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Apr 16, 2005 (7:54 pm)
I bought a 1990 Nissan Maxima , I knew that it needed some work. I didn't even get it home before it sputtered and died , I changed the plugs, wires and cap and rotor but it still won't crank . I even changed out the ignition module and I put in five gallons of high octane gas and fuel treatment, thinking it might be bad gas . But it still won't start, does anyone have any ideas or has anyone experienced this first hand, I sure could use some help. This is my only vehicle and all the dealers and shops can say is bring it in and we will fix it. I don't have that kind of money, I'm still trying to figure out the problem.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank You for your help and time with this problem.
Apr 16, 2005 (10:42 pm)
also, my tach is sticky sometimes...won't go above a certain level although the pedal is floored and i'm gunning the car...any suggestions there?
#2455 of 4184 hard startup
Apr 18, 2005 (4:36 am)
I bought my 01' Maxima 4 months ago and since then nobody can figure out the problem I have been having because it is not frequent. Sometimes (ones or twice a week) when I turn the key on to start the car, it would take about 5 seconds to start, it sounds like there is not enough fuel getting into an engine and it does not start right away. This happens after I drive the car for 1 to 2 hours and then leave it off for a long time. ALSO, sometimes after this hard startup when the car starts, I can feel vibration going underneath the car and then the rattling sound in the exhaust (also for just a few seconds). It never happened in the morning or cold morning. Dealer, my mechanic cannot find what it is???Did anybody else have this problem and had it fixed???Please, help me!!!!!!
#2456 of 4184 Re: 1995 Maxima GLE-coolant leak [nisseg]
Apr 18, 2005 (10:00 am)
I had to replace my oil pan gasket on my 95 GLE at 192,xxx miles.
#2457 of 4184 Engine Stalling Problem
Apr 18, 2005 (10:10 am)
Have a 1993 Nissan Maxima that is having intermittent stalling problems. Car starts okay in Park or neutral and when you put it into gear, either reverse or drive it stalls. Doesn't always do this and some times will run for days without any problems. Have had to dealer and they can't get it to act up. Has anyone experienced this same problem. Fuel pump seems okay and have put in new fuel filter. Does it sound like an electrical problem as some times car won't start and if you move the transmission gear shift around the car starts okay.
#2458 of 4184 Starter Problem on my 98 Maxima
Apr 18, 2005 (10:28 am)
Recently I would go to turn the key and get nothing. However, if I turn it hard the car will start right up. Could this be the ignition switch or the coils?
#2459 of 4184 Knocking sound in the Engine
Apr 18, 2005 (10:31 am)
I have a knocking sound in my engine when I reach about 50+ mph. It sounds like something is loose in my wheel well. I haven't had a mechanic yet figure out what it is. Has anyone else had this problem and can tell me what it possibly is?
#2460 of 4184 Re: Starter Problem on my 98 Maxima [ehuck]
Apr 18, 2005 (10:32 am)
95-99 Maxima's used to need starter motors periodically. How many miles are on yours and to your knowledge is the starter motor still original?
#2461 of 4184 Re: Starter Problem on my 98 Maxima [dklanecky]
Apr 18, 2005 (10:34 am)
I have 130K. The starter motor could be the original. Are these expensive to replace?
#2462 of 4184 89 Maxima Check Engine Light
Apr 18, 2005 (4:41 pm)
For the age of this car it's been running great! However....the check engine light in my '89 Maxima goes on and off intermittently (were talking like once every month or so). Also, VERY frequently (like 3 times per trip), the speedometer seems to stop working then start up again (I have been told this is probably a speed sensor, if anyone knows where that is located I would love to know so I can replace it). Anyway, on the infrequent occasions that the check engine light DOES go on, it coincides exactly with the speedometer not working. When the speedometer picks back up, the light goes off. I probably won't see it again for another month, but the speedometer problem is constant. What is up with that? If y'all have an answer, you are my heroes!
Thanks in advance,
Todd In Folsom CA