1999 Nissan Maxima Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Nissan Maxima
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1999 Nissan Maxima ProblemsDrivability 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.
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).