Question about 1990 Nissan Maxima
I removed the upper timing belt cover with no problem. But there is no clearance for the lower cover to move up far enought to clear the main dirve pulley at the bottom. The top of the cover bumps against the water pump. It's just stuck there.
I don't want to have remove the main drive shaft to get the lower cover off.
No one listened to the question. I have the identical situation. I can't get the bottom half of the timing belt cover off in order to replace the water pump. I wish some one would answer the actual question above.
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
Fig. 1: Line up the punchmarks on the sprockets with the marks on the rear timing belt cover before removal of the belt
Fig. 2: After the timing marks are lined up, loosen the tensioner and remove the belt
Be careful not to bend the new belt installing it. Timing belts are designed to flex only the way they turn around the pulleys.
After removing timing belt, do not rotate crankshaft and camshaft separately, because valves will hit piston heads.
Fig. 3: Make sure the aligning marks are correct before installing the timing belt onto the sprockets
Fig. 4: The tensioner uses a spring to aid in tensioning the timing belt. Be sure to use locking sealant when replacing the stud.
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Posted on Aug 26, 2008
Check this link for the step by step way to replace the timing belt of your Maxima http://www.autozone.com/az/cds/en_us/0900823d/80/04/d6/85/0900823d8004d685/repairInfoPages.htm
Hope that helps...........
Posted on Aug 26, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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