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#1006 of 2710 1994 Nissan Altima (automatic) stopping.
May 04, 2005 (9:35 pm)
It happens time to time (sometime separate by weeks sometime two days in a row) that at a red light (so in drive mode) the idling is getting erratic and then if I try to start at the light or sometime even if I donít accelerate the car end by stopping. When I restart it again it generally runs quite fine. I noticed that sometime, its seams itís going to stop but make it to continue but then latter the same day it stops. I donít know if it has something to do with it and maybe itís normal, but when I turn on the fan of the ventilation in the car, the idling rate goes down.
Any suggestion is welcome!
#1008 of 2710 My cars acting up all of a sudden?
May 05, 2005 (1:11 pm)
Hi everyone. 2 days ago I was driving my car, when all of a sudden it just stopped, when I try and start it, it starts up fine but it now shakes badly, and if I try to give it any gas it stops all together, I was thinking that maybe it had to do with this problem it's had since I bought it 7 months ago where I turn the key, and it does nothing it won't even fire until it feels like it, but eventually it starts. So I figured my fuel filter was clogged but I changed it, and still nothing. I could really use some help, and would greatly appreciate any suggestions..... Thank you
#1009 of 2710 Re: engine stalling in stop and go traffic [abhijat]
May 06, 2005 (6:26 am)
Did you ever get the issue with the dashboard light solved? i have a 2002 Altima and it just started doing this also.
#1010 of 2710 Starting Problem all of a sudden
May 07, 2005 (5:54 pm)
I have a 95 Altima GXE, it has 114,000mi. When I got off work one day I tried to start my car and nothing happened. Didn't even try to turn over, wasn't the battery because my headlights and everything else was working. The tow truck driver tapped something and then it started. Ran and started fine for the next 2 days, then the same thing happened again. Could this be the starter?
#1011 of 2710 94 Altima GLE Recent Problems
May 07, 2005 (11:23 pm)
I have a 94 Nissan Altima GLE which I bought new. It has 132,000+ miles on it and had been relatively trouble free until about two years ago. Since then, I've had the speedometer with HUD replaced, a new radiator installed (the plastic top on the old one broke}, oil leaks resealed on the oil pan and timing gear cover (now the valve cover is leaking} and most recently, a new distributor installed (old one failed when oil leaked into it). Are these oil leaks common on 11 year old Altimas? Now I am having problems with the battery going dead. The car will sit for a week sometimes without being driven and the battery will always be dead. If it only sits 2 or 3 days it is OK. Charging system checks out and I've tried several new batteries with no luck. I think lit may be the alarm system but it may be something else electrical as both the radio and cruise control have stopped working. I now have to disconnect the negative battery cable to prevent the battery from going dead. Any ideas?
May 08, 2005 (6:03 am)
We had many leaks on our '01 and I know my mechanic said that among other leaks, the O rings had to be replaced. All I know is he found every leak on the Alty and after spending about $350., no more leaks.
Have your mechanic check it out or find a good Nissan mechanic.
#1013 of 2710 Rear passenger triangular window
May 09, 2005 (12:49 pm)
My car was recently broken into and the only good that came out of it was that the thieves decided to break the small window in the back rather than any of the power windows. Having said that, I am wondering if anyone has any experience replacing this window. Does the door have to come off in order to replace it, or what is the procedure?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#1014 of 2710 Re: Starting problems [alt94]
May 10, 2005 (12:13 am)
I had the same problem, over time car would had problems starting. I found that the car would only have problems in hot weather, I guess this may have somthing to do with thermal expansion of components within the ignition switch. The real problem is that the contacts in the ignition wore down, so I had to turn the key with greater force over time to start the engine. You can solve the problem by replacing the ignition switch. The nature of the failure on the switch is that the electrical arcing that occurs in the switch when contact is made and eventually eroded a hole in the contact, so there was a blackened dimpled crater on the contact surface. I was able to sand down and level the contact, so it works fine now. I am sure that a new switch is inexpensive to buy as well. just remove the plastic cowling from the steering collumn (2 screws if I remember correctly) and the ignition switch is located on the left side(oppisite side of the ignition key lock) it can be removed by using a stubby phillips screwdriver. If you want to clean and level the contacts, or just replace the switch.
#1015 of 2710 Re: 93 Altima...screeching during start and while turning [mparris86]
May 11, 2005 (6:56 am)
If the problem only happens when the engine is cold ( not up to operating temperature), and happens when the car is stopped as well as driving, then it is not going to be the wheel bearings. the bearings ensure a smooth ride, and have nothing to do with the engine speed, but will get progressively worse as your vehicle speed increases. Don't rule out the belt or belts that the service technician checked, as a visual inspection won't really diagnose a slipping problem, which is what it sounds like to me. If the belt is slipping, the chances of the problem being directly caused by an old, worn belt are high. The problem could be a loose pulley, like the tensioner, which is spring loaded, or adjustable by screws. Check the pulleys on the top of the motor that are mounted on adjustable brackets for signs of previous movement. Look at the bolts holding on the alternator, tensioner, etc, for shinier or cleaner spots on the metal RIGHT next to the bolt. It might be a very little mark, but if you see a "ghost" image of the bolt, or even a spot the is being eclipsed by the bolt itself, then that pully or accessory is causing the slip. this visaul inspection should take less than two minutes, including raising the hood. If everything looks like it is where it is supposed to be, then replace the belt or belts, which are probably the culprit in this case.