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#3847 of 4184 Maxima engine problems
Apr 15, 2008 (8:58 pm)
I own a 2003 manual Maxima SE that has 150k miles. I have already had two complete engines replaced under warranty. Nissan could not (or would not) tell me why either of the engines replaced failed, though oil consumption was main indicator. Now the third engine is using oil (quart every 500 miles), even though engine only has 45k on it, and of course is no longer under warranty. I have never experienced this with any of the other vehicles I have owned, Nissan or otherwise. Has anyone heard of engine issues with the manual version of the Maxima??
#3848 of 4184 rough idle
Apr 18, 2008 (7:35 am)
I have a 1995 Maxima with 140K. We have a recent problem with a very rough idle when the car is engaged but stopped (doesn't happen in park). Car runs beautifully otherwise. Local mechanic said he could not see anything obvious and could not get enough information from the car and thought the cost of trouble shooting could easily exceed the worth of the car.
Has any one experienced a similar problem?
#3849 of 4184 Re: rough idle [bode3]
Apr 18, 2008 (10:00 am)
Check you idle air controller.
#3850 of 4184 Re: '02 Maxima P0138 Error Code [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 23, 2008 (3:14 pm)
thank you for putting this up as i am having the same problem with my one of my o2 sensors. i understand that in order to fix the problem i need to replace both of the o2 sensors followed by an ECM reprogram. my question is, if i wanted to save myself the labor costs of replacing the o2 sensors would it be harmful to my motor/what would be the effect of replacing the sensors at home then to drive a few miles to the dealer to have the ECM reprogram done. also cant any shop do a reprogram or is that something only a dealership can do? thank you for your time MR SHIFTRIGHT
#3851 of 4184 Re: '02 Maxima P0138 Error Code [challatt7]
Apr 24, 2008 (3:26 am)
just keep this in mind. I have now replaced the o2 sensor three times. Once with a local shop and twice with the dealer. Every winter it has difficulty starting and the check engine light comes on. I had enough of replacing these sensors and have driven the car for five years now. The dealer also replace the wiring harness thinking it might be a worn wire.... no, $1500 later I have the same problem but it does not impact the drivability.
#3852 of 4184 Re: rough idle [obyone]
Apr 24, 2008 (3:28 am)
thanks. I actually took the car out and really pushed it uphill. It made a big difference. I think short drives were creating a build up of carbon. 13 years old and still a nice ride.
#3853 of 4184 Re: '02 Maxima P0138 Error Code [bode3]
Apr 24, 2008 (10:05 pm)
thanks for the input, but it didn't really answer my question. can i drive the car a short distance after replacing the o2 sensor but before the reprogram, just to get it to the dealer?
#3854 of 4184 03 maxima check engine light
Apr 26, 2008 (3:15 pm)
Alright, I just changed the spark plugs and did a throttle body cleaning on an 03 maxima and after I put it back together the check engine light is on. Do nissans have that battery disconnection issue, I dont know. If some one could please help. Thanks
#3855 of 4184 Re: 03 maxima check engine light [mopardude360]
Apr 27, 2008 (8:13 am)
How did you clean the throttle body? Using throttle body cleaner, deep creep? Something that could affect the O2 sensors?
Try disconnecting the battery for a couple of minutes. If the problem reoccurs could be something occured during the cleaning process that's throwing off the O2 sensors.
#3856 of 4184 My Car Won't Start!!
May 02, 2008 (12:23 pm)
I have a 1996 Nissan Maxima that won't start. When I put the key in the ignition and turn it all the lights come on and the stereo comes on, but when I turn the key further to start the car nothing happens. It doesn't even make any kind if noise or clicking or anything. I'm a single mom who knows nothing about cars, and I'm having to do this on my own for the first time, so any suggestions on what the possible problems could be would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you.