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#1337 of 2702 Re: 2004 Altima 3.5 SE front end noise [scott_houston]
Dec 19, 2005 (1:53 pm)
Did you ever have a chance to figure out what was worng with your struts? I purchased a 2003 Altima one year ago with 36k miles on it. At 37.5k miles the strut was replaced. I now am on 58k miles and on my third strut... none of which the dealer will cover. I have ssen the bulletin, but have yet to hear form Nissan... any input would be greatly appreciated...
#1338 of 2702 Brake maintenance for '02 Altima?
Dec 21, 2005 (4:07 pm)
I cannot find my manual. This seems to be the best forum for possible answer. Dealership maintenance people are saying it is time for brake job. I have 52 k miles - mixed condition driving (interstate and stop and go) in Fla. When do you think I should need to replace brakes - just checking if they are in the ballpark. Do you think front or back or both? Thanks.
#1339 of 2702 Re: 95 Altima GXE engine stalling [95alt]
Dec 21, 2005 (7:28 pm)
that year altima had problems with the distributor leaking oil on to the cam sensor which is in the distributor. remove the cap and rotor.and you will see a plastic cover.remove it and you will see the cam sensor if it has oil on it. the seal is leaking and you will have to replace the distributor
#1340 of 2702 Re: Brake maintenance for '02 Altima? [carolnissan]
Dec 22, 2005 (11:12 am)
There's no hard and fast time/mileage rule about when brake pads have to be replaced. It all depends on the type of driving the car is subject to. In some cases, the pads are worn dangerously thin in as few as 10,000 miles - mountainous terrain or drivers who "ride" the brake pedal, for instance. In other cases, some people get 60,000 miles and more if most of their driving is over long expanses of open country in which brake application is minimal in relation to miles covered. The only factor that's meaninful about the necessity for brake pad replacement is how thin has the pad material become? The only way to determine that is by visual inspection. No reflection on your take-yer-money-ship's integrity, but it might be prudent to get a second opinion from a brake shop or trusted mechanic. As to whether the rear pads will have to be replaced, usually, the rear pads will not have to be done with every front pad replacement, since the front pads do the lion's share of braking. As a side note, though, one make, recent Honda Accords, use such a small area rear pad that it's common to find that the rear pads require replacement before the front pads do. Go figure... But, at 52,000 miles on your car (presuming that's the mileage count on the current brake pads), I'd want to see the actual pad thickness rather than assume anything. At about 1/8" thickness anywhere along the pad's area, it's definitely time. Always replace pads on both wheels of the same axle - regardless how the pads on the other wheel appear. That for safety since the frictional characteristics of different production runs may be slightly different which could result in pulling to one side during braking. One final thought: if you have engine trouble, you wait at the side of the road for help. If you have brake trouble, you may arrive early to your own funeral.
#1341 of 2702 Re: Odd Problem - Odometer/Speedometer Work On/Off [karpo]
Dec 22, 2005 (4:31 pm)
I had the same problem with my 2000 Altima. It always popped back on after awhile, but it was a continuing problem. I had taken it to the dealer, but of course, they couldn't duplicate the problem. Finally, one day as I was near the dealership, the problem re-occurred. I pulled into the service area, and showed them. They replaced my "combination meter assembly" I believe it was called. It took them two times to get it right, as the speedo wasn't calibrated corectly the first time. I've had no problems since my second visit to have them fix the new part. Good luck trying to get them to replace or fix anything though, unless you can show them exactly what is happening as it is occurring. ALl these "Master Technicians" aren't very masterful unless there is a computer code telling them what to do, and the speedo problem never shows a code.
#1342 of 2702 Re: Speakers and other issues with my 05 Altima [gatorz]
Dec 23, 2005 (6:32 pm)
Max and anyone else that has this problem,
I had the same problem with the horrible radio reception on my radio, and after complaining all the way to the top of the dealership, they ordered me another radio. Since then my reception is TONS BETTER.
Also, I had the problem with the car cranking too long before it would start, this was after it was driven then sat for an hour or so. They could not figure it out 3 different times at the dealership, and gave me the "unable to duplicate" response. So I recorded the problem when it was happening with my cellphone and played it for the head honcho at the service dept, and they replaced my fuel pump. I am happy to report it is no longer happening!
My advice to everyone is, PERSISTENCE PAYS OFF!
I hope this helps someone.
#1343 of 2702 Re: 2005 Altima Radio Problems [socalnissan]
Dec 23, 2005 (6:45 pm)
My 2005 Altima 2.5L also had alot of radio static. Nissan dealer did not want to do anything about it, but after complaining repeatedly and taking in bulletins from this website showing the problem and how to fix it. They ordered me another radio, and I am happy to report the static is gone! Just keep complaining and if you get no help, ask for the guys boss, and continue to do so till they fix problem.
#1344 of 2702 Re: Engine Shuts-down completely while driving [pajem40]
Dec 24, 2005 (6:04 am)
I have a 2003 altima S and had problems like you discribe. My car will stall out (not all the time) at speeds of 25 or under and hesitates (tach drops) at higher speeds as if it wants to stall out. The service engine light came on and then out. Took it to the deal and for $85 they tell me nothing is wrong with the car.
Dec 25, 2005 (12:41 pm)
I have an almost identical problem...I had my nissan altima 2002 recalled for the headlamps, and now there is no heat from my ac...