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#571 of 2702 Re 95 Altima GXE Auto engine problem
Sep 17, 2003 (9:55 am)
hi mashmad and someone knows it: I got the same problem with my nissan altima 1995, and the garage diagonized and told me the exact same problem as yours, they want to charge me $750 for that, since I think it is too much and decide to do by myself. could you please give me some suggestion how to do it, looks not hard. some suggestion like,
where to buy distributor, spark plug, wire, cap and how much do you spend?
the sympton of my car is stumble, stumble again, three days later, it died.
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#572 of 2702 Fuel tank - on post #333 & #359
Sep 19, 2003 (7:20 pm)
My 99 fuel tank has exactly same problem (difficulty to fill it up). I heard somebody called in to click and clack brothers' car talk show to report same thing on his altima. I feel nissan has abnormally high failure rate on this fuel tank and should recall it.
#573 of 2702 93-97 Altima
Sep 20, 2003 (10:18 pm)
I am the owner of a 96 Nissan Altima with the automatic transmission. I bought it used in 1998 and I now have 201k on the odometer. If anyone with lower mileage has any questions on repairs or problems post it here. If I have any knowledge of it I will reply to you. Chances are that I have been there and done that and could provide info on symptoms and repair costs. By the way, I am not running on the original transmission. It died at 195k.
#574 of 2702 front cat problem
Sep 21, 2003 (6:45 am)
95 Altima with 192,000km. Getting engine code for catalytic converter. Dealer wants $1500 to replace front cat, but can't say for sure if it's the problem (rear cat replace 1 year ago). A friend suggested that I can replace the front cat with a pipe and still pass emissions. Any experience with this?
#575 of 2702 evap emission control valve is under warranty?
Sep 23, 2003 (12:22 pm)
I got a check engine soon light on my 98 Altima with 47k miles on it.
Took it to Goodyear and they told me to replace the fuel cap and charged me $80 diagnostic fee. i did it. they reset the light. came back on after 100 miles. another trip to GOodyear. they said i didn't tighten the cap. they reset it for free.
after another 200 miles. the light came on again. this time went to the dealership and they said that the computer shows 2 codes.. 440 and 1448. and although 440 usually means fuel cap... 1448 supercedes that - and that is the evap control valve that needs replacement.. something about the fuel fumes being sent back to the engine to burn instead of letting into the air polluting the atmosphere. But they claimed that this is not covered under the federal emissions act.
I checked my manual.. and indeed it says the same.. however, is there a way to verify that feds didn't insist that carmakers warranty this for longer period. Cost was $166 to replace it - $40 for parts and the rest for labor.
Sep 24, 2003 (3:49 am)
All 1995 and newer vehicle emission control systems must be warrantied for a minimum 2 years or 24,000 miles. Carmakers may provide longer coverage, but are not required to do so. All 1995 and newer vehicle engine control computers and catalytic converters must be warrantied for 8 years or 80,000 miles:
Sep 29, 2003 (6:21 pm)
Can anyone suggest a way to turn off the AC unit after you have turned on the defogger? Nissan has redesigned the 2003 so that once you turn on the defogger the AC comes on and you cannot turn it off. You can turn off the blower but when you turn on the heater, the AC unit comes on also. You can only turn it off by turning the car off. This kills my gas mileage and makes the car much colder. It never really gets hot once your turn on the defogger.
Sep 30, 2003 (12:41 pm)
The defogger automatically turns on the a/c unit on every car made, not just the Altima. The defogger will not clear the windows without the a/c on. The a/c it dries the air, removing the humidity which causes the windows to fog up. You'll just have to live with the colder air & worse mileage if you want to see out of your windows.
Sep 30, 2003 (2:59 pm)
I know the ac comes on but the problem is that there is no way to turn it off. This is new this year and Nissan claims it is a "safety" issue. That is bs. The ac unit will now never shut off in the winter, thereby shortening the life of my compressor and thereby shortening the life of my car. It is planned obsolescence on the part of Nissan. Not to mention the car never gets warm. I live in New England and if I had known this would never have bought this car and will never buy another Nissan. I am enough of an adult to turn on the ac unit when it is needed and to SHUT it off when not needed. I do not have that option now.
#580 of 2702 2001 Atlima GXE problem while idling
Oct 08, 2003 (1:55 pm)
I've 2001 Altima GXE with 68K miles on it. I've done regular oil change but recently I've noticed a problem (after my oil change at dealer) that when I stop on signal (or any place) after 1/2 minutes the car starts shaking littlebit and you can feel it. Once I start driving it drives properly without any problem. I've noticed two things recently noise from my engine has increased and it is not driving smooth as it used to drive (might be bcoz now I'm also driving Honda Ody as a second car along with this). Would like to know if anyone else had similar problem.