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#51 of 93 Help me with the 1996 maxima from hell
May 22, 2010 (6:13 pm)
My stepson has the 1996 Nissan Maxima from .... Every major artery has been changed in order to get the car crank and turn over. All sensors replaced, fuel pump, alternator, starter, coils, plugs...you name it. We just changed the ECM Computer...The car ran great for four hours then suddenly decided not to start. We spoke to the mechanic and he says that he thinks the plugs are fouled with fuel that is bypass a faulty fuel injector, After $1200 I am out of money and ideas. Please help.
#52 of 93 2004 nissan maxima
May 26, 2010 (8:10 pm)
My nissan maxima act like i am holding the unlock all the time. as soon as I take my key out of the ignition, the front windows roll down by themself. sometime I will have just enough time to get out the car and lock it. But it will take few minutes before the car unlock itself and roll the windows down.
Does anybody experiance this problem before? if so, what is it?
#53 of 93 Re: Windows/Power locks [jwauthie]
May 26, 2010 (9:36 pm)
Have you ever got the solution to your problem?
#54 of 93 Re: Help me with the 1996 maxima from hell [jcioffi852]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 27, 2010 (8:45 am)
Sounds a bit like the diagnostic approach is chaotic and that you are throwing parts at the car. I understand the frustration, certainly, but it seems like it's time to step back and get more methodical.
So if the car cranks but doesn't start, first step is to see what isn't happening---either:
a no spark
b. no fuel
c. no compression
So you get a spark tester and start there. If there is spark, then you get a NOID light to test for injector pulse, and a fuel pressure gauge to check for fuel pressure in the fuel rail. If there is spark, and fuel, then you do a compression test.
#55 of 93 Car Stalling & hard starting
May 29, 2010 (4:24 am)
I have a 1996 Nissan Maxima. It is an automatic transmission. It is a very good car, but sometimes when I drive it maybe 10 miles and then go to the store or somewhere for 10 minutes I come out and my car will not crank. It turns over so it isn't the battery. It also smells like gas very bad and I have white smoke coming out of the mufflers. It has... See more also been stalling out when I stop at traffic. When it stalls out it takes me about 5 - 15 minutes to get it started again. I have taken it to 2 mechanics and they have no idea what is going on with my car.I have also run a scan & I have replaced the fuel pump, fuel filter, (2)crank shaft sensors. Pls, Let me know what you think the problem could be. Thanks
#56 of 93 Re: Car Stalling & hard starting [majorplus]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
May 29, 2010 (6:17 am)
Here again, someone has to pounce on the car WHEN it's in this no-start mood. Then you can check as to what is possibly missing from the equation of gas + spark + compression.
I'm wondering if you have one or more misbehaving fuel injectors which are dumping fuel into the cylinders---in essence, flooding your car's engine with excess gas.
Another possibility is that spark is disappearing randomly.
Intermittent problems ARE very difficult--but there's no sense testing the car while it's running right.
My only other thought is that if there are no codes, then you have to suspect those components that don't THROW codes----and many of these are fuel related.
#57 of 93 Re: Nissan daytime light control unit [airzak]
Aug 16, 2010 (5:26 pm)
On my 2001 is between the passenger headlight and the prestone bottle. It's a beige box. I had a similiar problem and i took it out and redid the solders. They were cold solders. After this all went fine.
#58 of 93 Re: Starter or Ignition Switch? [kagzz]
Aug 17, 2010 (12:01 pm)
I have the same problem. My 2000 Maxima SE has 205.000 miles on it and started fine until about a year ago. Every once and a while the car would have trouble starting but nothing to serious...about two weeks ago the car started to need 2+ cranks to start...then got to the point where I had to try it 12 times to get it to start. I put SEAFOAM in the gas tank to clean the injectors,. and that seemed to help the problem but not solve it. Took it to a Mechanic and was told it was most likely the starter or ignition switch, The starter is 100.000 miles old, I have a new alternator, spark plugs look ok, ignition coils are ok. battery is ok and so are the terminals... I don't really have any sugestions but it is a common problem..HELP I don;t know if its worth fixing at this point, its a great car and well kept
#59 of 93 2001 nissan max se 20th cluster problem
Aug 19, 2010 (1:48 pm)
My fuel, speedometer, odometer, rpm, temperture gauges are acting up. No fuse problem. don't seem t have a ground problem. Is my problem the cluster itself?
#60 of 93 Security system & blower motor common ground
Aug 20, 2010 (10:08 pm)
My AC blower motor on my '99 Maxima with automatic air is working intermittently. When the motor isn't working, the security system also appears to be inoperable, based on the fact that the system warning chimes don't sound off. Any help locating the common ground to these 2 systems is greatly appreciated.