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Infiniti I30, Infiniti I35, Sedan
#173 of 688 Slow-starting 97 I30
Oct 14, 2006 (12:58 pm)
My I30 is slow to fire if it has been sitting for more than an hour. The starter will crank but the engine will not fire We have had it at the shop a number of times, they changed starters, plugs, and cleaned the injectors, but nothing has helped.
#174 of 688 Re: Transmission / TSB / TCM Issues [anitavacation]
Oct 18, 2006 (7:10 pm)
Hey all, I have an '01 I30t, I love the car, my only concerns are these, the transmission will sometimes slam into gear under heavy acceleration and over 80mph the brakes seem to feel as though they are fading. I have had my car at the dealer for the transmission a number of times for the trans and they have clean out something and I have had the fluid flushed and changed at the dealer. It still has this problem, now I am told that that is the way that these cars are, b/c the service writer has one and he has the same issue. The brakes are at 60% life and I am told that the car has no problems, any hints or ideas on how to handle this? Thanks much!
#175 of 688 2000 I30T Automatic
Oct 22, 2006 (7:55 pm)
hi everyone i just purchased this car with 68K on it. i love the car so far. here's one think that gets my attention, On cold starts (if the car has been sitting for a while) When i crank the keys in ignition, there's a weird noise before the ignition turn over, (does not sound like a sqealing belt) then everything appears normal and quiet. If i attempt to restart car within a few minutes, the same thing happens, however; if the car is totally warmed up i would not hear this weird noise. Any suggestions?
#176 of 688 2000 I30T Automatic
Oct 23, 2006 (9:15 pm)
hi everyone i just purchased this car with 68K on it. i love the car so far. here's one think that gets my attention, On cold starts (if the car has been sitting for a while) When i crank the key to start, there's a weird whinning noise before the ignition turn over, (does not sound like a sqealing belt but could be a belt issue) then everything appears normal and quiet once it starts. If i attempt to restart car within a few minutes, the same thing happens, however; if the car is totally warmed up i would not hear this whinning noise. Any suggestions?
#177 of 688 1996 I30 Stalls
Oct 25, 2006 (11:38 pm)
My 1996 I30 stalls in traffic or at a stop light when idle. It also stalls at night when I try to start up the car. The RPM needle would just bottom out. Usually when it stalls it's already at the normal temp and my RPM needle would be around 550 or 600 and stall when it hits 500 RPM.
I took it into the Infiniti dealership and they adjusted my IAC valve after I told them it was just replaced. They couldn't figure out what was wrong with it or reproduce the problem. I told them to check the MAF Sensor and was told by my Service Consultant that "it's not related to the issue."
Have no clue why they can't reproduce the problem because I can reproduce it fine whenever I drive it in normal conditions.
So neither the dealership or a certified auto shop who only fixes Infiniti and Nissans can't fix this issue. I'm stumped. The mechanics wont take my advice to check the MAF. I'm appalled Infiniti dealerships are clueless to this issue. If you google it, it's all over the place. They are either ignoring it or I guess the 5% of the population doesn't matter to them. Now I have this phobia driving Infiniti cars. Can't even drive a loaner without the fear.
#178 of 688 Re: buying 2000 infiniti [rs2062]
Oct 27, 2006 (8:10 am)
I got a question for you,
Did your engine made any weird noise coming out of it when you accelerate? Or did your "service engine soon" light came on?
My friend mechanic checked it out for me , and said that noise is caused by one of the coils failing, and yesterday I had a "service engine soon" light turn on and it stayed on since.
I have the exact same model you do. I bought mine at 52,000 and now I got about 72,000 miles. I'm gonna get it checked today, but I just want to find out if you had the same symptoms with your car.
#179 of 688 Re: 2000 I30T Automatic [2kinfi]
Oct 27, 2006 (6:47 pm)
I get an occasional blat, which sounds more like a peeved goose than anything else. (Can't be the belts; replaced them all 1500 miles ago.) It hasn't been annoying enough to call in the service guys yet; I'm thinking it may be the thermostat repositioning itself - which would explain why it doesn't happen when things are nice and warm. (Non-t 2000, 91k.)
#180 of 688 Re: 2000 I30T Automatic [windowphobe6]
Oct 27, 2006 (9:59 pm)
window, you hit the nail on the head, exactly as you describe. It really doesn't affect the performance of the car, but it sure is annoying sometimes even embarassing. Like you said not too annoying be be checked out yet. I hope someone can chime in on a definate cause though. thanks.
#181 of 688 Re: Brake and Battery Indicator Lights [loukk]
Oct 29, 2006 (9:12 pm)
I am having the same problem. I have noticed that at night when the brake and battery lights come on, my headlights get much brighter. Could you help. I live in a remote part of US (native american reservation). Only 1 mechanic and nearest dealership is 5 hours away. When I called them, the service guy said it is an alternator problem and will cost $700. My car is a 97 i30 with 150K miles (245K km).
with many many miles of secluded raod, can't afford to get stranded. Esppecially with m 2 yr old.
what is an ecm or ecu?
#182 of 688 Re: 2000 I30T Automatic [2kinfi]
Oct 31, 2006 (5:26 am)
I've read of an occasional issue with the starter which produces a grinding sound, although how closely this resembles the sound we're getting remains to be seen. I suppose I should call the dealership and see what they think about it.