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#2494 of 4184 2001 nissan maxima se 76,000 service engine soon light on
May 01, 2005 (6:23 pm)
Hi we have a 2001 nissan maxima se fully loaded with 76,000 miles last night we were coming from the store on the highway and the service engine soon light came on so we took it to auto zone to check the codes and two codes came as p171 which means replace the oxygen sensor they didn't have it in stock so they reset the codes and drove it home going to drive it tomorrow and see how it feels then going to replace the sensor should i go to the dealer and buy it is it bad to drive like that and wear is the oxygen sensor located at is it difficult to replace or should i take to a pro can someone help that you
#2495 of 4184 Re: Getting out of HAND
May 02, 2005 (2:55 am)
Finally, After 28 days at the dealership I finally got the call to pick up
my 01,Max. SE, Here's what they replaced:
1. Volume Air Flow Meter
2. Heated Oxgen sensor
3. Oxgen Sensor
4. Throttle Chamber
The major problem was stalling and hesitation during stop and go traffic.
WOW, big difference the car feels brand new.
Due to length of time in the shop and getting the owner involved I got all this
done for under a grand. The customer relations manager also had a big hand in
Good place to get parts is NissanPartsCheap.com
#2496 of 4184 1996 Nissan Maxima--Emission Light
May 02, 2005 (6:55 pm)
The "Check" light for emissions just came on. I have a 1996 Maxima 3.0 with 105,000 miles. Anyone venture to guess what the problem might be before I take it to the mechanic? I would at least like to know what the possibilities are before I enter the dance...
May 03, 2005 (5:45 am)
Take it to Autozone and they can pull the code if its a standard ODB-II code. These cars eat O2 sensors, that would be my guess.
#2498 of 4184 Re: 1996 Nissan Maxima--Emission Light [ryanpdx]
May 03, 2005 (6:54 am)
The majority of the times when my CEL would come on, it was an 02 sensor, although one of the times it was BOTH an O2 sensor and a knock sensor.
The 02 sensors on these cars are indeed disposible, it would seem. Good luck.
#2500 of 4184 1999 Nissan Maxima failing Emissions
May 03, 2005 (9:55 am)
Anyone have a good guess?
I have a 99 Max with 95k. I just failed Ma emissions testing with three error codes. I looked the code descriptions up and wondering if anyone might have an idea of what I might be looking at. I knew I might have a problem before with my service engine soon light coming on.
p0450 - EVAP system pressure sensor or circute failure
p1444 EVAP canister purge volume control valve or circuit fault
p1446 - EVAP canister vent control valve closed.
Thanks for any help.
#2501 of 4184 Re: cd player [kzak]
May 03, 2005 (2:18 pm)
Im currently going thru the exact same problem with my 95 Nissan MaximamGLE. Its been spitting out all my cds and says CD ERR. Its been fustrating and I was wondering if you found a solution to the problem yet or did you have to replace the cd player all together. If you did have to replace it, was it difficult? I have another cd player on hand and was wondering if it was a difficult task.
#2502 of 4184 sutton01 - Evap
May 03, 2005 (4:16 pm)
You have a problem with the evaporative emissions system, that is what those codes are telling you. The systems are supposed to trap gas vapors that build up in the gas tank and if my memory is correct it routes it to either back into the tank from the canister or it gets burned in the engine, and that eliminates the unburned hydrocarbons from being released like if you had a open cup of fuel and let it evaporate.
#2503 of 4184 o2 Sensors - useful life
May 03, 2005 (4:20 pm)
The reason I and others have complained about the maxima O2 sensors is that they burn up. One of mine (the car has 3 that I know of) went out when it was still under warranty, and others have had them go about every 30-40k miles. In contrast, I had a Dodge Shadow which went 140k miles and never needed it replaced. I eventually replaced it out of guilt that it was too old to work well. The fact that the VQ engine needs frequent 02 sensors is an issue, however minor it is depends on your perspective. Otherwise, my '00 has been pretty decent except for the usual issues of paint, rattles, etc.