Last post on May 03, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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#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.
#4164 of 4180 Re: ELECTRICAL SMOKE FROM STEERING COLUMN [rmrmrm]
Oct 09, 2012 (10:56 pm)
Wondering if you ever got a response and found out the smoking problem? I am worried my air bag could deploy at any time, and my kids drive the car. I believe it is coming from out of the white wire connection at the left hand side, top of the steering column. I have removed the shroud and when it was smoking today I thought it was coming from there so I rubbed my finger underneath the white housing for that wire harness and it was slightly black and smelled of burnt plastic. I have no idea what that wire connection is. I do not want to simply pull them out because of the air bag.
#4165 of 4180 2005 Maxima won't start
Dec 16, 2012 (10:01 am)
My 2005 Nissan Maxima wouldn't start but I got a friend to jump me off and it started right up. A couple days later my car was completely dead and a jump wouldn't do anything. I figured it was the battery so I went and got a new one but my cables won't fit the new one because the original battery just had a screw to hook up to. Do they make an adapter for this, or does it definitely sound like my battery is the problem?
#4166 of 4180 Nissan Maxima Sedan 2012
Dec 27, 2012 (6:09 pm)
I may purchase a used Nissan Maxima 2012. It has 24K miles.
Does anyone have significant reasons why this is not a good car to purchase? If so, please let me know. Thank you
Happy New Year
#4167 of 4180 Re: 2005 Maxima won't start [hunterw]
Dec 27, 2012 (8:56 pm)
They do make adapters but you should take the battery back and exchange it for the right one. It dots sound like the battery is bad but you did not say how old it was?
#4168 of 4180 Re: Nissan Maxima Sedan 2012 [anne99]
Dec 27, 2012 (8:57 pm)
That's alot of miles.
#4169 of 4180 Re: Nissan Maxima Sedan 2012 [anne99]
Dec 28, 2012 (12:12 pm)
Hi, I have a 2001 that I bought in 2004 and I love it. I now have 125,000 miles on it, and I believe mine had about the same amount of mileage that yours has. I do take good care of it maintenance wise, but honestly, I would recommend this car and I would buy it again! Happy New Year!!!!
#4170 of 4180 Re: 2001 Nissan Maxima SE $2865 repair surprise [dx1hf]
Jan 13, 2013 (10:09 am)
I have the same problem with my 2001 maxima , can u tell me more on ur car and if it still is fixed , where is bank 1 oxygen sensors at ? They also told me it was the cat converters !
#4171 of 4180 Nissan Maxima Maintenance
Jan 24, 2013 (11:24 am)
I have a 2001 Nissan Maxima that will not stay running in the cold weather. Whenever it gets below about 40 degrees outside I can start it up just fine, but then it will immediately die out after a few seconds. If I push on the gas pedal it will stay running and once the car warms up it will stay running. I have tried a few different things but nothing seems to work. It still won't stay running in the cold...and it sucks not being able to warm up your car in the morning. Any thoughts or suggestions?
#4172 of 4180 Re: Nissan Maxima Maintenance [jcate]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 24, 2013 (9:12 pm)
maybe a coolant temperature sensor?