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#3643 of 4184 2000 Nissan Maxima V6 3.0L Rear Brake Pads & Rotors
Apr 17, 2007 (10:04 am)
I am wondering where to get a rear caliper compressing tool. Was told Harbor Freight Tools has one for $30.00 But nowhere on their website page does it say for Nissan. Lists a ton of other makes. Also, can it be found cheaper. Maybe I am searching for this under an improper title. Already have a C-clamp. Dealer wanted over $400.00 to do the job. Yea right, no way! I got Duralast semi-metallic Gold Pads for $30.00 for a pair & Durabrand Rotors for $25.00 a piece at Autozone. I want to do the job right & it will be my first time on this particular car. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Think I have everything accept this special tool everyone is telling me to get. Thanking all in advance, Bill
#3644 of 4184 Re: 2000 Nissan Maxima V6 3.0L Rear Brake Pads & Rotors [unpdbl]
Apr 17, 2007 (11:03 am)
This is not a clamp, because you don't compress the rear pistons in - you screw them in. You could use thinnose pliers in a pinch, but there's a tool. It looks like a cube that fits directly on a ratchet. On each surface of the cube there are pairs of protrusions of different form, designed to fit dimples on different calipers. I'll try to find a picture later. It shouln't be more than $10.
#3645 of 4184 '97 maxima starting problem
Apr 17, 2007 (12:23 pm)
In the past couple of weeks I've had some difficulty starting my 97 maxima when it's warm. At first I thought it was the starter going, because it sounded like the starter was spinning and not catching. Today, however, it started the same way and then turned over for a long time before finally firing and it didn't want to stay running. Once I got it going it ran fine. Might this be the ignition coils or something else? The car has 167,00 miles and as far as I know everything except the alternator is orginal.
#3646 of 4184 Re: 2000 Nissan Maxima V6 3.0L Rear Brake Pads & Rotors [just_phil]
Apr 17, 2007 (12:49 pm)
#3647 of 4184 Re: 2000 Nissan Maxima V6 3.0L Rear Brake Pads & Rotors [just_phil]
Apr 17, 2007 (1:15 pm)
Phil, Just wanted to Thank you for the info & great pic. I have seen this before, so now I know what I need to get. Your help is much appreciated. Thanks again! Bill
#3648 of 4184 Re: Rear Axle bent [car4you]
Apr 21, 2007 (8:13 pm)
Has the insurance agent looked at it and given you an estimate?
Make sure there's no frame damage. On a car that old, frame damage might be grounds for calling it totalled. Happened to me with my Stanza a long time ago.
We just changed the muffler on our 2000 Maxima GLE. Over the years, we've done just about everything - changed ignition coils, oxygen sensor, etc. All said and done, it's been a great car for us and we're hoping to get 200,000 miles out of it. It's just south of 100,000 now.
With regular maintenance and fixing problems as they come up, we haven't really had any major issues.
#3649 of 4184 2000 Maxima Clutch Slips on Freeway
Apr 25, 2007 (7:56 am)
I have a 2000 Maxima. The clutch appears to slip when I floor it while driving on the freeway in 4th or 5th gear at 65 miles an hour. I had a new clutch, T.O. bearing, flywheel, and slave cylinder installed less than a year ago. At most, I have around 8500 miles on the new clutch set up. The clutch appears to work fine in 1-3 gears. Any ideas on what would cause this?
#3650 of 4184 Re: 2000 Maxima Clutch Slips on Freeway [asianlimoguy]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 26, 2007 (10:02 am)
Yep you need another clutch and/or pressure plate. A bad clutch is much more likely to slip in the higher gears.
Apr 28, 2007 (3:57 pm)
I'm looking at a used 1995 Nissan Maxima (not sure which version, but not the SE) with 95k miles on it for $2999. What are some things I should check for when looking it over? Any problem areas I should look at?
#3652 of 4184 Re: 01 Maxima SE A/T Engine Mount Noise [stermen]
May 02, 2007 (9:38 am)
Does your Maxima make that buzzing noise only once or frequently after you turn it off? I have 2003 Acura TL making a buzzing noise every 5 minutes when it's off. Just want to see if any similar posting. How do you fix your problem? Thanks.