The fuel injectors can develop leaks on some models, causing the engine to run poorly or to become less fuel efficient.
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1990 Nissan Maxima
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The crankshaft position sensor can fail causing the engine to run poorly or it may crank but fail to start.
Failure of the vehicle's speed sensor can cause speedometer and the cruise control to become inoperative. A failed speed sensor will require replacement.
A coolant leak can develop from the front of the cylinder head that can appear to be a head gasket leak. There is a threaded plug just below the camshaft that may leak if there is corrosion present on the threads. Cleaning any residue, re-installing the plug with pipe thread (Teflon) tape, and torquing the plug to the specification typically repairs the leak.
1990 Nissan Maxima Recalls (Recent)
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Nissan has recalled 1990-1994 Maxima and 1990-1992 Stanza models because a mixture of mud and salt may get trapped between the fuel filler tube and wheel housing, which can cause corrosion. This can lead to fuel leakage and a possible fire. Also, the left rear seat belt retractor is mounted to the wheel housing, and in the event of significant corrosion, the mounting could fail in a vehicle crash. Dealers will inspect these vehicles and corrective action will be taken depending upon the extent of the corrosion.
1990 Nissan Maxima Questions and Answers
WHERE IS THE SPEED SENSOR LOCATED ON THE 1990 MAXIMA?
How much does it cost for parts and labor to replace the two drive shafts?
we put a new fuel pump on and it wont stay running unless we feed it gasa thru a hose on the top of the motor
Last year i bought a 1990 Maxima from an older lady who was the original owner and she kept it well maintained. The speedo has stopped working and before it actually stopped it would work off and o...
1990 Nissan Maxima Reviews
funny the people complaining, every car has problems at some stage. they dont go forever if you dont look after them. Iv had my maxima a year now and loving it its a 1990 model an only minor problems like hose's (i think the ones going are originals) these cars cant be killed the way i see it, and iv been told by heaps of mechanics an others the engine will outlast the body of the car. they dont mind the odd foot plant either, i hit over 200kph easy a few days ago. most cars the old are flat out hittin 120kph
luvin da maxima....