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#3685 of 4184 Weak Start
Jun 19, 2007 (11:50 am)
I have a 2001 Nissan Maxima. The car would not start and I had to get a jump start to get it going again. I bought a new battery and I had no problems until recently, two weeks since the new battery was installed. When I go to start the car, it sounds as if it might not start but it ends up starting. If i drive it for about 1/2 hour then turn it off, after 5 mins, when I try to restart the car, it sounds as if the battery is about to give out. I end up giving it another try and it turns on. I'm afraid it will not turn on at all. Does anyone know what might be the problem?
Jun 19, 2007 (5:43 pm)
I think you need to have alternator output checked
#3687 of 4184 Re: Slow start [djames1]
Jun 21, 2007 (8:35 am)
I have a 98 maxima with the same problem, but its 90 degrees outside and it won't start in the mornings. It takes a few tries then it starts. For the rest of the day the car is normally fine its just the mornings. What could this be??? I need to get this fixed now because I have someone buying it.
#3688 of 4184 Re: Slow start [ceylon1]
Jun 21, 2007 (10:52 am)
I had several people give me different possibilities as to why my car won't start right away or why it has a weak start. The ignition coils might need to be replaced, it might be the starter, it might be a short, it might be the alternator. I took back the battery that I just bought at AutoZone to have them check if the battery is good or if it is being drained by my alternator. The guy there seemed to think that it is not the alternator because it would drain my battery. Anyway, before determining that my battery is good, my brother helped me take off the battery and he said he might have found out my problem. The cord/hose that connects to the minus (-) part of the battery (excuse my own terminology)came off basically on its own where as the plus (+) cord/hose needed some time to unscrew. He said it was not snug and was probably not making proper contact. Apparently the minus side of the new battery is somewhat thinner that the battery that came with the car when I bought it. My brother tightened it as much as possible but ended up having to put a piece of metal to make it snug. This frightens me but he assures me it will be fine. The car has started just fine these last couple of days. I hope that my problem was fixed, i will keep you posted. I recommend checking all parts to make sure nothing is lose before having to spend lots of unecesary money.
#3689 of 4184 Center Console disassembly
Jul 04, 2007 (7:50 am)
I have a 97 Maxima GLE, and I'm having some radio issues. I feel I can handle those, but taking apart the center console to get at the radio is causing me some problems. I can get the paneling around the shifter and cigarette lighter out, and get out the bottom two screws to the radio assembly, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to access the top two screws of the radio/ac console. Any help?
#3690 of 4184 Re: Center Console disassembly [robdg]
Jul 04, 2007 (6:21 pm)
IIRC, you pull out the vent panel first. You can pry it a bit with a screwdriver wrapped in electrical tape, but I was able to do it with bare hands. Just pull it straight out.
#3691 of 4184 Re: Center Console disassembly [just_phil]
Jul 05, 2007 (1:31 pm)
That got it. Turns out I was just being a bit to gentle with it the first time around. Thanks a lot man.
#3692 of 4184 rear bumper cover
Jul 07, 2007 (9:33 am)
we have a 2005 nissan maxima se that we love well a couple a weeks back someone scraped the rear bumper and now the paints coming off. wanted to know if we can just buy a new bumper cover and if it comes painted already and how to remove the old one and put new one on if you can help let us know thanks
#3693 of 4184 Re: rear bumper cover [rafa]
Jul 09, 2007 (3:40 am)
In my opinion, they are useless. Parked on a public street or even with your own garage, at one point you will be parked in a public spot and get a scratch. you can go to any shop , they will remove old paint , put primer and paint over it. Only person with a trained eye will see that a car has old paint and bumper is all new.
#3694 of 4184 Re: rear bumper cover [rafa]
Jul 09, 2007 (6:05 am)
I don't believe they come painted, and removing it is fairly easy - should be just a few plastic clips, maybe a screw or two.