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Nissan Maxima Maintenance and Repair

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  • My car needs coils and spark plugs at 90000 miles. Where can I buy genuine Nissan parts online and get the ones with the new part number at a low price?
  • og4lifeog4life Posts: 25
    I have a 99 maxima SE and my car has been pulling to the right for some time. I just got a realignment (3rd one in less than two years) and the problem is not solved. Does anyone have any advice? I just bought new tires and the air pressure is right. Would bad struts cause the car to pull? My mechanic said they should be replaced soon.
  • fg54fg54 Posts: 2
    Would anyone know what the ERT is to replace rear brake pads and rotors for a Maxima?
  • alexstorealexstore Posts: 264
    they should last you 40k+. Though it all depends on type of driving you have and the environment.
  • fg54fg54 Posts: 2
    Thank you for your response but, I am looking for the Estimated Repair Time (ERT).
  • tb4metb4me Posts: 41
    Hi all. I just changed my spark plugs(112000 miles) and the idle increased to about 1000 rpm in park and 850 rpm in gear. I used the ngk original replacement plugs and yes had to remove the upper intake to get to the back ones. Used a new gasket when putting back together too, cleaned the throttle plates and runners with gumout while it was off. The engine seems to run fine however in addition to the idle increase, the check engine light came on a few days later but continues to run good.. I checked for vacume leaks and there are none. Any suggestions before the trip to the dealer?
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    Check engine light is always associated with emissions. I would go to a auto parts store and have them pull the codes associated with the light rather than try and guess what the problem is.
  • dgm1974dgm1974 Posts: 4
    ON MY 1991 NISSAN MAXIMA, I FOUND OUT THAT THE PROBLEM WHY MY SPEEDOMETER & ODOMETER ARE NOT WORKING ,IS THERE IS A FAULTY WIRING OR DISCONNECTED WIRE TO THE SPEED SENSOR. WHAT I DID WAS CONNECTED & SOLDERED THE WIRE. NOW IT IS WORKING. THANKS FOR THE ADVICES.. :)
  • tb4metb4me Posts: 41
    thanks--will try that.
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,664
    what year maxima?
  • daubdaub Posts: 1
    Just had the identical problem with my son in laws Stratus. Auto Zone said it was the "output speed sendor on the transmission". Went to the dealer for the part. $20.00. Found where it was located and replaced. Works great. The speedometer not working is a clear sign. Make sure you replace the "output" sensor as there is an input that looks similar.
  • ldc5ldc5 Posts: 4
    The check engine light started coming on about 9 months after buying my '02 Maxima, with the P0138 code. Although it only has ~78K miles on it, I replaced the O2 sensor recommended by the error code diagnosis and cleared the error code using an Actron analyzer. The same code still comes on......any advice to finally resolve putting-out this darn check engine light is greatly appreciated.

    Dennis
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,664
    You might need to have the harness checked for bad wiring. This can cause the ECM to get a weird voltage signal from the 02 sensor 2, and throw the P0138 code.

    So maybe clean up whatever connections you can and clear the code. It might clear itself. Sometimes they do.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    I had a similar problem once. Replaced the O2 sensor, cleared the check engine light, after running a couple of minutes the check engine light returns. Code says MAF then I'm thinking man this sucks and yank the battery cable and left it off for 30 minutes. Reconnect and all codes cleared and never came back.

    Sometimes a hard reboot will do it.
  • ldc5ldc5 Posts: 4
    Thanks will try this first, before ripping into checking continuity along the harness
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,664
    No Haynes won't do it.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    Agreed. I bought the Nissan factory manual DVD on ebay for my now sold '00 maxima for $20+ shipping. I would try there first.
  • donmac66donmac66 Posts: 1
    What year cars will replace the IAC valve. Are they they interchangeable on other models as well. I am looking at replacing with a used one.
  • ldc5ldc5 Posts: 4
    Thanks much for you advice, in not bothering with the Haynes manual. I received the CD version of Nissan's manual off ebay. A quick scan of it, looks good.

    Now to troubleshooting this annoying P0138 code. I meant to previously include mentioning that I saw an old posting out on the internet, not on this site, that someone indicated the ECM may need to updated software/firmware, since there was a version of code that could cause the ECM to be too sensitive, falsely tripping the error code? Did you know of this possibility? If so, is this something that is dealer fixed only?

    thanks,
    -Dennis
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,664
    Here's what I found for you on that:

    Classification:
    EC02-014a

    Reference:
    NTB02-05aa

    Date:
    July 16, 2003

    2000-2002 MAXIMA; MIL "ON" WITH REAR 02 SENSOR DTC P0138/P0139/P0140/P0158/P0159/P0160/P1147/P1167

    This bulletin supersedes NTB01-016B, and amends NTB02-051. This version updates the Service Procedure and Applied Vehicles.

    Please discard all paper copies of NTB01-016 and previous version of NTBO2-051.
    APPLIED VEHICLES:
    2000 - 2002 Maxima (A33)

    IF YOU CONFIRM:

    An Applied Vehicle has an MIL "ON" and any of the following DTCs stored in the ECM:
    ^ P0138 (Bank 1) H0252 (Rear) (Max Voltage Monitoring)

    ^ P0139 (Bank 1) H0252 (Rear) (Response Monitoring)

    ^ P0140 (Bank 1) H0252 (Rear) (High Voltage)

    ^ P1147 (Bank 1) H0252 (Rear) (High Voltage Monitoring)

    ^ P0158 (Bank 2) H02S2 (Rear) (Max Voltage Monitoring)

    ^ P0159 (Bank 2) H0252 (Rear) (Response Monitoring)

    ^ P0160 (Bank 2) H02S2 (Rear) (High Voltage Monitoring)

    ^ P1167 (Bank 2) H02S2 (Rear) (High Voltage Monitoring),

    DETERMINE IF:

    This bulletin applies by performing steps 1 and 2 of the Service Procedure.

    ACTIONS:
    a. Replace rear Oxygen Sensor(s) (H02S2).

    ^ 2000 federal emissions Maximas have only 1 rear 02 sensor (Bank 1); replace it.

    ^ Other Maximas have 2 rear 02 sensors (Bank 1 and Bank 2); replace both.

    b. Reprogram the ECM:

    ^ Standard reprogramming procedure (if vehicle has a standard airflow meter, P/N 22680-AD200 or 22680-6N201-see Chart A-1), or

    ^ Special reprogramming procedure using ECM ID code (if vehicle has an updated airflow meter, P/N 22680-2Y001 or 22680-AM600-see Chart A-2).

    IMPORTANT :
    ^ The purpose of "ACTIONS (above) is to give you a quick idea of the work you will be performing. You MUST closely follow the entire Service Procedure as it contains information that is essential to successfully completing this repair.

    ^ Due to the complexity of this procedure, this procedure should only be performed by a technician who is already familiar with ECM reprogramming.
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