Question about Nissan Altima
Hi, I have a Nissan Altima GXE 2001 automatic with 100,000 miles, its idle keeps going high when in Parking or in Neutral gears, otherwise it's just ok. Gas smell is also present outside the car after some driving. The shifting to 4th gear is also noticeable. Gives very low gas mileage in city (15mpg), although highway miles are fine (29mpg). Is this problem related to transmission, throttle, gasket leakage, or something else. It's spark plugs, engine gasket, and transmission fluid were recently changed around a month ago. Thanks
I have the same problem with my harrier 3000cc car. We have changed the idling sensor, airflow sensor. air filter, we have had the throttle checked, spark plugs, wiring and nothing works. The smell you are getting could be from your gear box, have it checked out early and if the gear shift is noticeable then you will need a gearbox specialist to open it and change the clutch plates. Good luck.
Posted on Aug 23, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
well it didn't hurt anything to put the new fluids in. Always good to keep up on those some of the time forgotten routine maintenance. The erratic idle could be caused by a number of things. A leaking intake manifold gasket is one but usually is a steady higher racing idle. Could be clogged injector/s, not sure if you have a throttle body which would house a single injector or a fuel rail which would house 4, one by each cylinder. The other possibilities are any of the sensors that feed the information needed to the brain/on board computer to control the air and fuel to the engine under all conditions for optimal performance, and the emission control system.
Trouble shooting comes with several options. Fortunately most vehicles since the start of the electronic fuel injection systems, that would be everything since the end of the carburetor, comes with some description of an on board diagnostic system for trouble shooting the sensors and such.You can purchase a diagnostic tool, and you will need to purchase a Haynes or Chiltons Manual for your year make and model which will tell you what all of the different codes mean. You can find these at any of the auto part chains such as Auto Zone, Discount Auto Parts, Pep Boys etc. Most of these stores will test your on board diagnostics with their tool free of charge. The Manual never hurts to have in your possession as it covers mostly everything from A to Z for mechanical and electrical repair and troubleshooting. Some vehicles have a way of giving you error msg's by a series of turning the ignition key on and off a certain number of times, and giving a code by a series of an in dash light blinking and pausing, this would also be covered in the manual for your make and model.
Hope this helps,
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
My service engine soon light came on saturday on my 2003 nissan altima 2.5s, took it to the dealer and he stated I need a Catalytic Converter for the light to go off. Last yr Jan I had the same thing happen and there was a recall on the ECM they reset it for free. Any suggestions? I am so tired of getting ripped off being a single woman. The repair price they gave me was $940, my mechanic says he can repair w/new converter total charge of $300
Posted on Mar 17, 2009
SOURCE: 92 Accord Automatic shifting
Has anyone change the transmission fluid and used anything other than Honda ATF-Z1. If so, have the fluid/filter changed in this car and use only Honda Fluid. This is the only fluid that you can use in a Honda. Even if you have used the correct fluid an fluid/filter change may help. If that is not the case then I suggest you seek out a trusted professional.
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
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