1998 Nissan Maxima Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Nissan Maxima

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1998 Nissan Maxima Problems

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.

Timing chain tensioner bleeding off oil pressure
The timing chain tensioner may bleed off oil pressure after the engine is shut down. This can cause a rattling noise when the engine is started cold and a revised timing chain tensioner and guide are available to correct this issue.

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1998 Nissan Maxima Questions

How do I find out why my rear lights stay on with switch off they stay (2 answers)

On ,I replaced the battery and connected the battery up and rear taillights where on

How much to fix computer problems or electrical issues? (1 answer)

wouldn't connected to be inspected, could be electrical or computer problems. Just wanted a quote, is this fixable?

I want to know how much it would be to fix that p0600 code (2 answers)

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1998 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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1998 Nissan Maxima Reviews

Rated
based on 5 customer reviews
What a vehicle. I bought this with 55K miles on it in 2001. It now has 345K miles. The engine runs great, burns no oil, and gets 25mpg consistently. I've changed a couple starters and both the rear hubs @ 200K. The exhaust system is totally original and the body has no rust. Being from Minnesota that's a miracle. I had some service done on the vehicle (ignition coil) and the electrical systems ...
This thing is an Abrams tank. I bought mine around 2000, had an Altima before for several years that was outstanding. I think my Maxima had around 40,000 miles at purchase. Now has over 183,000. I've never had any major problems with it until a few years ago. I was rear-ended fairly hard. Hard enough to bend the chassis and total the car: but it still runs perfectly fine. You can't open one of ...
I've had my car for 12 years and love it! So comfortable and reliable. Don't like the looks of the newer Maximas though.

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