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#3210 of 4180 Re: Maxima 2000 in-cabin microfilter [dmaljunk]
Mar 31, 2006 (5:19 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 4180 Maxima - Good, not great
Mar 31, 2006 (7:05 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.
#3212 of 4180 headgaskets gone out need help
Apr 01, 2006 (8:54 pm)
#3213 of 4180 Re: 2004 Maxima Retaining Water? [jrg1]
Apr 01, 2006 (9:06 pm)
have you checked the heater core? if it is going you will get water all over your pass. floorboard
Apr 01, 2006 (9:15 pm)
does anybody know the correct wiring sequence for a snap on scanner with a multi tap going to a 1990 nissan maxima?
#3215 of 4180 Re: Extended Warranty - after the fact [nryder]
Apr 03, 2006 (4:58 am)
My extended warranty expired after 100k or 5 years with a reimbursment quarrantee if you did not use it but what they don't tell you is that you have to wait the 5 years to get your money back even though you can not use the warranty after 100k if that comes first. Very misleading.
#3216 of 4180 Do we have to update the car's computer?
Apr 03, 2006 (10:52 am)
I have a 2003 max. Last week went to the dealer for maintance. The consultant suggested to have the computer update. I was wonder why the computer needed to update if my car was running fine. Anyway I did it. I did not find any differant before and after. My question was do we need to update the computer regularly.
#3217 of 4180 Re: Do we have to update the car's computer? [pho]
Apr 03, 2006 (1:42 pm)
In my case with 5speed 2000, we had driveability issues as it cut the fuel at off throttle and it made for herky-jerky driving with the manual trans. The updated program fixed this. Your car might of had a similar but less noticable problem that could be fixed by software upgrade. Sort of like the Windows updates, although thank gosh not so frequently needed!
#3218 of 4180 Rattling Visors
Apr 04, 2006 (12:50 pm)
I just bought an 06 SL and have noticed that the visors rattle noticably. Has anyone else noticed this and is there a solution? Seems like maybe the springs that keep it folded up should be tighter.
#3219 of 4180 Radio Replacement
Apr 04, 2006 (2:30 pm)
I have a 1997 maxima SE with a Bose CD/Cassette system. The radio has died (I think - the display is dead, including the backlights, although the lights-not the radio-will come on when the front of the display is physically pushed). Is there anything quirky about replacing the system? Will I have to replace the speakers as well?