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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1992 Nissan Maxima
1992 Nissan Maxima Problems
One or more wires in the engine wiring harness may break at the harness bend near the right strut tower. Symptoms include: Check Engine Light illumination, rough idle, drivability problems, and/or an inoperative air conditioner. Any broken wires will need to be repaired.
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.
1992 Nissan Maxima Recalls (Recent)
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Nissan has recalled 1992-1993 Maxima models because in certain underbody impacts, the air bag sensor may activate and send a signal to the air bag, located in the center of the steering wheel, causing the driver's side air bag to inflate when it is not needed. This may result in minor injuries to the driver. A tunnel sensor of different design will be installed on affected vehicles.
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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.
1992 Nissan Maxima Questions and Answers
I have tried to reset the alarm with the key but I have had not luck. I was trying to locate the anti theft module but I have had no success. I need the exacte location and exacte details of what t...
Very strange problem - driving down the road and the engine cuts out completely, dashboard lights go out, a couple of seconds later it cuts back in and runs as if nothing had happened. Problem got...
I changed out the power antenna and no longer have radio, seat belt control nor power antenna. Any helpful notes would be greatly appreciated.
How easy is it to replace the transmission speed sensor? Or how much would it cost to repair it at the mechanic?
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1992 Nissan Maxima Reviews
MY 3RD MAXIMA AFTER 87' DEN 94' AND NOW 92' I HAVE 268,000 MILES, BUT GUESS WHAT, IT RUNS SO SMOOTH, IT
'S NOT HOW THE CAR RUNS, IT'S ALSO HOW YOU DRIVE THE CAR AS NO TTO ABUSE IT WITHOUT ANY REASON, RUNS SMOOTH, DRIVE GENTLY, WHATS NOT GOOD ABOUT IT...iT'S MAXIMA TO THE maX !!!!!!!
1992 Nissan Maxima, put 10% ethinol not realizing it in the car five years ago and it has never run right since. The manual says not to run any percentage period. There's only one station left in town that doesn't have it in their gas, now what? The most recent problem is loosing fuel pressure when not running and sometimes even short sits. I cannot find the fuel pump relay and my shop manual doesn't really have an exact location. Everything I read points to the relay being the problem.
just bought this car and everybody is having the same problem with their car when acclerating it stumbles and gets worse were you cant even drive it no solution yet very disappointing