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#3343 of 4184 2000 SE 02 heater circuit malfunction
Jun 15, 2006 (7:01 pm)
I have a 2000 maxima SE with 74,000 miles on it and I got a check engine light on. I took it to autozone and scanned it and it read that it was an 02 heater circuit malfunction (bank 1 sensor 2). I bought the sensor at another store because i can get it wholesale, and gave it to a mechanic to replace it, and after everything, the mechanic said the light came on again and that problem is not the sensor itself. The next day he told me he spoke to a nissan dealer mechanic and they said it might have to do with the ignition coils? Is this true? Can anyone tell me what is going on with this sensor?
#3345 of 4184 CLUNKING FROM FRONT END
Jun 16, 2006 (7:40 am)
I HAVE AN '02 MAXIMA AND HAVE RAN SOME 87 GRADE GAS AND A SERVICE MANAGER TOLD ME MY NOISE WAS COMING FROM RUNNING THE 87 GAS. SOME TYPE OF FIRING PROBLEM? ANYONE ELSE HAD THIS PROBLEM OR IS HE WRONG?
#3346 of 4184 Re: CLUNKING FROM FRONT END [kposty007]
Jun 16, 2006 (12:12 pm)
bad gas can cause pinging, when you step on the gas you hear a metallic ping ping ping as the car accelerates.
#3347 of 4184 Re: 2000 SE 02 heater circuit malfunction [pnourani]
Jun 16, 2006 (12:26 pm)
Generally, ignition coils are bad if you get code P1320 with or without cylinder misfire codes P1301 through P1306. So, no, it's not your coils and you will spend less money if you listen less to Nissan mechanics. Replacing coils is the type of repair where it's "good" for your car and you can never prove that you didn't need it and just an FYI, each coil is $75 at the dealer and they usually insist that you "must" also replace the spark plugs and you end up spending $800. It looks like you got another code for oxygen sensor. Why don't you post the code you got and let people here share some opinions on your specific code.
#3348 of 4184 2000 SE 02 heater circuit malfunction
Jun 16, 2006 (4:52 pm)
The code that my 2000 maxima is giving is (P0141) 02 heater circuit malfunction bank 1 sensor 2. So now they told me that after they replaced that sensor, now it is giving an error for bank 1 sensor 1, and after they replaced that, it gives an error back to the first sensor again. So now they figured the problem is not the sensors and they want to take the car to a nissan dealer and have them erase everything from the computer memory and re-program everything again, and that might make the errors go away. Oh ya, they want to charge me $175 to do that and if that does not work, then I lose money!
#3349 of 4184 CLUNKING FROM FRONT END/ engine problems
Jun 17, 2006 (11:32 am)
It could be the gas but more importanly you need to check the oil. My problem started exaclty like that but I always put 91 in my 02 Maxima. I took the car to the dealership over 10 months ago and they told me it didn't have any oil. The oil was changed on schedule. Long story short the "clinking noise" would occur every two months followed by the check engine light. As a female, the dealership fought me every step of the way but the engine was consuming to much oil. The ONLY way to fix is to replace the engine. After 10 months the new engine was ordered and covered under my warranty. I was getting it put in on Tuesday but the car was totalled (not my fault)on Saturday. Check to oil regularly and DEMAND a new engine if it is consuming to much!
#3350 of 4184 2K Maxima Struts
Jun 18, 2006 (5:53 pm)
I just brought my 2K SE Max to get it inspected.
They put it on the lift and told me that it needs front and rear struts for $1100 plus 4 wheel alignment and tax. Total around $1300.
I declined the service saying I'll have to bring it back when I have more time.
Should I think about replacing the struts? I think the car rides and handles just fine.
#3351 of 4184 Re: 2K Maxima Struts [wally9mm]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 18, 2006 (7:03 pm)
And how, pray tell, did they determine this while the car was on a lift?
#3352 of 4184 Re: 2K Maxima Struts [Mr_Shiftright]
Jun 18, 2006 (9:32 pm)
They lifted it, poked and proded. shook this grabbed that and determined it needed all new struts.
During past inspections, they would replace things like the wipers, highbeam or a fan belt. They make a lot of profit replacing small items that may be hard to dispute.
But over a grand is a bit much for me to swallow.
I always dread inspections because if business is slow, they can always find something to service.
Last year it was inspected by a tire distributor. Guess what...they sold me two new tires because they said one of the rear tire treads had a cut and would only pass it if I replaced both. Thats why I hate inspection time, whoever they are, their in the business to mo' money.