2001 Nissan Altima Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Nissan Altima

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2001 Nissan Altima Problems

Check Engne Light, Misfire, Rough Idle

An engine vacuum leak from the  intake manifold gasket may cause the engine to misfire or have a rough idle which may also illuminating the Check Engine Light.

Engine Cranks and Doesn't Start or Runs Rough

The camshaft driven distributor can leak oil and cause a malfunction of the crankshaft position sensor. The engine may crank but not start or run very poorly.

Check Engine Light Due to Catalytic Converter Failure

The catalytic converter closest to the cylinder head can fail causing illumination of the Check Engine Light. Prompt repair of this problem is recommended because the catalyst material can be sucked into the engine and cause internal damage.

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2001 Nissan Altima Questions

the car acts like it is completely dead then starts fine - trip meters are reset (1 answer)

cut out once at an intersection was rough starting then just fine - trip meters reset - only time this has happened so far

What's the problem my fans will not come on too cool my car down (1 answer)

i change the relays

My car makes a whining noise when driving over 55 mph why is it doing this? (1 answer)

At speeds over 55 is whines and at slower speeds it growls. This just started. The car only has 97000 miles on it and I bought it used.

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2001 Nissan Altima Recalls

Nissan Recalls Firestone Tires on 2000-2001 Altimas

Nissan is recalling vehicles equipped with Firestone Firehawk GTA-02, size P205/55r16 89H tires. With increasing mileage, the tires may develop a crack in the shoulder area, which may lead to exposure of the belt edge. If the belt edge separates, a loss of tire pressure may occur. Bridgestone/Firestone will replace the tires that were installed as original equipment on these vehicles.

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2001 Nissan Altima Reviews

Very reliable. A few minor things but engine and transmission have been very reliable. I am at 165K. One common problem on this car is intake manifold gasket. When it fails, car idle rough at stop sings. Part is cheap but labor is high like $400 or more but this was the only expensive repair so I think I can live with it. Very low cost to maintain. Also fairly easy to work on for DIY people...
Generally an ok car. Problems I've had are that 3 out of 4 power windows failed. Needed to have the air intake manifold gasket replaced at 65K ($700.00)
love my Altima - very dependable

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