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Sep 11, 2005 (7:53 pm)
I am having some problems with my 1995 Nissan Maxima every great once in a while it sputters and dies. I also have the check engine light on 24/7 now it used to be every once in a while but now it stays on from start to stop. Now I am having problems that started today. I came out of a parking lot and it started to sputter but it never died, and it sounds like it is missing on a cylinder or something. We had a Nissan Pathfinder that sputtered forever and a day and it turned out that it was two bad fuel injectors to the cost of $400.00. Can anyone tell me what or if they had the similar problem. I am also getting noise like all you have been with the starting first time except mine is doing it all the time.
#2860 of 4184 2000 Nissan Max SE stalls. RPM unstable .. HELP
Sep 12, 2005 (10:48 am)
Months ago I've taken my max to a dealership for a diagnostic (check engine light on & car starting to buck and run rough). After diagnostic, I was told my ignition coils were going bad and that all 6 would have to be replace. They said it will cost about $600+ and I say forget it for now. 9 months later, car starts to run rough again and check engine light appears. Now it won't stay on unless in drive and giving a little gas. The RPM drops from 500 RPM ( when in park) to O RMP and then turns off. AC helps to keep the idling up which keeps the car running a bit longer before turning off. Well I decide I had to replace the ignition coils, all 6. I replace all 6 with new spark plugs. Car still stalls after running. New diagnostic testing says it's now the O2 (Oxygen) Sensor going bad. Okay, O2 sensor is replaced, car still stalls after running for a little. The smell of gas is constant under the hood, air mass filter is checked and fine. You can see black smoke from exhaust and the car seems to be burning or dumping gas twice as much. I have to put in about $20 every 2-3 days because it's seems like it's burning rich.
It's starting to look like it might be the car's CPU now but not 100% sure. Can any one help ? This is costing me an arm and a leg.
Sep 12, 2005 (4:13 pm)
my car used to start & idle at approx 2000 rpm.
Soon the car would start then suddenly idle low (almost turn off) and
then go back to 1500-2000 rpm.
Then some days later it would shut down after starting up - too low
Today it started and immediately shut off - now it does not start. It
cranks and battery seems fine.
#2862 of 4184 Re: Back-lit instrument-panel switches don't illuminate [rln1]
Sep 12, 2005 (6:47 pm)
I'm not sure what your instrument panel looks like, but it sounds like a bulb or a few bulbs have blown. I owned a 93 Mazda 626 in which the dash lights started to fade on one side. I got a haynes manual and pulled out that part of the dash, with the odometer and simply replaced the bulbs. I'm not sure your's is that simple but just a suggestion.
#2864 of 4184 2002 Transmission
Sep 13, 2005 (9:27 am)
The transmission will not shift from 3rd to D. It was doing this intermittantly and then stopped shifting for a while. It then started to work again. Now I am down to 3rd gear with D. What could the problem be. I am not getting any warning lights.
#2865 of 4184 Re: 2005 Maxima SE Auto-Transmission Problem [warrior_pr]
Sep 13, 2005 (11:18 am)
Sorry about the transmission problem but do you also have the vibration that shakes the entire front end? As for Nissan and their Shift, it should be Shaft, that is what they are doing to their customers.
#2866 of 4184 Re: Need some advice!! [mbthomas1971]
Sep 13, 2005 (7:14 pm)
I had a similar experience with my 99 maxima under 30k miles. The symptom was more like loss of power and heavy vibrations - but the car will move. Cause - FAULTY IGNITION COIL. Since the dealer couldn't identify which of the 6 coils was faulty, they replaced all 6 under warranty
#2867 of 4184 Re: Ignition Coil Issue [david67]
Sep 13, 2005 (7:34 pm)
My '99 maxima when still under warranty had a similar problem. The dealership found that there was a faulty ignition coil - but couldn't identify which one. So on the first visit, they just reset the light and let me go. Twice again I went with the same problem - but they couldn't find the one. I escalated it to Nissan ( somebody in California). They co-ordinated the test with the local nissan dealer and finally replaced all the 6 coils !!!! This was 4 days before the expiration of warranty period.
Recently , I had to replace the rear oxygen sensors (2 of them) at 68k miles and y'day the catalytic convertor ( which is still under warranty 8yrs/80k miles)
#2868 of 4184 Re: Back-lit instrument-panel switches don't illuminate [aggiedog]
Sep 13, 2005 (7:42 pm)
If its, not the bulb and/or one side of the dash light cluster is lighted; it's basically the circuit board. I had the nissan dealership took a look at it. They thought it was the light dimmer switch at first, that wasnt it. Got a compensation for the circuit board which cost about $65. Turned out to be the circuit board. Hope this helps.