Top 20 1996 Nissan Maxima Questions & Answers


Sounds like the lens of the laser needs to be cleaned and easiest way is to buy a cd player cleaner but you can take the player apart and clean that lens with a Qtip and some rubbing alcohol.

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So you fixed 'EGRC Solenoid valve' and now you have 'System too lean, bank 1'
Check the settings.

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There are about 300 possible trouble codes on these pre-OBDII vehicles. Find out how to read the codes and then post them here.
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Sounds like a fuel issue if you have run it dry, maybe a blocked fuel filter, or maybe it needs new spark plugs, check the air filter as well.

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Yes, it will probably get messed up!! You might have already damaged the engine when you started it the first time. Re-check your cam and crank timing marks. Make sure they're EXACTLY lined up.
If in doubt, pay a mechanic to fix it!

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Check radiator for flow. Blockage. Should have no cold area when car is hot

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Buy a used BCM from a auto salvage yard . $20 buck's , Or buy a reman one .then have the dealer program it . Rather then guessing an replacing part's ( receiver ) They have a factory scan tool , do you ? They can view data inputs to the BCM ,can you ? They can tell if the module is communicating ,can you . They have factory service repair information ,do you ? Just because you don't like their price . These people have reman auto control module's

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try taking the thermostat out, see if it still gets hot, if its a vg30 engine, there could be trapped air in the system, there is a bleeder valve on one of the heater hoses, passenger side, right at the firewall

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code p 0500 is the VSS ( vehicle speed sensor)
code p 0600 is the CAN bus--malfunction
code p 1447 is the EVAP system
the car is 21 years old and there will be more problems that what you have been told about
The price that you would expect to pay is junk yard value and anything else would be a bottomless money pit for you

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Check your fuses first.

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Did you change the fuel filter. The fuel additive you used will not get the water out of an old fuel filter. Excessive water in the fuel could cause the misfire. The Maxima is probably due for timing belt due to age. Missing teeth on the timing belt will result in timing walk. The knock sensor is probably getting pre ignition signals. Look at the belt and get the fuel clean and go from there. (Do an OBDII Scan)

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it should be on the heater control valve up against the firewall

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It sounds like your car has an intermittent open current feed problem. Has there been any electrical/component repair or replacement recently? If so, that would be a starting point for diagnosis. Sounds like an ignition switch type problem. If you had an intermittent battery connection, the car would continue to run from the alternator output, but would not cause the warning lights to go through their initial "bulb check" sequence. But if "on" voltage is lost at the ignition switch, or that circuit, it would.

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I would go for throttle body.

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The lower ball joint is not replaceable, if the ball joint is defective the lower control arm or transverse link must be replace

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to start with does turning the od button on allow it to start
if it does leave it at that because it will not get to over drive unless throttle settings and road speed are right
the problem with used cars is that previous owners change things and don't pass on the changes so it may have been tampered with
you could always take it to an accredited auto electrician to have the circuit checked out for changes

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Considering the age of the car it would be wise to remove the fuel injectors and have them tested and have the fuel system checked for pressure and delivery volume, pressure regulator function...

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