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#2548 of 4184 Re: 2004 SE Problem with Acceleration/Throttle Body Motor [pajem40]
May 17, 2005 (5:12 pm)
It seems as though I am having a similar problem. I have a 99 Nissan Maxima SE.
Really nice car and I really have not had any major problems with it. However, I have noticed that for the past month or so that when I accelerate, I loose power. Well, today on my way home from work I was just riding alone enjoying my music, when all of sudden I turned to get on the expressway and BAM! I lost all power, so of course I freaked. The car just stopped dead. no warning whatsoever. Fortunately for me there was no one directly behind me or I know I would have been slammed into from the back. Anyway, when the car came to a stop, a few of my dash lights came on, so I turned the ignition off for a few seconds and then try to crank it back up, but the engine did not turn over even though all of my lights in the car were on. After about a minute or two, I turned the ignition again and it cranked right up and I did not not have anymore problems. At this point, I have no idea what the heck happened, but obviously something is wrong. Once I got home, I cranked it again and no problem. I am really afraid to drive it because I don't want to get anywhere and get stranded or cause an accident with it just stopping like that. Of course we all hate the dealership, but can anyone advise me of what my problem maybe. This is my 3rd Maxima, but I'm beginning to think that maybe Nissan's are not as great as they used to be. My first Maxima caught on fire because the fuel injectors were bad. Nissan had a call back on that one. My
2nd Maxima I had to replace the transmission on it twice, so this is my 3rd Maxima and now I am having doubts. I guess you can say I am a Nissan Maxima lover, but I don't know anymore. Anyway, I think I will try to drive it to Auto Zone and pray they can diagnose it for me. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
#2549 of 4184 engine and trans swap
May 17, 2005 (5:30 pm)
i have a 87 nissan maxima 3.0 auto. with 70,000 orig miles in it, but car has front end damage,i ave a chance to get a 91 maxima with higher miles and a bad trans, can i do a power train swap??
#2550 of 4184 Re: 2004 SE Problem with Acceleration/Throttle Body Motor [aikido2]
May 17, 2005 (10:30 pm)
aikido2, I would begin by checking the battery connections to see if anything is loose. Also, if possible check the alternator connections as well. Check for loose ground wires also.
#2551 of 4184 Re: 97 Maxima Stalling Problem Fixed [carsch3]
May 17, 2005 (11:08 pm)
For those interested, I fixed my car bucking, hesitation and stalling. I had a code for multiple cylinder misfire along with a knock sensor code. The problem was coming from a short caused in the ECM wiring harness located behind the glove box against the condenser casing. The harness has a sharp bent against the edge of the condenser case and that will cause some of the wires to strip. In my case, the wires for the crankshaft sensor and the air temperature sensor were shorted out at this location. I fixed the wires and I don't experience any of the previous problems, nor do my check engine light come on anymore. In case you experience this same problem, you can tell by wiggling the ECM wiring harness located in the engine compartment by the right strut tower. Do this when the engine is running. If the engine stalls you know that it is coming from the wiring harness. There is actually a bulletin for this problem. However Nissan tells you that the short may happen on the harness located in the engine compartment by the right strut tower. Well, in my case the short was coming from inside the car although you can wiggle the harness from inside the engine compartment and simulate the short in wiring if it is there.
#2552 of 4184 Re: 2004 SE Problem with Acceleration/Throttle Body Motor [carsch3]
May 18, 2005 (1:28 pm)
I'll check those two items and let you know what happens.
#2553 of 4184 acceleration slowed down
May 18, 2005 (8:39 pm)
Hi. I have a 2000 Maxima GLE. I noticed a few weeks ago that my acceleration is noticably weaker, and I'm able to press the pedal all the way to the metal without nearly the usual surge in speed. What is the likely cause of this? I haven't had any major problems up until now. I also haven't replaced the battery yet in 5 years. Is this a possibility? Thanks for any replies!
#2554 of 4184 Re: Maxima Over Heating continued... [ashanti]
May 19, 2005 (8:04 am)
I think your problem is a bad water pump, but a pressure test can help a mechanic find the source of the leak, if it isn't obvious. Good luck.
#2555 of 4184 Maxima 2002 left front bearing failure/Rotor warping
May 19, 2005 (12:28 pm)
Would like to know if anyone had a similar experience and the advise.Recently my Maxima 2002 had a front bearing failure .this i think is very unusual as i havent heard a similar thing from anyone till now.The car has put up 90000 miles.In the past i had to get the rotor /brake job done for 6 times due to warping and i have an inkling that this might have contibute do the damage to the bearings due to the abnormal vibrations
Any comments ,thanks in advance
#2556 of 4184 Re: Maxima Stalls and dies
May 19, 2005 (3:45 pm)
My dh has a 2000 Nissan Max that he adores and runs rampant with... We live in the dusty country and it now has 98 k plus miles... It has run like a little top and we have not really maintained it well over the years and this is our first problem... Just replaced the ordinary air filter(dirty) and put in reg Shell gas lately... It has been brought up on reg Exxon Mobil gas though...
2 wks later it is dying and stalling and we did the code thing today and got codes p0731 and p0171. We do have an extended warranty...
Can someone advise further ? and is any of this stuff possibly replaceable by us?
#2557 of 4184 Re: acceleration slowed down [nycer25]
May 19, 2005 (5:32 pm)
I had a similar problem. The knock sensor was faulty (it will retard the timing and it will feel like there is no power on acceleration). However, among other things you could have a clogged fuel filter, a clogged air filter, or a bad fuel pump.
If knock sensor is faulty it won't bring the ‘check engine light’ on. However it will store a code if bad. You can have the people at AutoZone check if any codes are stored. Oh, also, make sure you are using good grade fuel.