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#3263 of 4184 2004 Maxima Clunking noise
Apr 29, 2006 (8:19 pm)
I have a 2004 Maxima with 37,000 miles on it & just recently noticed a "clunking" noise coming from the rear (or so it sounds) - doesn't happen but once in awhile and seems to only happen when I'm doing 70 & then slow down to either exit or turn to the right - only seems to do it when I'm veering off to the right & again doesn't happen but once in a while. I asked the Nissan service manager & of course they have to hear it to be able to determine what it is - he doesn't have a clue. Any help??????
#3264 of 4184 Re: PLEASE HELP ME BEFORE I KILL MYSELF [pleasehelpme1]
Apr 30, 2006 (10:55 am)
I get the rough idling when my traction control lights on the dashboard are lit. The dealer has reset the computer, at a cost of $200 but. of course, they light up every so often anyway - accompanied by the rough idle/car shaking. The lights stay on for a while then turn off for a while. So your problem may be related to your car computer.
#3265 of 4184 Re: 2000 maxima power steering belt replacement [dahuber]
Apr 30, 2006 (12:43 pm)
Thanks for the advice re: the power steering belt replacemant. I saw the two 12mm bolts on the adjuster. I think I need an offset wrench for the one thats accessable from up top,I did see the 12mm adjuster below. However I did not see the 14mm bolt; is that facing down or off to the side?
#3266 of 4184 Re: Nissan Maxima Stalling [oceanblue]
Apr 30, 2006 (10:59 pm)
Sounds crazy, but try draining and putting in new transmission fluid, if automatic. It could be the torque converter sensing some contaminates and shutting down causing a stall. Worked for me.
#3267 of 4184 Re: 1997 maxima [just_phil]
May 01, 2006 (5:32 am)
I just replaced the belts in my 2000 Maxima. The first belt was exactly as stated above and was much easier when the plastic cover behind the wheel was removed.
The other belt MUST be done with that cover removed and with the front right jacked up and the wheel removed. For me (2000 Maxima), there was a bracket holding the pump tension screw which had a retaining screw on the side of it which had to be loosened first, This bracket had an L shaped hole in it (never seen anything like it before). It looked like the very long tension screw could be released easily from the bracket, but I could not get it to do that. It is also in a hard place to get to, but was much easier with a 12m socket, long extension, and one of those socket extensions that pivot up to 90 degrees (only a few degrees is needed) since you don't get a strait shot at it. Once I figured that out, it was a snap to get done.
#3268 of 4184 Re: 2000 maxima power steering belt replacement [unpdbl]
May 02, 2006 (7:47 pm)
I assume that your 2000 Maxima is the same as my 2001 on this. The 14mm bolt faces the driver side at the bottom of the pump. I reached with a long extension across, but you could rig up extensions with a universal socket, too.
#3269 of 4184 Re: PLEASE HELP ME BEFORE I KILL MYSELF [marlon_s1]
May 03, 2006 (9:30 pm)
thanks for the suggestion. i am going to try that when i get a spare moment. i was wondering if your service engine light ever came on during your problems? mine has remained on for the past week.
#3270 of 4184 Re: PLEASE HELP ME BEFORE I KILL MYSELF [pleasehelpme1]
May 04, 2006 (11:58 am)
if your SES light is on then you should scan the computer and identify the error code. Autozone store will give you a free scan - it's their policy. Once you get the code, just look it up online and then you'll be on the right track. Your issue can be caused by many things, the SES light is supposed to suggest where to look although cleaning throttle body is always a good idea of course.
#3271 of 4184 MAXIMA 2001: ABS / SLIP / TCS LIGHTS STILL ON
May 08, 2006 (6:05 am)
I own a 2001 Maxima and I have a problem. My car seems to go fine but ABS-SLIP-TCS lights are always. Can someone please help me beacuse I don't want replace something and the problem still exists... I know this problem already posted but i don,t see no precise answer... I would rather know what it is before i bring it to the dealership and they take advantage of me.
#3272 of 4184 Re: MAXIMA 2001: ABS / SLIP / TCS LIGHTS STILL ON [vince9]
May 08, 2006 (5:24 pm)
i had this problem on my 2000 maxima. you did not say how many miles are on your car. My fix was to replace the plugs and coils. If you have 80K+ or more miles, replace the plugs first and see if the problem goes away. if not, replace the coils.
also - you should have the code pulled and run a search on yahoo - lots of info out there.