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#2160 of 2169 Re: Problem Arised from Gasket Repair [ccuser]
Sep 26, 2012 (8:55 am)
i had the same problem, but all my spark plugs were getting lots of oil through. i had to replace both sides valve covers, the rubber boots go bad and they cannot be replaced, we tried. at the same time my mechanic recommended replacing most of the sensors, and hoses around and underneath the exhausts, now it runs beautifully.
#2161 of 2169 Re: 2001 QX4 Driver side Power seat [griffk66]
Nov 09, 2012 (9:04 am)
Does it still make a sound when the motor tries to activate? I have had the same problem and I finally fixed it by pulling the base of the seat forward while "switching" it forward...
#2162 of 2169 Gas smell after driving -- 2001 QX4
Mar 03, 2013 (3:43 pm)
Hi QX4 friends, perhaps you can help me with a problem I'm having. I smell a gasoline odor after driving. To be clear, this is once I have turned off the car and exited the vehicle -- I do not smell anything unusual while I am in the car or while it is running. I am often getting the kids out of the back seat, so I am only feet away from the gas door. There are no visible signs of leakage on the garage floor. I recently had the gas cap replaced, as the check engine light had come on and that was the code that was coming up. All recall repairs, including the 2007 gas tank/filler pipe assembly, have been made.
I am the original owner and still happy after 12.5 years and 145k miles. She has not asked for much in our years together, almost everything that has needed replacement has been age/use related. The CD player conked out more than a few years ago and had to replace the rotting framework under the running boards last summer, but other than that, she has been great.
Also, I'd like to know if anyone is happily driving on a tire other than the OE Michelin LTX M/S? I got 80K/5 yrs out of the first set and need to replace the second set (65K but 7 yrs) very soon. I'm happy with how these handle and last, so I'm happy to buy a third set.
#2163 of 2169 Re: Gas smell after driving -- 2001 QX4 [pugjoy]
Mar 03, 2013 (4:43 pm)
There are two possibilities I can think of. 1) The seasonal additives to gasoline can cause an odor which is apparent after you shut of the engine and get out of the car. 2) There may be a low level gasoline leakage somewhere in the engine compartment which is undetected because its in an area not hot enough to cause a flame but enough to evaporate the gasoline. I would have a trained mechanic look at it. I too am the original owner and happy with the reliability. Original tires were replaced after 100K miles. The CD player jammed two years ago. Too expensive to repair. Good luck.
#2164 of 2169 Re: Gas smell after driving -- 2001 QX4 [pugjoy]
Mar 04, 2013 (6:08 pm)
You may have a bad gas evaporative canister that needs replacement. It is part of the emission control system and is located in the vicinity of the gas cap. Can't say as I have ever replaced mine; however. My 1997 is still chugging along! Great car.
#2165 of 2169 QX4 Cruise control won't engage
Mar 04, 2013 (6:20 pm)
I have a 1997 QX4 with 90,000 miles. It is a seasonal car. Driven 4 months each year. When I put it away last year, everything on the Cruise Control worked. This year, it won't do anything. I am thinking a fuse and/or relay?? I switched the relay under the hood marked ASCD with another of same type. Still doesn't work. Could it be a fuse? Where is it located? I don't have a diagram. There are 3 relays inside the fuse panel in the passenger cabin with a multitude of fuses. What do those relays control? Any ideas on how to debug or test the vacuum mechanism that "pulls" the throttle open? BTW, the green light for the power-on switch is lit.
#2166 of 2169 97 QX Bose Problems
Apr 10, 2013 (8:07 am)
Just buying a really clean 97 QX4 with the Bose Radio in it. 114k on it.
The problem is, the Bose Radio sounds extremely weak, no bass, the sound is only on the drivers side and the fader and the balance don't work either. Yes I pulled them until they clicked out.
Is the radio just burnt out or could it be another issue? Wiring or something like that?
#2167 of 2169 Gas Smell While Driving
May 10, 2013 (7:07 pm)
when I purchased my 2002 with 24k miles on it, I smelled gas when I got out of the vehicle , this was a few months after I bought it. It ended up being a bad gasket and warranty. About a year and half ago , I had to replace the resonator, It blew the seam to the exhaust. At first I did smell gas, didn't know if it was a little hole in the exhaust somewhere , fuel filter or what. After awhile, I started hearing this weird rattle / clunk. I found out one end of the resonator was loose , as in unattached and was banging around . This was at about 190, 000. But im not sure if the resonator is in the middle or towards the front of the vehicle. Good Luck!
#2168 of 2169 Re: slight vibration when accelerating [2001infiniti]
Nov 20, 2013 (3:08 pm)
Rotate your tires, of it's been a while and check your tire pressure. I inflate to 32psi.). It worked for me.
#2169 of 2169 sputter problem
Dec 08, 2013 (8:47 am)
I have a 1997 qx4 that is running fine on flat ground but as soon as there is an incline it starts to sputter just wondering what it could be.