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#3246 of 4180 Maxima Brake caliber stuck how to rebuild it DIY
Apr 17, 2006 (10:35 pm)
have 1997 Nissan Maxima GLE. Failed inspection because the rear right brake had no pressure. I pulled out the the caliber and tried to turn it in. It was impossible. I used the proper tools. But it would not budge. Help. I have the caliber out and in a vise. I cut the rubber seal around the piston. I am wondering how to get it out.?
ANY ONE Take a shot at this? Thanks
#3247 of 4180 2000 Max GLE Brake headache
Apr 20, 2006 (7:46 am)
Got a 2000 GLE with 65k. Last year I noticed an awful trembling and noise coming from the brakes the brake pads were completely worn off, took it into the dealer and had the rear pads and rotors changed on the brakes (700 bucks). Not more than 3 months later the same thing happened, unfortunately I had moved at this point and was not able to take it back to the same place so I took it into Midas. They noticed that again my rear pads were completely worn and that the rotors were destroyed. They also noticed that the hand brake was getting stuck so they loosened that and replaced the rotors/pads (only 300 bucks). Since then I have not been using the hand brake at all to avoid the same problem. On my drive to the airport last week I noticed again the same problem and when I parked there was a pretty strong burning smell coming from the back wheels again. Has anyone else encountered a similar problem?
#3248 of 4180 Re: 2000 Max GLE Brake headache [rclub]
Apr 20, 2006 (11:49 am)
I have a 2000 GLE and recently changed rear pads and front pads and resurfaced front rotors. The front rotors were pretty grooved after only around 12K miles since new and pads were only half gone but sqeeling like hell. Now I do hear unpleasent noise when breaking but rotors and pads look fine so far. Something is wrong, it sounds like may be somethig is catching and making a metalic noise. Let's keep this thread going if anyone has encountered this and fixed it or knows of any common 2K Maxima issue, which is causing these break problems.
#3249 of 4180 Re: Did I damage anything? [RichIITF]
Apr 21, 2006 (9:51 am)
oh i have done that plently of times with my fathers car which is a 1995 Nissan Maxima and there isnt any problems noticed it still runs and starts buitifully. if your still worried send it to the shop that will check it for you
#3250 of 4180 Re: 2000 maxima power steering belt replacement [unpdbl]
Apr 22, 2006 (5:44 pm)
The power steering belt has a lockbolt and adjuster below the pulley. You also have to loosen the power steering pump-bolt below is 14mm and you have to get to it with extensions and universal sockets.
#3251 of 4180 Re: Nissan Maxima Stalling [poodog13]
Apr 23, 2006 (8:33 am)
Hey, y'all. I just bought a '02 SE 6-speed with 68,000 miles on it. As I was entering the interstate to drive home, I accelerated into the passing lane, and the engine completely stalled out. I fought through interstate traffic to the shoulder, where the car would not restart. It would idle for about 2 secounds, then the rpm would bounce down to complete stall.
Needless to say, the dealer picked me up from the side of the interstate, and towed the car to the Nissan dealership to be diagnosed. He suspects a camshaft sensor, which was a recall item on this model. However, the sensor was apparently replaced in '04 in response to the recall. The owner of the lot says that they're going to fix whatever the problem is -- it won't be on me. However, the sales contract states that I'm buying the car AS IS. I don't distrust them, but I could be exposed to getting screwed.
Please give me some feedback on this. I just bought a car that died within 2 hours of driving it off of the lot!!! Part of me says, "ditch it," but I really liked this car. Any ideas?
#3252 of 4180 Re: Nissan Maxima Stalling [scrotboy]
Apr 23, 2006 (6:13 pm)
Is Service Engine Soon light on? If so then it may help you diagnose by scanning the computer with a scan tool, most shops have one. I wouldn't ditch the car unless you find out what the problem is and who pays to fix it. No matter what the contract says, you probably have a case against the lot where you got it and they should be willing to fix it at no charge. Checked it with Carfax?? Make sure it's not a lemon or flooded or after accident.
#3253 of 4180 Re: Nissan Maxima Stalling [dmaljunk]
Apr 24, 2006 (4:54 am)
The dealer brought a scanner when he picked me up on the side of the road. It didn't indicate any problems at all.
The check engine light was on after it died; it wasn't on until then. And I did check on Carfax, and it got a clean bill of health -- from my mechanic, too. One annoying thing is that Nissan doesn't report recalls to Carfax, so I didn't know that there are two recalls on this model: one with the camshaft position sensor, and one with an accelerator sensor. The symptoms of both of these recalls are consistent with what happened to me.
Apr 25, 2006 (11:36 am)
serpitine belts are bad. What do you loosen up to take them off and do you take them off from underneath or from top of car. Don't look like any room to take off.
#3255 of 4180 PLEASE HELP ME BEFORE I KILL MYSELF
Apr 25, 2006 (2:42 pm)
i own a 2000 maxima that has given me nothing but trouble. i have heard some owners with the same problem but no real solution. the car shakes when idling. no shaking is noticed at higher speeds; mostly just when you have your foot on the brake and are stopped. i have been to the nissan dealership 7 times. they have done these things which have fixed the problem for various amounts of time:
-checked all sensors
-replaced all ignition coils
-replaced all spark plugs
-replaced 2 fuel injectors
-replaced mass air flow sensor
-unwired and rewired the engine
This same problem has now come back to haunt me after i just replaced the compressor. If anyone can please help me with any advice i would greatly appreciate it. I have already spent a great deal of money and can't afford to fix the wrong thing anymore.