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#2369 of 4184 Re: Exhaust Smoke and Bad Smell [stevemc]
Mar 23, 2005 (2:20 pm)
When I got my first maxima in 2002, I had the same complaignt. I was told that some gas has more sulfur in it than others. I saw a copy of the TSB from Nissan. This is the cause of the rotten egg smell. Apparently they use more sulfur during the winter months. I have not had an occurance with the RES since I got my 2005 Maxima. I have only had my '05 a few days though.
#2370 of 4184 Re: 2005 Maxima Disappointing [mastj]
Mar 23, 2005 (2:27 pm)
osrry to hear about your troubles. I picked up my '05 SL Maxima and so far it is perfect. I did have the lights turn on when I went under a bridge, my '02 nver did that. I do believe you have adjust the sensitivity of the auto headlights on the '05.
i thik the thing had gobs of power, is very quiet. I also think it handles very well as compared to my '02 maxima.
I am a happy camper so far.
#2372 of 4184 General Maintenance
Mar 23, 2005 (6:25 pm)
I have a 2001 SE with 48,000 miles. I've only done oil / filter every 3000 miles, routine brake work and, thats about it. Going to start putting miles on it as I'm traveling a lot more for work now. Should I be getting ready to get a new serpentine belt, change auto trans fluid, brake fluid, etc?
Thanks for suggestions.
Mar 24, 2005 (7:31 am)
Do a tranny flush, coolant flush, run a bottle of fuel injector cleaner through it, make sure the tires are good, and rack up those miles.
#2374 of 4184 Upgrading sound system
Mar 24, 2005 (11:51 am)
I was wondering if anyone who owns a gxe model without the bose system has upgraded their soundsystem. I was thinking about putting speakers or a speaker in the rear deck where the bose system would have been. I don't know if its possible to add a speaker to the reciever even??!?!?! any ideas would be much appreciated.
#2375 of 4184 '95 Maxima stalling
Mar 24, 2005 (12:06 pm)
I'm running in to similar problems as it looks many others have with my '95 Maxima and 200k miles on it. For me, it doesn't stall on the freeway, but it cuts out when going slow or at a stop light. I can feel the accelerator give out some every once in a while. I just had the air flow meter replaced, but it's still having problems. I also had the fuel line replaced since that was leaking. Just wondering if anyone ever found the exact problem or solution for this.
#2376 of 4184 Re: 2005 Maxima Disappointing [mastj]
Mar 24, 2005 (8:23 pm)
We have an 05 Maxima and our biggest complaint is the terrible vibration when reaching speeds near and over 70mph. The steering wheel literally jumps up and down. It is not the tires and wheels, they have been changed and checked and rechecked.
#2377 of 4184 Re: 2005 Maxima Disappointing [merdie]
Mar 25, 2005 (5:01 am)
I am almost certain that it IS your tires. Nissan has had major problems with some of their 18 inch tires installed on new Maximas. Suggest you go to an idependent performance shop and have the tires checked. Most likely the tires are out of round, and they produce up and down bounce even when balanced properly (which is difficult to do with an out-of -round tire). There is a simple test you can do: Jack up the car on level smooth surface so both front wheels are about 1/8 inch off the ground. Then spin the wheels by hand and check if the tires are hitting the floor in one spot. Do the same for the rear wheels. The best way to check for out of round tires is to find a tire shop with a road force measurement capable wheel balancer, such as Hunter GSP 9700.
#2378 of 4184 Re: 2005 Maxima Disappointing [merdie]
Mar 25, 2005 (5:11 am)
It is the tires or wheels, period. You could have a possible bent wheel but what is MUCH more likely is that your tires are not balanced properly. I don't care how many times you've had them done, they have not been done properly.
You need to find a shop that has the Hunter GPS 9700 Balancer. This machine measures road force.
Very few shops have this machine because it is expensive.
I had the same problem with my '00 Max. I spent months trying to get the tires balanced. I'd go to a shop, get the tires balanced, drive it 1 mile ,come back to the same shop and tell them to re-balance . They would look at me like I was crazy. They would re balance the tires and it was still wrong. UNTIL I found a shop with a competent tire tech. AND the HUNTER machine.
Now smooth sailing 70+ mph.