2002 Nissan Altima Repair and Maintenance
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2002 Nissan Altima ProblemsCheck Engine Light Due to Failure of Catalytic Converter Closest to Cylinder Head
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.
The engine may stall at times due to a failed crankshaft position sensor and/or camshaft position sensor, These sensors can fail intermittently as they warm with the engine. Sensors on certain models have been recalled by Nissan and will be replaced as necessary. Please visit our recall section for this model to see if your vehicle is covered by this recall.
The engine mount on the right side can wear prematurely and cause excessive engine movement.
2002 Nissan Altima QuestionsWhen I fill my gas tank and then park in my slanted drive way a very dark fluid (1 answer)
leaks out from under the middle of the car. There is gas in this leak plus it is very dark and thick. I cannot find any wet places under the car that it has run down on the body or frame. Had it put on a life and could still not see anything even the tech could not find anything. They talked a...
There is a popping noise and vibration coming out of the engine. You can feel the vibration in the gas pedal and the brake. The timing belt was just replaced and the motor mounts are good. The noise/vibration occurs whether its in neutral or drive.
The spark plug boot melted onto the spark plug head in cylinder one. It's at a bad angle as its in the back of the engine and we can't see into it. Any suggestions how to get it out?
2002 Nissan Altima RecallsOverheating of Crankshaft Position Sensor May Cause Vehicle to Shut Down
On certain passenger vehicles equipped with a 2.5L engineThe crankshaft position sensor can overheat causing a brief interrupion in the signal output. If the interupption of the signal is so brief that the ECM Electronic Control Module dose not have time to diagnose the condition, the vehicle may shut off creating the risk of an accident. The dealer will reprogram the ECM free of charge. The Nissan recall # is R0606
The circuit board for the crank position sensor and cam position sensor may have improper solder joints. This could cause the Service Engine Soon lamp to come on, the engine may not start, you could experience reduced power, or the engine may stall without warning, which could result in a crash. Dealers will replace the the crank position sensor, cam position sensors, and in some cases, the variable timing control sensors. The recall began on December 22, 2003. The Nissan recall number is R2022 and the Infiniti recall number is R3021.
Nissan is recalling 2002-2003 Altimas in cold-weather states because in extremely cold temperatures, moisture in the fuel tank could freeze and form ice crystals, which may obstruct the suction opening of the fuel pump. This can prevent the supply of fuel to the engine and cause the engine to stop, which could result in a crash. Dealers will install a screen at the suction opening of the fuel pump.