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Nissan Altima, Sedan
#47 of 79 Re: Should we buy the Nissan extended warranty? [markr5]
Oct 26, 2005 (7:07 pm)
Hi nrechtman. I just saw your post. I am thinking of buying a 2005 Altima. Did you buy the 4 or 6 cylinder, automatic or manual? I have been following the forums and it does not look like a lot of people have posted an inordinate amount of problems so I am presuming it is a pretty good vehicle. Have you been able to check the kind of gas mileage you are gettting. I would like an automatic but I also want good gas mileage as I live in California and we pay very high prices for gas here. Uneaded regular is still in the high 2.80s and premium is $3.15 so it is becoming a factor for me even though I do not have a long commute it is mostly all city driving.
I had purchased a 2004 VW Beetle Convertible GLS Turbo but I am so disappointed. It barely gets 15-16 miles per gallon. I had a Fuel Consumption Test done on it but the dealer says the computer it not showing "any faults" whatever that means so basically they say there is nothing they can do so I am selling it. As a result of this forum, it seems the VWs have a lot of problems so I am going to cut my losses
Any information you can give will be appreciated. Can I ask what you paid and where you live because in california we pay more for everything. I think they charge us extra for all the great weather and sunshine(smile)
That warranty you mention sounds pretty cool. If it is what thet say it is you can't go wrong especially if you are plannning to keep the car beyond the warranty period. Repairs can be very costly. I probably would buy an extended warranty. What is the warranty that comes with the car?
#48 of 79 Re: CODE 11 AND 34 [cyrez]
Nov 05, 2005 (10:28 pm)
Your knock sensor generaly goes bad on a oil change. Its right under the oil filter and there is almost no way to stop the fluid from hitting that sensor. Common i guess. My 93 altima runs great 245000 miles on it. Dosent eat, burn or drip oil. Just changed the trans pan out due to a pothole but she works well.
#49 of 79 Re: engine wont start [brama]
Nov 05, 2005 (10:32 pm)
Had the same problem. Its prob the distributor cab assembaly. On the 93 it has a sensor on it. When that goes bad the car will crank and act like it wants to start but no joy. That assembly isnt too expensive. If ya got spark then the coil pack is good. (another way to check a coil pack it to shake it near your ear. If ya hear the liquid in it its prob. good. There either good or bad, no middle)
#50 of 79 Re: Exhaust problem [sujeet13]
Nov 05, 2005 (10:36 pm)
Exausts are a dime a dozen. Its the caddy and or the muffler. Sounds like the car backfired and blew out a baffle in the muffler. Have you emission tested it since the bang noise? If so and it passed then its the muffler. If it didnt pass the caddy prob blew out on ya. Speekin from experence. 93 altima 245000 miles.
#51 of 79 Auto seat belts not working. years around 1993
Nov 05, 2005 (10:43 pm)
If your seat belts dont retract and or move with key anymore and its happening to both, check your accident sensor in the trunk. For some reason it effects my seat belts and not the fuel pump like in every other rig ive ever owned. Its on the left hand side of the trunk behind felt at about the area of the hinge for the deck lid. A little ball breaks out of a surrounding and prevents a circuit of sometype from completing. Check that. Still think'n about what else ive learned about the rig. Anyone know the fluid specs on the altima around 1993? Advance auto said it could take 10 yes 10 quarts to fill the trans. To me there is no way! Can someone help?
#52 of 79 2002 WILL NOT START
Nov 06, 2005 (12:56 pm)
MY CAR HAS BEEN FINE I STARTED IT THIS MORNING TO WASH IT AND WHEN I WENT BACK TO START IT, IT WILL NOT START. IT IS TURNING AND IT SOUNDS REALLY STRONG BUT WHEN I GIVE IT A LITTLE GAS IT SEEMS LIKE IT WANT TO CATCH BUT WILL NOT. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE SHINE SOME LIGHT ON WHAT MY PROBLEM MIGHT BE
#53 of 79 Re: 2002 WILL NOT START [msempress]
Nov 08, 2005 (9:28 am)
I have an 02 Alima and had this exact problem. My dealer told me the car was flooding because of turning the car on and off and back on again after washing it. After you start your car, let it run for a bit. Then after you wash your car, turn it on and let it run for a while or drive around the block, this gives the car a chance to burn off the excess fuel from starting it up. This works every time for me.
#54 of 79 Re: 2002 WILL NOT START: Similar problem on cold mornings
Nov 23, 2005 (1:03 pm)
In my 03, I've had a problem starting it a few times on cold mornings. First it turns fine and almost catches but doesn't start. It feels like I may have let up on the key a second too soon. After that, it will turn but doesn't sound smooth at all (like the timing is off). I need to keep trying it and it continues to turn like the timing is off and it has always started after 10 minutes or so.
This problem sounds like it could be related to this problem above. Anyone hit upon this before?
#55 of 79 Re: Lack of heat from the heater 
Nov 27, 2005 (6:05 pm)
Have you found out what was or is the problem? I have a 2003 altima with the same problems. Checked coolant level it's full but when the car stops the heater start blowing cool air.....What's wrong people!!!!!I need help badly.
#56 of 79 Re: 2002 WILL NOT START: Similar problem on cold mornings [gsemike]
Jan 09, 2006 (4:55 pm)
I have an '02 2.5 altima, and mine had the same problem two winters in a row, but never started. I had to get towed and the guy replaced the starter both times, which was not the problem. This guy says its the variable valve timing. He says that when it gets cold, some really technical guy stuff (I didn't really read that part) happens with the oil and the compressor that throws the timing off. Apparently flooring the gas will get it started eventually, though. Just wish I had known that before. At any rate, its ok because it means you don't have to drop a grand to get it fixed.