Main IndexAuto Repair Home Search Posts SEARCH
POSTS
Who's Online WHO'S
ONLINE
Log in LOG
IN







Nissan Maxima Cylinder Misfire


  Email This Post



razeq8
New User

Dec 24, 2010, 2:57 AM

Post #1 of 6 (9077 views)
Shortcut
Nissan Maxima Cylinder Misfire Sign In

Nissan Maxima 2000
129000 miles
6cyl

Started misfiring intermittently, engine light on. It would start sometimes, and misfire the whole time I drove it, other times, I could drive it just fine. Took into a shop and they said it was a bad coil (P0300 Random Cylinder Misfire and P1320 Primary Ignition Fault), replaced the ignition coil, and it ran fine for a while. When the misfire started again (more frequently) I took it to a different shop, it gave the same codes, only one indicated a particular cylinder, problem is, it wouldn't stay the same cylinder when cleared and checked. Mechanic checked for vacuum leaks, checked the crank sensor, and the fuel injectors. This helped the misfire, but did not fix it entirely. I have replaced the spark plugs and all 6 of the ignition coils, it seemed to be running fine for about 3 weeks after that and it began misfiring again this morning.

I am at wit's end with this, it's already cost me $400 and still isn't fixed. My mechanic tells me the only thing he can think of is that aftermarket coils could be causing it. The coils I have are Hamburg Technic, which are aftermarket, but they are brand new, and this problem hasn't truly seemed to change. The only other thing I can think of is that there is something causing the coils to go bad, but I don't know what the would be, since the spark plugs are standard NGK's.


re-tired
Veteran / Moderator


Dec 24, 2010, 2:38 PM

Post #2 of 6 (9054 views)
Shortcut
Re: Nissan Maxima Cylinder Misfire [In reply to] Sign In

You stated that you checked the injectors. Have you actually removed and inspected them? Inspect the harness and the connectors/plugins real good.. Nissian is having a ton of problems with the inj system.Google "2000 maxima injector problems" for more info.


LIFE'S SHORT GO FISH


Sidom
Veteran / Moderator


Dec 24, 2010, 4:57 PM

Post #3 of 6 (9049 views)
Shortcut
Re: Nissan Maxima Cylinder Misfire [In reply to] Sign In

In addition to what RT advised to do. There is also a problem with some of their grounds coming loose. Look around the v/c & intake, they have grounds bolted there that if they come loose can give you some strange intermittent running problems....

Also even if they are tight, make sure they have a clean connection..






__________________________________________________________________________________________



razeq8
New User

Dec 24, 2010, 10:55 PM

Post #4 of 6 (9043 views)
Shortcut
Re: Nissan Maxima Cylinder Misfire [In reply to] Sign In

Mechanic removed and ohm tested the injectors, they all tested out fine. The fuel injector(s) was his first guess too. I'm not good with cars at all, v/c? And Air intake I presume? If I know what I'm looking for there's a good chance I can find it an check for myself.


(This post was edited by razeq8 on Dec 24, 2010, 11:00 PM)


Jeff Norfolk
Enthusiast / Moderator


Dec 25, 2010, 8:41 PM

Post #5 of 6 (9021 views)
Shortcut
Re: Nissan Maxima Cylinder Misfire [In reply to] Sign In

As RT said look at the connections on the injoctors well. Look for green corrosion. Or any type for that matter. these are real bad about the injector plugs getting corroded.

Jeff


Sidom
Veteran / Moderator


Dec 26, 2010, 8:28 PM

Post #6 of 6 (9010 views)
Shortcut
Re: Nissan Maxima Cylinder Misfire [In reply to] Sign In

Sry bout that.........v/c= valve cover and the other would be the intake manifold...

Nissan has some braid wire grounds going to both and if the get loose or corroded can cause some problems..






__________________________________________________________________________________________





Nissan Maxima Cylinder Misfire


  Email This Post
 
 






Latest Forum Post
This might be a stupid ? but is the steering wheel supposed to lock with the key...
Ok guys, I'm workin on grandma's 08 Taurus V6. The first symptom was the check e...
I have a 2002 Toyota Sienna van. Last April I had my tires changed out and imme...
My 2001 Chrysler Sebering Convertible V6 / 2.7 L ist overheating. Everybody who...
Have 2007 Chevrolet HHR and have a temp gage not working as well as my a/c compr...
2010 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L 4cyl 5M ~52,500 miles About 2 weeks ago, the chec...

Feed Button


Used Car Search
Used Car Price Ranges:
Under $5,000
$20,000
$35,000

$10,000
$25,000
$40,000
$15,000
$30,000
$45,000
Over $45,000
Search used Cars By Manufacturers:
Used Acura
Used Audi
Used BMW
Used Buick
Used Cadillac
Used Chevrolet
Used Chrysler
Used Dodge
Used FIAT
Used Ford
Used GMC

Used Honda
Used Hyundai
Used Infiniti
Used Jaguar
Used Jeep
Used Kia
Used Land Rover
Used Lexus
Used Lincoln
Used Mazda
Used Mercedes-Benz

Used MINI
Used Mitsubishi
Used Nissan
Used Porsche
Used Saab
Used Scion
Used Subaru
Used Suzuki
Used Toyota
Used Volkswagon
Used Volvo
2010 Honda Civic
$15,770
2004 Jeep
$8,991
2012 Mustang
$22,990
1997 Honda Cr-V
$4,490
2010 Toyota Prius
$17,496
2010 BMW 328
$26,980




Automotive Forum Categories
Automotive Repair
Auto Body Repair and Refinishing
AC Auto Repair Help Forum
Automotive Wiring and Electrical

Auto Insurance and Car Financing
Automotive World
Brake Systems
Car Stereo Repair Advice
Car Troubleshooting
Engine and Car Noises
Engine Fault Codes
Engine Troubleshooting
Exhaust System Repair

Steering and Suspension
Tricks of the Trade
General Discussions
Car Shows and Events
The Bargin Bin
Motor Vehicle Inspection
Car Care Tips
Traffic Ticket Help
Car Racing

Gasoline, Motor Oils, Concept Cars
Remote Control Cars and Vehicles
Truck Repair
Truck Repair Advice


Truck Engine Repair
Truck Suspension Repair
Motorcycle Repair
Motorcycle and ATV Repairs

Motorcycle Body Repair
Motorcycle Clutch Repair
Motorcycle Engine Repair
Motorcycle Seat Repair
Car Forum Posts - Sitemap


Search for (options) Privacy