Last post on May 03, 2013 at 1:26 PM
You are in the Nissan Maxima
What is this discussion about?
Nissan Maxima, Sedan
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#4154 of 4180 Re: 2000 Nissan Maxima SE intermitten startups [atlmike]
Jan 18, 2012 (3:38 pm)
I had the same problem and all the test were just like urs my brother in law works on cars he told me the 2000 maxima had some kind of silenoid in the starter that starts to go bad and that's why sometimes u get just cranking but still wont start it happened to me twice at a gas station after I went for gas and second time for cigarettes so I believed him change my starter and had no problem since and this was a year ago even the cranking sounds stronger since. So don't know if this helps but it definitely helped me
#4155 of 4180 re: engine noise [kdsay]
Jan 18, 2012 (5:49 pm)
Yeah sounds like your oil pump might not be sending the right amount of pressure I would change it instead of the sprockets
#4156 of 4180 Re: Slow start [djames1]
Jan 18, 2012 (6:00 pm)
I had this problem before change fuel pump same problem. changed my fuel pressure regulator and problem went away. Helped me u should check this out
#4157 of 4180 Re: Maxima engine problems [windarter]
Jan 21, 2012 (9:11 pm)
I have had the same issues. 2 engines both at 86k miles. At 175k. The same issues appeared again. Car exclusively maintained by Nissan service. First engine was good willed but the second d o a. Very disappointed. I spent thousands on maintaince and should get more than 90k from a high tech engine. Took car to a good street mechanic who discovered a bad PVC valve. Why couldn't Nissan figure this basic problem. Also had 3 catalytic converters replaced in this car. Oil caused that problem. The particles from the cat most likely got sucked into the engine. Who knows at this point. Trying to salvage the engine with stop smoke to possibly seal rings or cylinders.
#4158 of 4180 2006 Maxima: Check Engine / 02 Sensor
Apr 16, 2012 (11:32 am)
My check engine light just came on this weekend. Had it checked out at Advance Auto Parts and they said that it read "Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold" and that the bank 1 02 sensor needed to be replaced.
I'm trading the car in within the next 4 weeks and really don't want to lay out the cash for the repairs. Is there any way to reset the error code? Anyone have any idea what this would likely cost to repair? Any other recommedations?
#4159 of 4180 Re: 2006 Maxima: Check Engine / 02 Sensor [poodog13]
Apr 16, 2012 (11:41 am)
The O2 sensor just screws into the exhaust like a spark plug and then has a wire harness that plugs into the back side. It's a 15 minute repair. I'm not sure what the cost of the part is, just check with Advance or Autozone. I replaced mine a couple of years ago and I think they were like $70 each if I remember right.
#4160 of 4180 Re: Instrument cluster [tonygolf]
Apr 16, 2012 (2:28 pm)
did you have the problem fix? I am having the same problem I could have written it myself. The mechanic replaced the circit board and its still doing the same thing, he cant figure it out.
#4161 of 4180 Re: 2000 Maxima engine noise [az_maxima]
Apr 18, 2012 (11:22 am)
Related to the oil change? No. We had a very loud engine sound recently also. Eventually became loud all the time. Turned out was a broken radiator fan. I have an '01 GLE.
#4163 of 4180 Re: 2000 Maxima engine noise [az_maxima]
Aug 02, 2012 (11:29 pm)
As far as a grinding noise that is not right, The oil all firestone service centers use in Kendall so its very good, the high mileage oil has additives to swell seals and slow leaks, other than that its the same good old kendall oil, at alot of places like fast lubes they offer high mileage oil and new car formula, its the same oil they pump it from the same tank, the kendall stuff is actually two different formulas, or at least it comes in seperate barrels as far as the actual composition i cant say.
Is the noise actually a grinding? or is is a knock and a tick. those nissan V6s are notoriously loud, And after long periods of neglect not changing oil and so on they do become noisy after a change the sludge is actually deadening noise it was already doing it it just wasnt obvious. but thats only a tick or a knock. it sounds like if it is the engine and it goes away after the revs build its a oil pressure issue or lack of at startup, another symptom of neglect. alot of times gunk can keep oil up in the engine and prevent circulation. Ive seen quite a few engines only have a quart come out of the pan and the top end will be swimming in oil. not good. if there is an actual metal on metal grind that is something different, I suggest you open the hood have someone start the engine and listen If there is a tempo or a rythym to the noise like tap tap tap tap tap or anything repeating at interval its valvetrain noise or a low end knock, If its a growl like brakes that are metal on metal take the car back to the Firestone and make someone come out and point out the sound. An oil change alone will not cause a problem unless there was something done wrong or the engine was so beyond the pale the gunk was actually glueing it together. One example of that was a customer brought in a Toyota pickup V6 with 65k on it for the first oil change, Pulling the plug resulted in nothing coming out and the dipstick was almost cemented in the tube, after a waiver was signed I pulled the pan to try and clean it and a thick semi solid goo was all that was left of the oil, After the flush and change the motor siezed. But that is the absolute worst case scenario.
Having Worked At a firestone For over 5 years and at a fastlube for 5 years before that I can tell you they must look at the car and it has to be free if you have a complaint about the service.