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#1684 of 4184 1992 maxima sputtering
Jan 07, 2004 (7:57 am)
I have a problem with my nissan maxima, and can't find anyone that can fix it. When you are driving along it will sputter, like it's not getting fuel or something like that, it will do it once or maybe several times then runs fine, changed fuel filter,pump,computer,ECCS, still the same problem, one shop changed all the grounds. Same shop wants me to rent a wire from nissan, which the nissan shop knows nothing about, it's $400 for 3 days or $1200 to buy it. Anyone have any ideas.
#1685 of 4184 re: 2000 maxima #2 cylinder misfiring, help!!!!?
Jan 07, 2004 (8:22 am)
I also have 2K Max with same problem. Mine had #4 misfired. I found out by went to AutoZone and they diagnosted for free. The code is P1320.
Found out there is a TSB for it. NTB01-059.
Went to a Nissan dealer and ask to get it fixed. They said they had to replace all 6 ignigtion coils !!!!!. I said just replace the #4.
During the meantime I called Nissan 1-800-NISSAN1 and told them that they have a TSB out which means NISSAN HAS A PROBLEM with it. They need to fix this for me. They said they will open a file and will contact the dealer.
Well, the dealer called me and said mine was done and I had to paid $380 for replace #4. I had to get my car so I paid for it. Took it and the problem got fixed. Nissan has not called the dealer yet!!!!.
What I suggest is you call 800-NISSAN1 and complaint with them about that and insist on getting them pay it for you.
DON'T BRING IT TO THE DEALER FIRST. That was my mistake. Get Nissan to agree to pay for it first then take it to the dealer.
Enough people complaint about it, Nissan will do a recall.
#1686 of 4184 2004 Maxima SL rattles
Jan 07, 2004 (9:47 am)
I bought this car in august and I love it. However I have been plagued with rattles. The first one is more subtle and comes from the back of the car. The dealer told me there was a service bulletin about it. I have a second more pronounced rattle that comes from underneath the sunroof. They will remove the lining and try to find the problem. I am the type to keep my car for a long time but I am a bit afraid that quality issues with this model will be a problem. Anyone with the same problem?
#1687 of 4184 Starter replacement
Jan 07, 2004 (11:29 am)
Just had my 00 Max in for an oil change and the dealership told me i need the starter replaced for $340. This really pisses me off because if I wanted maintenance problems like this, I would have bought a Chevy. I just had it in 5k miles ago for its 60k service, and at about 50k miles, i had to replace all the ignition coils.
I love my Max, but I really only expected to have to do routine maintenance, up to at least 100k miles.
Anyone else have a starter problem?
#1688 of 4184 Clutch issues
Jan 07, 2004 (2:43 pm)
I wonder if someone can provide some information regarding clutch repairs.
I have a '96 Max SE with around 150K on it. Had the clutch replaced at 103K. Now I'm told that the slave cylinder has gone bad and that it has worn out the clutch so that I need both (around $1,100 at dealer, $700 at local garage) - ouch!
I am trying to understand the relationship between the slave cylinder and the clutch - how do they touch or otherwise interact that would cause a bad slave cylinder to ruin the clutch. Basically I want to hear some logic (or see a picture) that will ease my fears of being ripped off, or, hopefully, tell me that I am being ripped off and should just fix the slave cylinder.
Thanks in advance for any info!
#1689 of 4184 re: 2000 maxima #2 cylinder misfiring, help!!!!?
Jan 07, 2004 (5:53 pm)
Thanks for the info, Ill try that and let you know how it went.
#1690 of 4184 Clutch slave cylinder
Jan 08, 2004 (3:27 am)
The clutch master cylinder supplies pressurized fluid to the slave cylinder when the clutch pedal is depressed. The slave cylinder then operates the release (throwout) bearing which releases the clutch, disconnecting the engine from the transaxle. If the slave cylinder is defective it can prevent the clutch from fully applying, allowing clutch slippage which will wear the clutch prematurely.
Check here, scroll down to "diaphragm clutch":
#1691 of 4184 Noise in Front End
Jan 08, 2004 (5:23 am)
I have a 2003 Maxima GLE which I bought used with 15,000 miles. I love the car but have one problem. There is a small popping noise when I go over bumps. The problem has never gotten any worse or better. The CV joints and boots seem to be ok. Could this be a shock absorber problem? It doesn't seem to effect anything, just annoying as the car is super quiet.
#1692 of 4184 Clutch Issues
Jan 08, 2004 (7:59 am)
Thanks for the info! Enjoyed the link!
Darn, I wish we had fixed that slave cylinder at the first sign of slippage!!!
#1693 of 4184 rattles in '04 maxima
Jan 08, 2004 (9:21 am)
does anyone know what service bulletin number takes care of the rattle coming from the rear of the '04 maxima. see message number 1686. can e mail me at rfuhrbloomberg.net as well as post answer on site.