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#3939 of 4184 2004 Nissan Maxima CD Player Skipping issue
Jan 01, 2009 (11:13 pm)
I have an 2004 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE and I have notice when the weather starts to turn cold the Cd player skips unbareably. When the car warmed up, it usually would start playing fine but now it doesn't. I have brand new cd's and it still skips. I have cleaned it and it still skips. I even tried calling the dealership to see if there was ever a recall on the cd player for the issue and they told me no and of course its not under warranty any more so that gave me the option of buying and replacing it for 430.00! So if you have had the similar problem or have fixed yours PLEASE let me know i'm a college student and 400.00 don't come easy!
#3940 of 4184 2001 Nissan Maxima SE $2865 repair surprise
Jan 12, 2009 (6:27 am)
Need help from the group on this surprising diagnosis. The car has 94,000 miles on it and I purchased it used from a Toyota dealer about 1 year ago. The service engine light came on after about 6 months of driving it but the car was running fine otherwise. I took it to the local Nissan dealer for diagnosis and they say both catalyst converters and 2 oxygen sensors are gone for a total of $2865. Is this normal for the 2001 Maxima SE? What causes this ...hard driving? Also, when I asked the Nissan dealer if they could just replace the 2 oxygen sensors and then clear the codes they said...well there are really 4 oxygen sensors that we would have to replace (the number went form 2 to 4 ?? I don't get it). Please help if you can.
#3941 of 4184 Re: 2001 Nissan Maxima SE $2865 repair surprise [dx1hf]
Jan 12, 2009 (10:10 am)
I had a 2003 Maxima SE and had to have my O2 sensors replaced after the Check Engine light came on. Luckily for me, it was still under warranty at the time (makes you wonder when a part like this fails at the 20k mileage point). Perhaps a common point of failure?
#3942 of 4184 Re: 2001 Nissan Maxima SE $2865 repair surprise [dx1hf]
Jan 12, 2009 (11:44 am)
I have an '01 and haven't replaced any of those things. If the car is running fine, I would just ignore the codes. I would think that if the sensor were bad the car would not be running well.
#3943 of 4184 Re: 2001 Nissan Maxima SE $2865 repair surprise [dx1hf]
Jan 12, 2009 (12:08 pm)
I have 01 Infiniti I 30...essentially same car.
The Check engine light comes on very easily on these.
Disconnect the battery cable and leave it overnight. It will reset the computer.
Filling the gas on a hot day and not closing the cap properly can also cause this.
#3944 of 4184 Re: 2001 Nissan Maxima SE $2865 repair surprise [dx1hf]
Jan 12, 2009 (4:39 pm)
Thanks to all who have responded so far. I did the battery disconnect a couple months ago but the issue keeps coming back. The dealer says the ECU is posting P0420 and P0430 errors. The ECU was flashed in 2002 so it has the latest code with the fix for NTB00-070a (Service Bulletin to address computer incorrectly posting P0420 code). I checked with a 3rd party shop...and they say they can most likely get the code to clear by replacing the front converter assembly for $965.00 (price includes all fees, labor etc.). They say most of the time this repair will clear the codes without replacing any O2 sensors. However, they advise to do the front converter assembly repair, reset the computer, and drive it for awhile ...if a service code comes back then look into replacing the applicable O2 sensor. But Nissan dealer says if your going to replace Catalyst parts to clear the codes then they strongly recommend replacing the entire system (front cat...back cat ...and 2 Oxygen sensors for $2865.00 -includes 1 free coffee and a complimentary lobotomy). LOL I think I'll try the 3rd party solution unless anyone has any other proven repair strategies .... but it seems like, generally speaking, you just don't get enough information out of the ECU codes to guarantee a fix -unless, as the dealer states...replace the entire system Otherwise a great car that I would love to keep.
#3945 of 4184 Re: 2001 Nissan Maxima SE $2865 repair surprise [poodog13]
Jan 12, 2009 (8:24 pm)
02 sensors are not a common failure on this model. The P0420 & P0430 are catalyst failures not 02 sensors failures. Ignoring a P0420 & P0430 can cause engine failure.
#3946 of 4184 2007 Nissan Maxima maintenance
Jan 28, 2009 (12:05 am)
I just bought a used 2007 Maxima SL with 76,500 miles. The oil has been changed every 7500 miles per manual. Tires were just changed at 71K. The owner tells me the brakes were done at 50K. The air filter was changed per factory specs. My question is does the CVT fluid and radiator coolant need to be changed anytime soon. Also, does any other maintenance need to be done. Thanks for any reply.
Jan 28, 2009 (2:54 pm)
I seem to have the faulty ignition coil problem with my 2001 Maxima. My mechanic said that I should bring it to Nissan since they can figure out which coil it is so I would not have to replace all 6. I called Nissan and they said I should replace all 6 because if one is bad they are all going to go bad, etc. After some internet research and fidning this thread I see this is an ongoing problem with this car.
My husband wants to change the coils himself but I am not sure which ones to purchase or where to purchase them from? Can anyone help me with this? Also, is there a step by step guide he could follow? He is pretty good with cars but has never done a coil replacement before.
Thanks for any help you could give me!
#3948 of 4184 2001 Nissan Maxima Ignition Coil
Jan 28, 2009 (6:07 pm)
Try rockauto.com, they have the parts you are looking for. The coil cost from $52 to $66 each depending on if it is the front or rear coil(3 front, 3 rear). I have ordered several items for my 07 Prius, and I am now looking to order other parts for my 07 Maxima. Their prices are very reasonable.