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#1951 of 4184 1990 Nissan Maxima
Jun 01, 2004 (4:52 am)
I own a 1990 Nissan maxima and I am having a little bit of a problem that I can not diagnose. What is happening is the car has the automatic temprature control unit in it, and the unit thinks that it is -22 below outside when you press the AMB button. Since the unit thinks it is so cold it want to blow heat when it is 70 degrees outside. I don't know if this is the unit, or if it is the temprature sensor, or possibly the relay, but any information would be helpful. Thank you.
#1952 of 4184 Re: engine noise and reverse shifting [roar1 #1933] # 1936 # 1937
Jun 01, 2004 (9:39 am)
i have a 03 Max. SE built in Nov. 02. I have noticed similar rattling noise almost every time i start engine; it is loud especially when the engine is cold. At first i thought it was the type of gas so i switched to supreme. It did not ease the noise so i changed oil type from 5w30 castro to 10w30 penzoil. Now, occasionally the i hear it again in the morning. I took my car to the dealer and describe to them the problem, but they did not do anything about. PLEASE ADVISE & HELP. My e-mail is richbf2hotmail.com Feel free to contact. thanks
#1953 of 4184 Re: Key problem on 95 GXE [djmarr #572]
Jun 01, 2004 (1:26 pm)
I am having the same problem on my 97 Maxima. It loosens up with WD-40. I haven't used graphite because I am afraid that crud will accumulate in the switch. I have had this problem with several cars, and when it gets real bad, I have the switch replaced. I am leery about going to the Nissan dealer because he seems to be high on everything. I would like to have information on how much a Nissan dealer would nick me for this job.
#1954 of 4184 Engine ratling noise when start. WHY?
Jun 03, 2004 (2:56 pm)
I have a 03 Max. SE built in Nov. 02; the car has 26,200mi. I have noticed rattling noise almost every time i start engine; it is loud especially when the engine is cold. At first i thought it was the type of gas so i switched to supreme. It did not ease the noise so i changed oil type from 5w30 castro to 10w30 penzoil. Now, occasionally the i hear it again in the morning. I took my car to the dealer and describe to them the problem, but they did not do anything about. PLEASE ADVISE & HELP. My e-mail is richbf2hotmail.com Feel free to contact. thanks
#1955 of 4184 Startup rattle
Jun 03, 2004 (7:06 pm)
This is not really a big problem, the oil pressure is zero when you start the car and the hydrolic valve lifters leak down, which causes excessive lash (looseness) in the valvetrain, which makes it noisy, and this lasts a few seconds until the oil pressure is established. There are many posts about this, if you do a search. Oil filter 1way valves are a common topic of discussion.
I suggest a quality full synthetic like mobil 1, as it will protect your engine even with only what is left from the previous time you ran it. Once I was at the races and saw a mechanic for a CART (high dollar Indy type cars) race car whose primary sponsor was another type of motor oil, but in the pits I saw him open up a Mobil 1 and fill it up. That says a lot.
#1956 of 4184 2000 Maxima Won't Start
Jun 04, 2004 (5:58 am)
I have a 2000 Maxima GLE that has an occasional starting problem. The engine cranks very well, but will not catch. This seems to occur only in the summer months, and usually I can just let it sit for a half hour or so, and then it will start OK. Nissan service has never been able to find the source of the problem.
Right now the car sits in my driveway, unable to start since yesterday at 5 PM. Still won't start at 10 AM the next day.
Has anyone had similar problems? Any ideas?
#1957 of 4184 200 Maxima Won't start
Jun 05, 2004 (8:25 am)
Just a guess: I would say that you have a flooding problem. Try to hold down the gas pedal to the floor while cranking if it will not start. This worked well for flooded carburetor equipped cars. Also, do you pump the gas pedal prior to or while cranking the engine? You do not do this with fuel injected cars. Before cranking the engine, switch the ignition on, wait several seconds to let the fuel pump build up the fuel pressure and then crank the engine without touching the accelerator pedal.
I suspect you may have a malfunctioning fuel enrichment circuit, which in this case dumps too much fuel into the engine when cold, and floods it.
#1958 of 4184 Startup rattle
Jun 06, 2004 (10:35 am)
Using 10W30 could actually make it worse.
10W means it is thicker than 5W when cold.
It will take longer to build up oil pressure
especially in winter. I agree that you should
switch to a high quality 5W30 synthetic oil
for better protection.
#1959 of 4184 Chrome wheels on warranty?
Jun 08, 2004 (7:21 am)
I have a 2001 Maxima GLE and the chrome on a couple of the wheels is starting to pit & flake. Took it to the dealership (where I have already purchased 2 Maximas and referred another friend there who bought a Max) where I have had all maintenance work done, and was told Nissan would probably not replace them due to "environmental road conditions". After emailing some pics to Nissan, the service manager called to say that, as predicted, the wheels were not covered due to "environmental conditions/improper cleaning". So, it looks like they cover all their basaes with that explanation..if you clean the road salt off the wheels, it's improper, if you leave it on, it eats away at the chrome. By the way, the car has only 19,950 miles on it, and has been driven minimally in snow...kept immaculate, and wheels cleaned only with soft cloth or sponge with the appropriate cleaners. Anybody else experience problems with Nissan's chrome wheels? Thanks! Chuck
#1960 of 4184 Fried engine computer
Jun 08, 2004 (6:43 pm)
Just spent a small fortune to replace the engine control module in a 1996 Maxima. Dealer says the A/C condensation drain stopped up & the water sloshed onto the control module. Seems like poor location if that is even remotely possible, but I didn't see any other similar posts in this forum so it must be a rare occurrence. Anyone else hear of this happening on any car? An annual check of the condensation drain is certainly on my maintenance schedule now.