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#4693 of 4962 SES Light - Line Pressure Solenoid
Jun 01, 2004 (8:21 am)
Good Afternoon folks,
I have a question/scenario to run by some of you.
I have a 1997 Nissan Altima GXE (96XXX miles). I have no complaints with the vehicle (Other than gas prices ). The Service Engine Soon (SES) light came on, and I brought it into the dealer’s service dept. for service.
They stated, “It is not something that will leave you stranded on the side of the road.” Cleared the error message and on the invoice flagged it as an invalid code. Charged me $85.00 smackers.
However, about a week later guess what happened? Needless to say the SES light is back on. I drive about 72 miles round trip, so I have concerns about an item that may need to be replaced, before causing additional issues, or even worse causing me to burn more gasoline than needed.
The code for that is,
P0475 – Line Pressure Solenoid Valve
My questions are,
1. Where/What does this error code equate to? (E.g. Fuel Line, Transmission, Oil, etc.)
2. Is this something that should be “ignored” as was implied by the Nissan technicians?
3. Could a dirty air filter cause this? I have a premium air filter, which I cleaned just this weekend, but since the error code is logged, I cannot see if that was the problem. I’m looking into possibly clearing the code manually and seeing if it returns, but thought I would check some forums first.
4. Any other thoughts or ideas?
Thanks in advance for any information.
Jun 01, 2004 (4:31 pm)
You might get more responses if you post over at the Altima problems board.
#4695 of 4962 Re: SES Light - Line Pressure Solenoid [veunad #4693]
Jun 01, 2004 (6:22 pm)
Something for future reference: Autozone will read your code for free. I would ask the Nissan dealer for a quote on the repair. That should help you make an intelligent decision.
The site below gives OBD II code descriptions. It says:
P0475 Exhaust Pressure Control Valve Malfunction
#4696 of 4962 Re: Wow, is this board dead [ramped #4685]
Jun 07, 2004 (8:52 am)
I just bought one last week and I love it! It's such a sleek design inside and out and really jumps on to the highway. The only thing that bothers me just a bit is that the road noise is a bit loud at higher speeds.
It's my first new car since 1991, so I'm really happy.
Hope you'll consider one!
#4697 of 4962 2005 SE 3.5 Fuel Requirements
Jun 07, 2004 (2:40 pm)
I was just doing research on Edmunds on the 2005 3.5 SE. It said that it requires Premium fuel. Can anyone confirm that for me? What does your owners manual say?
Jun 08, 2004 (6:44 am)
I did consider one very carefully over the Memorial Day weekend. Beautiful cars, surprising amount of torque even in the 4. But, I think I'll be happier with a Mazda 6. Like the Altima, it's fun to drive, and I like its interior a little more. You really can't go wrong with either car. Good Luck with yours!
#4699 of 4962 Re: Wow, is this board dead [sd_texan #4696]
Jun 09, 2004 (1:36 am)
Congrats.I am considering one too.A 3.5 SL.
Which one did you buy?
Road noise can be reduced by changing tires over to Bridgestone Turanza LS-H.
Which one did it come with. Please let me know, so that I can avoid it.
#4700 of 4962 05 5 speeds??
Jun 09, 2004 (9:38 pm)
Anyone know if the new 05 altima has an improved 5-speed shifter, especially for the 3.5 V6 model???
The previous iterations had a notoriously bad 5 speed stick. I would shop the 05 if the stick was known to be any better. Thanks!!
#4701 of 4962 SE 3.5 Got It Today!
Jun 19, 2004 (5:06 pm)
Just picked up a 2005 Altima SE 3.5. Traded the wife's Pathfinder. Had an excellent experience with Autoway Nissan of Brandon FL. The car is great! Wonderful power and torque. Excellent handling. Only question is, how do I get my wife to let me drive it????
#4702 of 4962 3.5 fuel requirements
Jun 22, 2004 (7:24 pm)
Nissan recommends premium fuel "for best performance," but does not require it.