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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
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#2516 of 4184 Re: 1999 Nissan Maxima failing Emissions [suttonj01]
May 06, 2005 (4:19 am)
I'd tighten (or replace) the gas cap, first. We had error codes once and after the dealer had run expensive diagnostics, the culprit was determined to be a poor seal on the gas cap. So we ended up paying around $100 for a $10 gas cap. Now, when lights come on, that's the first thing we check. Another very likely possibility: you probably know that O2 sensors on this vehicle are its Achilles Heel, and we've replaced at least four on ours, and we have < 60,000 miles on it. Good luck.
#2517 of 4184 Re: 2001 nissan maxima se 76,000 service engine soon light on [rafa]
May 06, 2005 (12:05 pm)
I too have a 2001 maxima se loaded with 66,000 miles. I had the SES light come on about 3 weeks ago. Thinking it was the gas cap, I waited before taking it to my dad's mechanic. Took it an he told me that one of the Bank2 sensors was lazy and too call a Nissan dealership to see if this is covered under warantee. I called 2 dealerships and one told me it might be but I'd have to bring it in. The other told me it was not covered and it would cost $350. I took it to my dad's mechanic and he replaced both of the Bank 2 sensors. One was definitly faulty and the other one was not performing to specs. He told me he had a hard time installing the Bank2 sensors since the cableing runs from the engine compartment to the catalyc converter. Got the job done for $320
#2518 of 4184 Re: cd player [reddiva24]
May 07, 2005 (7:19 am)
">I havent been able to go to a shop to have it checked out yet...I have another head unit as well...I'm not sure how difficult it is to replace, but I am not planning to do it myself...(I have 2 subs and an amp and dont want to play the wiring game... ...but if I find out the problem and solution I'll be sure to post it and let you know...
#2519 of 4184 check engine soon
May 07, 2005 (7:25 am)
I am still having the same problem... my car kinda shakes and vibrates... my CES light is permanently on now... it starts to flash if I go over 40 mph and the shaking gets worse... I have taken it to Tires Plus over 6 times now and they were worthless. They told me to take it to the dealer, so if you guys dont have any suggestions... I guess that's what I'll do.
#2520 of 4184 Re: garage door opener programming [cubsfan112]
May 07, 2005 (10:24 am)
First, the red indicator light should come on whenever you press one of the 3 buttons. Second, you can clear all channels by holding down both outside buttons (#1 and #3) until the red light begins to flash rapidly (approx. 20 secs). Then release both buttons. Third, select your favorite button by pressing once. Fourth, hold your hand-held transmitter against the bottom of the HomeLink surface so you can still see the red indicator light. Fifth, press your favorite button again until the red light flashes slowly. Don't release the button. Continue holding and press the hand-held transmitter simultaneously until the red light of the HomeLink flashes rapidly. Finally, release both buttons. The rapid flashing means a succesful job!
#2521 of 4184 IDLE problems
May 07, 2005 (10:35 am)
My 99 Maxima has 65,000 miles and was running great until last January 2005. I had in December new spark plugs and gas filter installed. Then, late January, I started to get unsteady idles. After the car had warmed up, I would stop 5 minutes to get into a store and then start the car again, but the RPM would go up to 3000 RPM and stick there for about 5 seconds to finally stabilize to 750. Now that the weather got warmer, that doesn't happen often, however the car does have idle problems at around 1300 RPM and tends to get stuck there. The dealer changed the knock sensor, the celenoids (and its resistance) and cleaned up the "wisekit" (can't tell if it's the right spelling). Since then, nothing has really changed and I'm desperate. Can anyone help???
#2522 of 4184 1983 Nissan Maxima Stationwagon Sedan
May 07, 2005 (7:06 pm)
Run out of fuel and cannot seem to get the engine to start again? We primmed it where the air filter is, but it started up, but then died almost immediately?
#2523 of 4184 ran out of fuel
May 09, 2005 (5:39 am)
There is a fuel injection test port on the fuel rail, it looks like a tire valve stem although it is metal. With ignition "ON", remove cover and push the center valve, this will release everything from the fuel pump up to the engine and when fuel starts to come out, release and then crank the motor some. That should work.
#2524 of 4184 2001 Max Oxygen Sensor
May 10, 2005 (6:28 am)
Had one of the rear oxygen sensors replaced last Thursday, SES light came back on on Sunday, back to the dealer again today where they told me the other rear sensor needs to be replaced. I wonder if they replaced the wrong one? At $270 bucks a pop it has been an expensive week. This car is not living up to my expectations. I bought it as a car I'd keep for 10 years, but I can't see myself keeping it another month. It is not the Maxima of days gone by. I just have this "feeling" that it's going to turn into a money bit even though I only have 54K miles. I thought a Maxima should be just broken in with that mileage.
#2525 of 4184 Queries related to operation of 05 Maxima
May 10, 2005 (12:18 pm)
I have following queries for 05 Maxima SL model. I am new to world of vehicles. So few of my questions might be very basic.
1) When I start my car, engine RPM goes to 2500. I heard from somebody that I shall wait till the RPM of engine reduces to 1000 before I drive the car. Is it true? Is it applicable for old cars only?
2) When I start the car and switch on Steering or Heated Seats, does it affect car Battery? Due to such usage will it reduce the battery life?
3) Servicing... what happens during 1st, 2nd servicing normally? What shall I check or ask the mechanic to check?
4) Can I use Synthetic oil in my 05 Maxima? Is it useful?
5) Can I set average (miles/galon) using the display on the dashboard?
thanks in advance for the help