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Nissan Altima Maintenance and Repair



  • bsmartbsmart Posts: 8
    Did you ever find out what was going on with your 95.
    I have a 95 and had the same problem many years ago,if you have not found a cure for yours I'll try to explain.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 58,481
    edited January 2013
    Well your axle shaft is covered under warranty, so what's their problem? Actually I have an idea what their problem might be.

    You need to talk to Nissan about this.

    the axle boots are replaceable. They cost $35 each. For one side, labor is 2.3 hours. For both sides, 3.9 hours.

    So at $100 an hour, seems like it would cost you about $275 to replace the boot---and I don't know your particular warranty as some automakers do NOT cover axle boots and some do.

    But if they are too lazy to replace the boot and want to sell you an entire axle, then that should be under warranty---the only problem being that Nissan might kick back the warranty claim because they are replacing a perfectly good axle. That's probably why they are denying you warranty--because they know Nissan wont' spring for it.

    So your task is to find out from Nissan itself whether the boot is covered or not--if not, then you'll probably have to pay to have that done.

    i'd certainly carefully examine the other side boot for damage however.

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  • jeangreyjeangrey Posts: 1
    I have a 2000 altima doing the same thing...did you find out what it was ?> :cry:
  • will a 95 altima transmission work in a 2000 altima?
  • tonyaj70tonyaj70 Posts: 1
    My daughter had her 2008 Altima towed to the dealer; the dealer told me that he tried to reprogram her computer in her car but could not. So he said that her wiring harness and censors need to be replaced and that is would cost me $2000.00. My question is just happen over night because I was just with her in Florida and her car seemed fine. And two weeks later there telling me to cough up $2000.00. Help please
  • edfrionaedfriona Posts: 2
    Tonya, have the catalytic converter checked. it may be plugged up and need replaceing. Remember that the exhaust manifold and converter are one piece, This is the cheapest I could find for you, they can go up to $1000.00. There are also some engine fire possibillities with this particular vehicle, and there was a 204,000 recall notices sent out. I hope your car is not one of them but keep this in mind and pleez be careful . I hope I have helped you tonite. God be with you. Eddie TAgFEAEoBVDanvuDAWDJ1uWM5KTwE6AB-fe9_wPIAQeqBCZP0LopgKuHNgd3qKgi73gKQtMK8BQffmPB- AbUvWdpnH-k2UMauFsAFBaAGJoAH74dC4BLsmLOXgYTJ8cAB&sig=AOD64_05vGkhfYd5grNmkAmqKHq- m95gpyg&ctype=5&ved=0CDsQvhc&adurl= san/Altima/1AEEM00739/668635/2008%3Futm_campaign%3Dgb_api_br%26year%3D2008%26utm- _medium%3Dcomparisonshopping%26utm_source%3Dgoogle_base%26utm_content%3DEEM This is the cheapest I could find for you, they can go up to $1000.00
  • edfrionaedfriona Posts: 2
    Sounds a lil off, but it could be the catalytic converetr plugged up or the O2 sensors. You can have em checked and then youll know for sure Mmmkay.
  • biancarbiancar Mid-AtlanticPosts: 918
    A friend of mine just bought a 2000 Altima with power locks, but with a key, not remote entry.

    She says there is no keyhole on the passenger side, so she has to unlock the driver's door, then unlock all the other doors by using the switch inside.

    I used to have a 2000 Maxima, and while that was remote entry, I recall that if I used the key, I could turn it once to open the driver's door, and twice to open all the doors.

    I told my friend this, she asked the guy who sold her the car, and he claims the 2000 Altima did not have that feature.

    I think he's blowing smoke. Can anyone tell me one way or the other, is there a way to unlock all doors by using the key, not just the interior switch?
  • kj78kj78 Posts: 1
    Having the same issue myself. Have a 2005 S Altima and was surprised the floorboards on both sides have nearly rusted through and the cost to fix was almost as much as what the car is worth! The dealership quoted me nearly $4,000 US and in the condition its in with 110K it's blue booked around $7,000. However, with this safety issue, I wouldn't want to sell it to anyone either.

    Contacted Nissan USA about the issue and they'd "never heard of such a problem" when there's forums like this one to discuss it, it's hard to believe they've never heard of it.

    This was my first and so far only brand new car. It's been through four jobs, now college, and back and forth to Chicago twice a week for 8 months. Not to mention the yearly vacations.

    Hoping that Nissan owns up and admits there's a problem and decides to fix it since this is a safety issue. You might have a car but if you don't have a floorboard, you haven't got anything. That's all I need is to be driving down the road and fall out cause the floor gave way. Nice way to die......
  • rgt73rgt73 Posts: 1
    I have changed the battery numerous times on both of key fobs and still get the key signal warning on the dashboard. Sometimes have to hold key right to key entry to get it to start. Any help on this. Nissan dealer wants 100.00 to diagnose.
  • 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: 418
    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: 1,983
    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.

    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: 160

    **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: 160

    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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