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#2572 of 4184 Re: 1990 Maxima starting problem [shuree]
May 26, 2005 (8:57 am)
I have the same problem with my 95 Nissan Maxima. When it's cold, it starts fine, but when it's hot, or the car is warmed up, I turn the key once, and nothing, turn it quick the second time and bang it starts. Sometimes I have to push the foot to the floor too in order to get it to start. My friend told me to turn the key, but not all the way, wait 10seconds, then try, and it seems to work. But like you, it's driving me crazy, and I hope you or someone else can spare me the outrages cost it's going to be to find the problem. At least now I know from what you have tried already, that it won't work for mine either. I'll keep trying to find the problem, and I'll let you know if I do, could you please do the same for me? Thanks and good luck to the both of us.
May 26, 2005 (11:27 am)
Hello again, I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts as to what I can do with the shaking. I need my car on a constant basis (sometimes for emergency reasons) and this problem is causing me to think twice before touching my car.
Several times the shaking was so bad I felt like the car was about to shut down on me.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
#2574 of 4184 Re: 2001 Max Oxygen Sensor [hound97]
May 26, 2005 (11:53 am)
I don't think replacing a couple of sensors at 54,000 miles qualifies as a money pit, nor necessarily a harbinger of other repairs to come. If you had had multiple problems by that time like I did with my Subaru -- sensors, brake rotors, calipers, just to name a few -- I could see it.
#2575 of 4184 Re: Loud noise from rear of 1998 Maxima SE [tdooley]
May 26, 2005 (3:08 pm)
In regards to the noise when turning, it's probably the CV (constant velocity) Joint. There is a boot that covers the joint that can split over time and all the grease will leak out hense, the noise when turning. Of course that doesn't account for the noises when braking. That could be a separate problem.
#2576 of 4184 Re: Re post 2568 [97maximaowner]
May 26, 2005 (3:14 pm)
From your description, it seems to be bad brake rotors or calipers or even a master cylinder problem. If the calipers were sticking, that may cause the loss in power but they would have to be really acting up to cause that. You're going to have to get it checked out. If the calipers are sticking, that can cause over heating and possibly lead to a fire. I'm sure you don't want that.
#2577 of 4184 brakes on 2000 SE
May 27, 2005 (7:29 am)
Ok, so I've got 79,430 miles on the old 2000 Max SE and I'm FINALLY doing brakes. I do NOT have any squeaking, grinding, pulsing, etc but the pads are getting a bit thin and the steering wheel does vibrate or dance back and forth a tiny bit when I hit the brakes hard. We use the car now as our primary vehicle when our baby is with so I figure it's time to get them done. Going with Precision Tune, all 4 corners with new pads and resurface rotors, plus flush/fill brake fluid. Estimated cost about $355 with tax. I called the dealer for same service and was around $600. We'll see I guess. Just wanted to update because so many post about brake issues, and well, I obviously didn't have any so they're not ALL bad. I do go really easy on the brakes though, with lots of coasting and releasing the pedal to cool them off aka pumping them like in the snow in the old days. Seems to have worked to get 79K out of them!
#2578 of 4184 Re: air bag light flashing [andthomsko]
May 27, 2005 (4:47 pm)
My airbag light flashing too, so many have told me that I need to change the sensor, but I'm not in a hurry because the sensor is priced at about $600 Canadian. Keep in mind that the air bags are good for nothing unless the sensor is changed.
#2579 of 4184 1993 Maxima sel (fully loaded)charging or battery problems
May 27, 2005 (8:15 pm)
Greetings All, I recently purchased the above car, and have had nothing but problems with the battery (I think).I first noticed the problem when I was driving on an uphill incline and the radio started to turn on and off. I got home and turned off the car, went inside for 30 minutes or so , went back out to start the car again, and the battery was flat. My mate came over and we jump started it. Good as gold, and here comes the tricky bit, while I was reversing out of the driveway, the car slowly came to a halt ,as though it had run out of petrol.
I pushed it to its parking space and the next morning the battery was dead.
I purchased another battery( brand new ) .The car started and I put it in the garage, Next morning, the car did,nt start , but made the usual flat battery noises.
I left it alone and went to bed.I tried to start it up the next day, but again the battery was completely flat. Does ANYONE have a theory or helpful comment on this, I know I am stumped.Thanks for your thoughts, Paul .
#2580 of 4184 Re: 2001 nissan maxima se 76,000 service engine soon light on [aceman1]
May 29, 2005 (5:13 am)
is the bank 2 sensor the as the o2 sensor?
May 29, 2005 (5:35 am)
how do you tell if you have a california max in regards to the o2 sensors ?