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#1199 of 2702 Re: 2005 3.5 smoke [moss2]
Sep 30, 2005 (7:23 am)
I purchased a 2005 Altima 3.5 three weeks ago with 11 miles on it. Within two days there was billowing clouds of blue-white smoke pouring out the back when I stepped on the gas. Took it back to dealer, they were great, gave me a free rental and called Nissan to get OK on what to do. Nissan said replace the entire engine. That work will be finished today and I hope the problem is solved, but after reading these forums on similar problems with the 3.5 engine, I hope they aren't all lemons. It has shaken my confidence in Nissan. We owned a 1997 altima and never had any problem, which is why we bought another one.
#1200 of 2702 Re: Dashboard Light & Radio not working [harper7]
Sep 30, 2005 (7:59 am)
There is a little knob to the left of the steering wheel, very close to the door. This knob is the dimmer for the dashboard light when the exterior lights are on. Yours are probably turned all the way off, and that's why when you turn on the exterior lights, the dashboard lights go dark. Turn the knob in the opposite direction when the exterior lights are on, and you should now see them come on.
#1201 of 2702 97 Altima vehicle speed sensor (VSS) location
Oct 01, 2005 (4:52 pm)
Anyone have any experience with the VSS, such as its location. I know its on the transmission but not sure where. Keep getting VSS error code in ECM. comes and goes, thinking a bad/loose connection etc. thanks in advance.
#1202 of 2702 Re: Dashboard Light & Radio not working [normand76]
Oct 02, 2005 (4:20 pm)
i have a 98 altima and i have the same problem, i tried playing with the dimmer and the lights still not working, i also tried checking the fuses but they all seem ok, any ideas?
#1203 of 2702 95 Altima engine still "surging"
Oct 04, 2005 (8:39 am)
Haven't received any responses to my previous posting and I'm still hoping someone may have some sort of idea as to what's going on. When the weather is cold and I start my '95 altima in the mornings, it will die unless you hold your foot down on the gas pedal for about 15-30 seconds. During this period, well, the only way I can think of to describe it is a "surge" although I'm not sure this is the correct term, the engine surges and revs and the whole car shakes. It then smooths out and I don't have any other problems with it. The colder the weather, the more pronounced the issue. Sometimes it feels like the whole car is going to shake to pieces. Other than that, it's treated me great for the last two years (aside from the notorious blower resistor issue.) Thanks.
#1204 of 2702 Re: engine knocking [sadatx]
Oct 04, 2005 (4:34 pm)
Did you find anything out about the engine knocking? I have had my 2005 Altima to the dealer twice for this problem. The dealer told me that it is supposed to sound like that. I don't like it. I plan to take it to another dealer to have it checked. Is this a common problem with these cars?
#1205 of 2702 Re: mungar60 [afty]
Oct 05, 2005 (8:45 am)
hey sir I'm gar an i was just wondering what happen with your oil problem cause I brought a brand new 2003 Nissan Altima 2 year ago. Now at a lil over 25,000 miles It stated having engine trouble blowing out white smoke. I took it in to the dealer where I brought the car. The dealer told me i have sludge in the engine and it came from lack of maintenance. I show them receipts where I did get the maintenance done and The Nissan Dealer and Nissan refuses to fix my car.
#1206 of 2702 Blowing white smoke at a lil over 25000 miles
Oct 05, 2005 (8:48 am)
I brought a brand new 2003 Nissan Altima 2 year ago. Now at a lil over 25,000 miles It stated having engine trouble blowing out white smoke. I took it in to the dealer where I brought the car. The dealer told me i have sludge in the engine and it came from lack of maintenance. I showed them receipts where I did get the maintenance done and The Nissan Dealer and Nissan Motor Corp. still refuses to fix my car.
#1207 of 2702 Re: 2003 Altima 3.5 SE Problems [brim180]
Oct 05, 2005 (1:10 pm)
Hey I have a friend with a 03 2.5s with the same seat noise problem. Has anyone heard of a fix for it.
#1208 of 2702 Banging noise in front end
Oct 06, 2005 (7:21 am)
1993 GXE, brake lines just replaced due to rust (Norther car for years). Two days after repairs, backing up, heard grinding noise and kind of a popping noise. Stopped car, looked underneath and saw nothing. Put it in drive, drove a block or two and heard/felt a major bang like when you hit a hole in the road. Stopped, drove some more and it did it every little while, but major thump. I have it in the shop now. No noise in engine, trans, anywhere. Just this like hitting a hole thing. Any thoughts?