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#825 of 2710 Re: 94 Nissan Altima that keeps sputtering and evenually stalling! [frantersch]
Nov 20, 2004 (2:13 pm)
I've had the same problem. It turned out that after the engine heats up and gets significantly hot, the distributor ends up getting warm as well. Well, to save you the bore of the engineering thremodynamics behind it, as an element heats up, the resistance increases, thus creating an everso increasingly difficult route for the current to flow into each of the spark plugs.
You may eliminate some of the problems (like i did) by listening to your mechanic and getting the distributor cap and rotor as well as spark plug wires and plugs replaced. But trust me, that is costly as well, however does not eliminate the problem.
My altima is a 1995 and yours being a '94 sounds like its a likely client of the distributor as well.
Buy the Distributor from a junk yard and it'll save you a few hundred dollars.
Just remember, it's the distributor, NOT THE Distributor Cap; the distributor is located underneath the cap and rotor (it's what turns the mechanical rotor on these older cars).
Hope this helps.
#827 of 2710 2005 Altima 2.5S
Nov 28, 2004 (4:04 am)
On this 4 cyl engine, oil filler cap was extremely hard to turn/removing same. The cap appears to be "click" type but owner's manual doesn't describe same. Got cap off, reinstalled same, turning same until it does click. Anyone with similar experience?
Jacking/Lift points: Owner's manual only describes 4 points at panel edge points behind front/ahead of rear wheels. Believe there may be a center lift point at front of vehicle, ahead of engine...as a part of the engine/body support member. Also...Is there any center lift point at rear of vehicle? Anyone with knowledge about same? Would really appreciate some help.
#828 of 2710 Good Nissan dealer for warranty service in Central FL?
Nov 28, 2004 (4:05 pm)
How about warranty servicing here in central FL? I bought a pre-owned 2002 Altima from Daytona Nissan (something I swore I'd never do) and I have a few recalls to get taken care of and a vibration in the steering wheel at 70 MPH, which they have already told me is because of "the suspension on the 4 cyl model." Sounds like baloney to me... Anybody have this problem? Anyway, love the car but don't trust Daytona to service it. Any suggestions? Thank you!
#829 of 2710 2005 Altima 3.5 SE - two minor problems - can you help me out, please?
Nov 28, 2004 (11:40 pm)
I bought my new 2005 Altima SE a month ago and here are the problems:
1) when my automatic transmission is in Parking (P) - and when I slightly press gas pedal I hear some kind of a water sound inside my car. Same thing happens when I am in the drive on the road.
2) the other problem is about EC Mirror w/Compass - my EC Mirror simply does`not work properly. I turn off the EC mirror - and then turn on again (while is dark outside) and it`s working only 5-6 minutes and after that it won`t work properly - mirror is acting like any kind of a regular basic inside mirror without EC option.
I have Gold 5-year warranty bumper to bumper - and I am sure they will take care of it but I am still interested is this a big problem or what? I mean, it has only 1600 miles and is old only a month.
I will be very gratefull if somebody explain me those problems in the e-mail message. My adress is alexandar24gmail.com.
Thank you very much! Aleksandar
#830 of 2710 Re: Good Nissan dealer for warranty service in Central FL? [dball]
Nov 29, 2004 (7:09 am)
No suggestions for which dealer, but they need to balance the tires if you are having a vibration issue. If they can't be balanced, take it to a shop with a Hunter machine to do a road force variation balance (which may find some that are out of spec and need replacement). Also check the alignment and suspension components.
#831 of 2710 Re: 2005 Altima 2.5S [eomckamey]
Nov 29, 2004 (7:11 am)
You're right, the oil cap is a "clicker" like the gas cap. It's not that hard to install, but removal is a pain in the keyster. It has a handle so you can grab it with pliers if necessary. I'm not sure on the lift points.
#832 of 2710 Alarm question 2005 Altima SE
Nov 30, 2004 (9:09 pm)
Can anyone tell me why my lights keep flashing and the horn continues to beep (about every ten minutes or so) as though I'm setting my alarm.
#833 of 2710 Re: Alarm question 2005 Altima SE [dee4]
Dec 01, 2004 (8:28 am)
Either there's another remote that's getting hit, or one of the computers has gone postal. Take it to the dealer, should be an easy fix if you can repeat it. I saw a parked Impala yesterday morning with the low beams flickering on and off (and no one inside), weird stuff...
#834 of 2710 ABS warning light has come ON
Dec 01, 2004 (10:05 am)
My 1994 Altima GXE, starts OK without any warning lights coming on. After a few miles, if I happen to go over a pothole (miniscule), the ABS warning light comes ON.
I showed it to the dealer, and paid $80 for diagnosis. What do I know now? : The Rear Right ABS sensor is DEAD. Dealer wants $180 in parts and $165 in labor. NAPA sells the part for $78, but does not have it in stock (and may not have for some time). My corner mechanic can install the part for cheap.
My question is what part do I need to order and from where, because I see several sensors for ABS (wheel sensor, speed sensor etc.).
Any help would be appreciated.