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#1210 of 2710 2002 Nissan Altima 2.5S wont start!
Oct 08, 2005 (9:33 pm)
I was driving home from work and the car engine just turned off. I tried starting again; starter made the noise but would not start. Similar thing happened one day prior to this on my driveway, the car wasn’t used for 4 days and I tried to start it the starter would sound but the car would not start. After pumping the gas petal and trying to start it on about the 10th time it finally started. It worked fine until next day. This doesn’t help anymore! Anyone have any idea's what it could be?
#1211 of 2710 Re: '97 Altima A/C going on and off [crfritz]
Oct 09, 2005 (12:47 pm)
I'm having the same problem with a 2000 Altima. I found that the only way to try to engage the clutch was to place a jumper wire in the clutch relay switch. But the clutch continues to make the screeching noise. It may be that the compressor is locked-up. $$$.
#1212 of 2710 Re: Banging noise in front end [mrtude]
Oct 09, 2005 (5:02 pm)
I just fixed a problem like this on my sons 97. Over certain bumps there was a thump or rattle from the L/S front. Found the front L/S lower control arm rear bushing was worn out and the control arm was loose in the bushing. Bushing is pressed on so have to replace the control arm as an assembly. Cost about 150 for the part and took about an hour.
#1213 of 2710 Re: Front End Rattles [addie]
Oct 09, 2005 (5:13 pm)
Also check for worn out lowewr control arm bushings. Just fixed a similar problem on my sons car
#1214 of 2710 What is wrong with my car?
Oct 09, 2005 (6:17 pm)
I have a 1999 nissan altima. It quit a week ago. I have bought a brand new battery and altornator for it, but it still will not run. What is the problem? How can it be fixed?
#1215 of 2710 Re: Bent Wheel vs. Alignment [financ]
Oct 10, 2005 (6:36 am)
I own a 2004 Altima 2.5S which I purchased in December of 2003 and have been dealing with problems with the tires/balance/alignment since the fall of 2004. I noticed that the front end of my car started to shake when I reached about 50 mph but not below and not above. I have always had the tires rotated and balanced on schedule. When this started, I had them done at the dealership where I purchased the car and another Nissan dealership in a town close by. The shaking went away for a couple of months and then came back in the spring of 2005. I again took the car to the dealership where I purchased it and they informed me that the car was balanced and in alignment . A week before my wedding this August, the shaking returned. I took it back to the dealership and they took one look at it and informed me that I needed new tires because they were all worn. My car only had 22000 miles on it ! My husband and I had a horrible time with the dealership's service department. They said they would put the car up to check for alignment but that if it needed it they would charge us the service fee . They finally agreed to put the car up and they replaced the two front tires after much deliberation. Needless to say, the shaking did not stop. When we returned from our honeymoon, we took the car to a friend of ours who owns a tire shop and has a front end specialist who works for him. He looked at the car and told us that the two front tires are out of round. He balanced the car as best he could but said the only way to fix it would be to replace the tires Nissan put on the car. They informed us that this was a problem they had seen before from these tires and that they don't even work with them they are so bad . ANYWAY, I said all that to say this, in our case it is TWO SETS of bad factory tires but I don't know that I am completely convinced that there isn't something else going on here. Now we are dealing with a rushing water noise under the dashboard on the passenger side which we have taken the car in for twice. They flushed the coolant system the first time and said it was "fixed" but are now telling us that it is a "standard" noise for Altimas since they don't have a heating filter in the coolant system and the water flows freely back and forth. I just want to know why I don't here it all of the time and I don't really care to have a car that makes strange noises that are "standard."
#1217 of 2710 Re: Bent Wheel vs. Alignment
Oct 11, 2005 (6:51 pm)
I have never heard of a heating filter? I would carefully check the coolant level for the next few weeks. If you are loosing coolant, bring the car back to the dealer and tell him to perform a pressure test on the cooling system. This will tell you whether you have a head gasket leak or leaking water pump. I had a similar problem with my Toyota and it turned out to be a leaking head gasket.
#1218 of 2710 2004 Altima 3.5 SE front end noise
Oct 12, 2005 (3:50 pm)
2004 Altima 3.5 SE has been completely enjoyable in the 19 months I have had it. I have noticed some bumps and noise on rough roads. I expect to have some of this because of the low profile tires and the fact that many Japanese sedans have a slightly bumpy ride (late model Hondas are much the same way).
I have noticed a muffled thumping noise that appears to be coming from left-front when I go over rough or wash-board type roads. This does not happen when going over single bumps, and is only audible from the interior. I have heard that Nissan suspension components aren't that great, but I haven't noticed any of the hallmark visual signs that my struts need replacing. Anyone else have this problem? I will probably have a dealer take a look at it and replace the struts before the 36/30,000 is up. I would like to know if anyone else has had a similar issue. Is this possible some other loose equipment (besides suspension) that is rattling?
#1219 of 2710 Re: Stalling 97 Altima [jester13]
Oct 15, 2005 (2:41 pm)
I had the same problem with my 97 the cure was to change the Distributor there is an o-ring in the distributor that fails and lets oil in. what stinks is that that distributor [used] is about 400 clams. Good Luck