Last post on Sep 27, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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#4165 of 4184 2005 Maxima won't start
Dec 16, 2012 (9:01 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 4184 Nissan Maxima Sedan 2012
Dec 27, 2012 (5:09 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 4184 Re: 2005 Maxima won't start [hunterw]
Dec 27, 2012 (7:56 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 4184 Re: Nissan Maxima Sedan 2012 [anne99]
Dec 27, 2012 (7:57 pm)
That's alot of miles.
#4169 of 4184 Re: Nissan Maxima Sedan 2012 [anne99]
Dec 28, 2012 (11:12 am)
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 4184 Re: 2001 Nissan Maxima SE $2865 repair surprise [dx1hf]
Jan 13, 2013 (9:09 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 4184 Nissan Maxima Maintenance
Jan 24, 2013 (10:24 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 4184 Re: Nissan Maxima Maintenance [jcate]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 24, 2013 (8:12 pm)
maybe a coolant temperature sensor?
#4173 of 4184 '01 Maxima -- time to go?
Feb 07, 2013 (8:53 am)
I have an '01 Maxima that we have loved dearly. It has 132,000 miles on it. Up until last year, it required very little in the way of repairs -- just the things you would expect from a 10+ year old car. But in the last year it has had one repair after another. The latest diagnosis, after the check engine, tcs and slip lights came on intermittently and it would jerk and run rough, is that the coils need replacing. I have seen that this car is said to have problems with coils, but that hasn't been the case for us -- these are the original coils. It is an expensive repair though. Is it time to think about looking for a new car? I'm essentially paying around $170/month for the last 6 months (and now at least 3 months in the future) for repair bills. After each one I tell myself that now it will run fine for some time, but doubt is creeping in.
#4174 of 4184 Re: '01 Maxima -- time to go? [suydam]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Feb 07, 2013 (10:03 am)
are you quite satisfied with your repair shop or have they guessed wrong in the past--you know "It's this...no wait...it WAS that but it's ALSO this now"...that kind of thing?
There are two coils, about $100 each. These can be pulled and tested however, prior to replacing. Well the resistance can be tested.
Also a coil can go bad because of bad connectors or spark plugs--these kinds of excessive resistance can damage the coils internally.
How was it determined that the coils were bad? If all they did was scan and got a P0300 code, that's not enough. That's just a misfire code.