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#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.
#3353 of 4184 Re: 2K Maxima Struts [wally9mm]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 19, 2006 (9:01 am)
No, I don't THINK so!
A strut can only be tested by either showing you where it is leaking badly, or by driving the car. If your struts are really bad, the car will POUND on hard bumps and feel very squirrely going around turns or while hard braking.
The symptoms of bad struts are not subtle.
#3354 of 4184 94 GXE MAX BLOWER RELAY
Jun 20, 2006 (12:02 pm)
CAN ANYONE HELP ME LOCATE BLOWER RELAY THAT IS STUCK ON HIGH SPEED. I ALREADY FOUND ONE BELOW GLOBE COMPARTMENT BUT EVEN IF I DISCONECT IT BLOWER IS STILL RUNNING.
ALSO, ANY OTHER SITES WHERE I CAN FIND VALUABLE INFORMATION FOR MAX REPAIRS
#3355 of 4184 Re: 1997 se check engine [dahuber]
Jun 21, 2006 (10:02 am)
WENT TO AUTOZONE FOR DIAGNOSTIC.CAME UP WITH SPARK PLUGS AND KNOCK SENSOR.JUST MORE REGULAR MAINTENANCE.CHANGED PLUGS .THE KNOCKSENSOR WAS EXPENSIVE COST FOR PART $135 AND A LOT OF WORK .CAR BACK RUNNING IN TOP SHAPE . CHANGED OIL AND AIR FILTER AT SAME TIME AS LONG AS WAS DOING WORK
#3356 of 4184 98 Max wont start in summer heat
Jun 22, 2006 (7:40 pm)
Allright i know this seems crazy,but i've seen plenty of posts about about starting issues in the cold. i have the opposite problem. My 98 Max with 140,000 miles wont start in the warm weather, i can turn the key and all of my lights come on but i'll get nothing (doesn't even attempt to turn over or crank at all). It always eventually starts which may mean 2-3 tries later or as much as 20-30 tries later.I do nothing different to make it start, it just seems that all of a sudden a small miracle occurs and it cranks right up as though nothing is wrong.I do not have this problem at all i the winter. This car has been a dream for me with very few problems since i purchased it in 99 other than regular maintainence.however I'm getting a little tired of sitting in my car for 15 minutes soaked in sweat waiting for my daily miracle.Any suggestions???
#3357 of 4184 Re: 95 Max keep shuting off while driving [95max2]
Jun 26, 2006 (7:35 pm)
There could be two reasons in addition to what others may have mentioned.
1) Mass Airflow Sensor (Approx $200)
2) Engine Knock Sensor (Aprrox $500)