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#2219 of 4184 Re: NISSAN MAXIMA SE WONT STAY ON
Dec 28, 2004 (7:35 pm)
We bought a 2001 nissan maxima with 72,000 miles a couple a months ago ran fine then one day dies out in the middle of traffic took it to the shop they first say its the air intake valve then they say its the ecm which basically is the brian of the engine its the computer of the car put 700.00 dollars into it now it needs 1300.00 more to fix the computer. can anyone help what should we do thank you
#2220 of 4184 RE: RAFA - 01 max dies
Dec 30, 2004 (10:14 am)
I take it you are out of any warranty with the seller. It would not hurt to ask, good dealerships will work with you to preserve their reputation and at least give a discount to repairs.
Your message is light on details but it seems like you are saying the ECM need to be replaced. This is a possibility, but I'd have Autozone or someone check the trouble codes stored on the computer, perhaps you are having trouble with a sensor or something. It also appears your shop is guessing if they don't know the difference between a valve and the ECM not working. There are diagnostics they can run to check each system.
I have a 00 and its been a good car, get it fixed and enjoy.
#2221 of 4184 95 Nissan Maxima HELP!!!!
Dec 30, 2004 (10:57 pm)
Hi! Just drove my car from Maryland to Portland, OR and of course have a multitude of problems some of which I have fixed. Could someone help with these PLEASE!
1. There is a metal on metal scraping nose about 80% of the time the car is moving (use to be a low groaning noise). Could this just be a timing belt issue? What would cause this noise and how can I fix it?
2. How do you change head lights?
3. How do you change the air filter?
4. My engine light is forever on. Since 95 Nissan Maxima's can't be given emissons test with the light on (and I have changed nox, O2, and everything!) what is the easiest way to make the engine light magically turn off temporarily? i.e. seperate the fuse for all dash board lights? Pull the bulb out (but this I think has to be done through the dash?)
5. My front wheel makes a sputtering noise (I think) may this have anything to do with the sprokets?
Sigh...please help! I should have been a automechanic major in colleg...lot of good neuroscience did me...ARGH!
#2222 of 4184 Re: 95 Nissan Maxima HELP!!!! [docr]
Dec 31, 2004 (8:35 am)
I suspect #1 and #5 maybe the same issue, brakes. Have you had them checked?
The 95 Maxima doesn't have a timing belt, it has a timing chain which should be good for ~200,000k. How many miles are on your car?
Instructions on changing the headlight bulb are in the owner's manual. Did you get one? It's simple as access is from the back of the headlight fixture in side the engine compartment.
The check engine light is telling you something is worng. Take it to an Autozone store and have them read the error codes and they can tell you what to start checking first (for free).
One of the most common problems with 95-99 maximas was filling them with gas and either having the engine running while you filled up or not having a good seal with the gas cap.
Seriously, autozone is a great place to start fixing what's wrong, not just turning off the check engine light (which they can do also).
#2223 of 4184 Re: Nissan Maxima RPM issue [jme20002]
Jan 02, 2005 (5:05 pm)
I have a 2004 Maxima SL that I have owned for 5 months and went to the dealership today to trade it in. I have 28,000 miles, and am completely disgusted. This is my FOURTH Maxima...and have never had such problems. All my previous Maxima's went well over 180,000 miles with no problems.
The biggest problem is my transmission. It has been to Nissan 3 times since October. The first 2 times they replaced 1 sensor, and the last time they told me that they were working with Nissan engineers to diagnose the problem. Basically, it shifts hard, squeaks between 2nd and 3rd gear, but the worst problem was I would get stuck in 1st gear after stopping at a stop light. It would rev up and would not shift out of 1st gear. I would have to pull over, shut the car off, and turn it back on. They replaced 2 sensors, and told me that there are 2 other Maximas in the country that have the same problem.
The second time it went to Nissan, they also had to replace the struts...and unknown to me...they also replaced the radiator, as they said it was leaking.
This morning, my sunroof wouldn't open. I am done, and will probably be trading it in this week. I truly feel I have a lemon.
#2224 of 4184 Tires on my 2002 SE
Jan 02, 2005 (7:11 pm)
I bought my SE in Sept 2001 and now have 36K miles...still have all 4 original tires. I am noticing some spinning out and slipping on wet roads (luckily I live in TX without any snow).
How long should I expect to be able to go with these tires? I was thinking / hoping 40K miles, but I am afraid the sport tires on the SE wear out faster.
#2225 of 4184 You need new tires
Jan 02, 2005 (7:22 pm)
I replaced mine on my '01 GLE over the summer. I also noticed slipping some, and squealing going around turns on one side (and I'm not a hotrodder). What a difference new tires have made. I don't think the tires they put on new cars last as long as the ones you buy later. I think my Max had just under 40,000 miles when I replaced the tires.
#2226 of 4184 Re: 2005 SE vibrations [bigbandito]
Jan 02, 2005 (9:10 pm)
Seems to just come and go while traveling on the highway. You can tell from the steering wheel by the way it begins to vibrate then stops. Started at 80mph, but when i slowed to 60 it still came back. I did take it back to the dealership last week, and so far so good. No vibrations at all. I still find myself worrying over it since I will return to work on Tuesday and drive about 3000 miles a month.
#2227 of 4184 bb101 - tire replacement
Jan 03, 2005 (9:35 am)
I also have a similar '00 model Se and original tires, about 35k and they are getting quite slippery although reasonable tread left. I have had to downgrade my rain driving, and I am now spinning the tires leaving intersections in rain, something usually don't do since I haven't been in high school for quite some time.
I'm also a bit cheap and Texas resident, also going to ride these out over the summer and then look for some tires at about 40k. Yes, I realize there is safety to consider folks, I just don't have to drive like a maniac and they will be ok.
I had heard these tires were slick in the rain and they were never great but they have really gotten bad in their last bit of life.
#2228 of 4184 Re: Nissan Maxima RPM issue [mlurdi]
Jan 03, 2005 (7:38 pm)
If I were you, I would investigate whether the state in which you live has a lemon law covering the issues you are having with your transmission. It may save you some money if Nissan can be forced to buy your vehicle back from you as opposed to trading the car in for something else. Just an idea.