1995 Nissan Maxima Timing Chain


Engine Mechanical problem
1995 Nissan Maxima 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 144000 miles

Hey guys. I'm loving your site. I was wondering though HOW I get my timing chain and the tensioner off? Because my car rattles from it so bad you can hear it about two blocks away, but I cant afford the shops quoted $1,500. I just need to know how do I properly open up the cover, how do I spot the tensioner, how do I remove the chain itself, how do I remove the tensioner, and is there anything else I have to remove or disconnect?


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Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 AT 7:13 AM

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Ok here you go I will do my best to do this over the internet and include pics.Disconnect battery. Drain the oil and release the fuel system pressure. Remove the lower covers and then remove the right front wheel and engine side cover. Drain coolant adn remove the radiator. Now remove the intake air duct and tubes label and disconnect the electrical connections hoses and cables needed. Remove the egr tubes and the ignition coils and remove supports to the intake manifold. Get to and remove the intake manifold. Now remove the valve covers leaving hoses attached and remove the a/c compressor and alternator bracket and idler pulley bracket. Remove camshaft posistion senor and bellhousing front cover. Remove the crankshaft possition sensor and exhaust manifolds. Set up to TDC and check that the timng marks line up and remove crankshaft bolt and using a puller remove the harmonic balancer. Support the engine with a floor jack and board if needed and remove engine mount and center mount. Remove water pump cover and timing chain case bolts and sepereate front and rear timing chain cases then remove the front cover. Remove timing chain guid adn upper chain guide and tensioner and slack side chain guid. Now remove intake camshaft outer sprockets and temove chain. Install stopper pins in the camshaft tensioners and don not totate chams and intake camshaft sprockets snd chaning and rmove lower chain guide remove chains. Now reverse order to install. Here are the pics.

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