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Infiniti I35 Maintenance and Repair

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  • 04i3504i35 Posts: 2
    Hi npriest, I just found this topic on the forum; my '04 I35 has been having this noise for two years, it's exactly as what you described, only right turn. Curious about if the front engine mount was truly the remedy to eliminate the noise since you had the dealer replaced it?
  • npriestnpriest Posts: 13
    edited January 2013
    Hi, 04i35. Sorry-- haven't been on the forum in a while and didn't notice your query. Yes, the noise did abate with replacing the front engine mount. Sorry again for the late reply. If I remember (been a while) it was about $500 P&L at dealer.
  • 04i3504i35 Posts: 2
    Hi npriest, appreciate your confirmation of the fix.
  • I hate to sound really ignorant but in the original posting there was a link to an "Official" Infiniti site and I look at the exploded diagrams but what is the "motor mount" called????
    If I were to ask at a parts store, do they resemble any old motor mounts from cars of the 60's era? (I doubt that !!)
    TIA
  • Good morning fellow Infiniti I owners... I have been working on this issue on and off for about a year now... this was my original post:
    ) Battery and Brake lights have started flickering off and on during driving the car. The car momentarily loses power, RPM's go down and I coast briefly and then power resumes...I thought it was the alternator but I had a new alternator put on a year ago- I also had to put in a new battery at the same time, so these aren't more than a year old. I drove up to Advance -hooked it up for me..Alternator, Battery, and charging system came up fine.....I took it to local garage and left it for 5 days. They drove it off and on, put it on diagnostic machine and NOTHING!! The mechanic said he couldn't find anything wrong..no codes besides an oxygen sensor.. I left -on my way home...yup, you guessed it...brake and battery lights flicker and car loses power...but it never completely goes out...Does anyone have any idea? I'm trying to avoid $$$ for all kinds of useless diagnostic tests that tell me my car is ok...has this happened to anyone else?? I hate to pay for another new alternator/battery if there is some underlying little problem that is hard to detect...Thanks so much...
    FFW to today (May 2013) I have had two new alternators put in since January 2011- 2 new batteries...took my car to an "electrical" guy and he said my alternator was putting out correct "amps" or whatever it is that alternators do...I drove it home from his shop and AGAIN :sick: :surprise: :cry: :( battery light/brake lights flash and then car dies..loses power as I am driving..It's been parked for about 6 months but I am in need of my car so...Anyone have any idea of what UNDERLYING electrical issue I could be having? Something has to be messing up my alternator...3 alternators in 2 years? HELP!!!
  • atma97atma97 Posts: 47
    It should be a short circuit somewhere in the wires before coming to the fuse box. If the short happens after the fuse box, it would blow the fuse. If there is a wire chafed to car body part at the time, it should create a short circuit and paralyze electrical system. The only thing to find out is thoroughly inspection the wires.
  • Check out the 2013 Engine Recall from Infiniti for older I35 models, sounds like the problem you're having...

    ENGINE RECALL: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE CIRCUIT BOARD FOR THE CRANK POSITION SENSOR OR CAM POSITION SENSOR MAY HAVE AN IMPROPER SOLDER JOINT DUE TO SOLDER DEFORMATION CAUSED BY HEAT STRESS ACCELERATED BY THE EXISTENCE OF FLUX RESIDUE DURING THE SOLDERING PROCESS. THIS COULD CAUSE THE "SERVICE ENGINE SOON" WARNING LIGHT TO COME ON, CREATE A NO START CONDITION, CAUSE REDUCED ENGINE POWER, OR CAUSE THE ENGINE TO STOP RUNNING WITHOUT WARNING DURING VEHICLE OPERATION, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
  • wilson16wilson16 Posts: 20
    What year's of Infiniti I-35 are they recalling? I have a 2003 model
  • Wow! Thanks! I will be calling my nearest Infiniti dealer. BTW, I had my alternator replaced AGAIN and the car is holding on...I am going to get this recall looked at though! I can't say thanks enough! :blush:
  • 2011m372011m37 Posts: 2

    Hi:

    I owned an Infiniti I35 for more than 10 years, the car had 200,000 miles before it was totaled in a highway accident by a hit and run driver.

    I had the car since new (2003), and throughout the life of the car, I have no serious problems with it, I followed the regular maintenance and change oil every 7,500 miles.

    The only issue I experienced was a sensor went out at engine port, it was able to limp home with oxygen sensor light on, it costs me about $350 to replace it, other than that, no problem at all.

    I changed the tires 4 times, replace the brake pads 5 times, change spark plugs one time, that is about it, the engine runs beautifully, and transmission shift as smoothly as the day I got it, everything hold up very well, and is still the original equipment came with the car.

    Very reliable car in my opinion.

  • xxaimsxxxxaimsxx Posts: 2

    Thanks for posting about the recall! My dad bought the 2002 off of a client of his about 4 years ago and he's had to fix a few things and tune it up since they never did take care of the vehicle.

    After reading about the recall, everything they listed under consequences has happened except the crash part thank goodness so I'm waiting for Infiniti to call me back so I can bring it in and have them look at the crank, camshaft and time variable sensor and hopefully they will replace them all.

    A question I have is, I've changed the windshield wiper numerous times and regardless if its new or old, when it rains, i can't see out the window at all. Using the wiper makes it that much more worse. The only way I can describe it is like water and oil mixed in. Has anyone had this issue before? Do you think replacing the window will make a difference?

  • xxaimsxxxxaimsxx Posts: 2

    Hi Ferdi-

    I know this is old but I usually dont believe everything my dealer tells me. For instance, I have a Honda Ridgeline (now driving a 2002 i35 cause someone tboned my truck). Anyways, I have a gel battery, and I always bring my oil changes to the dealer and the guy comes back and said, oh you need a new battery, its running low on life. Then I come back half a year later or more to get another oil change and the lady goes, we couldn't check your battery because it's gel. lol!!! And I've had my gel batter since 2008 and it's 2014 now.

    @ferdi1 said: Hi everyone,

    Today i went to car repair shop again. I had hope that the guys there will find something wrong with my Infiniti I35.

    I gave them the list with the problems which my car has according the Infiniti dealership. And it took them like 1 hour to do the inspection.

    The results ware that there is no problem with the tie rods, the front lower arms ware in good shape and that there is very slow steering oil leak which is not a big problem for now.

    I don't know who to believe. But one thing is for sure i will never ever go to the infiniti dealership again to change my oil or for whatever it is.

    I think that they ware not earnest to me and try to make some more money of me. I'm so sorry to say that but that is the way i feel.

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