If you’re a bit of a handy person, you’re quite likely wanting to look after almost all of the maintenance to be carried out on your Nissan Maxima, but some are more complicated than others and require the removal of body parts or parts to access the part you want to operate on. We want to help you in this operation. That’s why today we are going to discover how to remove the bumper from a Nissan Maxima. This task is not very complicated and you should have the ability to do it with few tools. For that, first we will see how to remove the front bumper of your Nissan Maxima, then how to remove the rear bumper of this one.
How to remove the front bumper from a Nissan Maxima
So let’s commence our article with the front bumper of your Nissan Maxima. To remove it, you will just require a set of ratchet wrenches, some screwdrivers and torx bits. Here are the simple steps you will have to stick to to be able to disassemble the bumper of your Nissan Maxima in good conditions:
- If you want to be more comfortable, we suggest you to lift your Nissan Maxima and to remove the front wheels to have a best access to the whole front bumper.
- Open the bonnet of your car: Would seem evident, but you will need to have access to the bumper attachment in your engine compartment.
- Remove the wheel arches: They’re also described as fenders, but they’ll get in the way and prevent you from accessing all the screws on the front bumper of your Nissan Maxima. Dependant on your vehicle features and the year of your model, you will also be able to find staples, to accomplish this, you will just have to use a staple extractor or to do it delicately with a big flat screwdriver, and use a lever to open the staple.
- Then you will have to unscrew the screws that is in back of your mudguard and that fastens the front bumper of your Nissan Maxima on the sides.
- Unscrew the screws or remove the clips on the upper part of the bumper in the engine compartment.
- Now it’s time to go underneath your Nissan Maxima to unscrew the bolts that are on the chassis of the vehicle, you will find some in the middle of the bumper and on the sides.
- Make sure unplug the connection of the plate lighting and the distance control sensor if you have it.
- Carefully remove the front bumper by first unclipping the sides. If it doesn’t come off, you perhaps forgot a screw or a clip. Think of using a carpet or other to avoid that it gets scratched by touching the ground.
That’s it, you’ve seen all the steps of how to remove the front bumper from your Nissan Maxima, to reassemble it stick to the steps in the opposite way.
How to remove the rear bumper from a Nissan Maxima
And to finish, regardless if the operation is quite similar, we will take a look at the case of removing the rear bumper from your Nissan Maxima. For each stage to avoid repeating ourselves we will exclusively give you the broad highlights, read the part 1 if you have any uncertainties or questions for more info.
- Start by undertaking the same first stage, that is, lift your Nissan Maxima and take out your rear wheels to be able to have an ideal working space to remove the bumper of your Nissan Maxima without trouble
- Remove the rear wheel arches of your Nissan Maxima to access the side bumper side brackets
- Open your trunk
- Remove the side brackets in your wheel arches to make it easier to remove the bumper from your Nissan Maxima.
- Take out the lower bindings underneath your Nissan Maxima.
- At the same time, remember to un plug the rear license plate light and the reverse radar sensors if you are equipped with them.
- Unscrew the top brackets from the top of the trunk.
- Now all you have to do is remove the rear bumper from your Nissan Maxima, stick to the same technique as for the front bumper
Here, you have seen through these two parts, how to remove the bumper from a Nissan Maxima whether it is the front one or the rear one the solutions are practically the same and it is enough to be careful to make everything go well.
To find more tips on the Nissan Maxima, take a look at the Nissan Maxima category.