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#2336 of 4184 Re: check service soon, P0420 [t2029]
Mar 11, 2005 (8:13 am)
I just got your message from returning from the Nissan dealer this morning for the second P0420 code on my 2001 Max SE AE. I have researched and researched, so hope this helps you. First time at 43,000 miles, they reprogrammed the ECU relative to the TSB NTB00-070a. Free of charge. Seemed to run fine. Two days ago, SES light comes on at 48,000 miles, Auto Zone pulls the code again at P0420, actually two codes same P0420. Call dealer, he says maybe the reprogramming didn't take or the cat is bad and needs replaced which is still covered under above TSB and 8/80,000 warranty for cat. Take it in this morning and told, yes, reprogramming was fine, but cat is bad and they need car all day to replace cat free of charge. Don't do anything with the O2 sensor as it might be the same problem as mine. Let Nissan take care of it, but at least you have this information. Also referenced on Maxima.org website. Good news about free of charge on cat, but week ago had to replace the alternator for $400 with 47,800 miles on it. This will be my last Maxima, gave my son by 96 SE, he has 148,800 miles on it, only replaced tires on it and starter went at 128K - Needless to say, he is the one coming to pick me up for all of these dealership visits. Think I'll start looking for a low mileage 96 Max soon. Good luck - hope this helps.
#2337 of 4184 where to get ig coil for 2000max
Mar 11, 2005 (6:41 pm)
I am looking into the rockauto.com to buy ignition coil for my 200 max. I am wondering if any of readers have experience with them. They are about 40% less than dealer. They list nissan parts.
#2338 of 4184 Re: Ignition Coils [jonesatl]
Mar 12, 2005 (2:01 am)
hi, yes they are fairly easy to replace and the spark plugs are attached to the coils. The front 3 are located under the cover where you fill the oil. Unscrew the allens and lift the cover piece off. You will see all three of the coils. Unscrew the hold screw and lift the coil out. The wire connectors are a bit tricky but if you push down the front with the green arrow to the bottom, the unit should just pop off releasing the coil. The rears are behind the air induction unit. You can see the tops of them in the back. The top is a Rectangle square, black in color. Removal is the same. Release the wire connector and pull the coil off the spark plug. Any further information, email me at Onelinktwohotmail.com I will be happy to further assist you. I went a little crazy trying to figure this out before I got mine done. I also can help anyone shut the service light off, as can AutoZone. Just ask.
#2339 of 4184 Re: Ignition Coils [jonesatl]
Mar 12, 2005 (10:41 am)
It is a very simple task. Use an allen wrench to remove front cover (4 screws) and two screws each on each coil pack. I recently replaced all and plugs for a little over $350. Good luck.
P.S. Use magnetic screwdriver so screws don't fall into spark plug hole.
#2340 of 4184 Re: 00 max se not starting [mrs99max]
Mar 12, 2005 (11:22 am)
we have a 2001 nissan maxima se with 72,000 miles a couple a months ago it just died out wouldn't start towed it to the shop check it then they said it was the tps then they said it valve control mongul and finally said it was the ecm so order it from dealer it cost ed $900.00 replace that total bill was $2039.53. We always had nissan i also have 2004 nissan titan that I've been having problems with get back at us to see what happen maybe we have a case with nissan
#2341 of 4184 Need help find fuel filter for a 1996 nissan maxima V6
Mar 13, 2005 (1:36 am)
Does anyone with a 1996 Nissan Maxima V6 or knows a little about this car know where the fuel filter located(if it's inside the fuel tank or outside of it and etc.)? I've tried looking in my owner's manual but they don't state anything about it. I'm hoping that the fuel filter for this car can be found just as similar as the oil filter: quick and easy access. Thanks in advance.
#2342 of 4184 Re: Need help find fuel filter for a 1996 nissan maxima V6 [highroller]
Mar 13, 2005 (5:10 am)
Nissan Maxima 1993-1998 Repair Guide
The fuel filter is located in the engine compartment, next to the power brake booster.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Remove the fuel pump fuse from the fuse panel.
Start the engine.
After the engine stalls, try to restart the engine. If the engine will not start, the fuel pressure has been released.
Turn the ignition switch OFF.
Using a shop rag to absorb the excess fuel, loosen the fuel filter's hose clamps, remove the hoses and the filter. The fuel filter unclips from the bracket, allowing for easier replacement.
Check the hoses for cracks and flexibility. Replace any hardened and/or cracked hoses.
Install a new fuel filter in the proper direction. Usually an arrow indicates the direction of fuel flow.
When installing fuel hose clamps, be sure to position the clamp so it is 3mm from the end of the hose.
Install the fuel pump fuse.
Start the engine and check for leaks. It may be necessary to crank the engine for a time to build fuel pressure, so don't be alarmed if it doesn't start immediately.
#2343 of 4184 Stalling and Gas smell
Mar 14, 2005 (1:37 am)
I have a 1994 Maxima (which I love) but throughout the winter the car has filled with the smell of gas everytime I turn the heat on - I have no idea what might be causing this - anyone have any suggestions??
Also, the car recently (within the past week) has started stalling out at traffic lights and intersections. After it stalls, it starts up again with no problem. It also has started surging forward while I'm driving and the RPMs shoot up and then drop back down to normal. After it does this, it typically stalls. Anyone have any advice to offer? I'm a student so a cheap, but effective solution is definitely what I need.
#2344 of 4184 Re: 00 max se not starting [rafa]
Mar 14, 2005 (5:00 am)
FYI......if you read your warranty manual you will find that the ECM and the catalytic converter are covered for 96 months / or 80,000 mi. under the "Long Term Federal Emissions " warranty.
I hope you didn't pay for any of this !!!!!!!!!
And Yes, Nissan is having problems with Titans, Armadas, and Quests.
#2345 of 4184 Nissan reliability...
Mar 14, 2005 (5:15 am)
You can take this with a grain of salt, but the latest CR reliability ratings for new cars actually shows Ford, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Suzuki, and Hyundai scoring higher than Nissan.
However, in defense of Nissan, I believe I saw a reliability report for cars that are 5 yrs. old and the rating was quite good. So, the above cars are better initially, but the Nissans apparently age better. I hope so !!