Question about 1999 Nissan Maxima
Maximas had a timig belt until 1994. Some Maximas from 1992-1994 had chains also, but only the VE30DE models. All VG30 models had timing belt. Since 1995 all maximas (A32, A33, A34 the all new A35) have timing chains and the rarely/never fail. In fact in my 12+ years with nissan, I have't seen/replaced single timing chain in a Maxima, so pretty bullet proof setup and I have had few of those cars and have one right now. Awesome cars, by the way, just keep up with the oil changes and it will run forever. One of my Maximas had 245000 miles, when I was selling it and I still see it on the road here and there. BULLET PROOF engines.
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
Hi.usually nissan cars use timing chain. it doesnt need to be replaced unless its noisy. but if your car uses a timing belt, the typical replacement period of a timing belt would be around 80 to 100 thousand kilometers.
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
Using an Allen/Hex key tool, remove the cover to gain access to spark plug holes. This engine has coils at each plug, so after unplugging the electrical connection, you can use either a Phillips screwdriver or an 8mm socket on an extension to remove the 2 screws securing each coil. Pull out the coil and then use a 5/8" spark plug socket on a 6" extension to remove each spark plug. Gap the new plugs to .040" and apply anti-seize lubricant to the threads. Install each plug, slowly at first, so as not to cross-thread it. Torque the plugs to 18 lb/ft. Apply some dielectric grease to the inside of the spark plug boots and re-install the coils. Plug them all back in and re-install the covers. You're done!
PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO RATE!!!
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
need to take off almost every thing from the front of the motor. then take off top half of timing cover.
pull the harmonic balance pully off. then the bottom half of the cover will come off. becareful
the cam gears are hard to aline.
do you no where the knock sencor is located?
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Posted on Jul 09, 2009
For the 2001 Nissan Maxima 3.0L SFI DOHC V6:
It has a Timing Chain.
Unlike Timing Belts, Timing Chains will normally last the lifetime of the car. However, when it is time to change the Water Pump: it is a really great idea to change the Timing Chain and Camshaft and Crankshaft Sprockets, as you are in the vicinity and have already torn down everything already.
Professionally, but not officially, I like the 100,000 miles rule with Timing Chains.
Let me know if this helped, or if you have additional information or questions. Feel Free to contact me at FixYa.com!
Posted on Apr 08, 2010
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