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#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.
May 03, 2005 (8:41 pm)
Have a 2002 maxima SE with 6-speed manual at 17,000 miles.Recently began to hear a howl or whine when the clutch pedal is about engage.Any ideas ?
#2505 of 4184 Stalling car, Check engine light on, jerking at 5000 rpm
May 04, 2005 (4:23 am)
Im not sure if I have similar problems to alphadog.
1) Car stalls at lights 2) Jerks when revs are pushed to 5000 3) seems to have lost power and accelleration. A "diagnostics" turned up nothing. Mechanic suggested I may have a fuelpump problem
Celticvoyager nissan maxima 2000 se manual
#2507 of 4184 Major problems with MaxAny "major" problems to look out for in current gene
May 05, 2005 (4:38 am)
From what I've read, there seems to be alot of problems with the '04's and '05's.
I have an '05 SE that I've had for 4 months now. I love the styling, ride quality and interior space of the Max. However, the whole drivetrain could be much smoother, especially shifts during light acceleration. The car is also very noisy over sand and salt on roads. I've also had the "hard start" problem that the dealer has been unable to fix despite several TSB's on the issue.
Its hard to judge whether the new Max has more problems than other cars, but overall, after owning Buicks for the past 14 years, the Max is a disappointment (other than styling). We'll see how it does long term.
Good luck making your decision!!!
#2508 of 4184 Re: cd player [reddiva24]
May 05, 2005 (7:30 am)
Does your Max have a BOSE system. If so the systems from that year and the ones before that all have problems. I have a 1992 Maxima SE and mine wont play CD's period. It's a wiring problem that I haven't had the time to figure out so I'm not worried about it. Look around on the internet and see what you can find.
#2509 of 4184 Re: ENGINE STALLING [96maximaco]
May 05, 2005 (7:33 am)
If it stall's when you hit the breaks, check the Idle Air Control Motor just below the throttle body. That should solve you problem.