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Infiniti Q45, Sedan
#923 of 975 Re: Help purchasing 2002 Q45... [vonchi_m]
Mar 24, 2007 (6:31 pm)
My independent mechanic has no trouble getting parts...The Infiniti dealers can provide them without a problem. As to a Nissan equivalent, the top of their line is the Maxima. I don't really know, but my guess is they don't share a lot of parts. Again, I don't believe Infiniti will stop providing parts. Although they have stopped making the Q, the word is that they will redesign it and bring it back in about a year.
I don't consider it a high maintainance car. If I did I wouldn't have bought a second one! I suspect it's in-between the Lexus and BMW in terms of reliabilility and cost of ownership.
#924 of 975 Purchase parts for 2002 Q45? Desperate...
Mar 28, 2007 (8:46 pm)
Where on the Internet can I purchase parts (i.e. suspension, mechanical) for a 2002 Q45? I don't want to buy directly from the Infiniti dealer because they're way too expensive.
I just want to buy them and take the car to an independent mechanic.
#925 of 975 97' INFINITY Q45 ACCIDENT
Apr 12, 2007 (8:58 am)
I have posted on this site many times before,e.g., /coil on plug- Air intake idle,etc.
I never thought I would ever have a collision with my 97'Q45,but my wife did. She was hit dead center by a 03 Ford pickup truck. He smashed her grill,left side fender and hood ($4500 damage). The real message here is that there was no injury and how well the Q45 survived the crash!Just like a Tank. I hope they still build them like that.
#926 of 975 My 1992 Q45 needs your help
Apr 18, 2007 (3:34 pm)
I love my Q but it is very sad. I just got it back from my mechanic and the fuel injectors are shot.
Is this a normal? I only have 93,000 on it. I replaced the transmission at 80,000. My love is costing me dearly.
My sister bought the exact car but racked up the miles quickly. Same thing happened to hers, just earlier.
Does anyone know if there were any recalls?
Has anyone else experienced this problem?
#927 of 975 Re: My 1992 Q45 needs your help [egrubb]
Apr 25, 2007 (4:28 pm)
What does the mechanic mean "the fuel injectors are shot"? What does "shot" mean? I would get a second opinion. It sounds like bogus surgery to me.
The transmission will have no problem at 80,000 miles unless it was abused or not properly maintained.
#928 of 975 Re: Egm1 [bbng01]
Jul 11, 2007 (8:36 am)
Only the 2000 ae and the 2001 FGY33 and the real, but somewhat garish to me, real maple trim.
#929 of 975 Re: My 1992 Q45 needs your help [knowspinzone]
Jul 11, 2007 (8:38 am)
"The transmission will have no problem at 80,000 miles unless it was abused or not properly maintained."
No mechanical exchange of ATF along with filter replacement and no auxiliary ATF cooler would qualify as abuse.
#930 of 975 Do I have to take it to the dealer?
Jul 11, 2007 (5:52 pm)
My '96 Q45 with 122K miles started bucking intermittently while cruising down the highway and would idle rough. After the $100 diagnosis fee, the dealer said that the knock sensor and air sensors need to be replaced. He also noted that the rack-and-pinion is leaking and needs replacing. Total price $3K. Wow! Could a good mechanic do these 3 jobs or are these just for the dealers' experts? The engine light just turned on also. Or should I just buy a new car?
#931 of 975 Re: Do I have to take it to the dealer? [solitario]
Jul 19, 2007 (3:32 pm)
Dealer repair prices are insanely expensive. If you know of, or can find, a good mechanic, he could do the job for about a third. Of course, that's presuming that the dealer isn't pulling the wool over your eyes in the first place. What you describe sounds very much like a clogged fuel filter. Do you see black soot coming out of the exhaust when you feel the rough operation?
#932 of 975 Re: Do I have to take it to the dealer? [knowspinzone]
Jul 23, 2007 (9:26 pm)
Just to let everyone know, I dont look at this thread, only the other one.