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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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.
One or more wires in the engine wiring harness may break at the harness bend near the right strut tower. Symptoms include: Check Engine Light illumination, rough idle, drivability problems, and/or an inoperative air conditioner. Any broken wires will need to be repaired.
The idle speed control motor may fail and possibly damage the engine's engine control unit.
2000 Nissan Maxima Questions and Answers
Hi folks, I have a Maxima and there's water running into the floorboard when it rains. I removed the plastic cover off of the cowl, and explored this weekend. I can pour water into the oblon...
When going up a hill or accelerating hard, car revs high but doesn't gain speed for several seconds before taking off as it should.
My car runs and starts fine but if I drive it for 30mins or more and turn it off, it wont start. If I wait an hour or so it will. Problem didnt start till I jump started another car. Please help.
I recently had the dealership replace the mass air flow sensor. The next time I started it I noticed a strange mechanical sound when reving the motor and when turning it off. I took it back because...
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bought my 2000 maxima in 2008 with 116k changed alternator,maf sensor,brakes , calipars, rocker panel rusting which seams to be a major problem for 2000 to 2004 max and now i have to change the fuel canister
I have a 2000 Nissan Maxima with 110,000 miles on it. Got it 2 years ago and have bought a new starter, 02 sensor, cleaned the throllte body and since then it has been running like a champ! This car is perfect! It has alot of room, nice interior with the best stock system I've seen on many cars and have got many compliments for it. Also it has a sporty look and feel and takes corners like a coupe would. All in all this was the best car for a teenager who likes speed, looks, and enough seats to bring friends
Pumper and I have had similar experiences. I've owned my Red Max for six years and at 105,000 miles on it, I've already replaced brakes, two 02 sensors, ignition coil (still covered under warranty at the time, thankfully and a known fault in the vehicle), and one of three catalytic converters (what moron put 3 in there?). Most recently, the starter died. AAA screwed me, but I got it fixed and the car is running great. I hate to trade it in next month because it truly is a luxury sportscar, possibly the best I'll ever own. I'll still get at least $3,500 for it as a trade. And then it will go for $6K on somebody's used car lot, I'm sure.
I got my car at 2010 with 119k on it, not to bad for a loaded maxima had it for three months after and, broke down i was so upset thaught that was it for me , when i turned my car on it didn't want to start, took the keys of the ignition and the lights staid on, on the dash board so i thaught oh oh i have a big problem to make story short took it to a nissan dealer and turns out the computer of the car burned out that was $$1,600 to fix. Now is running like knew.
My 2000 Max has 141K on it. It has has a tranny rebuilt, new fuel injectors, and overall its a solid car but i'm having speed sensor issues and low gear takes too long to shift lately I think I need a speed sensor can anyone send me advice