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Nissan Maxima



  • I have a 2000 Maxima Se. I used Irotors Crossed Drilled and Slotted Rotors. They were $139 plus $40 shipping total of $179 for all four Rotors. They work great stop very quick. However, if you get them, dont use the original brake pads from Nissan. I have not upgraded to High Performance Brake pads yet but am planning on. The Rotors from are great. How are your Hawk Break Pads working? I might change to them.
  • i was also thinking irotors when i was replacing my 2000 maxima oem rotors a year ago but from what i found out, you can't resurface slotted or drilled rotors...

    is this true for you??
  • You cant resurface the crossed drilled and Slotted rotors but the rotors from Irotors are very good and as long as you get good brake pads (Performance pads) to go along, you should be good for a few years. Resurfacing on a 2000 max is not that great anyhow, thats why I went with Irotors.\

    What kind of Brake Pads are you using?
  • Any idea what's a reasonable cost to replace 95 Maxima clutch? Local Nissan dealership is asking for $925. The car has about 109K miles. Thanks.
  • dahuberdahuber Posts: 53
    OEM 215s are sometimes not easy to find. We've been running 205s for the summer tires for a couple years now for this very reason, no problems whatsoever. Just make sure the weight rating for the tire is high enough to support the car.
  • just the info i needed... i wanted to make sure there were no problems running the 205's....

    by the way... I'm using OEM brake pads i bought from advance auto parts.... they're not special pads
  • I know this is kind of off the subject, but I can't find any related topics. I have a 99 Maxima SE with the 190hp 3.0 and auto trans. I would love to upgrade to the 3.5 265hp engine and trans. that newer model Altimas and Maximas came with. I know I'll need all electronics from donor car, and was wondering if anyone has done this swap.
  • I am looking at buying a used 2001 (3.0 L) versus 2002 (3.5L) but I am concerned with 2 things:
    1. do both 2001 & 2002 require premium gas?
    2. in real world, how does mpg compare between the two engines both with auto (would love the 5sp but wife is does want to mess with clutch)?

    any info helpful...
  • suydamsuydam Posts: 3,016
    1. Yes.
    2. For my '01 I get 27 mpg highway, 23-24 city -- down to 22 in the winter.
    The '01 is so smooth and powerful, I can't imagine why one would need even more! :)
    '14 Buick Encore Convenience
    '17 Chevy Volt Premiere
  • suydam - thanks for the info! :D
  • i have a 2000 maxima.... i dont know one person that questions about getting more HP ... plus with the 02 maxima, you get HID lites and other new features.. if it doesn't cost alot more than an 01.. i would def spring for an 02... i personally would love to have an 02 maxima..
  • The only reason I am leaning more towards the 01 versus 02 is in metro areas, the HIDs on 02s seem to attract theives :mad: !? Am I being too paronoid about HIDs being jacked?
  • Hi, godaddy! I had a 2002 Maxima SE up until
    it was totalled in a wreck back in July. I
    have definitely mourned this car, it was such
    a nice car. The issue with the Xenon lights
    depends on what City or area you live in.
    I live in the Tampa Bay area and there have
    been no reports of HID thefts on 2002-2003
    Maximas. I have heard some reports of HID thefts in the Miami area and particularly the
    New York/New Jersey area. Oh, and possibly
    in the State of Texas also. So if you don't
    happen to live in any of these cities or states, I think you should be all right!

    Good luck shopping for your Maxima. I don't
    think you can go wrong with either model year.
  • if you're that concerned about the lites.. u could always have them removed.. sell them on ebay... buy regular headlites and still be out on top...

    what is the price difference btw a 2001 and a 2002??
  • dmaljunkdmaljunk Posts: 160
    2002 is a newer and improved model over 2001 but at a cost. There are many parts, which cost considerably more. The Mass Airflow Sensor, for example costs close to $400 on 2002 versus $105 on 2001 because of the added heat element. You are looking at a 5 year old car and so I would imagine you gotta care about these things. Both vehicles will be out of warranty and each has its own history of known issues. Just look up technical service bulletins, general issues on forums and see prices for major parts
  • I recently purchased a 2003 Maxima SE, and the steering is not as "tight" as my 1996 SE. I can make smaller turns with the 96 then the 03; is the turning radius larger in the 2003 SE or is there a problem with the sterring colum on this car? :)
  • I have a 1997 Nissan Maxima SE. I replaced the alternator and battery less than a year ago. On Monday as I was driving home the brake light and the battery light came on. It went off in about 20 seconds and the car did not seem to run any different. Then it happened again twice this morning. Again, no difference in the way the car starts or runs. Anyone have an idea on what this would be??
  • I have a 95 Nissan Maxima. Recently my airbag sensor has came on and basically it stays on. It flickers sometimes but always remains in my sight. Why is this on and what can I do to turn it off?
  • I have the 1997 Maxima with the problem posted above. It turned out to be a faulty diode in my alternator. Get your battery tested and if it is running low voltage you probably need to have your alternator replaced.
  • Hi .can ANYONE tell me where the nock Sensor is located on a 1997 Nissan Maxima SE ????? Please help .Im trying to do this myself without getting ripped off .. Any help would be greatly appreciated ..
  • dhampdhamp Posts: 8
    I don't know your mechanical abilities or patience level, but you'll definitely want to have both to replace that knock sensor. The fastest way to do it is to pull the intake plenums and all of the top of the motor since the knock sensor sits in the "V" up top. That's a lot of screws and gaskets. It's possible to do it w/out removing all of that, but it's a lot more tedious. You'll definitely want a flex-shaft or angle shaft for your ratchet.
  • dhampdhamp Posts: 8
    I drove the '07 CVT to satisfy my own curiosity when they first hit the showroom. It was fresh off the truck with the protective white plastic still stuck all over it. The seat-of-the-pants meter said it was slower than an '87 Sentra. Watching the speedo, however, indicated that it accelerating pretty well. The place where I was forced to do the test drive limited how hard I could get on it. It was smooth as the commercials say, but it felt unexciting to me. The interior on the '07 is so much nicer to me than the '04-'06's though. I mean WAY nicer. If the one I was driving had more than .7 miles on it, and had been broken in, it may have felt stronger. I might go find a used '07 w/more than 10k mi on it and test drive that, then buy a new one if I like the perfermance of the broken-in used one.
  • lcm8lcm8 Posts: 2
    My 2007 Maxima exhibits significant engine breaking when I take my foot off the gas at speeds of about 40 or less. Feels a little like driving in neutral. It will pull back for a few seconds and then all of a sudden feel like it is back in normal mode, and almost lurches a little sometimes. Has anyone else expereinced this? I like the CVT in general, but this is annoying. Not sure if this is just a function of the CVT or if I should have it checked out.
  • kackysmomkackysmom Posts: 2
    I've had a problem with my foot missing the accerator when I go from the brake pedal to the accerator. I haven't worried too much but last week I pulled in our driveway and I hit the garage door button I couldn't find the brake pedal. I drove thur the door and ended up hitting the freezer (had to buy another one) I'm about 5'4 with rather small feet so I keep the seat up fairly close and sometimes I feel like my foot is going to slide off the brake pedal. Sorry this is so long but I'm actually scared to drive it very much and I've considered trading This is a 2005 and did look brand new.
  • warrior_prwarrior_pr Posts: 28
    For the ones that want to know... an update from my new 2006 S40 Volvo, 23K miles trouble free driving experience. Only complain.... orthopedic front seat hard to dominate.... otherwise silence cabin, great MPG numbers, great motor, great MPG , good sport handling, great transmission shift, $0 maintenance charged and great MPG. Yes more than 25MPG average. Honestly I do not miss my old 2005 Nissan Maxima "my worse car deal in my life".
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,054
    Kidding right?
  • alexstorealexstore Posts: 264
    Comparing apples to oranges. Full size large sedan compared to compact, overpriced, underpowered and FORD built vehicle? Most turbos in gasoline cars do not last long so my opinion you bought it for a year or 2. I don't know your experience, but in Maxima I get more power, more space for all passengers and luggage, same or higher MPG without any turbo lag. You should compare Sentra to S40. Paying premium for a compact car? If I were you, I will go for BMW instead. 3 Series surely beats s40 in every category.
    Let me guess, in queens there is dealership which shares floor for Nissan and Volvo. Is this where you got it?
  • cidxiecidxie Posts: 7
    I heard that 2008 maxima would be on market around late Sept. or early Oct. So, do you think the price of 2007 maxima will come down alot at that time? Anybody knows if 06 maxima lower down its price when 07 version comes out? Thx!!
  • suzi54suzi54 Posts: 1
    i just got an 03 maxima but has a 95 one. i know their is a trick to this but cant seem to get it .we fooled with alot of the buttons on the drivers side and now the passengers side window will go up but comes back down half way. how do i make it quit doing this and just go up and down? when you want to turn the car off the window is still half down, help
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