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How to Change the Clutch Slave Cylinder Hose

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How to Change the Clutch Slave Cylinder Hose

Member Credit: bignick If any of you with a manual tranny notice you have to fill up the clutch reservoir every few days, its probably because your slave cylinder hose has a slow sweat (common problem it seems). I changed it today in about an hour and a half (this writeup…

How to Replace Thermostat on 4thgen Maxima

Relevance: 74%      Posted on: 01/23/2018

How to Replace Thermostat on 4thgen Maxima

Member Credit: VQpower The thermostat regulates the flow of coolant within the engine. At low coolant temps, it stays closed. As the engine warms, it opens to allow coolant to flow through the radiator and cool the engine. It's located on the left side of the engine, here: If it…

How to Bleed your Maxima Brakes

Relevance: 64%      Posted on: 01/21/2017

How to Bleed your Maxima Brakes

Member Credit: shift_ice Over time the brake system can take on air as the effectiveness of the brake fluid decreases with age. Air can also enter the system from a leaky brake hose, a bad connection on the brake caliper, during any maintenance when a brake line is removed, or…

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

Relevance: 63%      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 the Transmission Fluid (’02-’03 6-speeds only) Version 2

Relevance: 58%      Posted on: 12/25/2017

How to Change the Transmission Fluid (’02-’03 6-speeds only) Version 2

Member Credit: Greg I might be going out on a limb classifying the changing of your manual transmission fluid as a "performance" modification, but considering how use of this stuff will improve your shifts in both cold and hot weather, the classification might not be that far off. I used…

Matty’s Vortech V1 V2 Supercharger Parts List

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Matty's Vortech V1 V2 Supercharger Parts List

Member Credit: Matty Here is a list of parts you will need if you plan on purchasing my V1 Starter Kit and want to finish off the kit with custom items. Vortech V1 or V2 Blower (Counter Clockwise Rotation, Straight Discharge) The blower NEEDS to have this fitting on it…

How to Install Kinetix Intake Manifold

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How to Install Kinetix Intake Manifold

Community Member Credit: DeusExMaxima The procedure for removing the OEM intake and replacing it with the Kinetix was fairly straightforward. With basic hand tools, I did the job at a casual pace in under 2 hours. Tools Needed: Allen wrench (supplied with manifold) 10mm, 12mm, and 14mm wrenches and sockets…

How to Install Transmission Cooler

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How to Install Transmission Cooler

Member Credit: Greg 1.I bought the Hayden model 404 from Pep Boys for $49.99 plus tax. There were other smaller models, but I figured I would get the largest one practical. The 404 is considered "Heavy Duty" and is 7.5 inches tall by 15.5 inches wide, by 0.75 inches thick.…

How to Replace CVT Fluid and CVT Transmission Oil Filter (VIDEO)

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How to Replace CVT Fluid and CVT Transmission Oil Filter (VIDEO)

Member Credit: Eric Cruz Since I was draining the CVT fluid and replacing the filter, I thought I'd do a video for you all. Sorry about the dipstick being out of focus when I was checking the fluid level but you guys got it from there. Hope this helps some…

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

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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.…

Engine Coolant Removal and Replacement on 4thgen Maxima

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Engine Coolant Removal and Replacement on 4thgen Maxima

Member Credit: motorvate Changing your coolant on a regular basis is very important to the longevity of your engine. With normal use, the corrosion inhibitors loose their effectiveness. Nissan recommends that AFTER the first 96,000 KM replace the coolant every 24 months, or 48,000 KM. The procedure that I am…

Replacing the Fuel Pump Assembly on 04-08 Nissan Maxima / Altima

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Replacing the Fuel Pump Assembly on 04-08 Nissan Maxima / Altima

Member Credit: EddyMaxx Recently, I started to smell strong gas fumes in my car. I always thought it was because I was running "rich". However, after further inspecting my fuel tank area, I noticed my fuel pump assembly had a small crack on it. This was causing fumes to go…

How to install a CVT Transmission Cooler on 7thgen Maxima

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How to install a CVT Transmission Cooler on 7thgen Maxima

Member Credit: Brandan Nankoo, Mishimoto Photo Credits: Sunday Ortiz and Gerson Flores No one ever wants to experience the feeling of having to replace a CVT Transmission. Under warranty, it's not so bad. But out of warranty, it will be a very expensive job. To prolong the life of the CVT, many…

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

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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 Change the CVT Transmission Oil Filter on 7thgen Maxima

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How to Change the CVT Transmission Oil Filter on 7thgen Maxima

If you're up for a CVT transmission fluid drain/refill, it is also a good idea to change the CVT transmission oil filter. Often times, if you go to the dealer and ask them to change the CVT oil filter....they will look at you like you're crazy.  Stay calm, the oil…

How to Drain and Refill Transmission Fluid on 6thgen Maxima & Altima SE-R

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How to Drain and Refill Transmission Fluid on 6thgen Maxima & Altima SE-R

Member Credit: NAMEL355 Decided to take pictures as I changed the ATF in my 2005 Nissan Altima SE-R (Should be similar for 6th gen Maximas) since I couldn't really find any how to's prior to attempting my first ATF change using the Drain and Refill method. Usually people do 3 drain…

Returnless to Return Style on VQ35 Information

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Returnless to Return Style on VQ35 Information

Member Credit: 96sleeper I just wanted to put this info out there. When I first did my 3.5 swap I did the fuel setup the way that others had done with the Tee. It satisfied the VQ35 engine by leaving it returnless, and also satisfied the car with the return line.…

How to Change the Fuel Filter

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How to Change the Fuel Filter

Member Credit: shift_ice According to Nissan the 5th Gen Maxima has a "lifetime" filter that never needs changed. In my opinion there is no such thing as a lifetime filter, so I changed mine recently. Many on maxima.org agree that a change is a good idea, and the general consensus…

How to Install New Rotors and Brake Pads

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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 Replace your Spark Plugs & Coil Packs

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How to Replace your Spark Plugs & Coil Packs

Member Credit: Greg Changing the spark plugs on a 2002-2003 Maxima is not something you should have to do until around 100,000 miles. The stock plugs are platinum tipped and should last a very long time. Replacement of the plugs is something that Nissan recommends you "see your dealer" to…

How to Remove your 6thgen Headlights

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How to Remove your 6thgen Headlights

Member Credit: Elite Package Hey guys i just recently painted the interior of my lights black to match my car. I just figured i'd write this post to help anyone out by giving "visual" instructions rather then "Text" instructions. So if you decide to tackle this project yourself like i did,…

Wilwood Combination Master Cylinder Kit for 4thgen/5thgen Nissan Maxima

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Wilwood Combination Master Cylinder Kit for 4thgen/5thgen Nissan Maxima

Community Member Credit: Blandon Fitzpatrick Part Name: Compact Remote Combination Master Cylinder Kit Part Number: 260-10374 Price: $83.00 Order Link: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/wil-260-10374 Important Note: The inlet for the clutch line is a 1/8-27 non-inverted flare. So usual regular SS one-piece lines won't work as-is. You'll need a SS line made along…

How to Replace Steering Rack on 4thgen Maxima

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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…

5thgen Maxima with 7thgen Gen2 VQ35DE Engine Accessory Retrofit

Relevance: 30%      Posted on: 12/23/2018

5thgen Maxima with 7thgen Gen2 VQ35DE Engine Accessory Retrofit

Member Credit: User1 I am one step away from becoming the first documented 7th gen swap to have retained all 7th gen accessories. The only item left is AC line set retrofit to the compressor. Below is the new power steering hose. The hose was made in about 15 min while…

Akebono 370Z Big Brake Kit Installation on 7thgen Maxima

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Akebono 370Z Big Brake Kit Installation on 7thgen Maxima

Member Credit: MaximaDrvr aka Daryl Johnson It was just under $1,800 shipped for the kit. Shipping was included at $125. The options were: Slotted Rrotors Banjo Bolts Red Calipers Standard Ceramic Brake Pads If you attempt this yourself, you assume that you have some mechanical aptitude, and already know how to…

6thgen BBK (Better Brake Kit) Installation on 5thgen Maxima

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6thgen BBK (Better Brake Kit) Installation on 5thgen Maxima

Member Credit: godlyone Parts: 1. calipers + torque member from a 2004 maxima through a junkyard ($50) 2. Black Zinc coated Dimpled Rotors + Hawk HPS pads via rotorpros ($149) so a total of 200 spent.. First step is to really clean the calipers.. they were filthy! Before: After: Then sand…

Matt Faraca aka airmattdog’s 1997 Customized 4thgen Nissan Maxima

Relevance: 28%      Posted on: 12/29/2018

Matt Faraca aka airmattdog's 1997 Customized 4thgen Nissan Maxima

Owner: Matt Faraca aka airmattdog Year: 1997 Model: Maxima Color:  Lamborghini Orange Paint Transmission: Automatic Trim: SE Mod List: Engine: Injen Polished Cai Custom Polished Valve Cover Polished Ac Lines Polished Brake Lines Custom Polished Aluminum Relay Covers Custom Polished Maf Sensor Cover Cusco Polished Oil Catch Tank Weapon R Polished Coolant Tank Nismo Oil…

MKIII MR2 Seat Install on 4thgen Nissan Maxima

Relevance: 28%      Posted on: 03/26/2018

MKIII MR2 Seat Install on 4thgen Nissan Maxima

Member Credit: schmellyfart Greetings everyone, today I will be showing you how to install MKIII MR2 (ZZW30) seats in your A32. First off, the most important part - weight. A32 '97 SE Power Cloth Driver Seat = 44lbs A32 (unknown year&trim) Manual Cloth Driver Seat = 40lbs ZZW30 '02 Spyder Manual…