Showing articles & questions for topic
Maxima

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Nissan Maxima
The The Maxima is one of the most popular vehicles from Nissan, and they’ve been hitting it out of the park in recent years. The 2012 Nissan Maxima is a fantastic, practical vehicle that offers some excellent performance for a...

Related questions

Question
I'm having problems with my blower motor on my 2012 Nissan Maxima.
There is no resistor in the circuit, at least not of the type that controls blower speed. Instead, the speed control in your vehicle relies on a digital signal delivered via pulse width modulation. And, in your application at least...
Question
No crank no start this it’s ignition switch
Hi Jaclynn. Thanks for contacting us today. Based on what you're describing, it's quite possible that you have a damaged ignition switch or faulty ignition relay. To know for certain, an on-site inspection by a professional mechanic can help diagnose...
Question
My 2007 Maxima stalls and bucks mainly after takeoff. What can possibly be the issue?
Stalling is typically an engine related issue unless something very unusual like a torque converter malfunction is at issue. So, engine management and controls would be evaluated first in a diagnostic. Among the causes that would be considered are a...
Question
VDC off
The engine computer will lose certain stored "adaptive" data when you disconnect the battery but that would not result in any significant "reduced power". This could be an electrical issue and it may also be that there were co-existing "engine...
Question
Overheated and engine knock
If your car has almost a quarter million miles on it it is quite plausible that it needs an engine replacement, Especially if it has been overheated. While it's possible to damage an engine by driving it with too much...
Question
I have a 2009 Maxima is dead,have a replacement key and can't unlock it at all
Hi Gabriel. Thanks for contacting us today. I'm not quite clear on the issue you're having. If the key you currently have will not open the vehicle, then you'll need to call a locksmith to open the car or head...
Question
I’m trying to losen the crackshaft pulley on a 98 Nissan Maxima which way to I turn it to losen it?
Turn the bolt counterclockwise while using the Nissan special service tool (or equivalent) to securely hold the central portion of the balancer. Be sure not to hold the outer circumference of the balancer or the pulley as that will damage...
Question
I have a 2001 Nissan Maxima wich I recently fixed from a clogged catalytic converter and when I have it in park and rev it makes a
If your old catalyst came apart it may have broke apart and pieces of it got into the muffler or exhaust pipe and can continue to rattle. You may have to tap on the entire exhaust to locate where it...
Question
why is battery and brake light on?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The battery light and brake light often illuminate together when your alternator has failed. You can verify this easily by scanning for diagnostic codes. These are codes that pertain to the warning lights, and...
Question
Wheel locked up
Hi. The parking brake system on the Maxima uses 3 cables. One control cable from the handle, and one cable going to each rear wheel brake caliper. A visible inspection of both calipers needs to be administered with both the...
Question
Transmission Control Module
Hi there. Replacing a transmission control module is not a service that our professional mobile mechanics are able to complete due to the complexity of programming it to link with the ECU. It's a job that should be completed by...
Question
Traction Control System
As you may know, your TCS light relates to the traction control system. Depending on the kind of conditions you are driving in (i.e. snowing, slippery, bumpy, etc.), this may be activated. The traction control system monitors the steering stability...
Question
Steering wheel stiff
Hello. If the wheel takes a lot of effort to turn, the power steering system is likely the problem. The power steering system includes the pump, rack and pinion, pressure and return lines. Your issue is likely due to a...
Question
Starting problem
At 180.000 miles, it could be just about anything. The P0161 and P0140 codes are oxygen sensor codes, and probably don't have anything to do with the starting issue, though you should have that investigated. The P0300 code however is...
Question
Service engine soon
Codes P0014 and P0024 are related to the exhaust valve timing. The engine is equipped with variable valve timing. This system is oil pressure fed. It can vary intake and exhaust cam timing to allow the engine to make good...
Question
Security light; car won't start
Often times when the ignition is replaced the security system will need to reprogrammed to recognize that a component has been legitimately replaced and that the vehicle is not being stolen. I would ask one of the mechanics at YourMechanic...
Question
My engine is knocking
When your car begins to knock due to a lack of oil, this could mean many different things, such as broken or bent valves, a bad camshaft, rod or main bearings, and many other different things. As you may know,...
Question
My car wont start
It sounds like you may have a starter failure. Sometimes a loose battery connection can cause a similar symptom. If the battery terminals are tight, I would suspect the starter. A certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, should...
Question
my car stalls when I accelerate
A car that is getting fuel and is properly tuned should take off quickly when the accelerator is pressed. A vehicle that is sluggish or slow to accelerate can be dangerous, especially at intersections and on-ramps.Modern cars have a very...
Question
My car has been stalling out on me.
This may be a sign of a failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve is located on or near your intake manifold that monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question