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#2615 of 4180 Problems with Gas Door
Jun 07, 2005 (2:58 pm)
I have a 2001 Nissan Maxima that I bought new in May 2001. In July 2003, I had a problem with my gas door where it got out of alignment (skewed up on the top right and skewed out on the bottom left). This interfered with the opening and closing of the door. I brought it to the dealership (Barry Nissan, Newport, RI) and they said they could fix it. They also said that the door needs to be lubed from time to time (has anyone ever heard that???). They lubed it and as they were moving it, it cracked, so I had to buy a new one (I was not happy since THEY really broke it!, but the warranty had run out).
Now, it's June 2005 and I have 85,000 miles on it, and once again, the same exact situation has occurred with my gas door! Both times, the door would squeak while being used for a period of time and then stop a few months before it got out of alignment.
Personally I think putting a new door on will again result in this same situation about 2 years down the line! My 1990 Acura Integra with 215,000 miles had NEVER had a problem with the gas door and I have NEVER lubed it!
Has anyone else had similar problems like this? The dealership near me (which I do not like) told me that they replace gas doors 1 -2 times a week there! What's up with gas doors on Nissans!!!!!!! Has anyone had this problem found an answer to this cycle??!!
#2616 of 4180 Re: Electronic Engine Mounts/Computer Short [kumibear]
Jun 07, 2005 (4:48 pm)
you should just have to replace the rear motor mount to correct the problem
#2617 of 4180 Re: 1996 Nissan Maxima--Emission Light [ryanpdx]
Jun 07, 2005 (4:54 pm)
it will most likely be a o2 sensor or the vent contol valve
#2618 of 4180 Re: 1997 Nissan Maxima (Engine Noise) [kenlee11]
Jun 07, 2005 (4:56 pm)
you need a new starter
#2619 of 4180 Re: heating steering wheel, climate control [kp40m]
Jun 07, 2005 (5:00 pm)
fan speed will not go to high untill the car is warmed up because it would be blowing cold air
#2620 of 4180 Re: Window Problem [sgrd0q]
Jun 07, 2005 (5:36 pm)
the dealer will need to reset the limit switch on the window motor
#2621 of 4180 Re: SES light: P0420 code [maxsteel]
Jun 07, 2005 (5:39 pm)
you also need to have the ecm reprogramed by the dealer
#2622 of 4180 Re: Re post 2568 [97maximaowner]
Jun 07, 2005 (10:17 pm)
Shaking engine on start
Could be fuel mixture related, something with fuel injection, a sensor, etc.
Could be something serious like coolant leaking into cylinders from head gasket and taking a second to burn itself out the exhaust.
You might want to get it looked at.
#2624 of 4180 Re: Re post 2568 [dirkwork]
Jun 08, 2005 (11:13 am)
Thanks for the Re:
The engine doesn't shake on start, it shakes when its really warmed up (10-20+ min of operating).
I had my mech. check the cooling and sensors, and I had a bad Knock sensor, so I replaced it, and nothing...
This is really frustrating I also had all my rotors, and brakes replaced, as well as all my calipers and hoses. and right now the car passes a computer diagnostic with flying colors. But the problem persists. Please help.