bad short somewhere.....those never blow!
I had a 1990 nissan maxima that use to do that and the problem was my rack and pinion bushings were bad
usually blue smoke is oil
it is time to change bearing on that pulley
A bad exhaust will cause gas fumes to get inside the Nissan Maxima while it is idling. Gas fumes, if contained in an enclosed space, is dangerous.
what causes the engine light and the tcs and slip light to come on
my 93 maxima se is doing the same thing, but the fog lights are also on. they dont stay on, they turn themselves on. i do not know what causes this.
If you lost power while driving it could be the alternator. Its not charging your batter anymore
Have you checked your battery. My battery died on me all of a sudden and I could not start my car.
FUseable link or corrisio on the wires
Probable causes: loose cable or wire; faulty starter relay or solenoid.
A 97 Maxima can have these symptoms because of a bad alternator. If the alternator has low output there can be a ticking and eventually the engine will stop running.
the rotor fong on the brick and bracken causes the rack and pinion to slip. Change the synchromesh, and eat retsyn.
The OBD 2 engine code P0302 means that the ECU has recorded number two cylinder misfiring. Possible causes are the spark plug, spark plug wire, ignition coil, fuel injector, injector electrical harness, valve, valve spring, piston ring etc. The most common causes of this code on a Nissan Maxima with under 100,000 miles are spark plugs and ignition coils. A compression test can be performed to check the engine's mechanical integrity, using a compression tester like one available at DenLorsTools.com. Compression should not vary more than about 10 percent between the cylinders, any more than that can cause a rough idle.
One of the causes of a high-pitched whine during acceleration on a 1999 Nissan Maxima is a fan belt that might be a little too tight. A drop or two of any dish soap on the inside of the belt should cure the loud whine. If not, make sure all of the pulleys on the fan apparatus are turning properly.
Most alternators in market are rebuild. Mechanics use them a lot to save you money. They usually come with one year warrenty. However, if you buy an alternator from a Nissan dealer, it would run for a minimum of 3 years. Just do not buy it from any where else but a Nissan dealer. Regards.
Probably have a short in tail light or license plate light. It could also be a bad bulb. If bulb, see sources and related links below for bulb information.
its a Nissan for starters but it could be the plug wires or the plugs or the distributor
Normally heat or vibration.
I am not sure what causes this, but I have had times when my ignition key would not turn. The solution to the main problem is to turn the steering wheel slightly. This usually allows the ignition key to turn.
Coming from the drive wheels? Could be worn CV joints
the ignition control module could be the problem
Wet weather causes everything under the hood of the car (even the spark plugs which create ignition) to cool down which causes start up problems. Ignition can only happen at a certain temperature.
Calipers fail. The most common reason for this is uneven wearing of pads that cause the caliper cylinder to cant and pinch. Once it has failed, it must be replaced. If not, it may eventually lock up and create an unsafe situation.
low or no oil pressure
pree ignition timing is advanced