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#1854 of 4184 Help! SES lamp P1320 Ignition Malfunction/Misfire
Mar 23, 2004 (2:38 pm)
I have a 1999 Maxima SE Limited with 50,800 miles. Car built 3/99. SES light came on and took it to AutoZone and checked. P1320 Ignition malfunction/misfire! Called Nissan and the same story as I have read on Town Hall - Ignition Coils and to change all 6. Cost $700+!!
I've read that driving the car could cause more damage, CO2 sensor and cadalitic converter replacement! Is this true?
I read somewhere here that there was a place where you could buy the coils for much cheaper cost ~$56. This person/place has them stocked. Does anyone have their number? Website? I checked Maxima.org and could not find. Please help. Thanks in advance..
#1855 of 4184 Where can I get performance brake pads f/ 01 Max?
Mar 23, 2004 (6:42 pm)
I can't seem to find performance front and rear brake pads for my 2001 Maxima GXE online, anyone have any recommendations? Also, for ignition coils as well, I'll probably have to do those, the TSB applies to my vehicle even though I haven't noticed any problem yet, 24,000 miles.
Mar 24, 2004 (11:15 am)
I bought mine in Canada.
Got the ones for the 00-01 model for about C$32 each (which is about US$24) from a Canadian Nissan dealer. 99 uses different coils though but I think price should be similar. If you live close to the border, it is worth the drive.
Otherwise, I like this site:
Enter discount code "MAXIMA" for extra discount.
I got OEM NGK spark plugs here for only $6.6 each.
Mar 24, 2004 (12:41 pm)
I've posted several times about getting good deals on coils. There's a guy named DaveB on that .org site (mentioned above) that works for a volume Nissan parts dealer. He sells coils for a very good price, just mention you're a member of the "org". If you look hard enough on the .org you should be able to find his #, otherwise put a post on there saying Hey DaveB I need coils. With some effort you should be able to get a # and have them shipped. I heard Autozone had them too, but they and DaveB had exact same price so I recommend DaveB because those guys on the .org know Maxis like nobody else and you'll surely get the correct ones. Seeya
#1859 of 4184 Weird steering problem
Mar 24, 2004 (7:23 pm)
Okay I just recentlly purchased a 1997 Maxima SE. During the test drive I noticed it pulled a bit to the right, I figured it just needed alligned or maybe even some air pressure adjustment in the tires. Well now after having the driven the car for a couple weeks I have noticed something odd. Now I could be wrong, but it seems to me that when I turn hard in one direction, say like making a left hand turn, the car when then pull to the left, where as if I make a right hand turn after that it makes the car pull to the left.
The car does seem more prone to pulling to the right and harder then when it pulls to the left, so it may still need to be aligned, but what is causing this? When it pulls to the left the steering wheel is about 5-10 degrees off center, but when it pulls to the right it is a bit more mayeb as much as 15%. But it can vary, sometimes it can pull a lot and other times its barely noticable.
Not sure if its related and I have yet to find the cause(will get it looked at this weekend)but when I turn the wheel(I notice it most when parked, since its harder to hear while actually driving and I may not turn that hard during actual driving)all the way in one direction and then turn it back the other way, at about 1/3 of the wayI hear a noise. The noise can be best described as the wheel catching against a piece of plastic or soemthing and then popping past it.
Hopefully that makes some sense to some of you. I have looked at the wheel well area while doing this and I see nothing unusual, but I have not been able to actually look under the car or at the inside of the tire, so i have no idea what it is or if it is causing part of the pulling problem.
Mar 25, 2004 (7:04 am)
I'm no mechanic, but it sounds like a steering rack issue to me. I had similar thing on my 1990 Regal and ended up getting a new steering rack. Wasn't cheap either. Hopefully yours is something easier than that. Good luck.
#1861 of 4184 Alas, my first repair on my '04 max...
Mar 25, 2004 (7:21 am)
Nail in my tire! I was pissed when I saw it. Took it to Nissan as soon as I saw it and they fixed it right away for only $15. It would have been $30 at the local tire place. How long do these tire repairs last anyway??
#1862 of 4184 nail in the tire
Mar 25, 2004 (12:45 pm)
If properly repaired, this tire should be good for its service life. The best repair is a patch glued on from the inside of the tire. Nowadays they often use a combination patch/plug, which requires reaming out the existing hole to push the plug through. Personally I do not like tire plugs which are inserted from outside the tire, as they too require reaming out of the hole to accomodate the plug. They are not as good as patches or patch/plug repairs.
You should never patch or plug a damaged tire sidewall. As long as the puncture is located in the tire tread, the repair should last.
#1863 of 4184 Re: nail in the tire by p100
Mar 25, 2004 (1:51 pm)
Just a clarification:
Since this repair is on a practically new vehicle, it is extremely important that the repair be done correctly.
First, a combination repair is the ONLY approved repair by the tire manufacturers.
Second, they only approve the repair in the tread EXCLUDING the outermost ribs. If the tire is speed rated the outermost groove is also excluded.
Third, if the tire ran underinflated for any length of time, the tire may have been compromised, so its durability is questionable.
Hope this helps.