Last post on Sep 27, 2013 at 3:04 PM
You are in the Nissan Maxima
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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
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#4106 of 4184 Re: 2006 Maxima SL - Suspension [poodog13]
Oct 28, 2010 (6:47 pm)
Time to replace your shocks and struts. Had the exact same problem on my '07. Go to KYB and by the GR-2 shocks. They made the car handle like new and got rid of that annoying ride issue. Also, two of them were leaking oil so no doubt they werent working right. The KYB shocks were a bit heavier than the Nissan shocks so I think probably a bit more durable. Get em on line.
#4107 of 4184 Re: 2006 Maxima SL - Suspension [mrjosephmama]
Oct 29, 2010 (5:59 am)
Not familiar with KYB, but I'm guessing that when you say get them online, you must have done the work yourself. I don't even change my own oil, so that's not an option for me.
#4108 of 4184 Nissan Maxima '98 sensor fix?
Dec 16, 2010 (7:55 pm)
My girlfriend owns a Nissan maxima '98 and she has been having some sensor problems. The first was her knock and after a month the crank, oxygen and 3 other codes came up. with labor it will come around to $3000. we just got the car in January for $4800 and we don't have the money to fix this. i want to know what the real problem is.
The engine makes a put put noise and struggles past 25 MPH.
#4109 of 4184 Re: Nissan Maxima '98 sensor fix? [gpena]
Dec 17, 2010 (7:20 am)
I have recently replaced 2 O2 sensors and the knock sensor. The O2 sensors are easy to replace yourself and the knock sensor can be but is a pain to reach as its under the manifold. I'm not sure if the crank sensor would be causing your problem or not. It sounds to me like you may have a clogged catalytic converter. There are 3 of them on your 98. One on each y pipe coming from the manifold and one in line before the center mufler. Replacing that or simply removing it and replacing with straight pipe would be my first choice of a fix. The car should run fine with the bad sensors. I have a 97 with 217000 miles and drove for a few years with the same bad sensors with no noticble loss of power or gas mileage.
#4110 of 4184 Re: Nissan Maxima '98 sensor fix? [gpena]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 17, 2010 (8:22 am)
Sounds like you need a 2nd opinion. Trouble codes don't tell you which components are defective. If a mechanic just wants to replace whatever part is associated with each code, that's plain wrong.
Trouble codes only tell you which systems or components are in distress--they could be disturbed by an entirely different problem than the component itself.
Dec 17, 2010 (10:53 am)
thank you so much, still looking into it, the car is just sitting in the yard and we keep looking for ideas on how to fix this problem.
Dec 21, 2010 (3:07 pm)
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#4113 of 4184 Re: 1992 maxima sputtering [stroz1]
Dec 24, 2010 (9:11 am)
Did you ever get your Maxima fixed? I have the same problem
#4114 of 4184 Re: intermitant acceleration problem [clyde999]
Dec 24, 2010 (9:48 am)
Did you or anyone find a fix intermittent acceleration/shuddering problem on the early 90's Nissan Maxima?
#4115 of 4184 Re: intermitant acceleration problem [motor96]
Jan 01, 2011 (11:19 pm)
same problem, and its not fixed.. we are thinking about selling it but are not sure.