How to change the AC/alternator belt in your 4th gen Maxima.
As said, this applies to 5th ('00-'01), 5.5 ('02-'03), and likely 6th ('04-07) gens and above.
Make sure the belt is centered on all of the pulleys, otherwise it may seem tight but it really isn't. I forgot to mention this, and after I started it up to check, the belt was thrown into place and was extremely loose.
Replace rear strut mounts, 4th gen Maxima
How to remove and replace the rear strut mounts on the 4th gen Maxima. This will work for strut replacement as well, or any other reason for you to tear down the rear struts.
You'll need a spring compressor (unless you are installing pre-assembled strut assemblies), 12mm socket for the strut mount-body bolts, 14mm socket for the upper strut mount retaining nut, and a 17mm socket for the lower strut mounting bolt.
Removing/replacing coils and spark plugs, 4th gen Maxima (outdated)
How to remove/replace the coil packs and spark plugs on a 4th gen Maxima.
Video isn't nearly as in-depth as the other ones, and it's also very washed out (my camcorder sucks in the daylight). Probably end up redoing this one at some point in the future, possibly going through replacing all 6 with gapping, and certainly when it's darker out.
This is an outdated video, I have since uploaded an updated video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsDLHULZbsE
Nissan Maxima Alternator Replacement
Alternator replacement - 1997 NIssan Maxima.
This video is being performed by an experienced tech. Any attempt to repair automotive parts and/or systems carries risk of personal injury. Always adhere and follow safe practices when working on vehicles. Such as, use safety glasses, jack stands, no loose clothing, etc. No guarantee or warranty is implied. Use the information in this video at your own risk.
Replacing the knock sensor, 4th gen Maxima (part 1 of 2)
How to replace the knock sensor in a 4th gen Maxima, part 1 of 2. Part 1 goes over how to use a ratchet and lots of extensions to get to the knock sensor bolt.
Part 2 goes over how to use the wrench and prying tool (screwdriver, prybar, etc) to loosen the bolt.
Yes, I said 'pain in the ass' what, 8 times? I must've edited out another half dozen.
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPIMOIwLISc
Replacing fuel pump, 4th gen Maxima
How to remove and replace the fuel pump in a 4th gen Maxima.
Due to how I speak and the shitty mic on my camcorder, audio may be difficult to understand at times.
Replacing water pump, 4th gen Maxima (2/3)
How to remove the water pump in a 4th gen Maxima. Ran out of tape before I could get to installation, but it's pretty much the opposite of removal.
Between the shitty mic on my camcorder, the way I talk, and constantly moving around while filming, it may be difficult to understand what I'm saying. If I wasn't so damn lazy, I might consider making captions...if.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibfs1Zu9h4o
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Urfeyq5mgU
Replacing the knock sensor, 4th gen Maxima (part 2 of 2)
How to replace the knock sensor in a 4th gen Maxima, part 2 of 2. Part 2 goes over how to use the wrench and prying tool (screwdriver, prybar, etc) to loosen the bolt.
Part 1 goes over how to use a ratchet and lots of extensions to get to the knock sensor bolt.
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2ntaxi7bXk
How To Change The Serpentine/Accessory Belt On A Nissan Maxima, Altima, Etc
In this how-to video I give a brief and thorough walk through on replacing the serpentine/accessory belt on a 4th generation (94 95 96 97 98 99) Nissan Maxima. This procedure will be identical for pretty much any VQ application all the way up to present day engines.
If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments and I will do my best to help. Thanks!
Here are all the vehicles with a VQ series motor to which this procedure will apply:
Nissan: Maxima, Altima, Pathfinder, Presage, Question, 350z, cefiro, bassara
Infiniti: QX4, I35, G35, G37, FX35, M35, JX35
Remove/replace evaporator, 4th gen Maxima
How to remove and replace the evaporator box on a 4th gen Maxima. Didn't have enough time to get into splitting the box and replacing individual components, but once it's out it's very easy.
Remove/replace lower control arm, 4th gen Maxima
How to remove and replace the lower control arm in your 4th gen Maxima.
I don't know why it didn't occur to me while filming, but you won't be able to get the LCA to pivot with a prybar when the sway bar endlink is still attached.
Also, you don't absolutely need to torque the LCA bolts, but it's my personal preference to do so.
Yes, a lift makes this much easier, but obviously isn't necessary either.
Changing Rear Brakes, 4th gen Maxima
How to change out the rear pads and rotors on a 4th gen Maxima.
Do as I say, not as I do. Yep, now I've got to get some money together and find me a torque member at the local pullapart, assuming they aren't all seized to hell like mine.
Video is obviously lacking a lot of random information (as well as poorly edited). When I'm able to get the 'new' torque member, I'll probably make a better vid.
Other things that need to be discussed are the proper way to rotate the pistons back in, lining them up with the tab on the pads, etc.
Yes, I know the rotor isn't spinning true; backside is all rusty, and the lugnuts were just finger tight.
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Rear piston tool - http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=95713