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#147 of 4184 responce to sherry 163b
Apr 06, 2001 (8:51 pm)
Had the same problems you describe on my 1993 nissan maxima. Had it towed 3 times and everytime I took it to the dealer it worked fine. Finally took to a good transmission shop and they checked the transmission and found metal shavings in the transmission fluid and some other indications that made it necessary to have the tranmission rebuilt. I had 105,000 miles on the car. it was repaired about $1300 but it runs beautifully now and have not experienced any problems since. Was really upset with the dealer that they never checked out the transmission issue.
#148 of 4184 96 Maxima O/D Problem
Apr 07, 2001 (9:03 am)
I have a 96 Maxima SE, actually my wife drives it She took off yesterday
on about a 350 mile trip and about 40 miles down the road (interstate
driving...her speed prob. about 80) of steady cruise (not cruise control just foot on the gas) she said "something
felt funny " and looked down to see the O/D light lit. Of course this means
the O/D is off and it had gone to 3rd gear. I told her turn around an forget
the trip. When she got the car to me I drove it around the block, (big block
up to 80mph for 20 sec. or so) no problem!?!? I sat in the parking lot, opened
the hood and began to look around...fluid OK and pink, then I hear a light
clunk, I get back into the car and start it and sure enough the O/D lamp is
lit with the switch in the position that the lamp should have been off! I
suspect a relay, but the shitty Haynes manual covers so many models I don't
have a clear, complete diagram of the O/D circuit.
Any Help is greatly appreciated......
I sure could use some!
#149 of 4184 '97 Auto Tranny Problems
Apr 09, 2001 (7:55 am)
I have a '97 GLE with 79K miles. Recently the shifting between 1st and 2nd has become unpredictable and most often seems to rev too high before shifting to 2nd. Also after it shifts it will jump back to 1st with very little pressure on the accelerator. Is the TCM going bad ? How do I know if I need a new O2 sensor. Thanks...
#150 of 4184 Platinum plugs or not?
Apr 09, 2001 (9:54 pm)
I took my '96 Maxima in for its 60k checkup, including a change of spark plugs and other things. Now I'm wondering if there's any easy way for me to tell whether the shop put in platinum spark plugs. The car's running great, but I'm just wondering.
#151 of 4184 Service Engine Soon - 1997 Maxima GXE
Apr 10, 2001 (10:44 am)
My car has 53000 miles on it and runs well. Yesterday the "Service Engine Soon" light came up.
I took to the dealer. he diagnosed it as a broken Emission Control Valve (ECV). Though Maximas have 60,000 miles Engine/Drivetrain warranty, the ECV is not part of it because it is
in the back of the car as per the dealer. Anyone having similar experience ?
#152 of 4184 velveteendad
Apr 10, 2001 (2:15 pm)
Take one out and look at it.
#153 of 4184 alcan by velveteendad
Apr 10, 2001 (5:11 pm)
Thank you for the suggestion - any way to tell without removing the spark plug? I don't have tools to do that, and certainly don't want to screw anything up trying to do it without the proper tools.
#154 of 4184 velveteendad
Apr 10, 2001 (5:49 pm)
The only other way to verify which plugs are in it is to remove a spark plug wire/boot and see if you can read the number on the porcelain of the plug. If you try that, be careful to rotate the boot and pull on it, NOT the plug wire.
#155 of 4184 /direct/view/.eea17ba/143
Apr 10, 2001 (6:19 pm)
Well Black2000Max, you're not the only one. I've been experiencing the same problem for the last four months. I own a Silver 2000Max. I originally thought it was pinging as a result of bad gasoline. I tried premium gasolines from all different brands, even octane boost. But I got the same rattling noise. It seems to come and go and like you said happens when you accelerate from lower speeds. I finally took it to the dealership but they couldn't find anything wrong. There were no error codes coming up on the computer. They told me that it was probably bad gasoline. NOT! It figures nothing happens when I bring it in. Talking to some co-workers, they think it could be the module that regulates the timing. But still not sure. I'm on another trip back to the dealership this Thursday. A different one this time. Its a bigger place so I'm hoping that the technicians have had experience with this problem. I'll keep you posted.. Let me know if you find anything out. Thanks.
#156 of 4184 maxima questions
Apr 11, 2001 (12:31 pm)
i'm thinking of buying a used 96-98 maxima but...
1) i've read that it requires premium gas. if
you don't run premuim do you get alot of engine
pinging? is anyone here using regular?
2) i live in LA and am looking at getting an
automatic (my left leg is starting to look like
conan the barbarian's). how many miles can
i expect out of a well cared for nissan
3) i haven't found anything (good or bad) about
cup holders. i'm sure it must have them, any
comments about them?
4) i've read alot of comments about
people who either loved or hated the milage they
were getting. however, no one seems to actually
say what they are actually getting. what can
i expect for city/highway driving?
5) and finally, i've had slight experience working
on nissan vehicles but never a maxima. just how
hard is it to get at the engine? any comments about
any other maintenance issues?