2004 Nissan Altima Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Nissan Altima

2004 Nissan Altima Problems

Overheating Due to Stuck Closed Thermostat

The thermostat may become stuck closed, causing an overheating condition. Replacement of the thermostat will be required to correct this concern.

Nissian Crankshaft and Camshaft Sensor Recall

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.

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.

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2004 Nissan Altima Questions

My car wont start after an overheating problem due to a radiator cap not being put back on. What could the problem be? (1 answer)

After I noticed the car over heated I fixed the problem and drove it right home. Tried to start it a few hours later & it won't start

Air conditioning malfunction need HELP (1 answer)

AC blowing room temp air
Compressor hissing
Oil residue above wipers on windshield (was told to look for residue)
Check engine light came on yesterday (read out wasn't specific catalitic convertor was a possible cause nothing specific)
Noticed air same time
I am making a 1000 mile trip ...

Engine mount or transmission problem? (1 answer)

I got a nissan altima 2004, 2.5 L Automatic.
The engine shakes when I change gear from P to R or from N to D. Also the car jerks when changing gears from 1st to 2nd and a little bit from 2nd to 3rd.
Regarding changing gear from P to R, I have been told by a mechanic that the front right engine...

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2004 Nissan Altima Recalls

The Eingine May Stall Without Warning

The engine coolant temperature can vary at the coolant sensor due to its unique location. If these variations are large enough, a brief interruption in the signal output from the sensor may occur. If the signal interruption is so brief that the electronic control module (ECM) logic does not have time to diagnose the condition, the engine may stop running without warning. This condition will commonly occur only at low speeds. If the engine stalls without warning, a crash may result. Dealers will reprogram the ECM to correct this concern. The Nissan recall number is R0606.

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2004 Nissan Altima Reviews

Best car every made, bought it new in 2003 with 80 miles now 8 years later has 340,000 miles and still going strong. I am a commuter and drive this car approx an 1hr 1/2 each way 5 days a week. Only problem is some transmission slipping, but as long she cranks we're rolling. :) Love, Love this car....
Good overall running car with normal issues if you buy quality oils and Brake parts it lasts. Dealers are dealers, by now we know how to deal with them too. Tested Mobil 1 5w30 syn and oil filter after every 10K. It was still all good for another 2k or more. Drain Transmission fluid one gal and replace, Transmission will run like butter forever. Buy or have installed quality Brake rotors and ...
I just had a baby and I needed a new car. Something in a 4 door and fast!!! After doing extensive research and adding a few mods I had the ultimate sleeper. It was December 2003 and I went and bought my first new car, a 2004 Altima 3.5 SE. On the ride home I was very dissapointed with the handling so the very first thing I did was install heavy duty front & rear sway bars and that did the trick...

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