27th Jan 2006, 11:19
Dear Fellow Maxima Coil Sufferers:
As is the lingo, I am now in the club. The SES light went on a few weeks ago, and since, the car (Maxima 99) had idling problems for 30 seconds twice, but now is fine. I wonder if I can tough out this problem and not replace the coils (quoted at ~$1000 (Canadian)?
28th Jan 2006, 09:24
I joined the club, too! My car was having severe problems starting in the cold weather. At first I thought I got some bad gas, but quickly realized that was not the problem. I decided to look around online and see if I could figure out the potential culprits. That led me to this site and I was pretty sure that I had discovered the problem. Yesterday morning I went to the local parts store, per a post here, and lo and behold, the infamous P1320!
I used to manage a collision repair shop so I called my friend to ask him how much his discount was on Nissan parts. He said 25% off and that he and my husband could replace them for me. He drove the hour to the Nissan dealer to pick them up because it was too late for delivery. They got together last night and after 45 minutes the repair was complete. The car runs amazingly better now.
One tip I would have is to get your spark plugs while you're replacing the coils if you're doing a DIY. You mind as well because they're right there.
Thank you so much to everyone here for sharing your stories because I ended up replacing them all for $367 instead of paying a fortune to the dealer. My local dealer would have been $800+, so it's truly appreciated.
29th Jan 2006, 16:29
2001 Pathfinder with 74k miles; Jan5, 2006 developed a rough engine; dealer advised $80. to computer check the "service engine soon" light and determined that one cylinder misfired. Because of the cost ($800.+ to replace all (nissan recommended all rather than one) ), did one and now 300 miles later, lights back on and I have the problem described. This is not right. This must be a faulty design when the company recommends that all coil packs be replaced rather that the faulty coil. While I like the auto, I intend to make this a problem for resolution by Nissan. I will make the repairs b/c I need to work, but I intend to be reimbursed.
2nd Feb 2006, 21:24
I am glad I found this column. My 2000 maxima has behaved exactly like every one of you guys. At 65000 miles the engine started quitting, brought to the dealer and had the MAF replaced. Weeks ago at 85000 miles the SES came on with that crazy Slip and TCF lights coming on even when the car is started and I have not moved the car. Brought it to Autozone last week and like most of you, the P1320 code showed up. I have not done a thing yet since I am researching what is the real cause of the problem. Car runs erratic, but keeps going. Looks like this is a coil problem from all the postings. Thanks for the suggestions of DIY.
10th Feb 2006, 21:04
Seems like a good place to vent. Cars get old, parts get worn. No car company is perfect. Replace the ignition coils with the alternative better quality aftermarket part and get on with your life. Theres more to life than worrying about the little things. Because life is only comprised of the little things. I just spent $850 Canadian on my 2001 Maxima SE. Replaced an O2 sensor 2 tie rod ends and a CV joint. Car runs great now. It's time for me to enjoy it. "Some pursue happiness — others create it."
16th Feb 2006, 11:00
Just got the coil call on my 2000 Maxima SE at 89K miles, after just having a 90K tune-up and new rotors put in just 3 days ago. This is turning out to be a very expensive week, tune-up $400, new rotors $380, and now the coils at $780. I am wondering what is next. Although I like the car, I thought it would last a bit longer before I'd have to start sinking major money into it. This weekend is Presidents Day weekend - lots of sales. I have severe reservations about another Nissan.
North Andover, MA.
22nd Feb 2006, 00:48
Hello. All. I didn't know this kind of problem is occurred in Maxima a lot. In my case, I bought this 2000 Maxima Gxe at last September. It has only 47500miles. My first problem was last October. My warning light of engine service was on. In that time, I was under warranty, 3 months and 3000miles. They told me your 4th ignition coil was changed. After that, at last december, my warranty was over and last week the same warning light was on, I went again. They told me "your other coils should be changed with $100 (Diagnosis fee) +$670 (5coils and labor) +Tax, It's because you did not follow the last recommendation that should be changed the others together"... But I didn't remember to listen those kind of word. What I can remember is I just waited and they told me it's done. So I asked I didn't get those kind of recommendation. Then, he changed his word "Ah, your last error code is different with this one...".. I think they know this kind of problem on Nissan Maxima already, but they hid until they can get some profit from this one. I am angry with me not to demand an explanation deeply to them about this problem because of my English problem (I am an international student).
I have to find out how I can fix this one. I found I could buy this coil as $65... I can't confirm to change these by myself. Pray for me, please.
26th Feb 2006, 11:30
It looks like you guys need your own OBDII scanner like me. maybe then you won't keep getting owned by $800+ repair bills.
Learn how to fix it yourself. That's my policy.
3rd Mar 2006, 21:02
I am interested in purchasing ignition coils for my 2000 Maxima. It was manufactured in 10/99. I called the dealership and they told me the part numbers were 22448-2Y001 and 22448-2Y007 for the front and rear coils. In searching on the Internet, I also found part numbers 22448-2Y000 and 22448-2Y005 for the front and rear. I have no way of cross referencing my manufacture date of 10/99 to the different part numbers. The dealership did not ask me for the date of manufacture. It seems that the part numbers are all for the 2000 Maxima. Or I really do not know what I am doing in my search.
Can someone please help me decide which are the correct part numbers? Thanks in advance. John.
12th Mar 2006, 20:28
Both numbers should fit either 2000 or 2001, so don't worry about that, u'll be fine. good luck.
16th Mar 2006, 17:59
I have a set of ignition coils that I could sell you if you are interested. I was going to replace them in my 2000 Maxima, but I sold the car instead. Part numbers 22448-2Y000 and 22448-2Y005.
These numbers, (22448-2Y001 and 22448-2Y007) I was told were the same part, but I got a better deal with the other numbers.