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#2085 of 4184 Sensors / 5 th Gen.
Aug 16, 2004 (4:23 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 4184 Everyone knows
Aug 16, 2004 (3:12 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 (4:15 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 4184 Re: Everyone knows [suydam]
Aug 18, 2004 (3:56 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 4184 Smelly Exhaust on Start-up
Aug 19, 2004 (2:34 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 4184 Help me replace a side view mirror
Aug 19, 2004 (4:51 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
Aug 19, 2004 (5:32 pm)
You can purchase (for download) the entire Nissan Shop Service Manual from Nissan Technical Services for $20.00.
Then you'd have the manual for any future repairs. The login and password that you get is also good for 24 hours. During that 24 hours you can download all the service manuals for all the Nissan vehicles that you like.
#2092 of 4184 RE: Nissan manual downloads
Aug 24, 2004 (8:28 am)
Thanks for that tidbit! very useful. I'm hoping to avoid needing this manual, the car (2000 SE) has been reliable except for the O2 sensor. My other cars, I've needed the shop manual. I'm also going to split the cost of a computer ODB-II cable and software system with my Dad.
Appreciate the info. Heck, I could download all of them on my broadband.
#2093 of 4184 Re: anilpunjabi [dklanecky]
Aug 24, 2004 (3:00 pm)
Are the downloads only for 2000 year and up - thats impression I got
#2094 of 4184 Re: Help my AC adapter is dead [cuse89]
Aug 25, 2004 (11:07 am)
Thanks for the suggestion. Fortunately the problem was just a blown fuse. Very easy to replace.