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).
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1999 Nissan Maxima Problems
Oxygen sensor failures are common due to fluid leaks from the power steering pump. The power steering pump typically leaks directly onto the sensor and causes the wiring to fail. If the leaks are not repaired when the oxygen sensor is replaced, the sensor will fail again.
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.
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.
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.
1999 Nissan Maxima Questions and Answers
Every time I put gas in vehicle, the fuel shoots back out. In order to put fuel in the car, I have to basically tap it in; litte by little or it will come back out. Please advice. Thanks,
Where are the plugs located and how to replace them?
The car won't start. The electronics light up when the ignition is turned and there is a sound like it is trying to start but it never gets there. It can't be the starter because we hav...
fuel is going out on the tail pipe, in the error code machine reads error PO302 wich says #2 cylinder missfire detected, my car was working perfect, then starts shaking and blue smoke and gas odor ...
1999 Nissan Maxima Reviews
Like everyone else I need to replace my O2 sensor. I just purchased my vehicle about a year ago. My main problem now is my clutch lost pressure and the car won't start so I'm hoping it won't cost me an arm and a leg to get repaired.
Have 145k on the car, in the past year had to replace ignition coils(which seems like a regular issue in this model, suggestion if you replace all six sometimes its cheaper especially if you are going to get the spark plugs done), replaced front struts, oxygen sensor, starter and radiator. These are besides regular maintenance like transmission oil flush, brake pad change, brake fluid flush, new tires & new battery. Hopefully this will be the last for the next 30k.
Bought car new in 1999. I now have 258K miles on it. No major problems ever. Basically, brakes, tires, and a few emission issues (o2 sensor, egr valve) However, I have never replaced the struts and it is beginning to show
I've owned it for 7 years. No problems -just routine brakes and tires. I'm at 129,000 miles now and it needs an ignition coil, wheel bearings and O2 sensor ( rough running). I love this car. Really stable on the open highway at high speed. Great acceleration. I have the GLE - loaded with every conceivable option. Oddly the remote has stopped working - not the button battery -can't figure why. May replace the car eventually with another Maxima or possibly an Altima.