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#3477 of 4182 1997 Nissan Maxima #1 cylinder coil pack submerged in oil
Sep 29, 2006 (10:01 am)
I've got a 1997 Nissan Maxima with 170,000 miles and I've loved it since the day I got it, but recently, I took the car on a cross country trip and encountered some problems along the way. About 200 miles or so into the trip, my check engine light came on and the car began to run a bit rough. I was able to limp it a few miles down the road to an Autozone where it was diagnosed that there was a misfire on the number 1 cylinder. I took off the coil pack (which came out in pieces... had to be replaced) and soon found that the spark plug inside was covered in oil as was the lower portion of the coil pack. The spark plug had broken somewhere in the middle, leaving the ceramic portion still firmly attached to the engine. When I finally removed the spark plug I had two pieces with a third piece lost into the engine. Here's what I had: the ceramic piece attached to the threading, the top metal piece that makes contact with the coil pack (which could easily be removed from the ceramic) and the tip of spark plug was lost. All that being said, I was able to replace the plug and coil pack and then get back on the road for another 800 miles without any problems, but now a month later, I was doing some routine maintenance (plugs, air filter, pcv valve, etc.) and I realized that there was again a large amount of oil on top of and surrounding the spark plug, but this time, the spark plug was intact. My question is why in the world is there a buildup of oil. The coilpack was submerged in oil and frankly, I'm surprised that the car is still running okay. Any ideas???
#3478 of 4182 2000 SE - Scraping noise turning right
Sep 29, 2006 (11:40 am)
My 2000 Maxima SE (95K miles) has recently started to make a scraping noise when turning right in parking garages etc...
I have been unable to find anything that may be hanging down for the wheel to rub against. Are there any known causes for this?
#3479 of 4182 Re: 1997 Nissan Maxima #1 cylinder coil pack submerged in oil [ggillie]
Sep 29, 2006 (1:30 pm)
Go to groups.google.com and search for 'maxima oil in spark plug chamber'. Click on the first item in the list, it contains a pretty good description of what's going on.
#3480 of 4182 Re: 2000 Maxima Intermittent Battery Light [mj9981]
Sep 29, 2006 (8:42 pm)
I had the same problem on my 2005 Maxima and I had to have the alternator replaced as requested by the Nissan Engineers during trouble shooting steps with the technician at the dealership. So you may want to take it in to be sure.
#3481 of 4182 2006 Maxima Vibration
Sep 30, 2006 (6:16 pm)
I just purchased a 2006 Maxima SE, brand new. Driving home I felt a vibration in the steering wheel. It happens at various speeds and on various surfaces. I'm going in on Monday to the dealer to try and have the issue addressed. I was told that it could be that the wheels need to be balanced or the rack needs to be tightened. Does anyone think this will fix the problem? Are there other questions/issues I need to ask/raise while I'm there?
#3482 of 4182 Remote door unlocking - doors relock spontaneously
Oct 02, 2006 (9:39 am)
Wonder if this is a known problem (my car is a 95 SE).
When I use the key fob remote to open the doors, they often relock themselves a second later. It happens right after the second button push to open all four doors. I don't thonk it happens when I do a single push to open the driver's door. I do think it has happened when a door is slammed closed (after all four are unlocked).
Anyone dealt with this before?
#3483 of 4182 Re: 2006 Maxima Vibration [siridris]
Oct 02, 2006 (1:03 pm)
I saw some comments from people who had hood bras on late model Maximas and that caused vibrations on highway...
#3484 of 4182 electric windows upset?!
Oct 09, 2006 (10:21 pm)
how do I fix windows that wont go down on a 95' Nissan Maxima....Its just the psnger side and 2back windows that are not working ......driver side works just fine.... what could be the problem?
#3485 of 4182 after market alarm nightmare
Oct 09, 2006 (10:24 pm)
how do i disconnect an after market alarm off of a 95' Maxima .......how do i completely take it out!!!
#3486 of 4182 2000 Maxima transmission filter
Oct 11, 2006 (8:16 am)
Hi, I know that 2000 Maxima doesn't have a replaceable transmission filter and it's supposedly a metal screen. The trans fluid can be drained just like oil through a single plug on the buttom of the pan. I saw that part stores carry a transmission filter kit for this car. Anyone knows if the transmission filter can/should be replaced or may be it could be cleaned if I remove the transmission pan?