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Aug 09, 2004 (4:45 pm)
Ccermak....I am no authority on older Maximas but these are my observations. I believe the 92 Maxima SE was the first Maxima with the 190 HP engine. Nissan promoted the car at the time as a four door sports car. Car and driver had a zero to sixty of 6.7 for this car with the five speed.
In 1995 (I think) Maxima went to a different style and also reduced the price considerably. I think the engine was essentially the same but the car no longer handled as well nor did it seem anywhere near as solid. Every time a new model of the Maxima came out I would test drive it but it never seemed to measure up to the earlier Maximas.
There are certain cars that seemed to get it right (i.e model 2002 BMW) and stand the test of time well. The 92 Maxima SE does compare favorably with my 2004 Acura TL. The handling is good and the shifting is excellent. The body is solid with no rattles or vibrations. These are just my opinions but the old Maximas excelled in many areas.
#2082 of 4180 Help my AC adapter is dead
Aug 13, 2004 (11:18 am)
I was recently driving my 1997 Nissan Maxima to work, when the guy in front of me stopped short and caused an entire cascade of cars behind him to stop short as well. In the process the cup of milk that I had in the cupholder spilled everywhere including into the AC adapter. At the time I had my cell phone plugged in, but it was saturated and by the time I was able to pull over and pull the phone plug out, the adapter was flooded and stopped functioning. Any ideas where I should even start looking for the answer to this issue or is the adapter just totally shot? Please help.
#2083 of 4180 RE: Help my AC adapter is dead
Aug 13, 2004 (8:13 pm)
No sense in crying over the spilled milk, as they say. Be happy you did not get rearended by the guy behind you (I assume you didn't). Most likely, the spilled liquid caused an internal short inside the unit, so my suggestion to you is to take this adapter to an electronics repair shop and have them check it out. You could open the unit up and try to clean it, but unless you understand electronics, I would not recommend trying to repair yourself. The problem could be a simple one, such as a blown fuse inside the adapter.
#2085 of 4180 Sensors / 5 th Gen.
Aug 16, 2004 (5:23 am)
Everyone knows that the 2000-2003 Maximas have problems with blown Mass airflow sensors, 02 sensors , Cam and crank angle sensors and Ignition
coils. I have read on other forums that there are people that are experiencing " SECOND " failures of some of the above items.
Apparently, Nissan is not replacing these parts with improved versions but merely the SAME part number that came with the car. Is my assumption correct ?????? If I am correct, then all of us 5 th. gen. owners had better hit the Lottery. Unfortunately, I own a '00 and a '02.
Can anyone out there set me straight? Are the part numbers of the NEW replacement parts the same as the old parts or are they different????
#2086 of 4180 Everyone knows
Aug 16, 2004 (4:12 pm)
I haven't had these problems. I have a 2001 GLE with nearly 40,000 miles. At what point have these problems shown up? I have had them on my '99 Subaru Forester, starting around 50,000 miles. So far, though, the Maxima has been flawless.
Aug 16, 2004 (5:15 pm)
I don't know about the part numbers but I just had the 2 rear O2 sensors replaced on my 02 SE. I have 33K miles so Nissan had to eat that 600+ dollars that the service people said it would cost if I was outside of my warranty.
#2088 of 4180 Re: Everyone knows [suydam]
Aug 18, 2004 (4:56 am)
These sensors can go at anytime. On my '02 Max the 02 sensors went 17,000. On my '00 Max. the MAF went 40,000 and the ignition coils 60,000. It's a crap-shoot.
You have been very fortunate with your '01 GLE.
I wish you continued good luck.
#2089 of 4180 Smelly Exhaust on Start-up
Aug 19, 2004 (3:34 pm)
I've seen reference to smelly exhaust on start-up elsewhere in this forum. I have an '02 MAX, 3.5 that has had this problem off and on for the past few months. Smell goes away within seconds of coming to idle. I'm no where near a dealer - out in the middle of the Atlantic with the Air Force - so any advice would be appreciated. Has anyone figured out what is going on with the smell or a cure?
#2090 of 4180 Help me replace a side view mirror
Aug 19, 2004 (5:51 pm)
My sister cracked her passenger side, side view mirror, and i just bout a replacemet off of ebay. Its a 4 yr old car, why would i buy new if the rest of the car isnt new (still looks good though, real good). I was wondering if anyone had step by step directions for changing the mirror. I relaly appreciate this, if i get it done i would save my sister a good chunk of change b/c eveyone knows the most expensvie part is definitely installation. Bought the 2nd hand mirror for only 45 dollars, and a total of 54 including taxes and shipping. Thanx