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Default 1994 Maxima and need to replace the water pump - 01-31-2007 , 07:38 PM






I have a 1994 Maxima and need to replace the water pump. How hard is
it going to be to replace the timing belt and water pump? Any hints
or help tips? I'm in the military and need to try and save some money
by doing this myself.




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Al Moodie
 
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Default Re: 1994 Maxima and need to replace the water pump - 01-31-2007 , 09:49 PM






On 31 Jan 2007 17:38:16 -0800, darringjj (AT) hotmail (DOT) com wrote:

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I have a 1994 Maxima and need to replace the water pump. How hard is
it going to be to replace the timing belt and water pump? Any hints
or help tips? I'm in the military and need to try and save some money
by doing this myself.
Here's a guide found doing a Google search:

http://www.forparts.com/ICnissantimingbelt9.03.htm

You should really buy a Haynes manual for detailed instructions,
especialy on belt tension. Also think about replacing the belt
tensioner if the engine has done 120k or more.

It's a reasonably complex task and took me about 5 hours, belt
tensioner, water pump.

Loosening the crank pulley bolt can be difficult if you don't have an
impact wrench. I put a socket on the bolt, then 18" - 24' extension,
then ratchet. Built a support tower with bricks to support the
extension next to the ratchet, then hit ratchet sharply with 2 x 4.

Sorry I can't give more detail but it's several years since I did the
job.

Al Moodie.


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Default Re: 1994 Maxima and need to replace the water pump - 02-03-2007 , 01:20 PM



darringjj (AT) hotmail (DOT) com wrote:
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I have a 1994 Maxima and need to replace the water pump. How hard is
it going to be to replace the timing belt and water pump? Any hints
or help tips? I'm in the military and need to try and save some money
by doing this myself.

Is it a Maxima SE or GXE? from 1992 to 94 the Maxima had 2 engines. The
Max SE's engine had a timing chain, which normally never needs service.
All the other Maximas (1994 and below) had timing belts. If you have a
Maxima GXE then while replacing the water pump you should go ahead and
replace the timing belt as well.

CD


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Paul Flansburg
 
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Default Re: 1994 Maxima and need to replace the water pump - 02-06-2007 , 03:21 PM



On Feb 3, 2:20 pm, Codifus <codi... (AT) optonline (DOT) net> wrote:
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darrin... (AT) hotmail (DOT) com wrote:
I have a 1994 Maxima and need to replace the water pump. How hard is
it going to be to replace the timing belt and water pump? Any hints
or help tips? I'm in the military and need to try and save some money
by doing this myself.

Is it a Maxima SE or GXE? from 1992 to 94 the Maxima had 2 engines. The
Max SE's engine had a timing chain, which normally never needs service.
All the other Maximas (1994 and below) had timing belts. If you have a
Maxima GXE then while replacing the water pump you should go ahead and
replace the timing belt as well.

CD
Codifus,

Is it safe to say that 97 Max SE has a timing chain? I'm looking to
change the water pump and don't want to touch chain if I don't need
to. The Max has almost 160k on it.

-paul



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E Meyer
 
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Default Re: 1994 Maxima and need to replace the water pump - 02-06-2007 , 10:19 PM






On 2/6/07 3:21 PM, in article
1170796908.668799.239480 (AT) l53g20...oglegroups.com, "Paul Flansburg"
<paul.flansburg (AT) hotmail (DOT) com> wrote:

Quote:
On Feb 3, 2:20 pm, Codifus <codi... (AT) optonline (DOT) net> wrote:
darrin... (AT) hotmail (DOT) com wrote:
I have a 1994 Maxima and need to replace the water pump. How hard is
it going to be to replace the timing belt and water pump? Any hints
or help tips? I'm in the military and need to try and save some money
by doing this myself.

Is it a Maxima SE or GXE? from 1992 to 94 the Maxima had 2 engines. The
Max SE's engine had a timing chain, which normally never needs service.
All the other Maximas (1994 and below) had timing belts. If you have a
Maxima GXE then while replacing the water pump you should go ahead and
replace the timing belt as well.

CD

Codifus,

Is it safe to say that 97 Max SE has a timing chain? I'm looking to
change the water pump and don't want to touch chain if I don't need
to. The Max has almost 160k on it.

-paul

Which is it, 94 or 97? All 97s have a chain. The water pump is in there
with it and is driven by the chain. It is a major job to change that water
pump. Not something you want to do unless absolutely necessary.



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Codifus
 
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Default Re: 1994 Maxima and need to replace the water pump - 02-10-2007 , 08:17 PM



Paul Flansburg wrote:
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On Feb 3, 2:20 pm, Codifus <codi... (AT) optonline (DOT) net> wrote:

darrin... (AT) hotmail (DOT) com wrote:

I have a 1994 Maxima and need to replace the water pump. How hard is
it going to be to replace the timing belt and water pump? Any hints
or help tips? I'm in the military and need to try and save some money
by doing this myself.

Is it a Maxima SE or GXE? from 1992 to 94 the Maxima had 2 engines. The
Max SE's engine had a timing chain, which normally never needs service.
All the other Maximas (1994 and below) had timing belts. If you have a
Maxima GXE then while replacing the water pump you should go ahead and
replace the timing belt as well.

CD


Codifus,

Is it safe to say that 97 Max SE has a timing chain? I'm looking to
change the water pump and don't want to touch chain if I don't need
to. The Max has almost 160k on it.

-paul

Timing chain. All Maximas 1995 and newer have timing chains. The water
pump job on the 95-99 Maxima is about $400-$500 job. The pump is buried
inside the timing chain cover. One side of the pump is immersed in
coolant and the other side is covered in oil. It is drivien by the
timing chain. You have to be sure that the pump is bad since it's a
pretty expensive job because it's so hard to reach.

You know it's bad because coolant will be dripping from around the belts
area, just above the crank.

CD


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