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#1619 of 2702 Check engine light
Jun 22, 2006 (5:12 pm)
- 1995 Nissan Altima 4cyl
- Check engine light did not display
- Suspect noise comming from valves
- Ran compression test as first stage diagnosis. Camshaft Position Sensor was disconnected from distributor.
- All cylinders read between 180-190 psi
- Re-installed plugs and Camshaft position sensor to distributor (the connector was very brittle and a few small plastic pieces broke but a solid conncetion was made)
- Started car: check engine light unexpectedly displayed?? Car drove and operated normally.
- Ran self diagnostic check: check engine light returned (1 long, 1 short).
- Haynes manual indicates - Check camshaft position sensor. But also stated that the check engine light does not display this code and to check the LED on the computer. Could not locate LED on computer.
- Camshaft Position Sensor connector has four pins (A,B,C,D)
- Checked continuity between pin A and ground with ignition off - reading was 105 ohms.
- Checked voltage between pin B and ground with ignition on - no voltage reading.
- Conclusion is that the Camshaft Position Sensor wiring harness is suspect. If the harness is suspect then why does the car operate normally? Should I replace the wiring harness?
Any help is much appreciated - thank you.
#1620 of 2702 Altima recall
Jun 23, 2006 (7:31 am)
I read in our newspaper today that Nissan is recalling 97,000 Altimas and Sentras with the 2.5 engine. This was announced Thursday. A date for the recall has not been set. There have been 274 reports of excessive oil use and 24 engine fires, one with minor injury. Owners can call Nissan to find out information (800-647-7261.
#1621 of 2702 Re: OIL CONSUMPTION - NEW 06 ALTIMA [jmaxwell3333]
Jun 23, 2006 (10:54 am)
How do we know if our VIN # is affected?
#1623 of 2702 '06 Altima Fuel Consumption
Jun 23, 2006 (3:09 pm)
Last night I gased up the car to shy of 3/4 of a tank then drove home, which isnt far. This morning I noticed that the gauge says its just shy of 1/2 tank. The station prety much sits level, not on a hill or anything, as I drove home I saw the needle dropping and figured it to be due to acceleration, and I didnt smell gas to indicate faulty fuel pump issues so let it go at that. I've also noticed that no matter how much gas I put in, the gauge doesnt go past 3/4 of a tank.
I have noticed that my "new" Altima has been using alot of gas lately but thought it was my imagination. My sis in law also got a new Altima and she says she's noticed the same thing. We both have just over 2,000 miles, way too early for something like this to be going on.
I'm not the best at being a mechanic but I do know about keeping the air filter clean and proper air inflation in tires (usual things one expects to get better mileage).
My question is if anyone else is experiencing loss of mpg in/out of California as they recently changed the gas here in LA to summer blend. That being a joke in itself...
As if it isnt bad enough I'm drivng a carbeque
#1624 of 2702 Re: I'm sorry folks, [ray_h1]
Jun 23, 2006 (3:38 pm)
Treat us to rebuilt engines? I have less than 3k miles on it now, why would I want an engine with potentially higher miles on it and who knows what other history of problems it might've had in the past? I won't stand for it and neither should anyone else. If that's their stance then they should allow us an option to get out of our loans and leases or compensate us
#1625 of 2702 Re: I'm sorry folks, [grumpfish]
Jun 23, 2006 (3:53 pm)
Yes grumpfish, that's what I am going for, once again, want to join me, let me know how to contact you or you me and I will make it happen...
#1626 of 2702 Rebuilt parts or complete assemblies
Jun 24, 2006 (1:05 pm)
are always an automaker option for warranty repair. Read your warranty supplement booklet.
#1627 of 2702 Re: I'm sorry folks, [jmaxwell3333]
Jun 24, 2006 (6:27 pm)
I called my stealer today and he told me that the affected cars were mostly bought by Enterprise car rental to be used as rentals, then at the end they decided not to purchase the whole fleet that they ordered. The remaining unbought cars were then somehow mixed into the batch for consumer purchases and now here we are.
My brother says in Japan theres a law (strict smog law) that says engines must be replaced after 25,000 miles and not to be surprised Nissan won't dump those engines into the US market (our replaced rebuilt engines) and years from now not be surprised that there will be a consumer lawsuit against them for doing this illegal action (dumping). They have to do something with those engines I suppose if this is true or if this is what they are planning to do, rather than replace new. Me I'd rather have a new car, one you remove an engine its never the same, seals dont sit flush and other things go wrong. jmax i think u can find me on my carspace with this same user name.
The kicker here is that my VIN isnt even on the list, I checked my oil today and it was almost bone dry - just under the bottom of the H hash mark. My last oil change was April 29th and here we are June 24th. So anyone who thinks they're clear because their VIN isnt listed, keep tabs on your oil
#1628 of 2702 Re: I'm sorry folks, [grumpfish]
Jun 24, 2006 (7:10 pm)
Mine is less than two months old, haven't hit the 1000 mark and already had to add ½ quart of oil.
As you stated we bough a new car, we don't want a rebuilt engine, anyone who ever had major work done in their car knows that it will never be put back together as when it was built.
We are a Nissan family, I traded a Maxima for the 2006 Altima, my son drives a Maxima and my daughter a Murano, if they want to keep our loyalty the least they could do is give every owner who bough the cars in question a new car, fix the one we returned and sell it as a used car.
We will be happy and the buyers of the used cars will be happy.
They will save the cost of the loaner car we will need while they repair ours and also their reputation.