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#2022 of 2702 Re: No Heater at Idle in 2002 Altima [kaalub]
Jun 30, 2007 (12:13 am)
I also had O2sensor and catalytic converter problem w/ my 2000 Altima GXE. Good luck trying to get Nissan to cover problems post-warranty. O2 sensor went 2,000 mi. before warranty expired, and I was told it was not a covered part under warranty by dealership. I paid for it, and was told that my cat. was fine. Two weeks later my check engine light came back on, and they reset it, and ran a diagnositc test. They said it was fine, and sometimes it comes on for small reasons, like gas cap not being on properly. (Which is in the Owners Manual.) It came back on a few weeks later, and I went back to dealership again, who said it was the Cat converter, which would NOT be covered, because I was now 10 miles past warranty. When I complained, and explained to Nissan what had happened, they WOULD NOT cover the repair, and stated that the Cat was fine only one month prior. I WILL not buy a Nissan again (including an Infiniti)because of this. Let me know if the class action comes to fruition.
#2023 of 2702 Question about brakes
Jun 30, 2007 (12:20 am)
Has anyone else gone through a lot of front pads and rotors on their Altima? I drive often, but I am replacing pads approximately every 13,000 miles? I have tried many different types, and I have had to replace rotors twice due to cracks, and bluing. (Not the technical term, I know.)
#2024 of 2702 Re: Question about brakes [justagirl4]
Jun 30, 2007 (4:25 pm)
Search the internet for Carbon Metallic Brake Pads. That is what you want to buy for your car. They will last a very long time, are good enough for racing and they aren't too expensive, maybe $45 to $50 an axle set plus shipping, a very good deal. Google Carbon Metallic Brake Pads. I get all mine mail order. Be sure the rotors are good, replace any cracked or worn ones with new stock rotors. You don't need fancy expensive rotors like drilled or slotted rotors. Save your money and buy good stock rotors and Carbon Metallic Brake Shoes, and you won't be sorry. The CM's will actually make the rotors last longer. My CM's last 65,000 miles on my Explorer, and the rotors are still in good shape. I put CM's on the front of my daughters 2002 Altima at 65,000 miles, it's now at 95,000 miles, the pad linings wore from 11/32" thick to 7/32" thick, which is 7,500 miles of wear for each 1/32" of lining. The usable amount of lining is on new pads are at least 8/32". That means the the calculated and expected life of the linings should be 8 x 7,500 miles = 60,000 miles!
Try those pads on for size.
#2025 of 2702 Altima 2002 headlights replacement how to
Jul 07, 2007 (7:11 pm)
Need info, anyone?
#2026 of 2702 How to disconnect the lever?
Jul 10, 2007 (9:58 am)
My car is 1997 Nissan Altima. Does any one know how to disconnect the lever that connect throttle body and accelerator cable brace? This lever has two ball-shaped staff at both ends. I can not figure out how to disconnect it. Since the throttle body gasket has a little leak, it needs to disconnect this lever. Thanks.
#2027 of 2702 99 nissan Altima,Squeaking noise from under the car.on left siede!
Jul 10, 2007 (11:56 am)
ok this started not that long ago, I know i have to change my cv joint on the left axle, because it's almost broken into half...but the car was doing fine for a week than it started to squeak, but only when i turn the car on, for few minutes it does it than it stops..whats wrong ???? maybe its the breaks, but they look good ??? PLease help !!!
#2028 of 2702 Replace Brake Pads on 2005 Altima
Jul 11, 2007 (3:14 pm)
I am in the process of changing the brake pads on my 2005 Altima, although I have never changed pads before. It appears the calipers can be removed with two bolts and the brakes can be removed with a flat-head. Is this correct? Has anyone had trouble replacing pads on an Altima?
#2029 of 2702 Noise From the Tires
Jul 12, 2007 (8:07 pm)
Hi all, i recently just bought a 2003 Nissan Altima and i have noticed that there is some noise from the tire, so i took it back to the dealership, they told me that the tires are actully making the noise and nothing is wrong. then i took it to some mechanical shop, they also couldnt find the problem, they said everything is fine, the bearing is fine and the brake is good. so i am wondering if anyone had experiences like this , thanks
#2030 of 2702 Re: Noise From the Tires [taiyu]
Jul 13, 2007 (3:40 pm)
it could just be what kind of tires are on the car.. some are deffinitly louder than others. I don't think its a cheap/expensive thing, more with the handling ability. If its just noise (no vibration or pull or anything) then its probaly just the tires that are one it. not that their defective or anything, some tires just make more road noise than others.
#2031 of 2702 Re: Noise From the Tires [jd10013]
Jul 15, 2007 (11:02 am)
Thanks for the advise, the other thing that i noticed that when i go harder on the brake, the steering tend to turn right or left at once position, i am wondering if it has anything to do with the tires noise?