No, but if you have to take it off while your changing the pump or if it is very close while changing the pump, wouldn't it make sense to? Timing belt are replaced on a periodic time table, usually 60,000 miles for most. Unless this has been replaced in last 30,000 miles, I would do it.
ALSO I WOULD REPLACE THE THERMOSTATA,AND ALL 3 BELTS,NOW IS THE TIME ,THEY ARE RIGHT THERE,AND ALL CHEAP PARTS.............................BUDDY MACK
i made the mistake of replaceing my water pump and not long after that the timing belt went .had too do all that work again .
The water pump is in behind your timing cover.
Yes it is
the water pump is in the middle of the timing cover the crank pulley and timing cover has to come off
A good 4 hours
It is located inside the timing cover housing , It is located inside the timing cover housing ,
video donde esta enl tornillo de drain plug en nisssan maxima 97
Timing Chain Tensioner for a 92 Nissan maxima is roughly 100$-140$ and water pump around 100$ NAPA Auto parts prices Timing Chain Tensioner for a 92 Nissan maxima is roughly 100$-140$ and water pump around 100$ NAPA Auto parts prices
There is no timing belt. There is timing chain. You do not need to ever change it, they last. Except if you change smtg else around, like water pump.
Check the site www.maxima.org - Look at the forum "Stickies" - there are a number of how-to's for nearly all maxima's including water pump change-out. Since you have a 1997 model, look under "4th Generation Maxima" Water pump service on you 1997 is one of the more difficult DIY fixes since the pump is driven by the timing chain, recesssed in the engine, and somewhat difficult to get to. T. Roberts
The 2002 Nissan Maxima water pump is located on the front of the engine. You can follow the top radiator hose directly to the water pump.
in front of your engine under your cam cover