22nd Nov 2006, 02:27

MY 2000 Maxima se all of a sudden will not start or idle and my Dash board lights seem weak in some spots. This happened out of nowhere. Does anyone have similar problem?

29th Nov 2006, 07:12

I have a 99 Nissan Maxima with no service engine soon light warning. However, in order to get the car started whether cold or hot you have to pump the accelerator a couple of times. I have a new alternator, solenoid, spark plugs, 02 sensor, knock senor, fuel regulator, fuel filter, and coils. Why should I have to pump the accelerator to get my car started hot or cold? Any help would be appreciated to dt1961@aol.com.

30th Nov 2006, 08:40

Thanks to the person who shared the tip about putting 93 octane in the tank to clear the SES light. This WORKED for me. Light came back on after a couple months of regular unleaded, but then let it go to almost empty and fill with high-test, and bingo the light goes off again. Car runs fine, my mechanic can't find anything in the "history" for the SES light when he checks, so I'm assuming all is well and the light going off and on is just a quirk.

3rd Dec 2006, 21:58

I have 2000 Nissan Maxima SE, and It has almost broke me to keep it going. First I replaced a Starter which was covered under warranty thank God, Then I have had several strut and axle problems can't seem to get rid of a bumping noise in right axle. I am now having roughness in the engine not sure of what that will cost, I've replaced the a/c compressor, motor mounts, spark plugs, new coils, 02 sensors, cv axles and air flow meter all this year 2006 which totals $3,250. I traded my Accord for this Maxima, worst mistake of my life. I will not buy another Nissan Product. I remember the salesman telling me when I bought the car that I would forget all about my Accord. Yeah Right!!!

5th Dec 2006, 18:51

I have a 2001 Maxima and the car will stall right after it's started when cold. If you hold the RPM's up for approximately 10 seconds the idle will level out and will run fine. Any suggestions?

The car has 140,000k on it and has had no other problems to speak of.

Kevin N.

6th Dec 2006, 08:58

My dealer wants to replace my front converter for 750 after they have replaced the exhaust and one of the coils.

Does this sound right? I am already in for 1,000 and now they want to charge another 750,

7th Dec 2006, 17:54

I have a 2000 Nissan Maxima SE and experienced many of the problems listed above. I have 88K on mine and about 3 weeks ago my SES, Slip, and Battery Lights all went on so my vehicle would not pass inspection. A diagnostic test indicated that an ignition coil was misfiring, but would not identify which one??? my mechanic (X-mechanic) said all 6 needed to be replaced at $100 per coil + Labor. I looked into it and found them for $49 each (rock auto) and replaced them myself. The lights went off and the vehicle ran well for 1 day. I tried to start it and nothing, but clicking. I took the battery to the shop that I purchased it from (8 months ago) for a test and they said it had a bad cell - they gave me a new one and when replaced, the car ran great! THEN, a few days later it would not start again -- I replaced the alternator and now the vehicle starts and runs well, but the battery light is still on so the vehicle won't pass inspection - I have disconnected the neg over night, but the light is still on - any thoughts?

8th Dec 2006, 13:21

I have a 2000 Maxima SE. Since the weather has gotten colder my car is running very rough. It is almost like it is bogged down by something until the engine gets warmed up. After that it runs fine. Also when I start it it, it sounds like I've turn the key while the engine is already running. Is this normal? If anyone has any suggestions on how to fix these problems please post a comment. Thanks for the help.

23rd Dec 2006, 18:51

I have Maxima 2000 GLE and sometimes SES light on. I was very worried at the first time and went to dealer about 3000 miles. The local dealer said everything was fine and it was fine for a very long time (about 80K, I only did 30k 60k services at dealer besides regular oil change, Nissan original tires were very bad and I doubt my local dealer never did tire rotation at any service at all). Recently the SES light was on. I found it was useful to share this information. 1. Check air filter. the most time I got SES light on was due to air filter needed to be replaced. After doing it, the best way to turn off SES light is to disconnect negative battery for overnight. 2. Check the gas cap. So far that's all the reasons I got from my Maxima.

28th Dec 2006, 20:34

My son has a 1999 Nissa Maxima which has developed a problem when trying to fill the gas tank. It will only allow about 1-1 1/2 gals. in before it kicks the pump off. The tank was also hissing like it was pressurized. He replaced the charcoal filter canister as well as the solenoid which vents to the canister and the pressurizing problem seems to have gone away, but he still can't get gas to pump into the tank. All the vent tubes have been blown and are clear. Any suggestions or has anyone else had this happen??

14th Jan 2007, 21:23

I have a most unusual problem. My 1999 Nissan Maxima with a 5 speed manual transmission has 132,000 miles on it. For the most part it has run quite well except for the occasional Check Engine Light.

There has been a lot of rain in the central Ohio area recently, and my problem is that the car won't turn over or even mutter a sound from the starter when the ignition switch is engaged.

The battery is brand NEW, however, NO lights come on and no clicking is evident when I attempt a start.

To get it home, I had it jumped with the old battery in place, and barely made the homeward trip. The new battery doesn't even allow a dome light; so I am not even sure whether it's the alternator, a blown fuse, a dead switch, an over-worn ignition key, or a dead short (which seems unlikely).

Any thoughts?

15th Jan 2007, 02:29

Hey guys, I own a 2000 Maxima GLE and I got a question (first car)

Can I drive my car with a bad Catalytic Converter? I just got service engine light? 2 days ago


15th Jan 2007, 11:02

Normally you can, as long is not a mechanical failure that may block the exhaust. Of course that the check engine light will remain open. But I expect either to loose some power or to have an increased fuel consumption. If the check engine flashes it is a different story. You need to service the car right away. Good luck.

16th Jan 2007, 11:54

I also have a 2000 Maxima 140,000 miles. At around 4K RPM the car looses any performance this is going on flat surface or up hills. At low speeds and around town the problem is tollerable. I took to local mechanic they ran extensive (6 hours worth) of diagnostics. They finally quit with no resolution only suggestions of re-flashing or replacing CPU or changing the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS). In their estimation the problem is electrical/sensor-related. Has anyone else been given this diagnosis? Did it work??/

As far as O2 sensor the best advice I can give is to ignore it. My car also has the rattles on the right front side that I also ignore!