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TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins) for NISSAN MAXIMA & ALTIMA : 1995 through 1999 [ Maxima (A32) 95-99 ]

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Maxima (A32) 95-99
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BF - BODY & FRAME
BR - BRAKE SYSTEM
BT - BODY & TRIM
EC - ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEM
EL - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
EM - ENGINE MECHANICAL
FA - FRONT AXLE & SUSPENSION
FE - ACCEL.CONTRL, FUEL & EXHAUST SYS.
GI - GENERAL INFORMATION
HA - HEATER & AIR CONDITIONER
MT - MANUAL TRANSMISSION/TRANSAXLE
PI - PRODUCT INFORMATION
RS - RESTRAINT SYSTEM
ST - STEERING SYSTEM
TE - TOOL & EQUIPMENT
WT - WHEEL & TIRE

Note the ID naming pattern: officially it's
"NTB" (Nissan Technical Bulletin) + "Year" followed by a dash, then a three digit ID.
For example: NTB98-041 (A Nissan TSB issued in 1998).
But for some reason, the Nissan website has started
mashing the IDs together, like this: "NTB98041".
(Another way of writing the ID is to seperate "NTB"; for example: "NTB.98-041" or "NTB-1998-041")

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[NTB.93-075] - Diagnosing Water Leaks (NTB93075)
[NTB.94-042] - Timing The Removal Of Paint Guard Film (NTB94042)
[NTB.94-053] - 1995 240SX & Maxima; Paint Codes And Clear Coat (NCLC) Identification
[NTB.94-061] - New Cross-Linking Clear Coat (NCLC) Polishing Procedure
[NTB.94-071] - Removal Of Paint Guard Film Adhesive Residue
[NTB.94-078] - Paint Guard Film Removal Timing
[NTB.94-093] - 1995 Maxima; Rear Window Rubber Molding Replacement Procedure
[NTB.94-121] - Windshield Cracking
[TS.87-064] - Isopropyl Alcohol Caution - All models

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Maxima (A32) 95-99 > BR - BRAKE SYSTEM
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[NTB00-033] - Nissan; Brake Noise/Judder/Pedal Feel Diagnosis And Repair
[NTB04-094] - Nissan; On-Car Brake Rotor Resurfacing
[NTB95-046] - 1995 Maxima; Rear Brake Rattle Noise
[NTB96-015] - 1995-96 Maxima; Brake Squeak/Squeal Noise When Cold
[NTB97-053] - 1995-97 Maxima; Parking Brake Cable Damage
[NTB98-023] - 1995-98 Maxima; rattle noise from power brake check valve
[NTB98-090] - 1995-99 Maxima; Rear Brake Squeak/Squeal Noise When Cold
[NTB99-005] - Key Value Brake Pad Service Information
[NTB99-031] - 1995-99 Maxima; Rear Brake Groan/Humming Noise After Releasing Brake Pedal
[NTB99-032] - 1995-99 Maxima; Front Brake Groan Noise During Stopping
[NTB99-040] - Nissan; ABS Sensor Caution When Using On-Car Brake Lathe

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Maxima (A32) 95-99 > EC - ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEM
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This section has its own page; click here for Maxima (A32) 95-99 : TSBs related to the Engine Control System (ECS)

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Maxima (A32) 95-99 > EL - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
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(See the "Full Descriptions" section, below, for further details on these documents,
and for additional documents. )

[NTB00079] - 1995-1999 Maxima; Power Antenna Inoperative - Vehicles With Sunroof - NTB00-079.pdf
[NTB94105] - 1995 Maxima; Remote Control Programming And Operation - NTB94-105.pdf
[NTB95074] - Power Antenna Rod Maintenance And Replacement - NTB95-074.pdf
[NTB99048] - Battery Testing: Nissan Original Equip. & Genuine Nissan Replacement Battery - NTB99-048m.pdf

 

 

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Maxima (A32) 95-99 > WT - WHEEL & TIRE
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[NTB04-054] - Nissan; Vehicle Wheel Alignment
("NISSAN - VEHICLE WHEEL ALIGNMENT - General Information and Recommendations")

 

 


FULL DESCRIPTIONS:

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Maxima (A32) 95-99 > BF - BODY & FRAME
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SB - Diagnosing Water Leaks (NTB93075 )
SB Timing The Removal Of Paint Guard Film [NTB94-042]
SB 1995 240SX & Maxima; Paint Codes And Clear Coat (NCLC) Identification [NTB94053]
SB New Cross-Linking Clear Coat (NCLC) Polishing Procedure [NTB94061]
SB Removal Of Paint Guard Film Adhesive Residue [ NTB94071]
[NTB94078] - Paint Guard Film Removal Timing
[NTB94093] - 1995 Maxima; Rear Window Rubber Molding Replacement Procedure
[NTB94121] - Windshield Cracking
[TS87064] - Isopropyl Alcohol Caution All models

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NTB93075 -
Overview:
Basic procedures for detecting water leaks are explained in this bulletin.
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NTB94042 -
This bulletin was replaced by NTB99060.
(Formerly: "Depending on the model or paint type, Paint Guard Film (PGM) must be removed
within 3 or 6 months of the vehicle manufacturing date. ")
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NTB94053 -
Some vehicles will be produced with conventional clear coat paints; others will be finished with
new cross link clear coat (nclc), & are identified by a label on the front shock tower.
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NTB94061
This amended version of NTB94-015 updates information in the polishing procedure.
Please discard NTB94015 (NTB94-015).

If it is necessary to remove fine scratches (swirl marks, buff/polish marks) for vehicles with New
Cross-Linking Clear Coat (NCLC/hard clear coat) paint, use the recommended equipment and
materials and follow the revised Service Procedure.
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NTB94071
SB Removal Of Paint Guard Film Adhesive Residue [ NTB94071]

In some cases, thin lines of adhesive residue may be left on the painted body surfaces of vehicles
after removing the paint guard film. To optimize new vehicle presentation, it is important to remove
this residue prior to customer delivery.

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[NTB94078] - Paint Guard Film Removal Timing

This bulletin amends NTB94-042 with updated PGF removal timing information for selected white
(paint color code: 326 and 531) Japan built models.

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[NTB94093] - 1995 Maxima; Rear Window Rubber Molding Replacement Procedure

The rear window rubber molding of the 1995 Maxima has been designed to be replaceable without
removing the back glass. If molding replacement is required please use the procedure in this
bulletin.

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[NTB94121] - Windshield Cracking

The purpose of the bulletin is to give Nissan dealers guidelines to help determine if windshield
breakage is covered under warranty or is the customer's responsibility
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[TS87064] - Isopropyl Alcohol Caution All models

Isopropyl alcohol solution used for general cleaning and for preparing the vehicle surface for
graphics installation will cause the plastic lenses on turn signal lights, side marker lights, cornering
lights, tail lights, etc., to crack
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[NTB00033] - Nissan; Brake Noise/Judder/Pedal Feel Diagnosis And Repair
[NTB04094] - Nissan; On-Car Brake Rotor Resurfacing
[NTB95046] - 1995 Maxima; Rear Brake Rattle Noise
[NTB96015] - 1995-96 Maxima; Brake Squeak/Squeal Noise When Cold
[NTB97053] - 1995-97 Maxima; Parking Brake Cable Damage
[NTB98023] - 1995-98 Maxima; rattle noise from power brake check valve
[NTB98-090] - 1995-99 Maxima; Rear Brake Squeak/Squeal Noise When Cold
[NTB99-005] - Key Value Brake Pad Service Information
SB 1995-99 Maxima; Rear Brake Groan/Humming Noise After Releasing Brake Peda
SB 1995-99 Maxima; Front Brake Groan Noise During Stopping
SB Nissan; ABS Sensor Caution When Using On-Car Brake Lathe
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[NTB-00-033] - Nissan; Brake Noise/Judder/Pedal Feel Diagnosis And Repair

SERVICE INFORMATION This bulletin is to assist you in responding to customer questions about
brake operation, and provides diagnostic and repair information for each item listed, if any should
occur. Most brake incidents fall into the following categories: a. Brake Noise: A squeak, squeal,
clunk, or groan that occurs when the brakes are applied or released. b. Brake Judder: A vibration
that can be felt in the vehicle, steering wheel, or brake pedal when the brakes are applied. c. Pedal
Feel: The effort needed to operate the brakes is too high or too low. SERVICE PROCEDURE 1.
Verify the condition by road testing the vehicle with the customer. 2. Determine the specific brake
incident based on the description in the Service Information above. 3. Follow the appropriate repair
procedure(s), listed on the following pages, for your specific incident. See this bulletin for further
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[NTB-04-094] - Nissan; On-Car Brake Rotor Resurfacing

If YOU CONFIRM: A vehicle needs to have the brake rotors resurfaced (front or rear), ACTION:
Use the ProCutT PFM Series on-car brake lathe to perform brake rotor resurfacing and follow the
tips listed in this bulletin
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[NTB-95-046] - 1995 Maxima; Rear Brake Rattle Noise

Some customers may complain of hearing a rattle noise coming from the rear of the vehicle when
driving over bumps or rough roads. If the noise can be reduced or eliminated by a slight application
of the parking brake while driving over the road where the noises are produced, the
countermeasure kit described in this bullein will reduce this incident.
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[NTB-96-015] - 1995-96 Maxima; Brake Squeak/Squeal Noise When Cold

Brake squeak or squeal during the first few applications when the pads or cold.
- For front brakes on vehicles built before 7/28/95
- For rear brakes on vehicles built before 8/30/95
See this bulletin for countermeasure information.
Classification: BR96-001

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[NTB-97-053] - 1995-97 Maxima; Parking Brake Cable Damage

If the hoist arm is improperly positioned on the rear trailing arm/mount area of a 1995-97 Maxima,
the parking brake cable can be torn or pinched. If this occurs, difficulties with the parking brake
cable operation may result. To eliminate this possibility, use proper rear lift locations as shown.
CAUTION: Put the sill in the groove of the lift pad to prevent the sill from deforming. If the pad does
not have a groove, prepare a suitable attachment with one. For 1995 and 1996, refer to the service
manual pages GI-37 and GI-39. For 1997, refer to the service manual pages GI-39 and GI-41.

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[NTB98023] - 1995-98 Maxima; rattle noise from power brake check valve

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[NTB-98-090] - 1995-99 Maxima; Rear Brake Squeak/Squeal Noise When Cold

NTB98090
If a squeak/squeal noise in the rear brakes occurs during the first few applications on an applied 1995-99 Maxima after an overnight cold soak (usually below 40 Fahrenheit), the rear brake pads may need to be replaced. The noise may be more noticeable when backing up. Rear brake pad kits are available to correct this condition if it should occur. See this bulletin for further detail.
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[NTB-99-005 ] - Key Value Brake Pad Service Information

When replacing brake pads on customer vehicles it is important to select the type of pad that best
meets customer preference. Nissan now offers two different types of replacement pads, Nissan
Original Equipment and Nissan Key Value. This bulletin describes the characteristics of the two
pads and provides service information to help ensure the satisfaction of your service customers.
All current Nissan vehicles are equipped at the factory with Nissan Original Equipment (OE) brake
pads. The OE pads use a non-asbestos organic (NAO) compound. The NAO material provides
state of the art resistance to squeal noise. These pads continue to be available as service parts
and must be used if replacing brake pads under the terms of the Nissan new car warranty. These
pads should be recommended to customers that prefer new car brake noise performance over
price. Key Value brake pads are also available as a service part. These pads use a semi-metallic
compound similar to the material used in Nissan OE pads prior to the introduction of the NAO
compound pads. While Key Value brake pads offer high quality at an attractive price, the Nissan
service customer may experience some brake squeal with
(Update: NTB99-005a)

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[NTB-99-031] 1995-99 Maxima; Rear Brake Groan/Humming Noise After Releasing Brake Pedal

If a 1995 to 1999 Maxima vehicle exhibits a groan or humming noise from the rear of the vehicle
after releasing the brake pedal and moving forward slowly at approximately 5 mph (8 kph), use the
procedures in this bulletin to repair it. The incident may be intermittent and may be duplicated by
releasing the brake pedal while the vehicle is stopped and then moving forward at approximately 5
mph (8 kph). This incident can be caused by a slight tension on the parking brake cable resulting
in the brake pads not withdrawing completely from the surface of the rotors after release of the
brake pedal. This contact results in a low frequency groan or humming noise.

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[NTB-99-032] 1995-99 Maxima; Front Brake Groan Noise During Stopping

Use this bulletin to service a 1995-1999 Maxima if the vehicle demonstrates a loud, low frequency
groan noise coming from the front brakes during stopping. The groan addressed by this bulletin
can occur at normal operating temperatures and is not a creep groan (occurring upon slight
release of brakes permitting the vehicle to creep from a stopped position).

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[NTB-99-040] Nissan; ABS Sensor Caution When Using On-Car Brake Lathe

When using an on-car brake lathe to resurface rotors, be sure to prevent metal shavings from
contacting or collecting on the ABS wheel speed sensor. Metal shavings that collect on the ABS
wheel speed sensor may cause the ABS warning light to come on, or, may cause intermittent
activation of the ABS under normal braking conditions.
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NTB98018 -

{ 59 pages, 711 KB }
As part of an enhanced emissions test for Inspection & Maintenance (I/M), some States may
require the System Readiness Test (SRT) status be checked. - The SRT is used to indicate
whether the engine control module (ECM) has completed self diagnosis of major emissions
systems and components. - In these instances the State may require completion of the SRT
before permitting the emissions inspection to proceed. Refer to this Bulletin for further details.

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NTB01-019

(NTB01019 ;

Low-maintenance batteries used in Nissan vehicles are not maintenance free and do require periodic inspection and servicing. This is particularly true in areas with hot climates or for vehicles with extended or extreme usage. It is important to maintain proper electrolyte levels for optimum battery life. In many situations, the electrolyte level in a battery may already be up to the appropriate mark. However, Nissan recommends that a check of the electrolyte level be done at every scheduled maintenance interval (oil changes, etc.) to verify that the level is correct. If the electrolyte level is low, it is necessary to add distilled water to the battery to bring the level up to the correct height. This bulletin provides important tips for Genuine Nissan Original Equipment (OEM) and replacement battery maintenance. A procedure for checking battery electrolyte levels is provided for batteries with black cases and batteries with white cases. See this bulletin for detail.


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NTB00079

If the power audio antenna is inoperative on an applied 1995-1999 Maxima, the antenna assembly circuit board may be corroded due to improper water drainage. Should the incident occur and if there are signs of restrictions in the sunroof and antenna drain system (such as corrosion/dirt build up in the 3-way connector and dirt and rust in the drain hoses), install a new power antenna assembly and use the service procedure in this bulletin to reroute the sunroof and antenna drains. If there are no signs of restriction in the sunroof and antenna drain system, the sunroof and antenna drains do not need to be rerouted. Inspect the power antenna assembly and its wiring harness and repair as necessary. See this bulletin for details.


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NTB94060 \ NTB94-060

(June 9, 1994; 1 page)

The manufacturer of BOSE audio equipment does not recommend replacing loudspeaker cones on speaker assemblies. Complete Text of this NTB/TSB:

"The manufacturer of BOSE audio equipment does not recommend replacing loudspeaker
cones on speaker assemblies (the cones are electronically matched to their respective
amplifier and are not designed to be replaced separately). When performing an audio
speaker repair on a BOSE-equipped vehicle, replace the complete speaker/amplifier unit to
ensure the reliability and performance of the replacement speaker."

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NTB94105 - SB "1995 Maxima; Remote Control Programming And Operation"

(NTB94-105.pdf ; 1994-November ; 2 pages)

Nissan has introduced a remote control for the power door locks and security system on the 1995 Maxima. This Bulletin explains the operation, programming and diagnosis/repair of the remote.


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NTB95074 - POWER ANTENNA ROD MAINTENANCE AND REPLACEMENT

(NTB95-074.pdf ; 1995-August ; 3 pages )

This amended version of NTB94-019 updates information in the Warranty information.
Please discard NTB94-019. This bulletin also supersedes NTB93-044 & NTB92-033.

Most power antenna problems are caused by bent antenna rods, preventing the antenna from retracting completely. Replace only the antenna rod if the motor works OK. A sample replacement procedure is provided in this document.

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NTB94009 - Battery Charging/Replacement Procedure

( NTB94-009.pdf ; 1994-March ; 3 pages )

As demands on vehicle batteries increase with the complexity of electrical systems, there's need for a usable, consistent & repeatable procedure for determining whether a battery needs charging or replacement.
It is the dealer's responsibility to determine condition/chargeability of a vehicle's battery.
This bulletin details procedures & specifications for use in determining a battery's condition.

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NTB99048 - Battery Testing: Nissan Original Equip. & Genuine Nissan Replacement Batt

(NTB99-048m.pdf ; 2005-October ; 5 pages )

The "Micro 620" is the factory-approved battery tester. - Use of the "Micro 620" tool is required when testing any Nissan original equipment battery for warranty adjustment purposes. - Use of the "Micro 620" tool is required when testing any Genuine Nissan replacement battery for warranty adjustment purposes. When setting up the "Micro 620" for testing, a battery CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) rating is required. - This bulletin has charts which contain this CCA rating information. - One chart is for Nissan original equipment batteries, and the other is for Genuine Nissan replacement batteries. See this bulletin for further details.

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NTB99044 - Nissan (All): Battery/Starting/Charging System Tester (Amendment)

(NTB99-044b.pdf ; 1999-October ; 7 pages )

This bulletin supersedes NTB94-009 and amends NTB99-044 & NTB99-044a. This version contains
updated Service and Warranty Information including alternator and starter diagnostics.

A new Special Tool has been issued to aid in diagnosis on battery, starting system, and charging system incidents. Using Kent-Moore tool #J-44373 Model 620, several comprehensive diagnostic tests can be performed on these systems in a matter of minutes. This will help isolate and identify the incident faster, improving Customer Satisfaction and Fixed Right First Time performance. This amendment includes updated Warranty Information and Service Information including alternator and starter diagnostics. See this bulletin for further details.

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NTB99036 - NISSAN KEYLESS REMOTE ENTRY PROGRAMMING

(NTB99-036a.pdf ; 2000-May ; 4 pages )

If a remote switch assembly (remote controller) for an Applied* Nissan vehicle does not operate or operates intermittently, it may need to be re-programmed. Use the procedure provided in this bulletin to program the remote controller.

*APPLIED VEHICLES:
1998-2000 Altima (L30)
1998-2000 Frontier (D22)
1998-1999 Maxima (A32)
2000 Maxima (A33)
1998-2000 Pathfinder (R50)
1998-1999 Sentra (B14)
2000 Sentra (B15)
1999-2000 Quest (V41)
2000 Xterra (WD22)

See also: "1995-1997 Maxima: Does Not Respond to Remote"

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NTB97040 - 1995-1997 Maxima: Does Not Respond to Remote

(NTB97-040.pdf ; 1997-May ; 2 pages)

This bulletin provides information to address the concerns of any 1995, 1996 or early 1997 Maxima owner who states their vehicle does not always respond to the remote switches. This incident is a cycle where a customer cites an inoperative remote switch, the dealer reprograms the remotes and the incident returns for no apparent reason.

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NTB04-054 - NISSAN - VEHICLE WHEEL ALIGNMENT - General Information and Recommendations

Applies to: All Nissan Vehicles

(NTB04054 ; NTB04-054.pdf ; 2004-May ; 3 pages)

SERVICE INFORMATION document.
Adjusting the wheel alignment on Nissan vehicles;
general information and recommendations, including "The Alignment Process".

1. A Four-Wheel Thrust Alignment should be performed.
2. Use the right alignment machine.
3. Make sure the machine is properly calibrated.


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