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Infiniti I30, Infiniti I35, Sedan
#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.
#183 of 688 Re: 2000 I30T Automatic [2kinfi]
Oct 31, 2006 (3:40 pm)
Following up: I talked to the service manager at the local Infiniti store. He says it's definitely the starter, and that eventually the car will crank more slowly and you'll have to replace the starter. How long this will take is anybody's guess; he says he's seen them go two, three years with this same noise, though this is atypical.
#184 of 688 Re: 2000 I30T Automatic [windowphobe6]
Nov 04, 2006 (3:40 pm)
my 2000 i30t has 68000 miles on it.has an occasional transmission squeal.
regular services and nothing has ever shown in fluid.any help
#185 of 688 Re: 2000 I30 SES code P0171 update [ltsj]
Nov 11, 2006 (9:10 am)
Finally have a fix or atleast it has worked so far. My mechanic was able to find 2 problems that were associated with this SES code, 1st. After performing a smoke test, a vaccum leak was found,.2nd The mass flow sensor was defective. Only time will tell for sure. I will update after a week has passed. Thanks for all of your feedback!
#186 of 688 multiple coil failures??????
Nov 14, 2006 (2:49 pm)
have service engine light on my 2000 I30 (45000 miles...starts and runs fine) Dealer says trouble is multiple coil failure and quotes $1012.00 to repair. Am I being taken???
have service engine light on my 2000 I30 (45000 miles...starts and runs fine, no misses) dealer claims it is multiple coil failure and quotes $1012.00 to repair Am I being taken???