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Nissan Altima Maintenance and Repair



  • My goodness! The same thing happened to my 2005se. It was around 64,000 miles. Perhaps we do need a class action against Nissan!
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    Ok, just picked up an 08 Altima for my daughter with 50,000 miles. It leaks, and I think it's Power Steering fluid, but not sure. May be more than one.

    I shouldn't be surprised - every Nissan/Infiniti I have ever owned has leaked substantially. But, nevertheless - anybody have experience with these things (2.5L) and their leaks?
  • greg128greg128 Posts: 336
    Ok, just picked up an 08 Altima for my daughter with 50,000 miles.

    Not a good idea. My brother bought one for his daughter and needed a new engine within a year at less than 80k miles. Actually it was worse than that
    "GM junk"
  • gsemikegsemike Long Island, NYPosts: 1,760
    I have an 03 Altima 2.5 A/T. I want to change the transmission fluid but can't find a listing for a filter. Is this a filterless automatic transmission?
  • cm34478cm34478 Posts: 1
    Thank you for this info!! I will try this on my 2005 Altima.
  • Earlier this year I took my car to the shop because my service engine light came on and the codes that were thrown were an EGR fault code and an engine knock sensor code. The mechanic replaced the EGR valve and the light went away (this was in June).
    I was told that if one of these codes goes off, it generally throws the other one too for this model and year of Altima. The mechanic also said that if the knock sensor was bad my car wouldn't even start.

    My check engine light came back on this week and the Autozone computer said it was the same two codes. This is what was printed out:
    ECM has detected too little flow on the EGR system, probably cause: blocked passage on EGR system, failed EGR valv, EGR solenoid faulty and failed EGR pressure and position sensor (where applicable)
    Knock sensor condition, probable cause:
    Knock sensor defective, check connector and wiring to sensor and engine mechanical condition-knock or rattle in engine, low fuel pressure.

    My question is:
    Since the EGR valve is new, which of these can I eliminate as the cause? Which are pretty easy for me to do (I assume checking the connector and wiring to the knock sensor?

    Just trying to get an idea of what to expect when I take it in again and how safe it is to drive my car in this position. Since it's a '99 and has about 130k miles on it, I dont want to spend a whole lot of money on it.
  • hi I have a 2005 and recently had a sensor replaced by a non-nissan repair man. I wasted my money, apparently there was.a recall in the sensor and the part was redesigned but nesrby auto parts stores still had the original parts for sale un knowingly? After spending the money on the original installation, I took it to nissan and they installed the correct one. good as new! now the air vents aren't blowing out, just through the defroster?
  • I have a 2010 Nissan Altima Sedan with the standard radio/cd player. After changing the car battery the radio appears to have no power. I checked the fuse under the left side of the steering column and the fuse is good. I thought the radio might have an anti-theft feature where if the power is disconnected then the radio won't turn on until a code is entered. (My wife's honda has this feature) I went to the dealer and the service department said there is no radio code for the Nissan radios. The symptoms (no radio after disconnecting the battery) are identical to the other cars I have had with the anti-theft radio codes. Can someone confirm if there are or are not anti-theft radio codes on the 2010 Nissan Altima sedan standard radio?
  • @ndiboy said: I've a 2002 Altima that's been having hard starting all the time whether in the morning or night. It started with chain noise for which the chain adjuster was changed. Some felt its the fuel pump and a new one was fixed yet the hard starting has persisted. Anyone with similar experience or suggestion/solution? This hard starting is killing me! I need serious help. Thanks.

    Is there any other cars engine that can fit into the 02 Altima say toyota corolla/camry?

    check the cam and crank sensors, pull the connector off and check for oil, sometimes there is a porous leak through the sensor and leaks at the terminals of the sensor into the connector causing long crank and sometimes crank/no start issues till it drips away and ur able to start again. replace the bad sensor and ur like gold

  • shopdog97shopdog97 Posts: 151

    **Hope you Altima folks can help with this issue. I worked on a friend's car recently and he told me his daughter has an 05' Altima 2.5 and was having some issues with it. I told her to have her write down in as much detail as possible what she was experiencing. I had an opportunity yesterday to go to their home and take a look at the car. She said the car made a noise on the passenger side front so we took a ride and I didn't notice anything out of the ordinary. I was thinking there could be a brake problem, but the rotors looked great with no major wear on them. I was also listening for a clunking noise when turning which might indicate a bad CV joint but again no noise at all, so I'm thinking that's not the problem. She also wrote that there was a noise when the heater/AC is on. Now I didn't listen to this yesterday, but I'm wondering if there's an issue with the fan perhaps? The main thing I focused on was the 2 engine codes I got when I scanned the computer. One was PO335, Crankshaft Postions Sensor and the otehr one was PO725, Engine Speed Circuit malfunction. She told me that a mechanic replaced the CPS(didn't say when)but wrote that he now needed to check the connection because the car doesn't start like it did before. She writes that before this man did this work, the car would stall and shut down(Her words)

    I started the car yesterday and it seemed to fire up fine, maybe a 5-6 second crank. And so very smooth is this motor. I think I saw the odometer at 125K, may be a little more, and I asked her if she ever had the timing belt replaced and she said no. I told her she may want to consider this and explained to her what can happen should it break. She was quoted a price of $500 for the job. But the main thing I want to know is why if the Crank Sensor was indeed replaces did the code come back on, and what that PO725 code translates to. I was able to clear both codes but told her they may come back as you drive. Any help I can get on this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and have a great day!

  • shopdog97shopdog97 Posts: 151

    Just to update my above comments about my friend's daughter's '05 Altima. I asked him the other night at work if the service engine light came back on after I cleared the codes and he said it did, as I suspected it would. So again any help anyone can give me on the above issues, especially the PO725 code would be great.

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