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You are in the Nissan Maxima
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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
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#3517 of 4184 Re: 2005 Maxima vibration [puchatek]
Oct 25, 2006 (6:41 pm)
I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM!!!!
I just purchased a 2006 Maxima SE, and while driving home I immediately felt the vibration in the steering...and it's not subtle, either. I took it back and they rotated the tires and tightened the rack--didnt help. Well, last week some Nissan engineers came down here to the Dallas area to investigate this specific problem. Apparently, Nissan is aware of the problem but doesnt know the fix (or want to know in fear of a recall). I'm waiting until next week when I will take in again for yet another check...seriously though, if the Japanese guys who designed the damn thing cant fix it...i have little faith in my local Nissan dealer mechanics. I am seriously thinking about starting a website to try and get Nissan to address this. My 05 Altima had vibration as well, but not as bad as the Maxima. My email address is idris.gettridgecharter.net. I'm really, really, interested in being in touch with other Maxima owners who have experienced the same thing. This is utterly unacceptable to experience in a 30 grand car...Nissan's "flagship".
#3519 of 4184 Re: 2005 Maxima Transmission Oil [dmaljunk]
Oct 26, 2006 (3:27 am)
wow, I think it will be too much. How is it possible that engine will use 4.5 qt and 5 speed auto 7 3/4? while flushing though I did not use any measurement but it took significantly less to flush A/T than engine oil. As far as I know too much oil is bad and that is why the most I will add is 1/2-1 qt.
btw where did you find 7 3/4 number?
#3520 of 4184 Re: 2005 Maxima Transmission Oil [alexstore]
Oct 26, 2006 (2:26 pm)
On our 2001 Maxima, it takes 4-5 quarts when just dropping the pan-not a flush.
The best way to refill is to measure how much comes out, then refill the same amount and monitor the dipstick level.
#3521 of 4184 Re: 2005 Maxima vibration [siridris]
Oct 29, 2006 (2:47 am)
My 2004 Maxima did this. It was the rotors. Someone else told me that the rotors are crap that are on the Maxima and many have replaced them with aftermarket ones. Even brakes. Go to http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/tsb/tsbsearch.cfm
It is the national highway and transportation complaint website. There are plenty of complaints on the Maxima's.
#3522 of 4184 Re: 2005 Maxima Transmission Oil [alexstore]
Oct 29, 2006 (7:17 pm)
7 and 3/4 number is from the factory service manual for your specific model and year. Manual tranny gets 2 and 3/8 quarts for the same model and year. But, it seems like you know what you are doing there without the manual...
#3523 of 4184 Re: 2005 Maxima Transmission Oil [dmaljunk]
Oct 30, 2006 (7:34 am)
Sorry , I am not quetioning your knowledge, But i did not find in the manual info on auto tranny. it only listed for manual one.
#3524 of 4184 Re: 2005 Maxima Transmission Oil [alexstore]
Oct 30, 2006 (6:06 pm)
You are probably referring to the vehicle owner's manual. That one has basic stuff only. This info is in the factory service manual (for service dealers and mechanics) in the Maintenance section (MA), page 10 (MA-10). Another reason not to go to dealers since they don't even know what's written in their own manual. Let me guess, it is the dealer who recommended the 30K miles service and insisted on tranny fluid replacemnt, right? And they didn't even know how much fluid to put in and you guys kind of agreed on 3.5 quarts? Oh well, I have heard of dealers saying that front headlights are not adjustable for a 2005 Maxima too. Putting in half the amount of tranny fluid is a bit strange though even for the dealer.
Here is something else specifically on the type of ATF fluid to use (notice the type K fluid). This is straight from the manual and I hope you added the right type of fluid:
"Using automatic transmission fluid other than Genuine NISSAN Matic K ATF will cause deterioration in driveability and automatic transmission durability, and may damage the automatic transmission, which is not covered by the NISSAN new vehicle limited warranty."
Hope this helps, that's what this forum is for.
#3525 of 4184 Re: 2001 Maxima died while driving [dmaljunk]
Oct 30, 2006 (6:12 pm)
The problem was my alternator died ,it was not charging the battery.
#3526 of 4184 Re: 2005 Maxima Transmission Oil [dmaljunk]
Oct 31, 2006 (5:27 am)
Thanks a lot. I did get original Nissan Oil and no I didn't do anything dealers except for warranty covered repairs and recalls(4). I am still upset and please help me. I was driving on highway with my wife and child in the back seat. I had my roof open. All of a sudden I hear a click and looking into my rear window see roof lining with reading lights collapsing into my child. Thank G-D my son is small and thus is riding in a rear facing seat so all it did is slightly hit him and wake him up. I went to dealers right a way ( I had to reattach it back so i can get my child out). Dealer said " Its cosmetics and is only covered up to 1 yr or 12K." who should I contact - a lawyer, NHTSA or Nissan USA? Should I get All?