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#651 of 2710 1997 Altima Does not work at R and 1 drive position
Mar 18, 2004 (2:02 pm)
A Nissan Dealer has checked the transmission and found out the hydraulic pressure in transmission is too low. Conclusion is it is internal transmission problem and needs a replacement. I just talked with Nissan representative on phone. This first contact is very friendly and effective. The representative will contact with the service dealear first and will contact me then. This is my second Nissan vehicle I bought as new. I have bought 1983 Nissan Sentra at 1990, which was very reliable. This 1997 Altima also has no simple problem during past 7 years. Now suddenly it needs a transmission. Although it is 7 year old, but it only has 54,450 miles. In original plan, I plan to buy Nissan Maximum at 2007. I will report later.
#652 of 2710 Jack point for 04 Nissan Altima
Mar 21, 2004 (3:23 pm)
Can anyone tell me where is the jack point at the front of the car? I want to jack up the car and put jack stands beneath the doors.
#653 of 2710 NISSAN ALTIMA GAS MILEAGE
Mar 22, 2004 (7:02 am)
I just purchased a 2003 Altima with 20k on it and just wanted to find out what others are getting out there in the real world as far as mileage. Preferable would like to know about the 4 cylinder version and would like to know what mileage you get if you run the ac a lot like I do in Arizona. I know what the sticker says now want real world numbers specifically for the Altima.
#654 of 2710 Ref 1997 Nissan Altima Not Work at R and 1 psoition with 55,000 miles.
Mar 22, 2004 (11:30 am)
Since I didn't not take maintenance at Nissan Dealership, Nissan don't like to help me to support part of the cost. I have took the car to AAMCO. Same conclusion, it needs internal service, and AAMCO said that they dont feel the shift from 1-2-3-4 at D position. You know any internal service of transmission takes $810 labor first, and then figure out what parts needs to replace. The worst case quote from AAMCO is $2,500 dollar (include tax). The dealer's quote is $3,100 plus tax (total is closed to $3,400). Now I regret that I didn't listen my friend suggestion to buy Toyota or Honda at 1997. A lot of friends at my church will learn the lesson.
Mar 22, 2004 (11:40 am)
Can anyone tell me what they typically get in the way of mileage in the 2002-2003 Altima with the 4 cylinder. I just bought one and am curious. I am especially curious of people who run the a/c for most of the tank to see how much it affected the mileage. What is your worst and best mileage. Any posts would be appreciated.
#656 of 2710 2002-03 mileage with automatic
Mar 23, 2004 (6:32 am)
Worst: 24 MPG
Best: 29 MPG
Average: 26 MPG
A/C doesn't seem to affect the mileage significantly.
#657 of 2710 Brake/Rotor question
Apr 01, 2004 (12:58 am)
Here's a simple brake/rotor question. After 37,000 miles the front brake pads needed to be replaced. The dealer was very adament about doing the rotors as well at a total cost of $ 380 (Southern California...). The rotors looked fine to me and I declined. Is there a rule of thumb for doing the rotors after a certain milage, or is it just based on wear and tear?
I was also rather suspicious since the mechanic heavily pushed for an oil change owing to "very dirty oil" - which clearly was not the case since it recently had been changed.
#658 of 2710 Re: frank_c Brake/Rotor question
Apr 01, 2004 (5:11 am)
"Very dirty oil" is not necessarily a sign the oil needs to be changed, it's a sign the oil is doing its job. This dealer sounds pretty corrupt, I think I'd go somewhere else next time. Rotors only need to be replaced when they are worn to their minimum thickness, or if they are warped and machining them will take them past their minimum thickness. Typically they last for 2+ sets of brake pads.
Apr 02, 2004 (11:44 am)
I have a 03 2.5s and does anybody else have the problem at highway speeds that the front mudflaps clatter because it seems like they were not designed to be very aerodynamic. mine chatter all the time and so I decided to take off all the mud flaps alltogether. Anybody else have this problem. Also what kind of gas mileage does everyone get highway city etc.
#660 of 2710 2005 Altima Radio Problems
Apr 15, 2004 (10:01 am)
I just bought a new 2005 two weeks ago, and the radio has serious reception problems on any station. The dealer says it is normal, and they were able to duplicate the problem I was having by driving around their building. I drove two other 2004's before buying this one, and they didn't have this problem. Anyone have a thought on what I should do?