Been there, done that. I am the owner of a 1996 Altima that currently has 181,000 miles on the odometer. The high mileage is mostly highway. The stalling problem is fairly common on this car and it is the distributor. This is really expensive. Expect to pay $500 to $900 for labor and the cost of the part. Nissan distributors are made by Hitachi and they have a high rate of failure. Mine died in March of 2001 at about 150,000 miles but some may go sooner. The symptoms are engine stalling soon after starting if the engine is still warm. It will sometimes let you start the engine and drive away before stalling in traffic. It will give you the impression that you are running out of gas when you are not. Let the car sit for at least 30 minutes and sometimes it will restart and you can drive away. This is only temporary. It will eventually go all together and will result in the engine rotating but not starting.
My 96 is running well w/ 99k miles and only minor repairs. One strange and irritating issue I have is the squeaking from the shifter which gets extremely bad when I turn on the AC. I have tried to lube the shifter from the top by pulling off the dust boot etc. Also, the clutch gives a raspy squeak thru the last 1-2 inches of travel. Fluid is fine though.
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Have a 2003 2.5S Altima. Have 350 miles on it. After we turn the engine off, something around the alternator keeps running for about five seconds. I put a screw driver to the alternator and the sound was coming from it. It sounds like the alternator is still running, like the brushes haven't stopped for some reason or the other. Took it to the dealer who said this is new to him. Service manager got another 2003, started it up, turned it off, engine made the same sound. I've had many cars and have never had anything keep running after the engine was turned off, nothing but the rad. fan....The problem is you can hear the noise from the inside of the car, and its even louder when your outside.....Any ideas what this could be? Please contact me at piecekeeper2502aol.com, if your a Altima 2.5 owner with the same sounding engine...
Since my post, # 180, I took the car to the dealer who stated all Altimas make that sound. He said its part of the air intake system. Doesn't sound like air escaping to me. I will investigate the engine on my own.
if you have 01 Altima GXE please stick your hand all the way
down inside the right compartment where the tire jack are stored
during raining day or after car wash (check it any way)
Mine have about 4-5” of water inside!!! I am not even sure
how long the water been accumulate in there because it has been
raining hard this week in Jersey. I am not sure if there are any
wires run between door frame through that compartment, I will bring it
back to the dealer and see what they will say.
I wonder if this is the cause that some time the power lock will
Unlock itself on and off, and the double park signal will go crazy too.
Most of the time I just ignore them and it will fix itself!
This time I better take it back to the dealer.
I have a 2002 Altima 3.5SE. Great car except I notice a vibration in the steering wheel, when breaking, that starts at 40mph and stops at 20 mph. This only happens when driving over 55mph and then having to brake. This is not during a "hard" brake but it happens even when applying the brakes lightly. The car has 2700 miles and it has happened since it was new. Anybody else experience this? I hesitate to take it to the "professionals" at my dealer.
How many miles were on the car when you bought it. It's bad enough that the rotors are paper-thin to save weight, but if they're not broken in gradually, they'll warp. It should be covered under warranty - have them replaced.
Thanks. that's what I thought as well. I know what the dealer will say. They will say it was my fault for breaking too hard(which I never did), and it is not covered under warranty..that's bull. The car had around 100 miles on it when I got it...thanks for you help