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#2603 of 4180 2002 Maxima NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Jun 03, 2005 (3:15 pm)
I just bought a 2002 Nissan Maxima 6speed Manual. Everything is wonderful except one thing. When I take off with the wheel turned there is a strange rubbing/gripping (NOT GRINDING) noise coming from front wheel area. it goes away as soon as I get to about 20 MPH and straighten the wheel. It doesnt make this noise when i take off with wheels straight..ONLY when they are turned either direction. If I just go in 1st gear and drive with wheels turned and drive in a circle about 15 MPH it does it continually. as soon as I straighten her up it goes away. I replaced both brakes and rotors as they were slightly warped but this didnt correct the problem. I thought it might be coming from CV joint but boot is sealed with no slits. YOU ALL HAVE ENY IDEAS??? PLEASE YOUR HELP IS GRATELY APPRECIATED!
#2604 of 4180 Re: 2001 Maxima reliability? [kagedude]
Jun 05, 2005 (11:59 am)
Sorry to hear of your problems. I too have an 01 Max and am sad to say I'm become little more convinced it is a poorly built piece of junk every time I drive it. At 55,000 miles I replaced both rear oxygen sensors. Got in it today and the ABS light stayed on. I'm guessing I should bend over for another multi-hundred-dollar bill from the dealer on this one.
The sad thing is I was so close to selling in late last month and had a dealer I think would have been pretty generous on the trade.
Wish I had some thoughts for you on your issues but I don't. Anyone had any experience with ABS problems? It's disappointing that Nissan was willing to risk the long-proven reputation for quality vehicles in the Maxima to boost sales for a few years.... very shortsighted on their part. I'll never buy another one of their cars.
#2605 of 4180 Re: 2001 Maxima reliability? [kagedude]
Jun 05, 2005 (2:21 pm)
hello, I also have a 2001 maxima with 45K miles, and a couple of days ago my "service engine soon" light came on. Had no problems with the a/c. I do however smell a slight burning ( ruber like) comming from under the hood after the car runs for a while. Is there anyway to have the light come off without taking it to the dealership? did you get your car fixed yet? what was the outcome? how much?
Jun 05, 2005 (5:10 pm)
2001 Maxima 20th Edition SE. After turning the engine off today, what sounded like a bad electrical motor to one of the engine fans was heard making a twirling/whining type noise. My first thought was one of the fans was in a bind so I checked them and found no problem. Long story short, when I remove the 15amp fuse referencing "Eng Cont 2", the whining sound stops. Still thought it may be to do with the fans and left it off to see if the engine would start. It would turn over, but not without the fuse replaced. Just trying to understand the problem before taking to mechanic and prevent battery drain. Anyone have information on this system because I can not locate a thing? Thanks!
#2607 of 4180 Lighting Problems
Jun 05, 2005 (7:11 pm)
Have a 93 Maxima SE. When I switch to Hi beams, right headlight goes out. Switched bulbs but the same thing happens. Left operates correctly. Anyone with similar problems,contact me at kdub4209yahoo.com.
#2608 of 4180 Re: Eng Cont 2 [01txmax]
Jun 05, 2005 (8:55 pm)
If it's the same buzzing noise I have in my car, it may be the engine mounts and possibly the ECM. Check out messages 732, 1146, 1157, 1998 and (my message) 2601 in this thread. Haven't gotten any further feedback on my message yet. Please let me know if you find out anything else. Thanks.
#2609 of 4180 Re: acceleration slowed down [carsch3]
Jun 06, 2005 (7:02 am)
I recently had a similar problem with my 2000 SE. the check engine light was on and i got it checked out. the shop replaced 2 O2 sensors but the problem didn't go away immediately. at the same time i was trying to get my car inspected but it wouldn't pass emissions since the computer read "Not Ready" which basically meant I needed to drive the car around more before the computer could reset/ recycle itself. after about 230 miles later, i think the computer finally reset itself and i noticed the difference immediately. i now have full acceleration and the car passed emissions.
#2610 of 4180 Re: 2001 Maxima reliability? [kagedude]
Jun 06, 2005 (7:37 pm)
We had the same prolem with our 2001 nissan maxima se one day it just died and it didnt want to stay on you had to hold the gas pedal to stay on we towed it to the shop and they said it was the idle conrol valve so we told them to fix it then they called us back and said that the ecm which is the computer burn out so it ended up costing us $2100 dollorto fix scheck with the dealer about that see if they can cover that lem us know we still have recipes
#2611 of 4180 Re: Car Trouble [highroller]
Jun 06, 2005 (7:58 pm)
I had the same problem with my 95 maxima today. This is 2 days after I just replaced my ECM because the car stalled a few times when I was driving it. Very frustrating!
Jun 06, 2005 (8:37 pm)
Hi all, i recently had car problems. When i would try starting the car, the power would be okay but the engine wont turn. It turns out that the starter had to be replaced. Ever since then, the car would start when i put in the key. As for my other problem with the right suspension: (it was making knocking noises when stoping and then accelerating, and ALSO rattling noises that can be heard when driving close to a side curb), I noticed a leak coming from the front right side of the suspension. I believe its the gas strut. The noise was probably due to this and because probably i hit too many potholes or big bumps on the roads. Hope this may help some of you. Also, as for the audio bose systems problem, I would recommend disconnecting the wires that are connected to the car battery and the system. Then i would recommend replacing all the factory speakers and the console with aftermarket system. i never had a problem since then with power. My battery still has alot of power. Just take your car to any auto mechanic and ask them to disconnect them for you and they'll do it. They wont take your console out, they'll just disconnect the wires underneath your steering wheel.