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#2531 of 2710 Re: '96 NISSAN ALTIMA STALLED WITH NO WARNING [danny44]
Mar 12, 2010 (1:07 pm)
With a cold engine take a can of brake clean and start the engine. As it begins to warm up spray the brake clean around the intake manifold where it bolts to the head. Any sudden rise in RPM is an indication that the manifold gasket needs replacement.Be carefull not to spray around the exhaust manifold as you could cause a fire.If indeed it needs replacement shop around for the best possible price as this is not an easy job.
read http://autos.msn.com/research/vip/Reliability.aspx?year=1997&make=Nissan&model=A- ltima
#2534 of 2710 Re: '96 NISSAN ALTIMA STALLED WITH NO WARNING [smallcar1]
Mar 15, 2010 (11:23 am)
Did the "check engine light" come on? If yes, ask that he reads the diagnostic code stored in the on-board computer. Most likely, it is p0300 random multiple cylinder misfire detected
#2535 of 2710 Re: '96 NISSAN ALTIMA STALLED WITH NO WARNING [danny44]
Mar 15, 2010 (1:21 pm)
Thanks. The check engine light did not come on and there were no codes stored in the computer either time. My car does not run rough on start up, it never runs rough. It does vibrate some at lights but has done that since 37K when I got it. The idle speed at lights has always sometimes dropped very slightly but never below 700 rpms and ususally stays at 750.
I know the '01 has the same engine as the '96 (manufacture date of the car ws 1/96)but I don't know if the manifold was the same. The car has been very reliable unti now but I guess it is time to get rid of it.
#2536 of 2710 altima dont start
Mar 15, 2010 (11:36 pm)
hello all past months randomly my car (2000 altima se) it didnt start it looks like
a low battery i wait for one hour or so and it starts w/out problem.
i cleaned the connections and still the same, is ok for 2 or 3 weeks and it does it again
anyone have advice to fix this problem
#2537 of 2710 Re: altima dont start [loro]
Mar 17, 2010 (9:02 am)
Turn the headlights & the dome light on, then try to start the car, watching the lights to see if they dim. Does your engine turn slowly or slow down while cranking?
If the lights dim very much, you have voltage drop, that can be caused by bad connections or bad battery. The next step is to check the voltage directly across the battery posts, using a volt meter or light bulb tester while having someone crank the engine. Low voltage measured from battery post to battery post (9 volts or less) means the battery is weak and should be tested. If the voltage is good at the battery posts (9.5V or higher while cranking the engine) you may have voltage drop in the connections or wiring. Check all connections at the battery, starter and everything in between.
If you don't have any voltage drop problem at the battery or wiring, it could be a problem in the starter. Connect a test light or volt meter at the starter, one lead to the starter motor terminal and the other lead to the starter case (be sure the starter is bolted tight and well grounded). Keep away from fans and moving parts and read the volts or watch the light as an assistant cranks the engine. The volts should stay at 9 volts or above. Good volts with poor cranking would indicate a problem with the Starter/Solenoid assembly.
#2538 of 2710 4 days old 2010 Altima
Mar 17, 2010 (3:12 pm)
My brand new 2010 Altima (4 days old) has a loose metal strip of some kind hanging underneath it. I spotted it from a distance and went to look what was hanging there. It is under the body, nearer the passenger side, easy enough to reach from just behind the passenger door, squatting next to the car.
This stip is still attached, somewhat flexible, under 1/2" wide and the hanging part is about 3" long. One side is serrated, like, zigzagged, the other side straight. I can't tell what the rest of it is attached to. I'm at work in dress clothes and can't look too much further.
Any ideas what this might be? I took the car for it's first car wash this morning and had underbody spray with it.
#2539 of 2710 4 days old 2010 Altima
Mar 17, 2010 (6:17 pm)
My husband says it is a rubber piece, looks like it was glued up to the floorboard. The zig zag is actually a tear. What's up with that????