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May 24, 2006 (10:30 pm)
I have a 1995 Nissan Maxima which for the most part has been a pretty reliable car. My problem is that occasionally I can't get the car to shift out of park. I know I need to have a foot on the brake first to be able to shift the car, but every once in awhile it won't allow me to shift at all. I usually have to play around with it and it will finally shift for me. I know the car has a safety sensor on the brake lever before you can shift out of park. I have only had it happen about 4 times now and it's a real pain in the ass when I can't go.
#3318 of 4184 Re: Stuck in park [docmarkw]
May 25, 2006 (6:45 am)
This is normal on any auto tranny vehicle depending on the incline. If you back into a driveway, which is slanted down then you will get this problem, try to park on straight spots.
#3319 of 4184 Re: help... just bought '99 Maxima and SES light came on [nelsora]
May 25, 2006 (6:57 am)
I noticed on this forum that many people want to get the SES light reset when it comes on. Well, this is a completely wrong approach. SES light comes on after a certain number of warm-up cycles with a defective condition. This means that a problem occurred with a specific component a certain number of times, usually at least 2 times. This indicates that a certain component is defective and needs to be inspected. If you reset the light then you simply reset the internal counter of warm-up cycles and the whole thing starts again and you will monst likely get the SES again. One improtant thing to remember is that most components related to SES can cause further issues with the engine and you do need to resolve the issue as soon as you get SES light. IN some cases your on-board computer adjusts engine operation if it detected some component defective and that adjustment can cause strain on other components. The first thing to do is to goto AutoZone and get the error code from your computer and then you start looking into it. Do not just reset the light hoping that it would never come back on. The error code could indicate a simple and not neceserily expesive thing to fix... And then we get people saying that Maximas are not reliable...
#3320 of 4184 Re: help... just bought '99 Maxima and SES light came on [angie66]
May 25, 2006 (7:11 am)
Knock sensor and Oxygen sensor should not be related, so if you replace O2 sensor then it most likely will not remove the error code for the Knock sensor. Theoretically both of these sensors can be removed and tested. In case of O2 sensor, it can be clogged as well, so you can clean it. But you have to keep in mind that mechanics don't want to do it, they'd rather just replace the sesnors. On the subject of 87 gas - with mileage this high you should perform fuel cleaning service or at least pour in some good fuel cleaner and switch to 93. You do get carbon deposits from 87, which indirectly cause other issues. Your current error codes will probaly not go away by switching to 93 though.
#3321 of 4184 Re: Stuck in park [dmaljunk]
May 25, 2006 (1:12 pm)
It happened again. The car gets stuck in park and no matter what I do it's stuck. After 10 minutes of trying every possible way to shift into gear it simple slides into reverse with no effort.
I don't believe it has anything to do with the linkage, but the selenoid that wont let you shift out of park unless your foot is on the brake. It's hard to diagnose it because it only happens once in awhile. Do selenoids do this? Anyone have any advise?
#3322 of 4184 Re: Stuck in park [docmarkw]
May 25, 2006 (4:43 pm)
The same thing happened to me many years ago when I parked on an incline. I got frustrated and left the car where it was and took the bus to work. When I returned from work and tried to start the car, it did not give me any problem.
Well, my wife has been driving that car for the past three years (since I got a new car). she has not complained about this problem at all. She might be lucky all this time.
#3323 of 4184 2002 maxima overheating
May 27, 2006 (5:12 pm)
My 02 Maxima runs great and temperature is normal. However as soon as the AC comes on, the temperature starts to rise. Turn off the AC and the temperature returns to normal. Both fans are running and coolant level is ok. This happens on cool days as well as extremely hot days.
The transmission will begin to downshift when driving at cruising speed.
#3324 of 4184 Re: Stuck in park [docmarkw]
May 30, 2006 (4:49 am)
You don't say if you're parking on slopes or not, but if you are-use the emergency brake before you shift into park. This puts the car's weight on the brakes and not the transmission.
The only brake interlock I'm familiar with is when you have brake lights out, you have to overide the park selection using the key in the transmission. Mine's an 01, your 95 may be different.
#3325 of 4184 maxima 94 injector problem helpme please
May 31, 2006 (9:15 am)
I have already replaced injector #2 twice and don't fix the problem. If I disconnect spark plug wire does not make a diference is like this piston is not working. could it be a wire or connector problem.
Also I try to read the codes in the ECM and now the engine light is blinking in intervals from 1 to 5.
HELP ME PLEASE I AM DESPERATE!
#3326 of 4184 Re: Rust in rear door jambs - '05 Maxima [mastj]
May 31, 2006 (5:52 pm)
Unfortunately, I am not having the same luck as you as far as getting the dealership to do anything about the problem. I brought the car to have an initial evaluation a month ago (4/28). The service advisor took some pictures and said the pictures had to be sent to Nissan for further evaluation. I heard nothing more, so I called only to find out that the pictures were not sent and could not be found. I had the service advisor re-take the pictures this past Friday (5/26). Because he could do nothing further, the service advisor gave me the number for the service manager. I called the service manager (left voice mail) and said that I wanted something done about this problem; the situation has gone on too long and should not have taken a month to begin with. As expected, I did not get a call back. I believe that the service department just thinks I will go away if they remain unresponsive. I don't think so. My next step is to call Nissan directly - that will probably be a joke also. If I get no satisfaction by calling Nissan, I'll be more than happy to get my lawyer on it.