Questions tagged [maxima]

Mid-sized car model manufactured by Nissan since 1981.

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Do I Need to Compress the Springs to Install Strut Tower Braces?

I have a '99 Maxima. I am considering installing strut tower braces. In order to do so, would I need to get spring compression tools to hold the springs on the struts, or will the weight of the car ...
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Where is the part of the car that senses the i-key?

My car is maxima 2014. Where is the part that receives the signals from the intelligent key?
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05 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5 P1283

Figured I'd throw this one up here and see if any other mechanics have run into this code before. History Customer came in with a check engine light complaint. Confirmed codes P1283 and P1800. MAF ...
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Cooling system flush procedure questions

I am going to do a cooling system flush and after some reading and watching some YouTube videos I noticed that people take different approaches. So I have the following questions: I understand that ...
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How can expand the functions of my key fob?

I want to reprogram they intelligent key (i-key) for my 2014 Nissan Maxima to do more stuff. When I press and hold the unlock button on the i-key, the two front windows open. I want to make all 4 ...
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On start up car shakes, steering and braking are very HARD on 2006 Nissan Maxima

Very hot outside. Started car with a/c already on full blast (factor?). Car started shaking, put it in reverse to backup and steering wheel VERY hard to turn and brakes VERY hard to apply. Turned a/c ...
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Maxima (2002) MAF Sensor Failures

I have a 2002 Nissan Maxima that I've owned since 2003. I'm now on my sixth Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor. What seems to wipe them out is hard acceleration (3/4 throttle - not so extreme as to induce ...
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Power Steering non functional at idle

Replaced a leaking power steering pump in my 99 Nissan Maxima about a month and a half ago. Bought the new pump from NAPA, used NAPA branded power steering fluid. My buddy and I switched out the pump, ...
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Engine braking with CVT - does it hurt the engine in some cases?

I have a 2013 Nissan Maxima with a 3.5L V6 and a CVT transmission. Like most CVTs these days, it has a "manual mode" where the driver can manually change the gear ratios by shifting through simulated ...
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Not sure if my block heater is working

Whenever I plug my car in, 2013 Nissan Maxima, I can always hear a fizzing sound at the beginning followed by a constant hissing. It sounds like it's working, however when I start the car in the ...
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1998 Maxima keeps revving

When we hit about 25 MPH or more the car revs then stops, revs then stops, revs then stops. ND it only does this when we hit the gas not while at idle. Just replaced the air flow sensor and 2 others ...
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Fans run all the time

Hi I have 98 Nissan Maxima. I recently changed the thermostat in it and ever since then my fans will stay on, and I am not running the a/c either. Can you please tell me what could be causing them to ...
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air bag light after seat removal repair

I needed to remove the passenger seat to weld a hole in the floor. I disconnected the battery, the wires to the seat and removed it. After re-installing the seat and the battery , my air-bag light ...
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Transmission not shifting from park

I own a Nissan Maxima 2000. Over the past 2 or 3 days I am observing a strange problem with my transmission. Once I start the vehicle, I place my foot on the brake and try to engage drive, the shift ...
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Can I easily replace the Throttle Position Sensor on a 1999 Maxima?

My '99 Maxima's Check Engine light came on recently. I whipped out my OBD-II reader, and pulled off two codes. P0325 (Knock Sensor) and P1705 (TPS) Reading online it appears the knock sensor ...
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error code p0335 [crankshaft position sensor] 2000 nissan maxima

I have a 2000 maxima with 100k miles. It has a pending error code p0335, which is for the crankshaft position sensor. The engine light is not on. It has 2 crankshaft position sensors and I changed ...
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Inner tie rod “Lock Plate” (Nissan specific?)

So I am trying to install new inner tie rods on my 99 Maxima and I must "cinch" the lock plate back onto a groove on the steering rack. I have no idea how I'm supposed to see the location of the ...
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Symptoms of failed speed sensor code on Nissan Maxima?

Yesterday morning the check engine light turned on in my 1997 Nissan Maxima, 127K miles, manual transmission. The mechanic pulled a speed sensor code but it's testing within range now. I was ...
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Why is it that my car smells like it's overheating but my temperature gauge says that it's not?

I have a 2006 Nissan Maxima with a hundred and sixty-eight thousand miles on it. The water pump works fine but for some reason everytime I get out of my car it smells like it's overheating and yet my ...
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No clutch fluid moves from the reservoir to the master cylinder during bleeding

When I do the clutch fluid bleeding to my Nissan Maxima 96, I can push the fluid out of the slave valve. However, I don't see any fluid move from the reservoir into the master cylinder when I press ...
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2006 Nissan Maxima transmission

I removed the transmission from a 2006 nissan maxima and have a 2 3/4" metal ring with teeth pressed into it and I don't remember where it goes
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Maxima, Alternator & AC

2007 Nissan Maxima just came out of the shop for alternator replacement 2 hours ago. The AC worked great when it went in and now it blows hot. Question is- could it be anything more than bad timing?
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Maxima 02 gear stuck in neutral

My manual transmission is stuck on neutral I was driving on freeway when I exit and took out of 6th gear it would not go into any gear no noises does it make just wount go into any gear not even ...
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Going at 60-70 KPH in first gear - does it damage the transmission?

I'm actually talking about a CVT transmission here. I understand that CVTs don't actually have gears, so what I mean by "first gear" in this case is switching to manual mode and accelerating the car ...
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Consistently losing coolant, but no overheating

Hi I’m new on here and I could use some help. I have a 2006 Nissan Maxima and I can’t figure out what is up with my coolant system. To start I replaced my motor with a good used JDM but before ...
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Is there a way to know if the torque converter is locked up?

Is there a precise way to know if/when my torque converter is locked up/unlocking on a Nissan Maxima 2002? Most answers I've found over the internet is "by feeling". For instance, "when this ...
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Cost of turning off airbag light on '96 Nissan Maxima

A little while ago the airbag light on my 1996 Nissan Maxima started flashing. My regular mechanic told me that the airbag was fine, if needed it would deploy, and that the issue was most likely ...
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20 Year old car. What should be replaced next?

I'm buying a Nissan Maxima 98 Auto. It has about 50k miles on the odometer. I'll put an engine pic just for reference, it was very well mantained. However, it is still a 20 year old car. What should I ...
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Is it unsafe to remove a heat shield?

My car (2007 Nissan Maxima) has a rattling heat shield. It has been rewelded once and is now rattling again. Would it be unsafe to remove it? Is it absolutely needed? What side effects may I have ...
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2007 Maxima transmission lines hose clamp size

I just replaced the radiator on my 2007 Nissan Maxima and the 2 transmission hose clamps were rusted and cracked. I would like to replace them, but I don't know what size they are. Anyone have this ...
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How do I know when I'm low on oil or need to do an oil change

I own a 06' nissan maxima and I am planning to driving from Missouri to texas and don't know if I should get a oil change. When I check the dipstick, I pull it out and wipe it off, then put it back ...
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Car Jerk when switched to Drive and Engine Bangs (Knock) over bumps

I have Nissan Teana 230JM (J31) 2007 model. The issue i am facing is when I start the car in the morning then it takes some time to shift to Drive, So I have to switch it to 1st and then drive a ...
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2014 Nissan Maxima Loose Engine Bearings?

(I apologize in advance, I don't know much about cars). I recently purchased a 2014 Nissan Maxima. About 3 months later I got an oil change and recently after, I started to hear a knocking noise ...
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How to figure out wiring scheme of cars AC controls

I'm not sure if this is the right for for this, but my 2011 Nissan Maxima has it's AC controls in the same part as it's stereo controls (see here) and I would like to replace my stereo. This means I ...
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My car will try to turn over but not fully engaged

I have a 2000 Nissan Maxima with 196,000 miles. Just replaced starter, alternator, fuel pump and spark plugs. When I turn the ignition, the engine turns over once or twice, then stops. This is what ...
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Replaced Transmission

I have a 1998 Nissan Maxima that needed a transmission. I replaced the transmission and installed the battery. When I try to start the car, it will crank but will not start, what can cause this ...
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2003 Nissan Maxima vibrating

[My 2003 Nissan Maxima, with standard transmission, is vibrating a lot.] I have changed the motor mounts, ignition coil packs, clutch, and my car still vibrates. A lot. Does anyone know what the ...
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What is my cars problem?

I have a 2004 Nissan Maxima (168,000 miles). I stopped at a red light, but I pressed the gas to go again and there was a slight pause before my car began to gain speed and accelerate at a decent pace....
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Does the computer in modern cars record the maximum RPM attained by the engine?

I have a 2013 Maxima and I'm wondering whether its computer would have recorded the highest RPM it has attained in the past. Is this something all modern cars are able to do? The dealer closest to me ...
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Steering wheel becomes stiff intermittently

The steering wheel of my 2011 Maxima SV becomes stiff intermittently while driving. Sometimes it is smooth but usually it is stiff and hard to turn. The steering pump was replaced about 6 months but ...
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Wheelwell smokes upon acceleration

I have a 1998 Nissan Maxima. It feels as if someone's holding the car back and smoke comes from front right wheelwell after accelerating. It's also getting terrible gas mileage. Is this a brake ...