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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
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Dec 04, 2004 (11:14 am)
2002 Nissan Maxima SE 41,000 miles
My service engine light came on.
Turned out to be code P0172B
Bank 1 System Too Rich
I just cleared the code, and hoping it doesn't come back. I assume it has do do with an Oxygen Sensor?
My question is, does the mass airflow sensor have anything to do with this error code.
I had my mass airflow sensor replaced at Nissan Dealership 3 weeks ago. If I knew this was related I would have them fix it.
#2195 of 4184 Re: Oxygen Sensor [sfreitag]
Dec 05, 2004 (8:32 am)
I would call the dealership and ask them what the code mean and if it is related to ur MAF sensor.
#2196 of 4184 Re: Windshield noise [dirkwork]
Dec 05, 2004 (6:41 pm)
As I mentioned a few posts back, the windshield on my 1995 model cracked when I hit a pothole. There was no pre-existing chip or crack that I could see--just a nasty pothole and the next thing I knew I was looking at a crack that extended halfway across the windshield.
Nissan would admit no defect with the car and I was out $300.
I would have your w/shield looked at by a pro.
#2197 of 4184 Steering wheel radio control problem
Dec 09, 2004 (7:42 am)
I have an '01 Maxima and am having problems with the steering wheel radio controls. They stick and don't work. I took it to the dealer and was told they don't fix anything having to do with the radio or controls. Does anyone have this problem, or know what I should tell the dealer?
#2198 of 4184 Re: Steering wheel vibration at 65 plus hour speed [jmax97]
Dec 13, 2004 (12:17 pm)
Pulling to the left during acceleration could be just the torque steer which is normal for the car. If the car does not pull or drift when you drive in a straight line and let go off the steering wheel, then caster and camber alignment settings are probably OK.
< Aside from improperly balanced tires and/or bent rims, defective inner CV joints can cause vibration upon acceleration. Loose tire rods and/or damaged steering rack could also cause some problems. Worn out struts will cause wheel hop which can be perceived as vibration.
Bad front bearings would probably be making squealing noise by now. However, you could conceivably have a problem with the front hubs, especially if somebody replaced the original bearing and pressed the new bearings in incorrectly.
You can do some simple check to better pinpoint the cause of vibration problems. First, I would have all four tires checked for balance and bent rims by a tire shop that has a balancer with a roadforce measurement capability. This is a machine that simulates the road force experienced by the tire by pressing a roller under pressure against that tire. It can diagnose if your tire(s) is possibly out of round, causing excessive road force.
Second, jack up the front of the car (preferably two small jacks - one under each front fender lower crease, which is the designated jacking point for the front), then grab each front wheel and move it up and down and from side to side. There should be no play or minimal play. Too much looseness indicates loose bearing, tie rods, or worn steering rack.
Have somebody follow you when you drive the car and watch for any wheel hop due to worn out struts. You can also press down hard on the car bumper and see if the car bounces up and down several times.
#2199 of 4184 Parking Brake Light stuck on
Dec 14, 2004 (10:02 am)
I knew I'd jinx myself by posting a couple weeks ago that my 2000SE had been very reliable up to this point of 75K miles. Last night the Parking Brake Light came on while driving and it seemed as though the torque converter was locked out like the O/D off button was pushed, but it wasn't. I turned the car off, waited 2 mins and started it again and light still on. I was only a few blocks from home when this happened. I didn't notice any engine roughness, like coil problem, but it was only a few blocks. Has anybody had this one before? No SES light on. Any ideas?
Dec 17, 2004 (1:58 am)
1982 nissan maxima 2.4 ran great one day now it wont start.Installed new coil , new cap and rotor . Getting spark at distributor wires and at coil post when ignition is on and when turning over.No surges,just solid light using a probe tester,but no spark thru coil wire to dist. or spark plugs .Please help.Don
#2201 of 4184 Re: Service Engine Soon - '97 Nissan Maxima [dominic1]
Dec 17, 2004 (9:32 am)
make sure the gas cap is tightened "till it clicks".
#2202 of 4184 Parking brake - possibility?
Dec 17, 2004 (10:22 am)
In winter driving, the parking brake cables and what not can be frozen and stick. A lot of folks in winter climates don't use the parking brake in the winter for that reason as it can stick on. Your problem might be the switch is broken or frozen from elements, or the brake is stuck even though the handle is released.
#2203 of 4184 Re: 04 Maxima Vibration Service Advisory [saxymax]
Dec 17, 2004 (12:35 pm)
I had the same problem.I brought it in Nissan dealer and have them replace the front struts for me. I have more experience then just the struts itself....Good luck..