensor is normally at fault I usually test it first. The knock sensor is located under the intake and is accessible on the driver’sside of the car. Locate the knock sensor subharness connector. It is near the…

How to Change the Transmission Fluid (’02-’03 6-speeds only)

Relevance: 21%      Posted on: 02/06/2017

How to Change the Transmission Fluid ('02-'03 6-speeds only)

Member Credit: shift_ice Note: This how-to is for '02-'03 Maxima's with a 6-speed transmission. I ordered 3 quarts of Redline MT-90 Manual Transmission fluid from myoilshop. Their service was quick - I received the oil on 1-17. Redline MT-90 is a quality GL-4 fluid. Amsoil Series 2000 SAE 75W-90 Synthetic…

How to Change your 7thgen CVT Transmission Fluid (Drain/Refill)

Relevance: 21%      Posted on: 12/29/2017

How to Change your 7thgen CVT Transmission Fluid (Drain/Refill)

Member Credit: Ghozt I just did my CVT transmission fluid drain/fill the other day, I'm at ~44,000 miles and premium maintenance service plan recommended every 40,000 while standard recommended every 60,000. With how I drive I figured it's about time so why not. I got my fluid on fleabay, picked…

How to Install Illuminated Kick Plates on 7thgen maxima

Relevance: 21%      Posted on: 12/29/2017

How to Install Illuminated Kick Plates on 7thgen maxima

Member Credit: Ghozt This guide is primarily directed at the 09-11's who will need to splice into the foot wells for lighting. If you have a 2012 these plug directly in and you can download install instructions from most of the Nissan parts websites. I kept the steps easy and…

How to Change Bulb Light in the Dome Light to LED

Relevance: 20%      Posted on: 01/01/2018

How to Change Bulb Light in the Dome Light to LED

Member Credit: wariow3 Difficulty: Easy to moderate. Knowledge of LED's + Resistors Experience with soldering recommended Items needed: Small flat head screw driver small phillips screwdriver 5mm leds ,I used white LED's( around 10, more just incase they blow or just dont' work) I get mine off ebay from the…

How to Change Your CVT Transmission Fluid (Drain/Refill)

Relevance: 20%      Posted on: 01/08/2017

How to Change Your CVT Transmission Fluid (Drain/Refill)

Member Credit: dagreek Here is a high-level summary of the whole process: 1. Remove drain plug from CVT oil pan. 2. Drain fluid 3. Reinstall drain plug in oil pan 4. Fill CVT with tranny fluid at the charging pipe 5. Drive CVT for 10 min 6. Check fluid level. 7.…

Comprehensive 4thgen Maxima 5-Speed Transmission Rebuild

Relevance: 18%      Posted on: 12/25/2018

Comprehensive 4thgen Maxima 5-Speed Transmission Rebuild

Member Credit: JtzMax Ok, first I need to mention that I will try to add more pictures, so there may be edits in the near future. Also, can a mod please PLEASE please make this a sticky! I spent a lot of time doing this to try to help others, so…

How to Perform LED Door Step Light Mod

Relevance: 17%      Posted on: 01/27/2018

How to Perform LED Door Step Light Mod

Member Credit: JETMEC Okay guy here's a little mod i had in my old Altima SE-R and am now bringing it to the Max family. I got all the LED's from V-LEDS.COM ass well as the scotchlok's for taping into the wires. Here is the mod, sorry for the crappy cell pic.…

How to Remove your Upper Oil Pan

Relevance: 16%      Posted on: 12/25/2017

How to Remove your Upper Oil Pan

Member Credit: SrgScott Hey guys, I had an oil leak in my upper oil pan, so decided to give you a write-up on how to remove it! I’m going to assume everyone knows how to apply liquid gasket and seals, so I will be leaving that part out. So, if…

area74 iO2 V3.1 CatSim Universal Oxygen Sensor Simulator

Relevance: 16%      Posted on: 12/23/2018

area74 iO2 V3.1 CatSim Universal Oxygen Sensor Simulator

This is another option for buying O2 Simulator. They have been testing and fully working on 2002-2003 5thgen Maximas. Should also work on 2004-2008 6thgen Maximas as well. Price: $199.98 Website: http://www.area74.ca/product/io2-universal-oxygen-sensor-simulator/ The iO2 was originally developed as tool to aid in the diagnosis of catalytic converter and oxygen sensor fault codes.We…

How to Replace the Timing Chain on your VQ35DE Engine

Relevance: 16%      Posted on: 01/22/2017

How to Replace the Timing Chain on your VQ35DE Engine

Member Credit: Chorca I'm sure there's a ton of threads here on this, and I've seen YouTube videos, pictures here and there, and lots of other tidbits of info scattered about, but I just wanted to add one more to the list. Feel free to ignore this thread if it's…

How to Replace Nissan Z32 300ZX TT Front Brake Pads (for 4thgen BBK)

Relevance: 15%      Posted on: 09/06/2020

How to Replace Nissan Z32 300ZX TT Front Brake Pads (for 4thgen BBK)

Credit: Andy Woo (Internet Z Car Club (IZCC)) 1) Loosen the lug nuts on the wheels corresponding to the brake pads you are planning to change. 2) Jack up the car (refer to How To for examples).  Make sure you use wheel chocks and do not engage the emergency brakes. 4) Lay…

How to Make a Switchblade Key aka Euro Style Flip Key

Relevance: 14%      Posted on: 01/08/2017

How to Make a Switchblade Key aka Euro Style Flip Key

Member Credit: Voboy Now before getting started my initial impressions on the key fob: I got mine from RemoteHub on ebay. You'll want to buy the one that is the conversion case and transponder chip only (TRANSPONDER CHIP THAT CAME FROM EBAY WILL NOT BE USED!!!). Initial impressions were that…