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#1169 of 2710 2001 Nissan Altima Stalls
Aug 26, 2005 (10:55 am)
My 2001 Nissan Altima loses power when I stop or slow my car down. It happens when I am at a light, and most recently when I pulled into my driveway, it killed when I was putting it into park. The idle does not change, I just hear some kind of click near the dashboard and I lose power. I had my fuel filter changed and the shop did a diagnostic test and found nothing. It killed 6 times yesterday-and has no problem starting back up! HELP
#1170 of 2710 Re: 95 Nissan Altima GXE/Auto Engine Problem [msahmed]
Aug 26, 2005 (1:49 pm)
i have 94 it is not the fuel pump
#1171 of 2710 Bent Wheel vs. Alignment
Aug 30, 2005 (2:07 pm)
I have an 2005 Altima 2.5S. It developed a vibration accompanied by was a hissing/wobbling sound coming from the front. The service told me that the alignment is
very far off and basically all the tires are severely worn so that it is not safe to drive
the car. I was told that the reason for all that was a bent wheel. I independently have it
checked and it was confirmed that the wheel was really bent. Can a single bent wheel
cause such a severe alignment that I loose all my tires in only 13,000 miles or they are
using that as an excuse?
Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks.
#1172 of 2710 Re: Blower selection problem [themooser]
Aug 30, 2005 (5:33 pm)
ewe2 is correct, your blower motor resistor has blown. It is used to control fan speeds 1, 2, and 3. Speed 4 is the maximum blower motor speed, so no resistors are involved.
Replacing the resistor assembly is a very easy task. I'm not sure where it is located exactly in a 94 Altima, but in my 97 Maxima it was located just above the passengers feet. All I had to do was unplug the wire harness and remove 2 philips screws and swap out the resistor for the new one.
It takes less then 5 minutes and the new resistor is only about 30 dollars, which is much less expensive then replacing the entire blower.
#1173 of 2710 Re: 2001 Nissan Altima Stalls [jazzkatts]
Sep 02, 2005 (12:32 pm)
I am having the same problem with my 2001 altima as well it is the Mass air flow meter. it is making the 4th cylinder misfire. This part is not avl used and if not fixed can make the converter go.. hopefully you will not go through the trouble i have to get this part and it is a good $penny as well
#1174 of 2710 98 altima; poor gas mileage
Sep 05, 2005 (6:39 pm)
I normally get about 230 miles everytime I fill up with about 12.5-13 gallons. I don't drive hard and get a good mix of city and highway. Any idea on how I can improve my mileage?
New plugs & wires?
New O2 sensor?
BTW, I have almost 60K miles so far.
#1175 of 2710 Mass Airflow Sensors can be cleaned!
Sep 05, 2005 (7:02 pm)
Hi, altimagle -
This little MAF does get dirty, but that doesn't mean you have to replace it. Many of them get replaced unnecessarily. When they get dirty, they "fool" themselves, and then the engine's computer, about the amount of air coming into the engine. The wrong amount of fuel is put thru the injectors, so poor performance and bad mileage are the results.
If you do a search on Google, for "Clean MAF" you'll find several sites telling you how to clean it for less than $10, and less than 20 minutes. That's what I did, and my engine runs better, and gets better mileage.
Just my 2 cents.
#1176 of 2710 Re: '95 Altima Battery Exploded [laugs]
Sep 07, 2005 (8:58 pm)
There is another possible cause for a battery to explode. I witnessed it once years ago and it isn't pretty. If you short out the battery directly the battery may explode. Kind of why I'm searching here now. I have another problem with my 95 altima. Most of the issues have been piddly stuff, however some have been extremely annoying. Bought the car with 45k and it was meticulpusly cared for, supposedly.Now it has approx. 150k. not sure since odometer stopped at 75k. First noticeable problem best fuel mileage was only 28 on the highway. not bad but I expected better since my old 85 Honda got 35.
Front tires wore out quickly and strangely even though they were always balanced properly with pressure monitored all of the time. biggest issue was random stalling, sometimes the car would die at 60 on the hwy. problems was oil in the distributor, which I fixed by spraying carbeurator cleaner into its every nook and cranny, that was six months ago, now the almost new battery just dies from some random electrical problem. what worries me is that when I put the battery charger on the battery the needle pegs, then the charger shuits down and recycles on then shuts down again then comes back on and eventually the battery charges and seems to work fine for days and weeks. Don't know if the battery is failing or if the electrical system is doing something strange. Also had to replace ALL motor mounts at about 75k. hope this helps some.
#1177 of 2710 Re: 98 altima; poor gas mileage [nyc_sud]
Sep 07, 2005 (11:40 pm)
I've got a 98 SE also, got 19-20 when i was driving all city, then cross-country got consistently in the low 30's. it seems unusual the difference between city and highway in this car. mine's got a manual trans.
Check tire pressure, air filter first, new plugs and wires might help, dunno about 02 sensor, if it's DIY you can try but don't spend too much $$ on that, I think it'll trigger the check engine light if it's bad. Good luck
#1178 of 2710 Re: 98 altima; poor gas mileage [peterdh2000]
Sep 08, 2005 (6:56 am)
poor gas mileage could come from the mass air flow sensor as well could be dirty or in the process of going bad