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 ProblemsCheck 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.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate indicating a primary ignition signal fault. Many times the cause is an ignition coil(s) that has failed. The problem in the coil causes the spark energy to feedback through the wiring harness into the other coils. If this is not repaired, it can damage the other coils (blistering on the coils may be seen).
The ground inside mass air flow (MAF) sensor can corrode and possibly cause drivability problems. The corrosion is enough to affect the sensor data but not enough to create a trouble code. Diagnosing this can be difficult because it won't always illuminate the Check Engine Light.
1997 Nissan Maxima QuestionsMy 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
The car has sat for 3 years. Seems like it has water damage not sure. Car won't run