1997 Nissan.5 Altima - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


Can someone get back to this issue and what was the fix? My car starting doing that and I don’t know what to check first. It would help a lot if someone could answer back

1997 Nissan.5... | Answered on Dec 26, 2019 | 428 views


Check the intank fuel pump

1997 Nissan.5... | Answered on Jun 13, 2017 | 72 views


Try pushing your shifter all the way forward while trying to turning the key to the off position and pulling the key out. You will most likely have to buy a new shifter lever or the whole shifter assembly.

1997 Nissan.5... | Answered on Mar 18, 2015 | 359 views


You need to first look under the drivers side dash area near the hood release/fuse panel area and see if there is a valet switch. The switch will look like a little toggle or a push switch. After you locate it, turn the ignition switch to the on position(dont start it) and flick the valet to the opposite position it is in now. If done correctly in most cases the red system light will stay a constant instead of off or blinking indicating you are in valet mode. Next try to start the engine. If this doesnt work you need to remove the alarm system and repair the ignition switch wiring or replace the electrical portion of the ignition switch. The aftermarket alarm cuts into the ignition switch wires and bypasses the start circuit through the alarm module. When disarmed the alarm completes the circuit and allows the car to start. Good luck hope this helps and please rate this.

1997 Nissan.5... | Answered on May 28, 2014 | 1,471 views


Your timing has jumped.

1997 Nissan.5... | Answered on Apr 19, 2014 | 44 views


car has a rev limiter

1997 Nissan.5... | Answered on Mar 08, 2014 | 127 views


fixing leaks in oil pans is iffy at best as the oil is in the metal making it hard to weld up. Get a pan from a wreckers.

1997 Nissan.5... | Answered on Dec 03, 2013 | 57 views


Sounds like plugged catalytic converter, Disconnect exhaust in front of Cat. and see what happens. Check to see if you are losing fluid from radiator.

1997 Nissan.5... | Answered on Oct 28, 2013 | 280 views


whats a OCD?

1997 Nissan.5... | Answered on Oct 28, 2013 | 164 views


For what specific plug?

1997 Nissan.5... | Answered on Aug 16, 2013 | 66 views


the ac belt is sperate from the power steering belt.. sounds to me you need to replace the belts (both of them) but theres a idler pully in the middle of them all witch may have a bearing going out on it..i had to change mine at about 85,000.. when i had the belts off i spun the pully and it was excessivly stiff cause'n slipage and also a squel.. hope its not the alt, or water pump making the noise..they can run ya into some $$

1997 Nissan.5... | Answered on May 07, 2013 | 344 views


Is the serpentine belt still on the engine, and is it tight ?
Does the alternator pulley turn when the engine is cranked or running ?

1997 Nissan.5... | Answered on Apr 26, 2013 | 161 views


might be your coil.. that was my problem, but never had an sparks...

1997 Nissan.5... | Answered on Jan 25, 2013 | 64 views


sounds like your alternator could be going bad, most major autoparts stores will do a free battery, starter and alternator test, and tell you what your problem is. just make sure you ask for a full charging system test otherwise they will probably just check the battery (if the battery tests bad you wont get an accurate test on your alternator, so replace the battery then have them run the test again right away) If it is the alternator, dont let it go too long, a bad alternator can kill your battery, a bad battery can kill your alternator and starter, and a bad starter can kill a battery.

no promises that this is your problem but it is where I would start, there are other possibilites as well, such as a weak feul pump or clogged fuel filter, if your engine isn't getting enough gas it will dog down and stall. But like I said above I would start with the battery/alternator/starter test.

1997 Nissan.5... | Answered on Sep 01, 2012 | 256 views


Usually there will be a chart on the back of lid for the fuzebox. And it will say what kind of fuze it is.

1997 Nissan.5... | Answered on Jun 02, 2012 | 1,124 views


Check your fuel pressure it should be 43 psi at an idle with the pressure regulator vacuum hose blocked off.It sounds like you might have a weak fuel pump.If its good then take the mass air flow sensor off and spray the small thin wires inside with a non-chlronated brake cleaner let dry for 10 minutes and re-install.

1997 Nissan.5... | Answered on Jan 25, 2012 | 64 views


What language do you speak?

1997 Nissan.5... | Answered on Jan 12, 2012 | 43 views


Should be in the fuse panel on the left hand side of the dash. The owners manual will identify each fuse for you.

1997 Nissan.5... | Answered on Jan 12, 2012 | 83 views

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