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#330 of 2702 '97 altima: severe electrical problems
Jun 03, 2002 (5:20 pm)
I have a 1997 Nissan Altima that just crapped out. When I turn the key to the "on" position, none of the sensor lights in the dash light up. The engine will turn over but will not run unless I douse the air intake with starting fluid. But as soon as it uses up the fluid it shuts off. I checked the fuel relay, fuel pump, fuel level relay and injectors. All work fine. I don't know what else to check because the on board diagnostic system doesn't go on either. Any suggestions would definitely help and be greatly appreciated.
#331 of 2702 Altima check Engine Light Reoccuring Problem
Jun 05, 2002 (12:07 pm)
My Check engine light turned back on, and i took it to 3 diffrent places...one place told me it was the knock sensor or the O2 sensore. Is there anyway to check this myself??? can I buy the nissan guide book from autozone or somewhere and check the code??? Please, any advise would help tahnk you.
Jun 05, 2002 (1:40 pm)
Jun 06, 2002 (8:45 am)
A 1995 Nissan Altima GXE
I have changed an O2 sensor not too long ago (7-8 Mo) at nissan dealership...by the way they suck!
#335 of 2702 Fuel Injector Cleaner
Jun 07, 2002 (9:47 am)
Does anyone use this on his/her Altima ? I know Nissan does not recommend buying "off the shelf" fuel injector cleaners, claiming they usually have some sort of chemical that can harm the engine. My 97 Altima stutters a little bit, which could mean dirty injectors. I'd like to try some of the products found at Pep Boys, etc. Any harm ? Thanx for the replies.
#336 of 2702 clunking/thunking noise below driver's side
Jun 11, 2002 (5:09 pm)
Hi All, I have a 94 Altima GXE with 110K. Everything runs great except that I'm hearing this slight clunking/thunking noise when I begin to accelerate on a turn (going from, say, 0 to 5 mph). The CV boots were done in the last 2 years. What do you think this sound could be? Is it something that needs urgent attention?
The sound is not that loud and does not happen every single time. But I do notice it. Please advise if you can. Thanks!!
Jun 11, 2002 (5:18 pm)
from our '01 GXE. Sounds like a sewing machine but only with acceleration. Can turn the wheel from side to side at idle and no noiuse, so don't think it's the power steering. Only with acceleration. Any help would be appreciated as we've only got 8.5k left on our 3 year/36k warranty. Scheduled an appointment online last night for next week so we'll so but any help would be great.
#338 of 2702 Rust problems on '02 Altima
Jun 15, 2002 (8:39 pm)
I bought a brand new V6 fully loaded with every option Altima. Although I absolutely love the car, it's only 5 months old, and I discovered 2 small 2 tiny rust spots on it. This car lists for 29.9k. Quite a chunk of change !! These are not minor scratches or dings, they are right down to the rust. The dealer told me a "rock must have hit it", however, there is no dent, just rust, one on the left side door and one on the left side trunk. I am not a trained autobody person, but everyone I've shown this to agrees, this is a defect, not a "ding" or "rock hitting it" issue. I called and reported it to Nissan, and they basically blew me off with "your rust warranty only covers if it's rusting from the inside out". They won't even send anyone out to look at it. They gave me a case number and said, "read your warranty". I am not happy that a 5 month old car
at that price, (or any price for that matter) would be rusting. The dealer I bought it from touched it up at no cost to me, which they did not have to do, but it's basically going to only get worse, it's pretty obvious. This is my first and last Nissan, I am sorry to say, because basically mechanically, I love the car and all of it's options. Has anyone seen/heard of rust problems on these cars?
Jun 16, 2002 (7:04 pm)
Yes, this is a very common problem for the new Altima, no matter what engine (2.4 or 3.5). There are also some articles mentioned this before.
How can Nissan make such a 'huge' car with so many features that cheap? If the paint and other parts are top notch quality (at least match the quality of the engine), That would be in the level of a BMW 528 (around $36-38K).
I don't know what to tell you other than Sorry at this moment. It is just the new policy of Nissan to drive the cost down. Actually, this scares me away from the 350Z that I was very interested in.