20 Most Recent 1991 Nissan Maxima - Page 5 Questions & Answers

Check the water pump - it might not transport enough cooling fluid as it used too.

1991 Nissan... | Answered on Jun 29, 2011

The temperature gauge goes to hot even though there is water in the bottle

1991 Nissan... | Answered on Jun 22, 2011

It is 20, and 10 years past its designed life, this stuff happens. You need to figure out whether the latch cable has broken or the latch itself is bad. If the cable is bad, you should be able to reach up under the dash, find the cable coming from the back of the lever and pull it out from the inside. If it comes freely, then you know it is broken but do NOT pull it all the way out. If however the cable is good but the latch is broken you are going to have to get at the latch via under the bumper or through the grille, and unbolt it or the male prong on the hood. Some extensions and swivels will come in handy for your socket set. When you get the latch or prong loose the hood will open

There is also a remote possibility that the spring which pops the hood up when you pull the lever has broken and the hood is actually unlatched so long as the lever is pulled. Check this by having someone pull and hold the lever from inside while you try to open the hood and release the secondary.

1991 Nissan... | Answered on Jun 21, 2011

Check the brake light swtch above the brake pedal, it might be sticking.

1991 Nissan... | Answered on May 11, 2011

The fault with the temperature guage will be that there is some loose connection from the sensor as it fails to read. So check the new sensor and connections.
The car seems to overheat as it is possible that the radiator needs a flushing. So please check the radiator ports, check on the timing of the engine, all the four wheels for free running and the brakes , if there is jamming while on the run that can strain the engine.

1991 Nissan... | Answered on May 10, 2011

That is a V6 engine. It has a timing belt and not a chain. Here is a picture that I hope helps.


Be careful because the pistons will hit the valves if the timing isn't set right.

1991 Nissan... | Answered on May 07, 2011

Hi, the voltage should be at least 14 at the battery with engine running. If the voltage is higher at the alternator, the charge wire or fuse is bad. If the voltage is good at the battery, the likely problem is a draw in the car. Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r5925550-dead_battery_troubleshooting . These are genericinstructions. If you get stuck or need specific instructions for your car, please get back to me with model, year and engine info.

1991 Nissan... | Answered on May 02, 2011

here you go. i hope this helps and good luck.


1991 Nissan... | Answered on Apr 23, 2011

either transmission or motor--with the age cud be a # of things--start with simplest 1st--chec fluid and level in gears--then test fuel pump etc--when was last electrical tuneup--buy a repair book for maintenance details

1991 Nissan... | Answered on Apr 07, 2011

Are you sure what you found is the temperature sensor? It sounds like it could be a faulty camshaft position sensor. That would explain the erratic idle and rpm spike. Will aslo cause the engine to skip because of the irregular signal being sent back to the ecm.

1991 Nissan... | Answered on Mar 30, 2011

You either have a bad solenoid or the computer needs to be replaced.

1991 Nissan... | Answered on Mar 28, 2011


1991 Nissan... | Answered on Mar 14, 2011

Either bad starter relay, bad wiring between the switch and the solenoid, or a bad ignition switch.

1991 Nissan... | Answered on Mar 13, 2011

Nissan doesn't use an inertia switch, they use a roll over valve.

1991 Nissan... | Answered on Mar 10, 2011

i would check that your starter motor isnt f**ked or has a break in the line.. your battery isnt dead.. that you have no blown fuses as their should be a fuse for your starter motor... and that your ignition is working and not shorting out these are all common problems in cars..

hope this helps XD

1991 Nissan... | Answered on Mar 09, 2011

your transmission is either out of fluid or is damaged beyond functionality-sounds real bad, if it takes reving the car over 6 grand to move it, you need a trans.

1991 Nissan... | Answered on Mar 03, 2011

You should get a colder thermastat, the one you have is set to close at a hotter temp. they make differnt temps for differnt cars.

1991 Nissan... | Answered on Feb 25, 2011

Plugs and wires would be my next try.

1991 Nissan... | Answered on Feb 22, 2011

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