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A: if your stating that the engine turns over (cranks) but does not start it is either electrical or fuel related.

check for spark at the plugs and also check to make sure your getting fuel to the engine.

easy way to see if it the fuel pump is to buy a can of ether and spray it into the throttle body if your getting spark then the engine will try to start from the ether, which would indicate a bad fuel pump, if it does not then your pretty much looking at something electrical like coils or ecm…

good luck

Q: What questions should I ask at the dealer when looking for a nissan maxima?
I’m looking at cars to buy and i feel like the best sedan I can afford used is the nissan maxima. When buying a used maxima, what questions should i find the answers to so that I avoid getting ripped off. For instance, are there any expensive parts that need to be replaced at a certain mileage? Also any suggestions for other used sedans ranging from 8-12 thousand would be appreciated.

A: stay away from 01-02 maxima’s. 03 is pretty much the best maxima ever made in my opinion. From 04 and up they have had a major secondary timing chain issue that can cost up to $1400 to fix. Make sure that this problem has been fixed beforehand. oxygen sensors are also a thing to worry about but not a super expensive issue.

Q: How to fix clock on a 1995 Nissan maxima?
I have a 1995 Nissan maxima and clock starting going about two years ago, it would work on and off. Now it quit working all together except about once every few months. How do I fix it. Where could I find a replacement clock. Not sure if this matters but the display on the radio quit working most of the time to, and the radio doesn’t work 95% of the time because the cd player is broken and always overrides the radio.

A: You need a good radio first hopefully it has a clock. Best Buy Crutchfield or local Stereo shop. Good Luck

Q: what is the difference between nissan maxima and altima ?
I been doing some research on the nissan Maxima and Altima and they both look the same to me the Maxima just is more expensive can someone please tell me the difference and can someone please suggest one for a 19 yr. old first time driver that when I gradauate from highschool and which one would be better for a college student the altima or maxima thanks for the answers in advance.

A: The Maxima and Altima are built on the same platform and while they look very similar, they are designed to suit different kinds of customers.

The Altima is built more for young families and teens/college students. The Maxima is slightly larger, has better performance, and is built more for adults who want a cross between a sports car and a sedan.

I would recommend the Altima for you.

Q: How do you program the alarm for a 2002 nissan maxima?
I recently broke my alarm transmitter for my 2002 nissan maxima and I just bought one from amazon along with programming instructions but I cannot get past the step that includes entering the key 6 times within 10 seconds. (Hazards lights do not flash) Does anyone know what may be wrong or how to properly program the alarm? Thanks for any help.

A: E-mail me and I will send you instructions. First step is sit in the car lock the doors then insert and withdraw the key 6 times in 10 seconds? jp.hudson@sbcglobal.net

Q: Can a missing EVAP canister purge control solenoid valve affect how well my 98 Nissan Maxima starts?
My 98 Nissan Maxima has been giving me trouble starting. If it’s the first time I use it in the day, the engine takes quite awhile to turn.

I know the EVAP canister purge control solenoid valve of my Nissan needs to be replaced, but my mechanic says that that part should have nothing to do with how well my car starts. Could this be the reason for the poor starting or should I keep looking?

A: Question of the day is why dose the valve need replacing? The last Nissan I needed to replace that valve on , was plugged up with carbon from a bad charcoal canister. It was sucking charcoal into the motor , not a good thing. If the valve is stuck open , at best you will have a vacuum leak , at worst , you will be sucking fumes from the tank all the time. Have your guy check a little closer. By the way, the dealer had new canisters and control valves on the shelf. That should tell you something. If all else is correct it may be part of your start problem

Q: How do I locate a cylinder on my 2001 Nissan Maxima?
Hello All,

I have a 2001 Nissan Maxima SE which has typical iginiton coil problems.

The code reader says cylinder 5 is misfiring.
How do I locate cylinder 5?

I have the service guide but there is no numbering diagram.

Thanks Tee for the response.

Where would I find that in the factory service guide? They show a picture of the ignition coils but do not number it for you.

A: John Paul is dead on.

Q: Where is the neutral safety switch located on a nissan maxima?
I have a 1993 Nissan Maxima that sometimes wont start unless shifted into neutral and slammed into park. I had a friend check it and they said I need to replace the neutral safety switch. I now have the part but dont know where to find it on the car. Please help. I read the chiltons manual and it has a picture but cant tell if it is inside the shifter or on top or motor or underneath.

A: Usually where the shifter is, you would need to remove the rubber boot around it. That is if the shifter is located between the two front seats next to your right leg.

Q: How long do Nissan Maxima usually last?
I have a 1996 Nissan Maxima with about 445k miles.. Im lookin into relocating from Texas to FLorida and not sure If my vehicle will make the drive.. I have changed the oil and put new tires and brakes on the car already, but kinda nervous to take it, not sure if it will make it all the way to the Florida line..

A: You rock!! I thought my father was the man for selling his 1989 with 342,000 on the odometer. You’ve destroyed his number by over 100,000 miles. BTW, the current owner has put another 35,000 miles on it and it still runs fine. Anyway, just have it checked out by a mechanic first. The key to it making it is having everything in top working order before you go. You might be able to squeeze another 100,000 miles out of it.

Q: Why does my Nissan Maxima go to higher RPM when I shift to 4th gear?
My 1998 nissan maxima was doing good. I’ve been shifting at 3000-3500 rpm between shifts. Just today, i shift from 3rd to 4th at about 3k rpm and all of a sudden the rpms hit about 5000 to 6000. What could be the problem? This has been happening and I do not go pass 3rd gear now. What can i do?

A: Unfortunately it sounds as though your clutch is just starting to slip. You
can shift into the higher gears at a lesser rpm and drive it easy to avoid
being stranded. The clutch disc has become too thin and the pressure
plate is no longer able to hold it upon acceleration. It would be advisable
to check the clutch hydraulics also for leaks and proper operation!

Q: How do i hook up a push button start kit on a 1995 nissan maxima?
My key was lost and now i need to hook up a push button start for my 1995 nissan maxima.

A: why dont you just get another key made? or do you want a push button?

Q: How do I install a front license plate on a Nissan Maxima?
We got a Nissan Maxima and are required by law to put a plate on the front bumper (in the front window won’t work). Unfortunately, there are no holes in the bumper on which to mount a plate, and I’d prefer not to drill holes in it. Is there any other way to attach a license plate to the front bumper?

A: If you look carefully at the bumper in the middle, about 1/2 way up, you will see 2 small dimples in the bumper cover. The dimples are the same distance apart that the upper lic plate screw holes are. This is where you need to install the front lic plate. The best thing to use is self tapping screws, its what the dealerships use, to install the lic plate. Usually, if you just go to the dealership, they wonl’t charge you to do this because it takes about 10 seconds.

Q: What is the song in the commercial for the new Nissan Maxima?
The commercial for the new 2009 Nissan Maxima has a really catchy song playing in the background, which sounds kind of old school. Does anyone know what it is? The commercial shows 2 Maximas (white & black) coming together to make 1.

A: i believe it is

join together – the who

actually im pretty sure.

Q: What is the better air intake system for a 2000 nissan maxima?
Is a Weapon R intake better than a Injen intake for my 2000 Nissan Maxima?

A: Actually the stock air filter wil protect the expensive mas air flow meter the best. If you add a aftermarket oiled air filter you coud ruin your air flow meter. Exhaust first then intake with a filter that won’t get oil on the air flow meter and dynometer shop for a tune. Setting the fuel and timing tables will do the most to improve the power but only after you are able to make more flow in and out of the motor.

Q: How often should one have a transmission flush on a Nissan Maxima?
I have a 2003 Nissan Maxima with 41000 KMS on it. The last time I took it in for service I was told that the car is due for a transmission flush.

A: A tranny flush can wait til 100,000 miles, IF, the fluid on the stick is still that healthy pink color (not dark) and doesn’t have the tell-tale burnt smell to it. I’m guessing that Nissan recommends a flush at somewhere around 60,000. They recommend this because they have to consider their cars that end up in hot climates, or driving on steep roads as with mountain communities. Those things will take a heavy tole on trannies and the fluid. But regular driving that doesn’t involve those stresses can prolong a tranny flush until 90 to 100,000 miles.

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