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How to replace a head gasket on a 1997 nissan maxima 3liter v6

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SOURCE: Nissan Maxima 1997- Battery

Sounds as if you need the electrical portion of the ignition switch. The contacts inside are most likely worn out.

Posted on Sep 19, 2008

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SOURCE: how to replace blown head gasket

u have to start by removeing ur headers dont forget to take ur blown gasket to ur local part store to make shure u get the rigth one

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Starter motor and ignition switch and O2 sensor and pipe 1997 Nissan Maxima

You need to remove all of the air intake and other things behind the battery. The start motor is held in with two bolts. You might need a breaker bar to break loose the one bold as I did. Once you remove all of the air intake equipment. This will help you gain access to the starter motor. You might not need to remove all the air intake equipment I know it made it alot easier for me to remove the starter and I took it to the auto store and had it tested.

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

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SOURCE: How to program 1997 Maxima remote

Try this it works for the 95 and 96 models it should also work for all models 95 thru 99. 1st you need to get in the car and hit the lock button on the drivers door switch. Make sure doors and windows are all shut. To program the remote you must insert the key into the ignition 6 to 8 times rapidly in a 10 second time period and when you have done it correct the hazards lights will then illuminate twice. Next then you must hit the lock button quickly on the remote due to a slight time delay only hit the button once. Keep repeating this step until it works and to find out if it worked hold down the trunk button or the unlock button(the front windows should let down on you Mad-Max.

Posted on May 31, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 nissan maxima with 3000 24 valve twin cam v6.

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To replace the water pump, you will need to remove all the drive belts. Then there are 2 black covers on the front timing cover. One cover is for the chain tensioner, the other is for access to the water pump. I would recommend you replace the tensioner the same time you do the water pump. The reason is, you need to remove that tensioner so the chain has slack. When the chain has slack, you can then unbolt and pull the water pump out. It could get stuck, so there are bolts that you need that you would use to run in to pop the pump free.

Hope this helps , Thanks Jay!

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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