Last post on Sep 27, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
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#2711 of 4184 Re: Maxima Shimmy [kjhuck]
Jul 07, 2005 (11:30 am)
There is a Technical Service Bulletin put out by Nissan for the 2004 Maxima, 04-085, that says how they are supposed to fix the shimmy. It involves match mounting the tires and then match mounting them to the hubs. I finally had it with them and was going to go to a Lemon Law. The car is now in the shop. Nissan engineers came out and think the only way to solve the problem is to replace the whole front end steering with a 2005 steering rack which they are doing with factory techs today. You have to get on these people or they will blow you off. The service rep. tried to tell me it was a high performance car and that all of them have a shimmy.
#2712 of 4184 Maxima 2004 Rear break problems
Jul 09, 2005 (7:35 am)
Just had a complete overhaul done on my rear breaks for my Maxima 2004 after less than 27000 miles, break pads, discs, 485$ worth!
Has anyone ever had this issue?
#2713 of 4184 Using hydraulic floor jack
Jul 09, 2005 (10:29 am)
Anyone know where the jack points would be on a 2001 maxima if I juse a hydraulic floor jack rather than the factory jack? My hydraulic jack has basically a small deep plate so it won't match up with the recommended jack points.
#2714 of 4184 Re: engine roams [dwill_22]
Jul 09, 2005 (10:27 pm)
I too have experienced the mysterious bumping/vibration pulse sensation at stoplights in my 99 Maxima SE at 57,000 miles. In my experience the problem occurs when the car is in reverse or drive and is worst when the air conditioner is running. I have had it checked several professional technicians and none will give me a straight answer as to the exact cause. Two months ago, I had a service engine light come on after experiencing the problem for several weeks. The code indicated a bad rear O2 sensor which I replaced myself. Thankfully, I have not experienced the vibration problem after replacing the O2 sensor. Before that, it was driving me crazy! Does anyone know for sure if a bad O2 sensor could cause these vibration pulses? It appears from my surfing that this problem is not unusual for Maximas of this vintage. It seems like someone out there should know by now exactly what this problem is by now! Please share your wisdom!
#2716 of 4184 Re: 2001 Maxima reliability? [kagedude]
Jul 12, 2005 (5:02 pm)
I was wondering how you made out with 800-Nissan1. I am having trouble with O2 sensors code p0141. I had them replaced and the computer reprogrammed. Then the SES returned the next day. They dealer said it was a "ghost" code and to call if it comes on again. Sure enough, the next day it came back on. They replaced the O2 sensors again but still the SES light comes back. Now they want to start looking into the wiring harness, etc, to see why the trouble won't go away. I am fearful this will never end.
#2717 of 4184 Re: Hesitation during driving. [highroller]
Jul 12, 2005 (6:00 pm)
Air filter is inspected and cleaned (if needed) every 3k miles. Over kill for a K&N but it is habit.
#2718 of 4184 Re: Maxima 2004 Rear break problems [ggaudreau]
Jul 13, 2005 (2:13 pm)
I had to have my front rotors turned down when I had new pads installed at just under 25,000 miles on my '04. Isn't it strange to have the rears go so early?....before the fronts?
#2719 of 4184 Re: Dim instruments and car stalling [borisgudonov]
Jul 13, 2005 (2:58 pm)
I 'am having a similar problem with dim lights and no juice in the Battery. The terminal that goes into the alternator is cracked and I need to replace the wiring harness. It says I have to remove the alternator to do that, is that correct and what will I have to remove to get at the altenator? I have AC.
#2720 of 4184 Re: Advice Needed ASAP [leonorai]
Jul 14, 2005 (3:14 pm)
I have the same starting problem with my 05 SE.... it won't start on first try - intermittently, but normally starts on 2nd or 3rd or 4th try. Dealer agrees that it should start on 1st time, everytime. However, after several trips, they can't get any codes or replicate problem.
I'm ready to have them start replacing parts, either the Throttle Position Sensor or the Fuel Pump is my first guess.
I agree that its disappointing and embarassing to have a brand new car and have troubles starting it.
Also, I'm not to impressed with the whole drivetrain on the Maxima.... doesn't shift smoothly most of time, vibrations at idle, torque steer is bad when you get on it.
Sitting looking at it, it looks nice though!!!
Keep me posted on your progress.