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#1987 of 2710 Limited Slip Differential?
May 21, 2007 (11:18 am)
I have a 1997 Nissan Altima GXE whichs need a new CV joint from the drivers side. I have called a Nissan dealership and provided my VIN number to have them tell which part was needed and if my car has a limited slip differential, but they could not tell from the VIN number. Another mechanic looked at my car and said he would first need to take out the axle to tell. Does anyone know of a way to tell if my car has a limited slip differential without removing the axle?
#1988 of 2710 Re: 94 Altima GLE, engine won't start [amao]
May 21, 2007 (2:48 pm)
This is going to sound very basic.
1. Are you certain that your lights are going off automatically?
2. Is there a component that does not turn of? Years ago, csr radios stayed on even if the ignition was turned off.
3. How are your belts?
4. You are starting to get a good example of why all the electronics may not be true advancements.And,
5. Was your car ever exposed to water damage? Tracking where it came from in its life might tell you, since flooding information is widely known. I do not think I would believe in a carfax report re flooding.
#1989 of 2710 .07 and bluetooth
May 25, 2007 (1:23 pm)
Does anybody have problems with this technology? I have to say the command several times before it will take. I say a name and it comes back with something totally unrelated. It gets very frustrating when I repeat myself a half dozen times. The clarity is very good, but commands aren't taken very well.
#1990 of 2710 Problems with 07 Altima
May 26, 2007 (9:46 pm)
I just bought 3.5SL a few weeks ago and when I test drove it I felt my leg vibrating around 40MPH. The salesman assured me that it was from the car sitting on the lot and that the tires will round out after 50-100 miles. It didn't happen and the service guy said give it 500miles. So, I put on the extra miles and still felt it. I also started hearing a humming noise from the dash or frnt driver door at around 25MPH. I brought it in and they changed a tire and said they heard no humming. I left and the problems were still there. Had to return again and they had it all this week. Said it was ready 5 days later and I got in it and it still is not fixed, neither problem. They've replaced both rear tires and packed the dash with foam kit. I'm so frustrated. I live an hour away and my husband is deployed. I bought it so I won't have to be binging a car in for service anymore. I refused to take the car and demanded a replacement or my old car and my money back. They said a few times that Nisan would have to decide that. I think that is BS. The sales man misled me and they should stand by their product. I don't have the time for this. My husband returns in a month and then we have to move to another state. I raised hell in the showroom and the last they said was that the mangers would have to sit down to see if they can give me a replacement car. I think I should've stayed there until they did, but I was missing my daughter's receital at the time. Any advice on what to do? Should I go out there on Memorial Day and raise hell in a busy showroom?
#1991 of 2710 Re: Problems with 07 Altima [mammolady]
May 27, 2007 (6:22 am)
Most of the time, vibrating is caused by the tires not being balanced. It seems odd they would replace to rear tires, as improperly balanced front tires are what causes that. depending on the value of your time, you may just want to bite the bullet and take it to a place that specializes in tires/front ends (merchants, tire kingdom, NTB ect) and have them check it out for you.
#1992 of 2710 2005 Altima 3.5 Check engine, no tach, speedo
May 28, 2007 (11:53 am)
I've experienced the check engine (haven't had the codes read today becuase of the holiday) light coupled with no tach (0) no speedo (0) and no reading for the gear it is in. Also, you have to give alot of gas to move a little. Then this morning, check engine on but it works fine. Any thoughts?
#1993 of 2710 Re: Altima 2.5 SL 2007 AUX problem. [ckjes]
May 28, 2007 (1:05 pm)
I have an '07 Altima S and my mp3 player doesn't work right with the aux input either. What did your dealer say when you took it in?
#1994 of 2710 Re: Problems with 07 Altima [mammolady]
May 30, 2007 (4:24 am)
Sorry to hear of all your problems with your new Altima! I've really enjoyed mine, but have had a couple of minor vibs too. My roof, head liner that I believe is velcroed to the roof breaks away and causes a lot of vibration within the cabin of the car. All you do is push on it and it re-attaches.
If I were you I'd have a complete meltdown with the manager! Car dealers are like insurance companies, they never like to live up to promises. Last thing they want to do is give you a new car or your money back. I'd tell them to give you a car to use until it is fixed and they have 3 days to do it, or they'll be hearing from your attorney! Also tell them it won't look very good for everybody in the next 3 counties to know how you were treated, especially with your hubby serving his country (sincerely thank you by the way) and you guys being on the move. Tell them the car gets fixed once and for all, they take it back and give you a new one, or they can give you your money back. Those are the only options. Good luck, it really is an awesome car, but things like this certainly take away from enjoying it! All the best.
#1995 of 2710 Re: Altima 2.5 SL 2007 AUX problem. [balut228]
Jun 03, 2007 (12:12 pm)
I just picked up my '07 Altima 2.5S on Tuesday and the Aux Input isn't working correctly either. The sound starts out OK becomes muffled and then is gone completely. Let me know what you guys find out.
#1996 of 2710 2002 Altima 2.5S w 93K miles has a Combustion leak into the cooling system
Jun 03, 2007 (5:00 pm)
FYI: About a month ago, my daughters 2002 Altima 2.5S w 93K miles had a Combustion leak into the cooling system. Engine is a 4 cylinder 2.5L. I wondered if anyone has seen this in the Altimas before. I don't think it is a common problem, as I have not seen it discussed here or elsewhere before. The problem was noticed when the Altima radiator started running hot, she said the A/C was not cooling anymore. I found the temp gauge was running hot and coolant in the radiator was low. I filled it up and a day or two later it was low on coolant again, with no noticable external leaks. I filled the radiator again and watched it with the radiator cap OFF, and I saw bubbles rising out of the top of the radiator.
Here were my assumptions: I assumed it must be combustion gas. She had also complained that the car would be hard to start on cold starts and the engine would run very rough for about 45 seconds, then smooth out and drive fine, until the next COLD start. So I also assumed that a small amount of coolant would drain from the cooling system into the cylinder through a small leak between the cooling system and the combustion chamber/cylinder when the engine was shut off, and pressure was high in the cooling system until it cooled down. Then when started cold, the small puddle of coolant in the cylinder would splash and foul the spark plug for a short time until the gases being pumped through the cylinder cleared the spark plug and it started firing normally.
What I did was get a bottle of Bars Leak Pelletized cooling system sealer and pour it in the top of the radiator, filled it up, put the cap back on, and run the engine for a while and then drove the car for a short trip. All the problems immediatley went away, and have stayed away so far, so my assumptions must have been correct. I just hope that the problem stays fixed. I would not look forward to having to pull the Cylinder Head to have to replace the head gasket and maybe the head itself. It could add up to a lot of money. I'm keeping my fingers crossed on this one. I told my daughter it's time to look for another car.