20th Aug 2007, 08:32

Hi again.

I just got my smog tested with the error codes removed and it passes. I just want to say, if you invest between $65 to $100 on a device that can check error codes, then you can see the error codes. I still think it is the electrical system on the Maxima that is at fault. I had my error codes removed and now I have driven over 100 miles and the error codes have not come back and the engine light has not come back on. Initially it was the O2 sensor problem and I am glad I didn't spend $600 on it. I still think it is because of the electrical spikes that cause the engine light to come on.

21st Aug 2007, 12:21

Same problem with my Nissan 2000 GLE. The check engine light has been on for a year. Autozone tells me it is the oxygen sensor. I have not had it changed. It comes on and goes off randomly. Also, my entire climate control is messed up. I have to run it on manual for any proper AC. Anyone else has this problem?

23rd Aug 2007, 16:06

Boy am I sorry I didn't read this site prior to purchasing my 2000 Maxima GLE. I haven't had the car a week, and now the SES light is on and it won't start up without giving it a little gas.

It runs fine once it's started, no other problems as of yet. I don't know if I should start troubleshooting the problems... which could mean more money wasted. Should I ignore it and keep riding?

31st Aug 2007, 14:13

Hey you guys, I have a question; I have to replace the Mass Air Flow Meter on my 2003 Maxima SE. If I do this, and disconnect my battery for a few hours, will this work? Or do I need to get my car "reprogrammed," which is what the dealer said would have to happen. Any help?


13th Sep 2007, 13:48

I also have 2001 Maxima GXE with the P0505 issue. I have replaced the ECM, the IACV, the MAF, the motor mounts, the cam position sensor (what that had to do with anything is a question) and had the idle relearn performed.

The light returned.

It seems to have problems on start-up, but after that is runs well.

Any ideas? Up to $2000 at this point. Keep thinking it can't take much more to get it repaired, but I may be wrong!

17th Sep 2007, 21:23

I bought my Nissan Maxima 1995 GLE and still have it. That is more tnah 12 years. MAF sensor code P0150 came to life at 150,000 miles. I ignored it for several months until car started stalling when I had 170,000 miles. Went to local junk yard and got a sensor for $75.00. Replaced it myself and reset the code myself without paying anybody any penny. Real simple, there are 4 bolts to the air intake manifold and 1 house clamp.

Resetting the code is also easy without any test equipment. Turn the screw on PCM clockwise all the way, wait for 2 seconds turn it back counterclockwise all the way. Faulty codes start flashing, repeat it and you are done.

Now my light came on, 3 long flashes and 3 short flashes after you do the screw turning thing. That is the code for

O2 sensor, left bank, fortunately for me because it is easy to replace. Will get one for $44.00 and that's it.

I do not understand people paying thousands of dollars for those???

Major repairs after having the car for 12 years:

Front shock absorbers,

CV boots,

Battery (twice),

Transmission fluid, screen clean

Spark plugs (once at 137,000 miles),

A/C charged at 150,000

Cooling fluid, radiator hoses, thermostat

Oil/filter every 5,000

Air filter every 20,000

All 4 tires (twice)

Brake pads as needed.

All together during 12 years no more than $2,000.

10th Oct 2007, 10:30

How do you remove the side lights of Nissan maxima 2000 and who march oil it takes.

14th Oct 2007, 19:08

On a 2000 Maxima, how can I remove the Plenum to change the rear Valve cover gasket. I tried removing every harness, cables and screws as possible... after that I must have messed up something because now I get the error P0505 for the idle problem.

I went to a mechanic and he said that, just to take the plenum off it should take 4 hours x $85/hour: $340 plus tax.



16th Oct 2007, 02:33

Boy, I sure wish someone would've advised me of this page before I purchased my 200 Maxima GLE. I'm getting the sparks and the coils replaced now. Next, I might have the electrical work done in it. It runs and idle fine, however it jerks somewhat. it was running fine before I added the gas treatment and then the check engine light came on and the car is jerking. I ran all the old fuel out,however it still has the same problem. The code read that I blew a spark plug #2. Is this the beginning of my problems. signed scared.

18th Oct 2007, 20:43

How can Nissan not issue some kind of recall on the 2000 Maxima GLE! I have the same same problems with the sensors and ses light as everyone else. I have a warranty that I purchased from the dealer that has helped with repair costs, but this is starting to get expensive. The light refuses to stay off!! I have 10,000 miles left on my warranty and now I am getting scared. Looks like I am going to have to get a new car that will definitly not be a Nissan. Thank you Nissan for ruining what was once a great relationship.

19th Oct 2007, 01:23

Bought my 2000 Maxima new.

Right after 36,000 mile warranty and a visit to have my car serviced, the light came on. Service adviser at dealership informed me that it was the O2 sensor without even checking the codes or anything else. This told me right then and there that Nissan knows there is a defect with this car.

Took it to another dealership in another town and asked to have the SES light turned off. The adviser there said that there was something wrong with my transmission without anyone even looking at my car. Drove to a third dealership after calling Nissan to complain about all this and they reset the light. No problems until today, 84,000 miles. Light's on, car shuddering and has a very weird exhaust smell. Is it safe to drive it to a repair shop or should I have it towed?

It's such a drag because all things considered, I love this car. I think I'm about to buy only American everything from now on. At least the parts don't prevent you from buying your groceries or paying your rent.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the local dealership gouging me 600 bucks for a starter last winter.

9th Nov 2007, 01:32

I want to thank all of you for you comments and suggestions. Its very helpful. I'm having the rough early morning idle as well. So I am going to try the cleaning of the maf sensor first unplug my battery. Take it to autozone for a diagnostic reading. Hope it works.. Good luck to you all and God bless you...

21st Feb 2008, 15:48

I also have a 2000 Nissan Maxima with 140,000 miles on it. I think my SES light has been on since July/August of last year. I went in October to get it checked out. I was told no codes came up. So I've just continued to drive it. Within the last month is has started shutting off on me when I come to a stop. I have to start it up and hit the gas to go real quickly or it will just shut off again. It also sometimes tends to idle high when I'm at stop as well, like it wants to turn off. I'll probably invest in an MAF soon. I just need to find a new mechanic that can do this for me. I didn't realize what a problem this was until today and I found this forum here.