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1997 Nissan Maxima Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 1997 Nissan Maxima

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1997 Nissan Maxima Problems

Check Engine Llight Due to Failed Ignition Coil

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).

Leaking power steering pump can cause noise/steering problems

If the power steering pump develops leaks, it can drip onto the lower control arm bushing causing the bushing to deteriorate. A knocking noise will be heard when driving over bumps and it may become more difficult to control the vehicle.

Drivability Concerns Due to Corroded Ground Inside the Mass Air Flow Sensor

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.

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1997 Nissan Maxima Questions

O2 sensor issues again and again and again! Can someone help??? (1 answer)

I just replaced bank 2 O2 sensor due to check engine light. It was replaced, computer reset and had 50 miles logged on the odometer out of about 125 miles you need to do before going to deq and the check engine light comes back on for the same sensor. I have replaced all the sensors at one time, ...

Engine coolant temperature is it a cause for car to shut off (1 answer)

Turning off sho while coming to a stop

the car jerks sometimes while driving (1 answer)

while driving sometimes the car skips or jerks.

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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

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based on 6 customer reviews
had since 1999....wife's cars..... best auto I ever purchased .....engine purrs like new....only 110,000mi.....no major problem until recently though body hasnt held up as well as rest of car......recent problem with battery.........something seems to drain it when not in use for couple of hrs wont start without quick boost from power pack.......have all accessories before jump but ...
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...

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