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#1181 of 2710 Front End Rattles
Sep 12, 2005 (8:55 am)
I'm a new owner of a 1994 Nissa Altima GXE, bought it 2 months ago with only 26,500 miles on it. Practically NEW!! It seemed fine, but after running on these rough back roads, I have noticed noisy rattles , actually sounds like something is ready to fall apart in the front end, of my car. It is not audible on very smooth roads, nor can you elicit the sound by pushing on the car. It seems to definitely be getting louder, looser sounding and more "> and I can now also feel it in my gas pedal. My mechanic put it up on a lift too, can find nothing. He suspects that it may be the strut mounts but has not had a lot of experience with Nissans and hates to put me to the expense because he really isn't sure. HELP!! Has anyone had any similar problems? I am starting to be afraid to run the darn thing. Addie
#1182 of 2710 Front End Rattles
Sep 13, 2005 (4:27 pm)
I have an 1995 Altima that a front-end alignment shop left the main "saddle" bolts
loose and the front end rattled. Check the front struts for oil leaks on the strut shafts under the boots. I've replaced the struts twice for oil leaks. The original struts were made by Monroe-within 30k all four struts had to be replaced. First I would check the struts for oil leaks. Just lift the boots up and look for oil. Then check the torque on the saddle bolts-three big bolts on both side of the front suspension 110 ft/lbs torque each bolt.
#1183 of 2710 Re: 98 Altima engine noise [vu2000]
Sep 14, 2005 (4:00 am)
I suggest that you and all other owner's of '98 Nissan Altima's either have EVERY square inch of your car looked over. Or, "GET RID OF IT, PLEASE!" My mother's Altima, which she adored, ended up killing one of my sister's. August 27, 2005, my dad,mother and two of my sister's were going on an 8hr road trip, when the strutt snapped and fell out of the car. My dad lost total control of the car going 70 mph. They ended up bouncing off of the guardrail and thrown into the path of a semi-truck that was going about 85-90mph. My sister was killed instantly. All were injured, but will be o.k. eventually. If you have children riding in that car, I would get rid of it. My dad can hardly stand this, he was driving. I will pray for you and any other Nissan Altima owner's. PLEASE!!! BE CAREFUL!!!!!!">
#1184 of 2710 95 Altima GXE will not start.
Sep 19, 2005 (12:43 pm)
I have a 1995 Altima GXE. I can't get it started. It acts like it will. I changed the fuel pressure regulator but still no start. Itís acting like its getting no gas. I check the fuel pump and it is good. Any ideas?
#1185 of 2710 Re: '95 Altima Battery Exploded [bytten]
Sep 20, 2005 (7:10 am)
I had a 2000 Altima and the battery exploded as well. It was an original equipment part, and i believe this should be a manufacturer defect.
#1186 of 2710 Re: 2005 Altima Radio Problems [tikijojo]
Sep 20, 2005 (7:11 am)
Can you post the number for Nissan to file a complaint?
#1187 of 2710 2002 ALTIMA FRONT RIGHT POPPING SOUND
Sep 20, 2005 (7:20 am)
I just bought a 2002 Altima 3.5 V6 and when I drive over a bumpy or gravel road, I get a slight "popping" sound coming from the front right of the vehicle. Does anybody know what this might be before I take it to Nissan and get ripped off?
Also, THE RADIO STATIC IS UNBEARABLE. I strongly suggest filing compliants to Nissan as others have suggested.
#1188 of 2710 Re: Stalling While Driving [silver58]
Sep 21, 2005 (5:09 pm)
Nissan has a distributor remanufacturing program that was rolled out recently ( I wonder why?). The o-ring seal will rupture and allow oil to saturate the distributor. I have a '95 Altima GXE with the same problem. If you remove the distributor cap and the plastic cover under it, AND you see oil splattered all over your optic sensor, you may consider replacing the distributor. I purchased a remanufactured unit three days ago for $138.00 from Autozone. Also, check you fuel pump pressure. It should read about 36 PSI at idle and about the same at 2500 RPM. If all else fails, get a Chiltons or Haynes and a decent volt/ohm meter and check your sensors. Start with the cheapest sensor first and that would be the temperature sensor that tells the computer that the car is out of choke mode. Next would be the throttle position sensor, mass airflow sensor and lastly we are looking at a MAP sensor.
Hope this helps.
#1189 of 2710 Re: [zapczyn]
Sep 22, 2005 (6:33 pm)
Did you ever resolve your problem.
I bought my car July 21, and have been dreading it ever since. Your story reads exactly like mine. Nissan won't acknowledge the problem.
Any insight would be appreciated
#1190 of 2710 Air Conditioning Water Leak?
Sep 23, 2005 (3:52 am)
My friend has a 1998 Altima which has dripping water on the passenger side floor which appears to be coming from the black plastic unit beneth the glove compartment or from near the center console. The black unit beneath the glove compartment felt cold to the touch. The water that drips out is cold, and only happens when the A/C on. I suspect that the drain tube may be clogged. This morning I ran my defroster and water did drip out of the tube (inside the engine) onto the ground per normal operation. Can anyone give me an idea as to why the water would be dripping into my cabin, and what the potential solution is? Thanks.