Last post on Oct 01, 2013 at 12:36 PM
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Nissan Altima, Sedan
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Aug 03, 2008 (12:04 pm)
All Nissan models have timing chains ... the Altima has always had chains, never a belt ... belts on most cars DO need changing at 60k, 90, or 105k, depending on the year and manufacturer ... chains need no maintenance but should be checked periodically because they can looen over the years and usually make a clicking sound when that happens ... I also change my 5W30 synthetic oil once a month ... the 1993 Nissan 240SX SE Convertible I gave my daughter had 288k miles when I gave it to her and had all original equpment except for radio, radio antennae motor, and radiator - even the AC still blew cold ... my '04 350Z Touring Roadster has 85k now and my goal is to get 500k on that engine ... Nissan makes incredibly reliable engines but they will go the extra mile if you do and take care of them ...
Aug 03, 2008 (7:25 pm)
Beware the dealer that tells you that your Altima has a belt which iis to be changed. Rugman kc got it correct.
#2297 of 2710 1999 Altima has starting problems
Aug 03, 2008 (4:45 pm)
My son-in-law is serving the US in the middle east as a civilian in Bahrain. He can start his car with no problems in the morning but the starter just turns over later in the day and will not start. It has 105,000 miles on it. The speedometer has also quit working. Any help with the starting and could the 2 be interrelated?
Aug 04, 2008 (9:53 am)
I got 2004 altima 2.5 4cyl. I was hearing as if the time chain was loose and making some noise inside and decided to open time chain cover and oil pan. I found out that the harmonic balancer gears were all broken. I took it off, when I took it off the shaft was moved. Now after I replaced the balancer put time chain how the guide book says the car won't start. There is no comprasion pressure. Some one tolled me that time chin is put back wrong so that the intake and exhaust valves are not opening or shut to make the pressure. This is a challenge for me, I have no idea how to find out if they are opening properly or not? Is there any body who can help with some idea?
#2299 of 2710 Electronic Throttle Control issue....Thanks
Aug 04, 2008 (10:07 am)
I have a 2006 Altima, 2.5 with 62000Km
Just recently have a 'service engine soon' light come on, and my mechanic hooked up the computer to it and it said Electronic Throttle Control P2101
Any ideas what this is and what is involved to fix it? Approx cost?
My mechanic cancelled the code to see if it would come back, a week later it's come back and of course he's away on holidays now.
Any help/feedback/comments/jokes are appreciated in advance!
#2300 of 2710 08 Altima Power Steering Issue
Aug 04, 2008 (10:55 am)
I have a brand new 08 Altima with 4000 miles. The power steering often feels like it is no longer working and it is extremely hard to turn the vehicle. It is in the shop as I type and of course the techs can't duplicate the problem and say it is fine. Its not fine when when you can't turn the vehicle. Anyone out there have the same problem or idea what it could be. Thanks, MJ
Aug 09, 2008 (1:59 pm)
the latch will not work. how in the world can i open my hood with out it. i need help.
#2303 of 2710 1997 Nissan Altima Idling Problem
Aug 14, 2008 (8:31 pm)
I have a 97 Altima and when driving the car shifts fine but when I stay at a steady speed the car does not idle down to the correct RPM range. For instance I'll be goin 60 and the car will idle between 2500 and 3000 RPMs what could be the problem.
#2304 of 2710 Nissan Altima05 Trunk Water Leaking
Aug 19, 2008 (8:31 am)
I want to buy a used 05 altima. But becasue yesterday was raining, so i happened to find that the trunk is leaking water. The people told me that this car has an accident on the right side of the trunk.
The water leaking is not so severa, only the floor got wet a 10 inch area, directly under the top right side of the trunk cover.
Can anyone tell me what caused this? and how much will it cost to fix?