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#3588 of 4184 1996 Nissan Maxima Warning light-error code P0500 (Vehicle Speed Sensor)
Feb 02, 2007 (1:27 pm)
I have 1996/Nissan Maxima/GLE/V6/3.0 Automatic Transmission/100K mileage.
Recently I am getting problem with My vehicle code error "P0500" (Vehicle Speed Sensor). 1st time my mechanic got in his meter codes are P0500 and P0600.At that time he changed my Vehicle speed sensor with new VSS .
After I drove my car for 3 days again I got check engine light. My mechanic checked again on his meter and got P0500 again.He Said he will findout solution. But He did get solution.
Please Auto Professionals help me on this.
When he was checked my car, meter has reading 1700RPM and 0 MPH
#3589 of 4184 Re: 2000 Max Hesitation [tylercn1]
Feb 07, 2007 (5:55 pm)
I have a 2000 Max SE 5 speed with 102.5 k miles on it and the car was exhibiting the same symptoms that you are describing. The car needed a new clutch assembly.
Today I had my mechanic change the retainer, clutch disc, bearing and clutch cover (approx $ 300 worth of parts from the dealer) and now the car drives like new. The dealer here in NYC wanted to charge $ 660 in labor plus parts and tax, but I got a local guy to do it for much less.
Its also a good idea to have the flywheel reconditioned once you have the transmission torn down and that can be done for fifty to seventy five dollars.
#3590 of 4184 Re: Nissan Maxima Stalling [garciavega]
Feb 11, 2007 (12:55 pm)
Had same problem with 95 Maxima, MAF fixed the problem. I am still left with the tachometer jumping when getting past 2500 rpm, it just jumps up and down 2500-2900-2500 continuosly, speed is not changing just RPMs. Any ideas?
Before replacing the MAF the tachometer was not getting pass 2000 RPMs even though the car was going 70MPH it just hit the 2000 rpm ceiling and stayed there. After the MAF it goes smoothly to 2200 shifts smoothly down but when you reach 2500 it stars jumping, jumping. Does not bother me that much but would like to fix it if it is cheap. If not then I'll just put black tape over the tach and forget about it.
#3591 of 4184 2004 Nissan Maxima struts
Feb 11, 2007 (3:49 pm)
I would like to know how many people have had trouble with their 04 & up front Struts? I have 9 pages right now from the NHTSA website (www.nhtsa.dot.gov) of complaints about them. I baby my Maxima. I bought it a month after they came out in 2003. I only have 23,900 miles on it and for the last 8 months have had a rattling noise from the front. Now I am having a clucking noise. Had my husband checked them out and the left side is going. Took it to the dealership where I purchased the car three weeks ago and they claimed they couldn't hear the noise. Supposily they put it on the rack and said they were fine. Well, now my left one is just about gone. After reading forums of people complaining and the NHTSA website complaints, I am wondering why NISSAN has not recalled these pieces of junk struts. Also, these cars have the crappiest rotors and brakes!
MACPHERSON STRUTS STINK!
#3592 of 4184 Re: 2004 Nissan Maxima struts [luvmymaxie]
Feb 13, 2007 (1:45 pm)
I baby my 04 Maxima SE with only 21000 miles on it and have had new struts, rotors, brakes and tires(original tires pretty much disintegrated). I also had a big problem with the antilock brakes that kept disengaging whenever I applied the regular brakes. That took 3 trips to the dealer (3 days,7 days and 1 day)to fix that problem. Struts and ABS covered under warranty but that is up in a month so I'm not sure what I'm going to do. Anyone else have problems with their ABS--seems to be triggered by the cold weather?
#3593 of 4184 1998 maxima bose radio
Feb 14, 2007 (8:06 am)
my bose radio display light does not work
anything i cant do beside replacing the radio?
#3594 of 4184 keys with the chip in them
Feb 14, 2007 (4:01 pm)
is there a way to disable the security feature of the chip in the key. the one that starts the car? Per the dealer, my keys need to be "reprogrammed" (even though it starts up fine). Now that it is 7 years old, I'm not too worried about it getting stolen. Is there a way to disable this security feature? Thanks.
#3596 of 4184 94 Nissan Maxima is Stalling
Feb 16, 2007 (11:50 am)
Ihave 210,000 miles on it. Never had a problem with it till the other morning i went to start it and it wouldn't. I put a new battery in it and still nothing. My lights, radio work. It'll atempt to start then dies right away. Any ideas?
#3597 of 4184 Re: 2004 Nissan Maxima struts [kselzer]
Feb 16, 2007 (4:18 pm)
I thought I read about the ABS problems also on the government website www.nhtsa.gov. Go to the site and see if you find it?
I took my car back to Nissan and they supposily didn't hear the clunking noise, even though my husband saw the left strut leaking and four people have ridden with me heard it, the service manager is really nice though and call NISSAN and asked since I am such a good customer and the car has only 23,900 on it at almost four years old would they do a "good will" service on the struts. Nissan refused. So, I did a complaint to the goverment website on this problem and also I am writing Nissan a nasty letter with information I found on 10 pages of complaints on the struts, brakes and rotors and mailing it to them and saying I will never buy a NISSAN again. By the way my husband went to an out of town Nissan dealership and bought the struts for it, put them on and I have not more clunking noise or the steering wheel does not shimmy!