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#3202 of 4184 Dash Lights Out.
Mar 27, 2006 (9:33 pm)
Just bought a 2001 Nissan Maxima with 100k miles on it. Nissan does know how to make a good car! Anyways, the whole left side of my guages (spedometer, and fuel) are dark at night. They have come on once on my trip home but have failed to light since. Anyone know what might be wrong and if the reverse glow guages that u can get on ebay for cheap would solve my problems? Thanks in advance!
#3203 of 4184 Re: 2000 Maxima Water Pump Replacement and Repair Manuals [asianlimoguy]
Mar 28, 2006 (2:27 am)
Bought a CD manual for my '00 Maxima and '05 Titan on ebay. They are factory manuals and 100 times better than any of those Haynes manual you'll find at Checkers. Only downside is that you would probably have to print the section you'll be using to change that water pump.
#3204 of 4184 2004 Maxima Retaining Water?
Mar 28, 2006 (7:37 am)
When I press down on the accelerator of my 04 maxima SE I have noticed a strange noise coming from the passenger side floor area. It sounds like water bubbling. This noise has been occurring for several weeks. I have an appointment with the dealer, but was wondering if any one has had a similar problem. If so please let me know what may be causing this issue. I believe the car is retaining water somehow. I have had problems with the sunroof drain fields in the past. Does anyone know where the drain tubes are located in the maxima? I can see the drain holes in the sunroof and I think they run down the windshield pillars. However, I am not sure weather they drain under the car or somewhere in the engine compartment. If anyone can help please respond!
#3205 of 4184 Re: code 0160 [dmaljunk]
Mar 29, 2006 (6:18 am)
Thanks for that info. This has happened 2 times before in its 66k life and I suspect its bad gas that causes the sensor to trip (questionable station). It usually goes away with a can or two of seafoam cleaner. Yesterday the ses light went out. I'm ok for now....
#3206 of 4184 1986 Maxima EGR problem
Mar 29, 2006 (9:32 am)
ok so i just bouhgt my maxima off my buddy not to long ago and i was looking at the engine and the EGR hose goes no where but when i take the end of the hose and create a vacume the engine wants to drown its self out. could someone tell me where it goes please.?
#3207 of 4184 Re: code 0160 [gtownguy]
Mar 31, 2006 (9:33 am)
the SES light will go out after a certain number of warm-up cycles under no error conditions. The ECU has a counter, which counts no-error cycles. I think you need to reach 40 cycles with O2 sensor. So, yes, you should be fine if the light went out. As far as the O2 sensor being fouled by regular gas - it's a speculation really. The sensor compares oxygen content in the atmosphere and in the exhaust gas. If exhaust gas has too much or too little oxygen then the ECU will adjust gas-air mixture. If the difference is really out of range then SES light is displayed, so to be honest, I don't know if regular gas causes O2 sensors to go bad, may be the amount of carbon deposits may affect it but either way it's safe to say that using 93 octane is better, I do. Good luck
#3208 of 4184 Maxima 2000 front breaks
Mar 31, 2006 (9:47 am)
I had my front pads and rotors replaced about 10K miles ago. The pads and rotors were from the Nissan dealer. At some point a mechanic said that my break pads are too rough. Now I started hearing squeeling and uneven breaking at low speeds and so took the car for maintenance. My mechanic is replacing the pads and re-surfacing the rotors because they are grooved. How could this happen if the break pads were from a dealer. Can Nissan's pads really be to rough and should I go with softer pads from Bendix or something? Thanks
#3209 of 4184 Maxima 2000 in-cabin microfilter
Mar 31, 2006 (9:49 am)
I removed the glove box on my 2K Max GLE and found the place where the filter should be installed but the slot is empty. Also, I do not have a label in the globe box indicating that there is a filter. I thought GLEs came with it or is this an option? Also, can I just go ahead and install the filter or if it's not there to begin with then may be the car is not designed to have it?
#3210 of 4184 Re: Maxima 2000 in-cabin microfilter [dmaljunk]
Mar 31, 2006 (4:19 pm)
I was surprised that my '00 had the slot but no filters and thought that it was unlike Nissan to go el cheapo in that department. Guess not!!
I used a wetvac to remove whatever dust/dirt in the area and wiped it down with a damp cloth before installing new filters. Still can't understand why they didn't install the filters as the unit is far more dirty than it needed to be due to their "cheapness".
#3211 of 4184 Maxima - Good, not great
Mar 31, 2006 (6:05 pm)
I have owned a 2000 max SE 5 speed since new, and it has been a good car and only needed an o2 sensor, ECU update for the 5 speed driveability issue, and a bit of hard starting.
I have since bought a 2000 Olds Intrigue GLS to replace it. Why, you say am I nuts? Well the Max has one of the weakest torque v6 motors I've ever seen. It barely gets out of its own way below 2800 rpm. I've driven a manual since learning in 1977 and I've stalled this car more than any other. It has to be driven like a rev happy motorcycle motor to make any power, down in normal driving range you can be beat by your mom in her Buick LeSabre. Granted, once up on the cam it does run well, but the flimsy 5 speed and 3 grand RPM at 70 does not do well for MPG. The cruise control is jerky, either on or off. The Japanese cars I've driven all seem to smog up the windows and require the AC on to keep clear regardless if outside vent is on, the radio is crap but does play CD's well.
Anyway, the Olds has abundant torque from idle and 215 hp DOHC aluminum motor, uses regular gas and I'm getting 28-30 mpg on the highway, in more comfort and with a torque motor and automatic, its super good in traffic and around town. Has better crash ratings and stability control, etc.
Both are good cars, but for me I'm glad to be getting rid of the weak torque import that takes prem fuel. Anyone interested in a sand colored 2000 SE 5 speed and nearly all options with less than 50k miles? Its also a Texas car with no rust, but some paint imperfections from parking lots.