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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
#8936 of 8981 Re: 1997 Nissan maxima nock Sensor Problem [pacmanplayer]
Mar 12, 2007 (2:46 pm)
I don't know your mechanical abilities or patience level, but you'll definitely want to have both to replace that knock sensor. The fastest way to do it is to pull the intake plenums and all of the top of the motor since the knock sensor sits in the "V" up top. That's a lot of screws and gaskets. It's possible to do it w/out removing all of that, but it's a lot more tedious. You'll definitely want a flex-shaft or angle shaft for your ratchet.
#8937 of 8981 Re: 2006 vs 2007 [autoboy16]
Mar 12, 2007 (2:55 pm)
I drove the '07 CVT to satisfy my own curiosity when they first hit the showroom. It was fresh off the truck with the protective white plastic still stuck all over it. The seat-of-the-pants meter said it was slower than an '87 Sentra. Watching the speedo, however, indicated that it accelerating pretty well. The place where I was forced to do the test drive limited how hard I could get on it. It was smooth as the commercials say, but it felt unexciting to me. The interior on the '07 is so much nicer to me than the '04-'06's though. I mean WAY nicer. If the one I was driving had more than .7 miles on it, and had been broken in, it may have felt stronger. I might go find a used '07 w/more than 10k mi on it and test drive that, then buy a new one if I like the perfermance of the broken-in used one.
#8938 of 8981 2007 Maxima engine breaking
Mar 16, 2007 (11:09 am)
My 2007 Maxima exhibits significant engine breaking when I take my foot off the gas at speeds of about 40 or less. Feels a little like driving in neutral. It will pull back for a few seconds and then all of a sudden feel like it is back in normal mode, and almost lurches a little sometimes. Has anyone else expereinced this? I like the CVT in general, but this is annoying. Not sure if this is just a function of the CVT or if I should have it checked out.
#8939 of 8981 Foot missing the accerator and missed the brake too.
Jun 02, 2007 (6:21 pm)
I've had a problem with my foot missing the accerator when I go from the brake pedal to the accerator. I haven't worried too much but last week I pulled in our driveway and I hit the garage door button I couldn't find the brake pedal. I drove thur the door and ended up hitting the freezer (had to buy another one) I'm about 5'4 with rather small feet so I keep the seat up fairly close and sometimes I feel like my foot is going to slide off the brake pedal. Sorry this is so long but I'm actually scared to drive it very much and I've considered trading This is a 2005 and did look brand new.
#8940 of 8981 Re: Finally the nightmare end..... [warrior_pr]
Jun 13, 2007 (9:37 pm)
For the ones that want to know... an update from my new 2006 S40 Volvo, 23K miles trouble free driving experience. Only complain.... orthopedic front seat hard to dominate.... otherwise silence cabin, great MPG numbers, great motor, great MPG , good sport handling, great transmission shift, $0 maintenance charged and great MPG. Yes more than 25MPG average. Honestly I do not miss my old 2005 Nissan Maxima "my worse car deal in my life".
#8941 of 8981 From a Maxima to a made by ford volvo?
Jun 14, 2007 (3:19 am)
#8942 of 8981 Re: Finally the nightmare end..... [warrior_pr]
Jun 14, 2007 (5:37 am)
Comparing apples to oranges. Full size large sedan compared to compact, overpriced, underpowered and FORD built vehicle? Most turbos in gasoline cars do not last long so my opinion you bought it for a year or 2. I don't know your experience, but in Maxima I get more power, more space for all passengers and luggage, same or higher MPG without any turbo lag. You should compare Sentra to S40. Paying premium for a compact car? If I were you, I will go for BMW instead. 3 Series surely beats s40 in every category.
Let me guess, in queens there is dealership which shares floor for Nissan and Volvo. Is this where you got it?
#8943 of 8981 Is it right time to buy 07 maxima now?
Jun 18, 2007 (6:28 pm)
I heard that 2008 maxima would be on market around late Sept. or early Oct. So, do you think the price of 2007 maxima will come down alot at that time? Anybody knows if 06 maxima lower down its price when 07 version comes out? Thx!!
#8944 of 8981 windows on 2003 maxmia
Aug 02, 2007 (1:00 pm)
i just got an 03 maxima but has a 95 one. i know their is a trick to this but cant seem to get it .we fooled with alot of the buttons on the drivers side and now the passengers side window will go up but comes back down half way. how do i make it quit doing this and just go up and down? when you want to turn the car off the window is still half down, help
#8945 of 8981 Re: Synthetic Oil [bjornb]
Oct 11, 2007 (7:35 am)
Do you mind tell me how often time wise(?monthes) that you change oil for 10K change intervals? Do you have to stick with 3 month peroid? 10k for 3 month is a lot of driving.