Nissan 350Z Workshop Maunual 2005 (28) PDF | Page 5

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Revision: 2005 August 2005 350Z
GENERAL MAINTENANCE PFP:00000
Explanation of General Maintenance ALS000MY
General maintenance includes those items which should be checked during the normal day-to-day operation
of the vehicle. They are essential if the vehicle is to continue operating properly. The owners can perform
checks and inspections themselves or have their NISSAN dealers do them.
OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE
The maintenance items listed here should be performed from time to time, unless otherwise specified.
INSIDE THE VEHICLE
The maintenance items listed here should be checked on a regular basis, such as when performing periodic maintenance, cleaning the
vehicle, etc.
Item Reference page
Tires Check the pressure with a gauge, including the spare, at least once a month
and always prior to a long distance trips. Adjust to the specified pressure if nec-
essary. Check carefully for damage, cuts or excessive wear.
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Wheel nuts When checking the tires, make sure no nuts are missing, and check for any
loose nuts. Tighten if necessary.
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Windshield
Clean the windshield on a regular basis. Check the windshield at least every six
months for cracks or other damage. Repair as necessary.
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Tire rotation Tires cannot be rotated in this vehicle, as front tires are different size from rear
tires and the direction of wheel rotation is fixed in each tire.
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Wheel alignment and
balance
If the vehicle pulls to either side while driving on a straight and level road, or if
you detect uneven or abnormal tire wear, there may be a need for wheel align-
ment. If the steering wheel or seat vibrates at normal highway speeds, wheel
balancing may be needed.
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Windshield wiper
blades
Check for cracks or wear if they do not wipe properly. ?
Doors and engine
hood
Check that all doors and the engine hood operate smoothly as well as the trunk
lid and back hatch. Also make sure that all latches lock securely. Lubricate if
necessary. Make sure that the secondary latch keeps the hood from opening
when the primary latch is released.
When driving in areas using road salt or other corrosive materials, check lubri-
cation frequently.
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Lamps Make sure that the headlamps, stop lamps, tail lamps, turn signal lamps, and
other lamps are all operating properly and installed securely. Also check head-
lamp aim. Clean the headlamps on a regular basis.
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Warning lamps and
chimes
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Windshield wiper and
washer
Check that the wipers and washer operate properly and that the wipers do not
streak.
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Windshield defroster Check that the air comes out of the defroster outlets properly and in sufficient
quantity when operating the heater or air conditioner.
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Steering wheel Check that it has the specified play. Be sure to check for changes in the steering
condition, such as excessive play, hard steering or strange noises.
Free play: Less than 35 mm (1.38 in)
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Seats Check seat position controls such as seat adjusters, seatback recliner, etc. to
make sure they operate smoothly and that all latches lock securely in every
position. Check that the head restrains move up and down smoothly and that
the locks (if equipped) hold securely in all latched positions. Check that the
latches lock securely for folding-down rear seatbacks.
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Seat belts Check that all parts of the seat belt system (e.g. buckles, anchors, adjusters and
retractors) operate properly and smoothly, and are installed securely. Check the
belt webbing for cuts, fraying, wear or damage.
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Accelerator pedal Check the pedal for smooth operation and make sure the pedal does not catch
or require uneven effort. Keep the floor mats away from the pedal.
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