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

Engine performance problems due to crankshaft position sensor failure

The crankshaft position sensor can fail causing the engine to run poorly or it may crank but fail to start.

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.

Check engine light due to clogged EGR valve

The EGR valve can become clogged with carbon, which causes the Check Engine Light to illuminate. The valve needs to be removed and the system cleaned.

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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

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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