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#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.
#3857 of 4184 Re: My Car Won't Start!! [kanej316]
May 02, 2008 (1:23 pm)
Sounds like your starter died.
#3858 of 4184 1996 Nissan Maxima Fuse Box
May 02, 2008 (1:56 pm)
On the lower dash of my car underneath the lever to pop my hood there are fuses. There has been no cover on them since the day I got the car, and I am now having someone look at my car and they have requested that I find something on-line that describes what the fuses are. Again, I know nothing about cars so my apologies if I am making no sense. Anyone know how I can find information like this? I have been driving myself crazy trying to find it on-line!! Thank you for all your help!
#3859 of 4184 Re: 1996 Nissan Maxima Fuse Box [kanej316]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 02, 2008 (6:38 pm)
Send me an e-mail.
#3860 of 4184 Re: 03 maxima check engine light [obyone]
May 29, 2008 (11:38 am)
same here changed the plugs cleaned the uper manifold and throttle body and wa-la--engine light is on. I have been driving with it on for about 3 weeks and it went off finally. i did pull the battery cables off over night and it made no difference. Fuel economy is good so i'm just driving it.
#3861 of 4184 Re: 03 maxima check engine light [tb4me]
May 29, 2008 (2:32 pm)
I am curious; at what mileage did you change your plugs? I am just below 50k on my 03 Max SE. Today i got new rear brake pads, the first real mx i had to do except for new tires at 35k. Still a great car...
#3862 of 4184 05 Max Auto Trans
May 31, 2008 (5:57 am)
05 Maxima with 105k miles. Just yesterday automatic trans started "searching" all over, no consistency, sometimes shifted down, sometimes up, tachometer would shoot up then drop down suddenly - did this while accelerating and also at consistent speeds it sounded as though the gear was too low. Problem appeared after 45 min drive in 85 degree heat so it was hot.
This morning I checked trans fluid per nissan recommendations driving car for 5-10 mins first. Fluid actually was above "hot" zone on the dipstick, even as far as where the bends in the rod are. Not sure how this can be. No fluid was added recently.
Any ideas anyone? How is the auto trans fluid cooled on this model? Thanks in advance.
#3863 of 4184 Re: 05 Max Auto Trans [ckone0814]
Jun 01, 2008 (4:45 am)
interesting, Have you ever replaced tranny oil 30/60/90 k? If you did how much oil did you use? Interesing enough , though tech manual says 7.5q. for some reason 3.5 is enough according to a dipstick. After replacing , I drove 100 miles and went back to a shop and levels were fine. BTW since your car is now out of warranty( even extended one) , I suggest that you visit a tranny shop to have it checked.
#3864 of 4184 Trunk release 2K Maxima
Jun 06, 2008 (7:47 am)
I can only open my trunk with the key. Push release on the remote or from in the car and can hear mechanism in trunk but it does not open. Any solutions?
#3865 of 4184 Battery replacement triggers alarm
Jun 08, 2008 (4:35 pm)
I have a 1990 Maxima SE, I have replaced the battery before but never had such an issue; today I bought a new battery, after I first connected the positive cable, then the negative cable, about 30 seconds later when I tried to start the car, the alarm went off. I don't have an alarm remote so I don't know how to turn it off. I tried turning the key to ignition "on" but it did not stop the alarm. Can someone let me know how to correct this problem? (Yesterday when I tried to jump the battery, it did the same thing.) Over the years of ownership I have replaced its battery many times but never had this issue.
Thank you in advance for your help.