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Jan 04, 2005 (12:12 am)
i just want to say that my nissan maxima is the best car i have ever had. i have had my share of cars since learning to drive, and this maxima has been the best. i also have a chevy truck in which i love. yeah. the name spells it all. but the truck has horrible gas mileage.. I'm thinking about selling the truck.. hah. But yes, the nissan maxima is the greatest ever!!!!
Jan 04, 2005 (9:07 am)
I'm sure at some point we've all had bad experiences with bringing our cars into dealerships for service but I wanted to make special mention of a particular Nissan dealership that I would strongly recommend avoiding for any of our CT Nissan owners out there. I had problems with my car stalling in cold weather recently and with noises at start-up. So I took it in to the Manchester CT Nissan dealership service dept to find out what the problem was. It was my first time bringing my car to that particular service department. They indicated that the noise was caused by a faulty starter and the stalling was due to a weak battery and advised that I replace both. So I trusted their advise (big mistake) and shelled out a good chuck of $$ to have the work done. A week later the car stalled again. I immediately called them to tell them that they didnt fix my stalling problem. They said that the car wasnt stalling when they originally inspected it so there was no way of pinpointing the problem. (Why they decided to keep this a secret until I called to complain a week later remains a mystery). What surprised me was that they were very rude and defensive about the whole thing. Despite that, I brought the car to the dealership for another look and this time they indicated that the air flow meter was faulty and the fuel injector lines needed flushing. Both of which would set me back a good chunk of change on top of what I already spent on the starter and battery. Again, I asked why they didnt identify this when I brought my car in the first time and their response was again very rude and defensive. They told me this was a new problem and that there were no indications of a stalling problem before. (First of all, this is not a ďnewĒ problem. Itís a recurring problem and thatís why I brought the car in to begin with. Second of all, when I did bring the car in I clearly explained to them that the car was stalling in cold weather. Evidently, what I told them and what they chose to hear were two different things). I finally told them not do anymore work on the car. Primarily because I just donít trust them anymore. You tell them whats wrong with the car and you spend money to fix the problem based on their advise but when the problem remains they deny that it existed before and they claim that itís a new problem and want you to spend more money. I know that this is a common issue with a lot of service depts and not just isolated to one place but if your from CT and looking for a place to bring your car into, then I would recommend avoiding Manchester Nissan. The underlying issue is that they donít respect the customer and they donít listen to the customer. Save yourself the headache and grief. If your looking for a dealership - Iíve heard good things about Simsbury Nissan and Iíve done business with Enfield Nissan.
#2231 of 4180 2000 GXE Longterm Reliability
Jan 04, 2005 (10:27 am)
I have replaced the coils, electric motor mounts, brakes and now tires for a second time. Other than that, the car has never left me stranded. It still runs great and uses no oil. I have 103K miles. How many more reliable miles can I expect?
#2232 of 4180 Re: Question about Code P1320 IGN SPEED [qzhou]
Jan 04, 2005 (11:24 pm)
A guy just wondering what your problem was. I have the same code reading so please get back to me at anythingflowsyahoo.com.
#2233 of 4180 Help! Frozen windshield wiper fluid!!
Jan 05, 2005 (8:52 pm)
Hi all, the last couple of days temperatures have been hovering in the single digits in Colorado. My Windshield wiper fluid froze ( or was it some water in the lines that froze? ) and it wouldn't squirt. Don't know how that could happen. I just refilled the windshield wiper fluid yesterday and the label on the bottle said good till -25 degrees Fahrenheit.
Last night while driving back from Denver it was already dark and my windshield became totally opaque and I couldn't see a thing! It was so weird! I couldn't see the road, the exits, nothing. Cars were coming behind me at high speeds and I was very afraid that I would have an accident. Finally I managed to barely get off at an exit and wipe my windshield with some tissue and wiper fluid.
Has anybody had a similar experience in cold weather? When the car is in my garage I am able to use a pin to poke thru the ice in the nozzle and the wiper fluid squirts properly. But if I take the car outside, within minutes it freezes again.
In all my years of driving I have never had such an experience. I normally do not drive in very cold weather unless I absolutely have to. Any advice, anyone?
Jan 05, 2005 (9:08 pm)
Your fluid has too much water in it.
If you are looking for an instant fix, drain all the existing wiper fluid and buy some GOOD stuff, with adequate alcohol or whatever they put in there to keep it from freezing.
Cold weather is not a problem, you should be able to go much colder, I've driven -15 F and not had that problem.
In bad cold weather like that, folks I know keep a gallon or so in the back seat to refill, you use it a lot on a wet snowy roads when there isn't rain to clear the window.
#2235 of 4180 car chugs when accelerating and stopped
Jan 06, 2005 (6:42 am)
got a '92 maxima SE automatic with 207K miles on it. the car will chug like it's not getting enough fuel when accelerating, also when stopped at a light for example - put in neutral from drive and it stops. had sparkplugs changed, oxygen sensor and something else changed relevant to it passing emissions test, but car still does same thing. have noticed now that car backfires very slightly when accelerating - not heard it much as of yet. husband thought it might have something to do with fuel pump or injectors, but mechanics have not even considered that or we're under the impression they've checked. need advice soon, spending too much money on car repairs lately (more on a chevy blazer with half as much mileage), to want the mechanic to go searching around for any old problem they can find.
#2236 of 4180 meyer - chugging
Jan 06, 2005 (9:17 am)
Backfiring is usually a fuel problem or an exhaust problem, but most likely a fuel mixture problem. Backfiring is caused by running too lean if I remember correctly. Happens on my motorcycle and I had to "re-jet" the carburator to be richer. So it does sound to me like a fuel injector issue, either plugged injectors, or else a computer problem of some kind (like Oxygen or Airflow sensors) telling the car what ratio of fuel to air to use. But I'm certainly no mechanic, maybe P100 can chime in? You said you had the plugs changed, did they tell you if they were burnt, or fouled by chance? Did you see them? Changing plugs may help for a bit but if there's an underlying problem they'd just go bad again. See it all the time with two stroke bikes.
#2237 of 4180 Re: Tires on my 2002 SE [bb101]
Jan 06, 2005 (4:58 pm)
i have 50k on my tires and they are fine in on dry roads but suck on wet. you could squeeze another 19k out of them, but that's it.
Jan 06, 2005 (5:02 pm)
so, what tires should i buy next for my excellent 2k2 black SE? also, ziebart has a product to reduce road noise that they install underneath. anyone have any experience with that?