Last post on Apr 01, 2012 at 9:08 PM
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Nissan Maxima, Fuel System, Sedan
#13 of 21 Service engine light on my 2001 Maxima
Jul 04, 2008 (12:18 pm)
I've noticed that on occasion the day after I fill the gas tank, turn the gas cap three times after filling up the Service Engine light will go on and stay on until I have it cleared by a tech. It seems that when I do a fill up it happens. Not when the tank is at 3/4-1/2-1/4. Anyone out there experience the same problem? Is there a possibility that I may need a new gas cap where air is getting through the seal causing this to happen? Or does anyone have a solution ? Other than that there's been no operating problems with the light staying on. Only a nuisance.
Thanks in advance to those who may be able to help me with this.
#14 of 21 Engine Stalls at Lights
Sep 29, 2008 (6:16 pm)
I have a 2000 Maxima SE 4-speed automatic with 120K miles and when I am waiting at a traffic light or stuck in traffic, the car will stay "on" and then after about 20 seconds or so the idle speed kinda goes down from 750 rpm to near 500 rpm and then the car shuts off. This has been happening for the last couple of weeks on a regular basis. I turn the car back on without difficulty and press the gas hard to make sure it stays and then quickly put it into D. It doesn't happen on the highway when I am cruising at 60 mph.
I went to the local Midas and they thought that if the "check engine" light was on that would lead them to figuring out the problem. No such luck, the light is not on.
The mechanic thinks it may be a problem with the Throttle Position Sensor or some other acronyms; basically he thought there was some sort of intermittent communication error between the engine and the computer that is causing this. He didn't think it was the fuel injectors or the fuel pump.
If anyone has idea what might be causing this, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
#15 of 21 Re: Engine Stalls at Lights [hknissan]
Dec 14, 2008 (8:00 pm)
Step 1. Never take your car to Midas for diagnosis. In fact, never take your car to Midas.
Step 2. Take it to your local Nissan dealer and have them diagnose the problem.
#16 of 21 Re: what grade gas? [tomahto]
Apr 19, 2009 (2:43 pm)
So does it the type of gas you should use depend on the model year of the Maxima, or can all Maximas use regular gas?
Is it possible to find car manuals for a certain model year online?
I am possibly looking to buy a used 1998 Maxima SE or 1995 Maxima.
#17 of 21 Re: Engine Stalls at Lights [vinnie]
May 18, 2009 (5:36 pm)
I actually did take it to the dealer last year and they told me that the MAF required replacement. Well, I had it replaced for about $300ish and it has been fine since.
Well...then now yesterday, the engine was idling a little rough when I first started (I guess I didn't give it enough time to warm up) and now the "Service Engine Soon" lamp glows so now I have to get it checked out (again) with the OBD tool.
Thinking about going back to the dealer...will see. The car runs fine and doesn't cause any stalling/rough idling. Maybe it was a one time thing...but at some point I'll have find out what the code is for and clear it and hopefully it won't return.
#18 of 21 Re: Engine Stalls at Lights [hknissan]
Apr 19, 2011 (4:59 pm)
If you even still have the car it may be the idle flow controller up by air filter area. My '01 Maxima recently started doing the exact same thing & turned out to be just that. First time this car has been in the shop since I got it 10 years ago!
#19 of 21 Re: Engine Stalls at Lights [goodyear69bdt]
Apr 19, 2011 (5:57 pm)
Hey thanks for the advice but I sold the car last year for 4k
#20 of 21 coolant smell after long idle
Dec 28, 2011 (7:39 pm)
I have a 08 Maxima 3.5. I live in the upper midwest with cold weather the norm. I was idling through a 2 hour display of holiday lights, which weren't that great. I lowered the window and smelled coolant. Next day I was at the drive-up bank and waited about 10 minutes and smelled it again. I don't seem to be loosing coolant since the level is staying at the same point. Has anyone else had this or a similar problem?
#21 of 21 1996 Nissan Maxima starting issues
Apr 01, 2012 (9:08 pm)
My 1996 Nissan Maxima will not start unless the fuel pump fuse (15A) is removed. Once removed the car will start and the fuse is put back in. The Nissan dealership said it was the oxygen sensors and the starter. The parts replaced include the fuel pump and fuel pump relay sensor, MAF and MAP sensor, fuel injector, crankshaft sensors. Any ideal if the dealer could be correct?