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#2553 of 2710 Re: 2002 Nissan Altima burning oil, engine needs replacement [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 09, 2010 (12:03 pm)
My other half just acquired a 99 Altima that is running good at this time, what problems should we expect in the near future?? It has 112K miles on it. I removed the spark plugs #1 and #2 and they were both very heavily coated in oil. How difficult will it be to put in a plug seal kit?? Will I have to put on a new valve cover gasket too?? I'm still a novice but like the challenge!
#2554 of 2710 1997 altima gxe body part replacement
Apr 09, 2010 (6:17 pm)
have a 1997 altima gxe with front end body damage. was wondering what other years and models could be used to replace hood, headlights, grill, radiator core support. im not sure if 1993-1997 altimas and stanzas are pretty much the same. thanks for any help with this!
#2555 of 2710 Re: 1997 altima gxe body part replacement [chrisp80]
Apr 25, 2010 (6:08 pm)
Call a junkyard and ask for a price on a "Front End Clip" for your car. The clip includes the fenders, so if you don't need them, ask for parts separately. The junk yard can "cross over" the 1997 parts to other years, and give you parts availability and prices. Call several junk yards to compare parts and prices.
#2556 of 2710 Re: Starting not the start? - reply [iowabigguy]
Apr 28, 2010 (5:17 pm)
I have a 03 altima 2.5s and we are having the same issues. I disassembled the floor console and found this switch. Unfortunately you cant buy just this switch from the dealer. They want you to buy the whole shifter assembly for $370, yeah that's screwed up. all for a simple switch. so i just unhooked the switch and tied off the actual lock until we can afford the whole assembly or i can find just a switch.
#2557 of 2710 Re: 2002 Altima V6 Starting Problem [myjets9044]
Apr 28, 2010 (5:27 pm)
Yes! i have a 03 altima and sometimes it wont turn over but most of the time it will. after alot of researching i discovered there is a safety switch under the shifter assembly that allows the shifter to move from park ( and to start the car) after bypassing it it starts fine. but the lock doesnt work now. you cant buy just the switch they want you to spend $370 for the whole shifter assembly so if u find somewhere to buy just the switch please let me know... thanks
Jun 10, 2010 (9:01 pm)
my 2005 altima idles fine but when i put it in gear it just boggs down and has no power...HELP!!!
#2559 of 2710 Re: 2005 altima no power [05altimahelp]
Jun 13, 2010 (4:30 pm)
You might have a plugged up Catalytic Converter or plugged exhaust. Check the exhaust gas at the tail pipes to see if enough exhaust gas is coming out. If you try to rev the engine and little exhaust gas comes out the tail pipes, you may have a plugged cat or plugged muffler. If this is the case, you can do a test to relieve the exhaust backpressure by either removing the lower oxygen sensor or disconnecting the exhaust pipe from the bottom of the exhaust manifold, whichever is easier for you. It will be noisey for the test, but if the engine starts and revs up, that means you found the problem.
See messege #75 in the Nissan Altima Engine Failures Forum for more info on diagnosis and repair.
E.D. in Sunny Florida
#2560 of 2710 Tail light bulb replacement 2007 Altima Hybrid?
Jun 26, 2010 (11:00 am)
I cannot figure out how to get to the tail light bulb on my 07 Altima Hybrid? The owners manual says to contact the dealer.
Thanks for any help.
#2561 of 2710 2007 Altima 2.5S Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement
Jun 29, 2010 (8:13 am)
I have done ~28K so far. Yesterday, I took the car to the dealership as I was feeling pulsation while applying brakes. I was told that all 4 rotors had got badly rusted and needed replacement. Front brake pads too. It cost me $610 I have had this problem before too when they just machined the rotors. I don't think the rotors should get rusted so soon. When I asked, rain and snow were given as the reason. I live in Milwaukee.
What do you guys think? Is think normal wear and tear? I am mainly concerned about the rotors needing replacement so soon.
#2562 of 2710 Re: 2007 Altima 2.5S Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement [neo_]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 29, 2010 (8:35 am)
Sounds like the rotors were replaced because they were warped, not rusted. Some surface rust on the rotors of a car in everyday use is not a problem at all, but warpage would cause the pulsing pedal.
Brake wear depends a lot on how your drive and where you live.