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Infiniti I30, Infiniti I35, Sedan
#269 of 688 Re: Here's one for the experts here [trickplay461]
Jun 05, 2007 (1:46 pm)
Crossing my fingers that you're right. The MAF comes in tomorrow. Will keep you posted.
Anyone else have an issue with REALLY squeaky breaks? Went to Midas today and said that they couldn't find anything wrong with my breaks (pads seemed fine), but that they'd be happy to do a full break job if I really wanted to get rid of the squeak. Anyone have any luck with putting aftermarket ceramic break pads on?
#270 of 688 More on a MAF replacement.
Jun 05, 2007 (7:46 pm)
Just another word I wanted to mention. I dont know how true this is but the dealership actually complained to me that I was using excessive aftermarket parts on my car and would likely have much trouble down the road. One of these parts was an after-market air filter. Service tech told me that non-nissan air filters usually have an oily film that destryoys the MAF sensor. Dont know how true this is but I changed out my old filter for a stock factory filter right after my MAF replacement as a precaution. I use aftermarket alot cause my dealership's fees are just TOO STEEP to keep me coming back. Only do on that rare occasion I cant get an answer to a problem.
#271 of 688 Air Bag Light
Jun 06, 2007 (8:18 pm)
I have a 99 I30 the car was towed and ever since then the air bag light has been on. I asked at the dealer if there is any relation and they said no that most likely it is a faulty air bag module the cost of replacing this is about $900 according to them. However, they said that infiniti will cover the part but only to a mileage of 75,000 my car has 98000 on it right now. Any one out there have any advice or face the same issue.
#272 of 688 Re: Here's one for the experts here [refugeescamp]
Jun 07, 2007 (9:19 am)
Refugee, I suppose you didn't change your MAF sensor? If you do, let me know if that fixed your problem. The performance of the car is great and so is the gas mileage (21/22 mixed) despite the SES light. I started using 89 octane fuel with 10% ethanol recently and it works great. It's the price of 87 octane regular but gives better performance, gas mileage and cleans your engine to boot. I couldn't tell any difference between 91 and 89 octane though there was a significance difference between 89 and 87. I'd say don't bother changing the rear O2 sensors unless required by law (or you are selling the car). It's just a waste of $700 otherwise. But do change the front ones if they are faulty as they will reduce gas mileage significantly.
Daniel, please let us know whether the MAF sensor fixed your noise issues. My ignition coils are probably okay for now as I don't detect any anomalies (yet) after 3 years (touch wood)...
#273 of 688 Re: Here's one for the experts here [rvenkat]
Jun 07, 2007 (2:40 pm)
i'm about 99% sure its the MAF sensor. if you have programmer plugged into your car when the pinging noise comes on when gasing up, you will notice it will show u an air flow problem and give u the code for the MAF too, i can't remember the code. I haven't fixed it yet cause my bicycle is cheaper on gas lol.
Jun 09, 2007 (3:43 am)
Just replaced the MAF on my 2000 i30t. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! I disconnected the battery during surgery (was off for 30 mins or so...don't know if that was long enough to reset the ECM), pulled out the airbox+MAF, unbolted old MAF, put on new MAF, put back togather, turned on car and the check engine light was off. Was able to gun the engine to redline in N (was not able to before). Took the car around the block....and was completely thrilled! Its like a different car with much more power/no pinging/smoother shifting. Best 100 bucks I've spent in a long time...
First time I've done any repairs to a car myself. This motivates me to do some more stuff to the car...thanks for all the help!
#275 of 688 Electrical Problem
Jun 20, 2007 (5:36 pm)
I have a 97 I30. At first, the oil and battery indicator lights started to flicker simultaneously when I was driving. This happened more and more over a week or two, and then it would occasionally start slowly. Now it won't start at all. It acts like it has a low battery, but I checked it and it was fully charged and functional. So I've ruled out the battery and alternator, and I don't think it's the starter since the indicator lights came on when I was driving, and the starter should not be connected to the circuit when the car is running. Any suggestions?
#276 of 688 Re: Electrical Problem [g_lee]
Jun 21, 2007 (9:43 am)
I have a 00 I30 and I had the same problem last summer. I would be driving down the highway and the brake,battery,abs,airbag almost every light in the dash would come on. replaced the battery same thing happened. I took out the alternator and brought it to a rebuild shop to get it tested and found a corroded brush inside the alternator. replaced that and haven't had the problem since... I would get the alternator checked....
#277 of 688 Mechanic is stumped, so here I am....
Jun 22, 2007 (11:07 am)
I have a 96 I30 that my wife's parent's gave us last year. The car has run like a dream, much fancier than any car we'd buy for ourselves.
Anyway, about a month ago, we were driving several hours to visit friends when we lost power, the engine became very sluggish, missing?, smoke came out the exhaust and we smelled gas.
It was determined that we lost our Fuel Pressure Regulator. It was flooding the cylinders. We got that replaced and were on the road again. After a few hundred miles..... same thing. I had it towed to a different mechanic and he tested everything from the engine back and found it to be..... the fuels pressure regulator. It was still under warrantee through infiniti, so it was replaced for free and we were back on the road.
So, a couple hundred miles later, same thing. This time I had stopped the car immediately upon first symptom, not driving it at all after the first sign. Towed to the same mechanic, he had no problems with it. It started for him and he drove it all over and couldn't find the problem.
Now, after a few hundred miles, it happens again. The check engine light hasn't been on, until it happens.
I called the mechanic and he is at a loss. He suggests taking it to Infiniti and having them go over it with a fine toothed comb. That sounds expensive, so I am looking around before I resort to that.
#278 of 688 Re: Engine died and sometimes hesitates [amarmistry]
Jun 26, 2007 (10:31 am)
Did you ever get a response on your hesitation and dying problem? I am experiencing something similar. On cold start ups (4+ hours parked) and once in gear (reverse, usually), the engine stutters and putters (and will die unless I give it major gas). It jerks a few times and then seems to work itself out once I'm going. Fuel injector problem? I smell fuel a bit at the time I experience the problem, too. I have a 2000 I-30. Is this something I can fix myself or have fixed by a non-dealer mechanic?