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#3423 of 4184 Re: Ignition coils - a different question [doiturslf]
Aug 08, 2006 (8:33 am)
this issue is common for 2000-2002 Maximas and is accomponied by error code P1320. Nissan Service Bulletin suggests to replace all 6 coils when you get this code unless you also get a misfire code for a specific cylinder as well. If you don't get a specific cylinder misfire code then no, there is no good way to determine which coil is bad, I tried and they all had same resistance. One way is to take out one spark plug at a time, connect it to its coil and crank the engine and observe the spark. I didn't want to do that though. I found these coils at $45 each on eBay, bought them and replaced myself.
#3424 of 4184 Re: 2000 Maxima - automatic transmission flush [mj9981]
Aug 08, 2006 (8:35 am)
do you know what exactly was done, how was the flush performed? The filter on my Max is not a replaceable item, do they clean it?
#3425 of 4184 Re: Ignition coils - a different question [dmaljunk]
Aug 09, 2006 (7:44 pm)
02's have no issues with coils. 02's and 03's are the same car (ie 255 hp, xenon head lights, etc). The coil problems are pre 2002.
#3426 of 4184 Re: Ignition coils - a different question [aggiedog]
Aug 10, 2006 (6:21 am)
yes, 2000 and 2001 only
#3427 of 4184 Re: Ignition coils - a different question [dmaljunk]
Aug 10, 2006 (6:32 am)
Thanks for the answer, but it doesn't address the original question which was: when the coils break down, what fails? Is it an insulation failure or an electrical failure - and can it possibly be repaired?
Since I have a 95 SE, it would seem that I don't face much risk of it. Is that right?
#3428 of 4184 Re: Ignition coils - a different question [doiturslf]
Aug 10, 2006 (9:40 am)
you definitely don't have the known issue we discussed here but a I held a coil in my hand and I don't think that you can repair a bad one in home or auto shop setting, if it's bad then it needs to be replaced. The only thing you should try to do is determine which one is bad. As I mentioned, I wasn't able to do it on my 2K Max because the detonation was intermittent. If you get constant misfires and you determine that it's one of the coils then you can try replacing them one at a time and see which one eliminates misfires.
#3429 of 4184 Starting Problems
Aug 14, 2006 (5:20 pm)
I have a 95 Nissan Maxima with 190K miles on it. I replaced all fuel injectors, spark plugs, battery, fuel filter X2, fuel pump, fuel regulator, alternator, starter X2, knock sensor, coolant sensor and will be replacing the oxygen sensor. I'm hoping to fix the cold starting problem. Once it starts the car runs beautifully. It started with running problems then after the new fuel injectors it ran fine. Then it wouldn't start at all and after replacing the battery and starter it started ok. Then it would not start right away which is where I'm now. I had my mechanic replace the fuel pump, fuel regulator, knock sensor, fuel regulator and fuel filter and yet it doesn't start on the first turn. Hopefully the air sensor might fix this for good. Please let me know if anyone has any ideas.
#3430 of 4184 2001 Maxima died while driving
Aug 15, 2006 (6:17 pm)
I have a 2001 Maxima GXE, 72K miles, O2 sensor changed, new battery last year. It died on me while I was driving this morning, with only AC on. Then it occurs to me that about 3 weeks ago, both brake and battery lights came on and off one day. And it was ok since then until today. I went to AutoZone to test the battery and alternator. They said both are ok. Although the alternator is marginal, as it was putting out 12.65V, where the threshold is 12.4V. It sounds like about $400 if replacing the alternator. Any suggestion? Thanks.
#3431 of 4184 problem nissan maxima 93
Aug 18, 2006 (8:13 am)
hello i`m new here. i just brought a 93 nissan maxima . i have several problems. the latest and the most important one : doesnt start. i dont now why. yesterday he work fine.. i parked the car after 1 min i try to start and failed, after 15 minutes i tried again and.. it works. now this morning.. again doesent start and i try several times.i dont think is the batery.also in my first day ( i have the car from 6 days)when i try to start the car the alarm went on ( i just have one key).i pull of a red 10A thing and now is quiet. if i put back the 10A thing alarm is starting..
p.s sorry for my english
#3432 of 4184 Re: Starting Problems [tomaslt]
Aug 19, 2006 (3:17 am)
I have a 95 with somewhat the same problem and the dealer said it can be my computer that is bad if it continue after I change my relay. Let your mechanic change your relay that should do it, if not then it is your computer, mines solve the problem.