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Nissan Altima, Sedan
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#1450 of 2710 Re: fuel capacity [gassy]
Mar 02, 2006 (8:57 am)
I have a 2001 Nissan Altima with the same problem. Very strong gas smell coming from the vents and I can smell gas outside of the car also. The problem seems to be more intense when the car is idle. I've never had my car to the dealer, but had it looked at by my mechanic several times, in which each time a clamp on hose/fuel line were replaced/tightened. This seemed to correct the problem, but only lasted for a day. Every clamp on the fuel fed hose(s) have been tightened or replaced but I still have this annoying problem.
#1451 of 2710 Electrical/buzzing sound near glove compartment
Mar 02, 2006 (9:57 am)
I just purchased a 2006 Altima S and it has started making this buzzing electrical sound that appears to be coming from somewhere near the glove compartment. It seems to do this when I first start the car and it only lasts for a few seconds. Any ideas as to what it might be?
#1453 of 2710 Re: 2005 2.5 Altima-Wet Carpet [edvk]
Mar 03, 2006 (8:42 am)
Thanks for the link. However, I couldn't find anything there regarding my problem.
#1454 of 2710 Re: Starting Issues [estutler]
Mar 04, 2006 (4:54 am)
Ok everyone I'm back again to tell you this is only getting worse not better. My car still at times acts like it is not going to start and it takes 4 or 5 times of trying to finally get it to start. My check engine light came on the other day. I called the dealership and scheduled an appointment for the next day. They had to replace the Throttle body assembly. I was not charged for that but my car has had nothing but problems since I bought it - what happens when my warrenty expires? I am going to write Nissan a registered letter like suggested. One of the reasons I bought this car is because of the warrenty still left on it but if I'm having this much trouble now what happens later? I'm very furstrated. Any suggestions out there? I think I might even call another dealership too and see what they say about the problem. Like you I have 4 1/2 years of looking forward to this crap unless I decide to buy another car and loose money in the process.
Mar 05, 2006 (3:52 pm)
Take it through a car wash after a couple of dry days. Then check for any water coming in thru the windows, doors, and trunk. You can also check the chassis underneath for any holes in floor. I did notice on my 94 there were rubber plugs in the floor trunk under the matting. When removed you could see the ground. If the trunk is leaking, maybe the water is running up front when the car is going down hill or parked downhill. Just some ideas. Good luck.
#1456 of 2710 power steering fluid
Mar 07, 2006 (6:24 pm)
I have a '94 altima and the power steering fluid is out...but i cant find where exactly to put it. Where???
#1457 of 2710 Re: Service Engine Soon (SES) light on..!! [bonjela]
Mar 08, 2006 (12:21 pm)
Do yourself a favor - go to your nearest autozone or advance auto parts store and tell them this: "Hello, the check engine light is on in my car. Would you please read the code(s) for me?"
Follow the guy/girl out to the car and they will attach a code reader to your car's OBDII diag port. Write the codes down and post back.
You may have been taken for some unneccesary repairs.
#1458 of 2710 Re: 95 altima problem with idleing [mhausmann]
Mar 08, 2006 (12:34 pm)
Sputtering on a 95 Alty? - get your intake manifold gasket checked - they are known to fail.