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#3887 of 4184 Maxima 2006
Aug 24, 2008 (9:38 am)
My 2006 Maxima was a nice car initially. At 21,000 miles, my tire(s) went out of round. It felt tlike the tire weights had fell off. The only solution is to replace all four tires, since you can't really replace one tire. The tires were Continental rejects I think. So, I bought 4 Michelins at Costco, cost just under $900. After paying $35,000. for a car, I had expected the tires to last 40-50,000 miles at that price. Then I discovered that these tires were falling apart all over the internet. Nissan cut corners or got sold a bill of goods by Continental. Cost a whole lot in customer good will.
Then battery died at 28,00 miles. Not a big deal, but annoying as Hell. Sears has a 5 yr. battery for $70 or so. What's wrong with the buyers? Then my radio/cd/sirius panel died at 31,000. Yes they replaced it under the warranty, but it took them a month to get the replacement from Panasonic. I was told that they had too many returns to keep up with demand. Yikes.! This is supposed to be a luxury type sedan.
I checked the label on the Hood to be sure it's a Maxima, and not a Saturn!
#3888 of 4184 Re: condensation problem [pho]
Aug 26, 2008 (1:02 pm)
I am having the same problem with my 2003 Maxima GLE. Were you able to remedy the problem by yourself or did you need to take it in? If by yourself, how did you locate it? If at a mechanic or dealer, what should I ask them to check out, so I don't have them looking for everything?
#3889 of 4184 Re: condensation problem [kenstoker]
Aug 27, 2008 (9:42 am)
I could not located the drain plug under the car. I went to my machanic last week & found out the AC drain was clogged. I found no more condensation for the last few days.If you can find the plug you can do it yourself or wait until next oil change.Good luck.
#3890 of 4184 Re: 2002 maxima overheating [grady3]
Sep 07, 2008 (8:21 am)
I have a '97 maxima with the same issue. I've been having this problem for about 2 years now. Any luck on finding the issue? I have had none yet.
#3891 of 4184 97 maxima a/c
Sep 07, 2008 (8:26 am)
For some reason, the AC in my 97 maxima does not blow cold air unless the car is moving at any speed greater than 35 mph. The fans are both running fine, the coolent level is good and the a/c refridgerant is fully charged. Any thoughts on why the car has to be moving to get cool air out of the a/c?
#3892 of 4184 Ignition coil replacement; now poor acceleration
Sep 13, 2008 (6:43 pm)
Last week my 99 Maxima with 110,000 miles had all spark plugs and the #3 and #6 ignition coils replaced. It drove 95% better then within 2 days it was back to its old poor intermittant acceleration and knocking in idle mode. Yesterday, the SES light came on.
I suppose the remaining 4 coils will need replaced? Hope to have a family member do this as my garage charged me $155 for one coil, excluding labor. Dropped almost $500 including scanner test + labor.
My other thought is maybe an O2 sensor is dying. Suppose Pep Boys or Auto Zone could figure that out for a few bucks?
Does anyone know the location placement of #3 and #6 coils? Thanks.
I guess too changing the transmission fluid and fuel filter may help.
#3893 of 4184 Re: Ignition coil replacement; now poor acceleration [lauris]
Sep 13, 2008 (7:50 pm)
After 9 years $500 is cheap in terms of maintenance costs. On top of what you mentioned, you should also clean and/or replace the IAC, the TPS, and the PCV.
#3894 of 4184 Re: Ignition coil replacement; now poor acceleration [obyone]
Sep 14, 2008 (7:25 am)
Yes, $500 + $1000 earlier this year for a new A/C compressor and dryer is cheap overall for maintenance costs, I agree. I've been very satisfied with the performance of my car overall. In fact, with upcoming replacements, I plan to hold on to it for hopefully, another 50-100K.
My husband hooked up the computer and found a code indicating the knock sensor. Would make sense why it's hesitating upon acceleration.
Can a DYIer replace the IAC, TPS and PCV? Would either of these require a lift?
#3895 of 4184 Re: Ignition coil replacement; now poor acceleration [lauris]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 14, 2008 (7:55 am)
You have to be careful with codes. They DON'T tell you, in fact, what the defective component is (no computer is that good yet). What they tell you is which circuit or system is unhappy.
#3896 of 4184 Re: Ignition coil replacement; now poor acceleration [lauris]
Sep 14, 2008 (8:15 am)
Yes, these can be done by a DIYourselfer and be picked up at any autoparts store. It's basic parts (small) that can be changed while leaning over the engine compartment sort of like changing spark plugs.
BTW, have you seen the 2009 Maxima since it's your 10th anniversary?