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#3392 of 4184 2000 Nissan Maxima - "Service Engine soon"
Jul 25, 2006 (9:27 am)
Hi - I have a 2000 Nissan Maxima SE - have not driven it much though, its just at 29,500 miles. For the last 2 days, suddenly its showing the "Service Engine soon" message - sometimes along with the "Slip" and "TCS Off" messages. Everything works well though and it drives perfectly fine - I am thinking that it shows this message to remind me of the upcoming 30,000 mile servicing ?!?! Can someone pls confirm this.
Anyway, I am planning to take it for 30K mile servicing this weekend - want to know if the problem could be something else which is serious and I need to take it to the dealer asap?
Thanks a lot for any tips. Very much appreciate the help.
#3393 of 4184 pcv vacuum hose
Jul 26, 2006 (5:39 pm)
Where is the pcv vacuum hose located in an 04 maxima?
#3394 of 4184 Re: Fuel pump??? [dontnocars]
Jul 28, 2006 (1:29 am)
I have a 95 with same problem. There is a sensor in front of your car called the ---- pressure sensor, this sensor has to do with gas. Try changing this first. Your repair guy should know the sensor because I forgot the name. I change my pump the the problem still exist and I was told the change that sensor. Let me know if this solve the problem.
#3395 of 4184 Why significant drop in gas mileage after coil replacement
Jul 28, 2006 (9:30 am)
A few months ago, I had a faulty coil in my 2000 Maxima SE 5 speed(52,000 miles). Had it replaced at a dealership, but "service eng soon" light came on a few days afterwards. Took it back in and they couldn't find a problem (car was running great)and reset the light. Few days later, light came on again...took it back in. They recommended that I replace remaining 5 coils. Since they could not find any problems, and car was running great, I decided to live with the light on rather than spend $700 more. Had always averaged 23-24 in town, and 29-31 on the hwy for the 5 1/2 yrs I've owned the car. In a few weeks, car started acting up and it was a rear coil. Had remaining 5 coils replaced at that point and car still runs great. Here is the problem......my highway miles now are 23-24, and my city miles are 21-22. Took it into the dealer and they can't find anything wrong. Everything is within acceptable parameters. Any ideas why I lost 100 miles per tank full on the highway, and 10% of my city mileage? Again.....this problem started right after I had remaining 5 coils replaced. Anyone have any ideas? Thx!! Kelly
#3396 of 4184 Re: pcv vacuum hose [04mxasl]
Jul 29, 2006 (5:27 am)
PCV valve is located on the back valve cover. Its a real b**ch to get at with all the hoses and the intake mainfold on top of it. Also its a screw on PCV valve, not the regular pull out, push back in. I just bought a replacement PCV valve but haven't replaced it as yet.
#3397 of 4184 AC DOES NOT BLOW COLD
Jul 29, 2006 (5:09 pm)
AC DOES NOT BLOW COLD I HAVE A 1995 NISSAN MAXIMA AND THE AC BLOWS HOT AIR ONLY I HAVE REPLACE THE PART THAT IS ATTACHED TO THE EVAPORATOR IN THE GLOVE BOX
Jul 30, 2006 (12:16 pm)
I have a 91 max. and it keep blowing the eng count fuse please help!!!
#3399 of 4184 RPM fluctuates
Jul 31, 2006 (5:50 am)
">I have a 93 Nissan Maxima. The car surges and the RPM's fluctuate all the way to 0. The car does not want to go anywhere. After giving it alot of gas it will. The dealer told us to change the ECM. We did that and the problem still exists. Anyone know what to do here?
#3400 of 4184 Re: AC DOES NOT BLOW COLD [qdog99]
Jul 31, 2006 (8:38 am)
you need someone to perform a leak test. you may have a leak somewhere in the system and it's becomming de-pressurized. otherwise, maybe the clutch on the compressor isn't kicking in.
#3401 of 4184 Re: Maxima 2000 P0430 and smell [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 31, 2006 (7:37 pm)
got it fixed today. The dealer, as I suspected, honored the warranty on the cat but also insisted on replacing O2 sensors. He started out with 2 O2 sensors and when he figured that I know a bit about them agreed on replacing just one. He showed a service bulletin where a front Bank 1 O2 sesnsor is mentioned when you get code P0420. That code is for the rear cat but I got code P0430, which is the fron Bank 2 pre-cat. It was imposssible to prove or even get the dealer to provide proof that O2 was defective. At the end I kind of understood that there is no way I could just get the cat replaced under warranty, I have to pay something, so I bargained to pay for front Bank 2 (blue) oxygen sensor, part only and get the cat replaced for free. Can you believe that? At the end, he didn't even care what sensor he would replace for me and I knew that I would pay more at a private shop. So my cost was $175 plus tax for front Bank 2 sensor and the pre-cat. Whoever is reading this - please, please, save yourself some money and don't go to dealers unless your repair is completely covered under warranty. And if anyone is interested, i have a perfectly fine working front bank 2 heated O2 sensor for 2K Maxima (blue)