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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.
#3949 of 4184 Re: 2001 Nissan Maxima Ignition Coil [vu2000]
Jan 31, 2009 (2:43 pm)
How do you figure out its ignition coils?
I have 2000 Infiniti I30...essentially same car.
Twice it hesitated in starting
Yesterday morning when I was taking it out of the garage..gear in reverse the engine idled rough. Service engine soon, SLIP, and TCS off light went on.
Turned the car off.
Started it again SLIP & TCS off light went away
Service Engine Soon light is still on. Any suggestions?
Thanks for help
#3950 of 4184 Re: 2007 Nissan Maxima maintenance [vu2000]
Feb 01, 2009 (7:42 am)
Its not required to change, but if i were you I would change coolant and find out from previous owner if they changes 30k/60 k their transmission OIL
#3951 of 4184 2007 Nissan Maxima maintenance
Feb 01, 2009 (8:28 pm)
No, the transmission fluid wad not changed. I guess I better get it changed. The owners manual was not too clear about this subject. Thanks.
#3952 of 4184 Re: [krissi104]
Feb 27, 2009 (5:30 am)
Replacing all 6 ignition coils is very expensive and bull---t ! To find out which one is bad try this. With the engine not running remove one plug wire from the plug and then start the car up to see if the engine runs rougher. If it does that means this cylinder is running ok. Repeat this on each cylinder until you get a cylinder that does not run rougher. This will be the cylinder that has the bad coil. The coil is connected to the top of the plug. Remove it and go to Auto Zone and buy a new one. This is what I did on my 2000 maxima last year and it's still running like new. Total cost about $60.00.
Feb 27, 2009 (7:55 am)
Try infinitipartsusa.com for OEM ignition coils. They are about $75.00 each. I recently bought 6 ignition coils and spark plugs for 514 delivered. Will change the coils tomorrow.
2001 I30 and maxima are identical cars.
Another source is courtesy nissan for OEM coils.
The process of changing it is very simple. Details can be found at
If you are interested in complete service manual they can be downloaded from
best of luck
#3954 of 4184 leaky 04 maxima
Mar 01, 2009 (7:26 pm)
I recently purchased a 04 maxima with high mileage. The car has been taken great care of, with very good service records. all highway miles. It runs and drives awesome but it has a leak. The leak is in the oil pan and oil cooler area, it is migrating all in that area, onto the control arm and up near the pullies. Here is the thing I cant figure out if it is oil or power steering fluid, I cant detect any loss on the dipstick,but when I turn the steering sharp it makes a little groaning sound. I have heard the o-ring on the oil cooler is something that goes alot on this model. I really need to identify what is leaking cause I dont have much faith in honest mechanics in My town.Also cause it is saturating some of the sensors in that area.My other problem is a driver side headlight, It is equipped with the HID lights, during driving it starts flickering and goes out,but turn the lights off and back on and it fires back up, ballast or bulb? Any advice will be greatly appreciated. thanks
#3955 of 4184 Re: leaky 04 maxima [maxman7]
Mar 01, 2009 (8:25 pm)
Process of elimination.
If you know how to check the power steering fluid do that, if not check this...the motor oil will appear brown golden color or black if very old, and the power steering an d transmission fluid is usually a berry red. If you keep your car in a garage, put paper under the car and it will give you a better idea of the type of oil and location of the leak. To avoid costly power steering repair Bahrs makes a sealant for power steering units along with radiator cooling sealants. That might be a good idea to add to your power steering fluid when you see that it is low. That is most likely the problem from what you are describing. Is there any indication of moisture in the lense such as fogging? Or it could be a bulb on the way out or a loose wire or bulb. Hard to say sight unseen. Hope this helps.
#3956 of 4184 Thanks Meister4u, maxman7
Mar 02, 2009 (2:24 pm)
Hey, Thank you for Your opinion on the leaky maxima. Have not tryed the paper thing yet but good idea, My question now is, Is the power steering pump located in that area above the oil filter area? My next question is, If the bahrs sealant wont stop it what kind of costs am I looking at for parts and labor? I have a Bud that runs a junkyard and might get a break on the pump. As for the headlamp it is one of them new HID lights, ( ones that look blue) I have heard the ballasts need cleaned sometimes, and might need to reset the micro-processor, Ah all these modern features, there great until they tear up. Anyway thanks much for the help if You think of anything else I will definately be looking for Ya. Thanks Maxman7