1997 Nissan Maxima Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Nissan Maxima

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1997 Nissan Maxima Problems

TRANSMISSION SLIPPING

MY TRANSMISSION BEEN SLIPPING OFF LATELY AND I NEED ASNWERS WHATS THE BEST STEP TO TAKE.

Check Engine Light Due to Failed EVAP Canister Vent Valve

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a defective charcoal canister vent control valve. The charcoal canister is a component in the Evaporative emissions (EVAP) system.  Our technicians tell us a failed vent valve will require replacement.

code 325 with any other code

code 325 piggy backs just about any other code when a failure occurs.
Nissan calls this a ghost code. It is a software glitch that has never been solved. In most cases, repair the primary code and the 325 does not return.
the only way this code is valid is if it is a stand alone code with no other issues.

Roy

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1997 Nissan Maxima Questions

the car jerks sometimes while driving (1 answer)

while driving sometimes the car skips or jerks.

My car was in a recent flood never started it until the oil was change (1 answer)

Now white gassy smoke is coming out of the tail pipe had a half of tank of fuel but now is on empty what's causing me to lose so much fuel. Thanks

Does the computer not make the car run at all (1 answer)

The car has sat for 3 years. Seems like it has water damage not sure. Car won't run

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1997 Nissan Maxima Recalls

Recall 02V171000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, ONE OF THE DIODES USED IN THE ALTERNATOR MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED WHEN BUILT. THIS CAN EVENTUALLY RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE DIODE AND AN ELECTRICAL SHORT WHICH COULD MELT THE PLASTIC HOUSING.

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1997 Nissan Maxima Reviews

Bought a 5-speed GXE new. Have 195K tough, New England miles on it. Things started to go at 115K miles. Replaced CV axles, starter twice, alternator, shocks and struts, transmission, brake rotors, lower control arms, a couple other suspension parts, and now need corroded frame under radiator repaired. My mechanic will charge only $500 for the job. Needs a little rear side panel bodywork, but no...
2nd owner of car. Owned it from 50-140K miles lots of issues. Grinding noises on turning needed suspension work, 2 alternators, couple of batteries, windshield wiper spray motor, bose stereo buttons broke off and cd stopped working (but did sound great when it worked), a/c never worked extremely well, radiator replaced at 90K, struts and shocks at 100K, intake manifold sparkplug boots replac...
Best car i've ever own. I owned it for 9 years and a half and had 270 000 km on it. I have the 5 speed manual version, i was and i am yet pretty hard on the car and is still do the job. NO PROBLEM with this car. Just check the cross member under the radiator, it tend to break in the middle with the rust.

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