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#77 of 94 1997 maxima starting problems
Nov 21, 2011 (3:09 pm)
I have an 1997 Nissan Maxima with 248000 miles on it that has just started having problems starting after the car has reached opp temp. If you shut the car off and restart after a few mins its just fine. If you leave it set over 45min to an hour it will not restart till the car has cooled all the way off.
I just replaced plugs, map sensor, knock sensor and fuel filter. there are no check engine codes at the moment. i have no idea of what could be wrong now. any one have any idea or has had simm. problems
#78 of 94 2001 Nissan Maxima issue?
Nov 22, 2011 (11:40 am)
I have 2001 nissan maxima, car works fine and after driving 100 miles when i stop for shopping n came out and start my car its not starting. Autozone person checked battery and said its 100% charge but displyaing bad battery in his check. He tried for jump start bt didn't start and making click click click noise. after 1 hour I did jump start wid my friend and it started. After start i turn on head light and car is going to slow and looks like to stop so i just turn off head lights and turn on emergency lights and drove 100 miles again and reach home.
so can someone help me in this. Is this battery related problem or alternator or startup..?
#79 of 94 Re: HELP! [madmaxowner]
Dec 30, 2011 (6:18 pm)
dont know if yoy have got it fixed yet but sounds as if your cars ecm is gone out they are real bad about burning up in the maxima have had to change a bunch of them the iac valve on the throttle body is what causes the short that burns them out you can pull the ecm out and take the 4 screws out on both sides and see if the computer board is burnt usually easy to see if bad replace both iac valve and computer if you dont it will short out again the computer is the smoke you seen from under dash
#80 of 94 #40 7.5 amp fuse keeps blowing 96 maxima
Mar 31, 2012 (1:08 pm)
its the fuse that powers the clock and apparently the audio system. those are the only systems that are affected it seems. where should i start with diagnostics?
#81 of 94 Re: Electrical Issues [Mr_Shiftright]
Sep 30, 2012 (9:33 am)
Good afternoon Mr _ Shiftright. I read several post on here, and I think your response to swat09, is similar to some of the issues I experiencing. My issues is my maxima will not hold a charge. The problem started in 07, the driver window stop moving up and down. I was told the I need to replace the motor in the window. Shortly after replacing the driver motor, all of the other windows quit on me. Times being hard, I just left them up and used the driver window. In 09, the driver motor failed again, and so I just road around with all windows up, of course using air and heat as needed. Early 2010, something electrical happened and I purchased a new battery. After 4 days of having the new battery, I needed to jump the car off again. I drove daily for my job, so as long as I was driving the car would not need to be jumped off. I became sick for several weeks not driving the car, and when I became better I needed to jump the car again. of course the more I drove the, the less I would need to jump the car off. Took it to nissan and and they told me I needed a new alternator. I replaced the alternator and battery, and in 4 days I needed to jump the car off again. A close friend of mine said something electrical is going on in the car. There is something that's on in the car that's killing the my battery and Alternator. Nissan is asking 1500-2000 to diagnose where the electrical problem is occurring.
#82 of 94 Re: Electrical Issues [ronnejonne4452]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 30, 2012 (10:15 am)
Well electrical ghosts can be a tricky business to diagnose, especially from a distance where one hesitates to tell someone else to attach this wire to that one, thereby burning down the garage
I suspect you have a parasitic drain, and it's possible that this drain might be affecting other systems as well as the alternator and battery. They are obviously under stress.
Anyway, for starters, why don't you look over THIS TUTORIAL on battery drains and how to solve them.
#83 of 94 Re: Electrical Issues [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 01, 2012 (6:08 am)
Absolutely amazing!!! I Google parasitic drain and it provided a video. the guy speaking, I felt like he had read my post!!!
#84 of 94 Re: 1997 maxima starting problems [delfwin1978]
Oct 12, 2012 (11:54 pm)
hi,was just wondering if you solved your starting issue.I have the same problem.
#85 of 94 headlight went out
Nov 17, 2012 (5:24 pm)
my headlight has gone out I took it to auto zone bought a new light and the guy could not figure out how to take the light out on my 2004 maxima it is the high difinition lights does anyone know how to get it out and also my radio has ouit and my navagator and heat then every little bit the radio comes on and everything begins to work for a few minutes and then radio goes off and every thing quits again any sugestions
#86 of 94 Re: headlight went out [johnniel]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 18, 2012 (8:55 am)
Disconnect negative battery cable.
Turn the plastic cap counterclockwise to unlock it from the combination lamp.
Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise to unlock it.
Unlock the retaining spring and remove the bulb from the combination lamp.
Install in reverse order of removal.
CAUTION: After installing the bulb, be sure to install the plastic cap securely to ensure watertightness.