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#2958 of 4184 Re: Maxima Starting Problems [nberzati]
Nov 07, 2005 (7:11 pm)
I also have a 2001 Maxima. The intermittent starting problem occurred this morning. I took my vehicle to my neighborhood automotive service center. They did a diagnostics test and the following codes generated: P0420 Two way catalyst system and P0158 H02S Bank 2 Sensor 2. They recommended I go to my dealer to replace the sensors at about $161 a piece (3) and/or repair the catalytic converter. I am not an expert at cars (I'm a gal), but I find it nearly impossible that this qualifies as "normal" wear and tear on a car. My agent also informed me that one of our local dealers (not the one where I purchased my car) has seen this problem so often, Nissan issued a "bulletin" concerning the exact codes and how to re-set the computer. Hope the codes help. Good luck !
#2959 of 4184 95 Nissan Maxima vibrates as I accelerate
Nov 08, 2005 (3:03 pm)
I've got a '95 Nissan Maxima that appears to run great except when I accelerate. When I accelerate it starts to vibrate, almost seemingly as fast as some mechanism in the motor. I've had the wheels aligned and the tires balanced. We just replaced all the shocks. It has a new transmission (earlier this year) and the guy who relaced my shocks said he wasn't sure what it was, but they did notice that the boot for the motormount was torn and they want to replace that. He admitted he didn't know if that would resolve it or not, but he still wants to do it to eliminate that possibility. $300 for an "I think it will fix it." I'm not going to have any other choice unless someone out here has an idea.
The mechanic also said that when I push on the gas in Park, the motor seems to lift up a little bit. Would that cause vibration and would it be resolved with a new motor mount boot?
Thanks in advance for any ideas or suggestions.
#2960 of 4184 Re: 95 Nissan Maxima vibrates as I accelerate [mraymus]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 08, 2005 (3:36 pm)
Did this vibration happen right after the news trans was put in?
#2961 of 4184 Re: Maxima Starting Problems [messjen]
Nov 08, 2005 (7:22 pm)
I have a 01 Maxima which had the "rear" O2 sensor replaced (SES on) at approximately 65,000 miles after the SES had been intermittent for a couple of months. Now at 86,000 the car would not run more than 25 mph. Dealer found the intake, throttle body, etc almost completely choked off with carbon. Had it cleaned, new PVC valve and minor parts and gaskets. 50 miles later SES on again. Anyone else had a Maxima to "carbon up" and what did it take to correct.
#2962 of 4184 Re: 95 Nissan Maxima vibrates as I accelerate [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 08, 2005 (7:36 pm)
Honestly, I can't remember. There were a number of front end issues I was having with it during and after the transmission problem. Before I got the front end stuff fixed and the shocks and struts replaced, it was all a jumble of issues. Now that I've taken care of doing that, this one last thing (that and a paint job) stands out as an issue.
I did get the job done at MAACO (before I hear any grumbles, I was stuck in LA and I didn't really have a choice. I had to get it fixed) and they have a warranty on it. Maybe I'll drop by there this week and have them do a once over for me before I do the boot thing.
So, are you leaning more towards transmission rather than motor mount boot?
#2963 of 4184 Re: 95 Nissan Maxima vibrates as I accelerate [mraymus]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 09, 2005 (10:53 am)
Well you know there are certain procedures regarding the re-install of the automatic transmission that could affect the harmonic balance of the drivetrain, yes, definitely.
#2964 of 4184 Re: 95 Nissan Maxima vibrates as I accelerate [Mr_Shiftright]
Nov 09, 2005 (10:53 pm)
So, do you think that if I took it back to MAACO and it's a transmission problem that they'll admit it or try to point the blame somewhere else?
#2965 of 4184 Maxima won't start due to Alam System getting activated:
Nov 09, 2005 (9:30 am)
My 1987 Nissan Maxima didn;t start and I took it to Pepboys. They say Battery, Alternator, Spark Plug and starting System are all OK.
But, when I turn on Ignition, the Alarm System is getting activated and because of that the CAR won't start (as ignition and Alarm cannot start at same time.) Pepboys told me to take it to Nissan Dealer. And Dealer told me that he will charge $110 just for diagnosis. I don't know how much it will cost to repair as the car is worth only $1000 per KBB. Please help. Any input would be appreciated.
- Harshavardhan SG
#2966 of 4184 Re: Maxima Starting Problems [messjen]
Nov 10, 2005 (9:37 am)
You were not very specific about your starting problems.Perhaps you could expound on this. Also, the codes that were kicked-out usually involve parts that would normally affect performance and fuel economy. I would be very surprised if the catalytic converter or the O2 sensors would create a no start situation.
Actually, unfortunately, the following are real problems for the 5th gen. Max....... ignition coils, O2 sensors,
MAF ( Mass Airflow ) sensor,and cam and crank angle sensors (TSB).
#2967 of 4184 Re: 95 Nissan Maxima vibrates as I accelerate [mraymus]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 10, 2005 (10:58 am)
Well it's not an easy problem to just "see". You could have them check for something loose but if they put a driveshaft or flywheel in wrong well there you go but how can you tell? These parts should be carefully marked for position before they are re-installed. Drivetrain balance is very important.