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Tiny
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  • 1988 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 1 MILES
Was there any recalls for fuel problems for the 1988 Nissan Maxima?
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Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 AT 12:09 AM

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Tiny
ERNEST CLARK
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No recalls. Only Technical Service Bulletins relating to cold start up tips and cautions using Oxygenated fuels.
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Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 AT 12:16 AM
Tiny
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Yes, there was a recall on the fuel injectors but your car is 22 years old now and it's way too late to do anything about it.
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Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 AT 12:17 AM
Tiny
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It was actually a voluntary recall.

Here is the info

Reference:
NTB96-010a

Date:
March 15, 1996

VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN - FUEL INJECTORS AND HOSES

This bulletin contains revised Service Procedures, Parts and Claims Information and replaces NTB96-010.

Refer to this bulletin for details. Please discard all copies of NTB96-010.
APPLIED VEHICLES:
1985-1988 Maxima (U11)
1984-1989 300ZX (Z31)

APPLIED VIN:
All

INTRODUCTION

Nissan has received reports of leaks in the fuel injection system on the above vehicles. Fuel leaks in the engine can result in a fire. Nissan has investigated these leaks and found that certain fuel additives approved for use in gasoline after these vehicles were designed have resulted in deterioration of the fuel injectors causing fuel leaks. In addition, Nissan has found fuel leaks due to worn out hoses which have not been replaced according to the maintenance schedule. Although Nissan has determined that these fuel leaks are not due to any defect in the vehicles, Nissan has decided to replace the fuel injectors and related hoses on these vehicles free of charge because we are concerned about the safety and satisfaction of our customers.

This campaign also covers the cost of replacing water or vacuum hoses that may be damaged during the repair procedure. This campaign does not cover normal maintenance items such as filters, belts, ignition wires, etc. A complete list of covered components (listed as "Related Parts") is provided at the end of this bulletin.

DEALER RESPONSIBILITY

It is the dealer's responsibility to check and repair each vehicle within the range of the campaign which for any reason enters the service department. This includes vehicles purchased from private parties or presented by transient (tourist) owners and vehicles in dealer inventory.

Effective with the receipt of this information, dealers should perform the campaign repair for any affected vehicle entering their dealership. The practice of replacing injectors as individual components or performing partial fuel injector system repairs on vehicles in this campaign, should be discontinued immediately. The only authorized fuel injector repair for the vehicles in the campaign is the installation of the complete campaign kit.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Service Procedure - Changes in the Service Procedure have been identified with an * (asterisk) for easy identification.

Parts Information - All Parts Information has been reformatted for easier reading. Part numbers and descriptions have been updated for easier use.

Claims Information - The Campaign I.D./PNC has been corrected and the Flat Rate Time has been changed. Towing expense information, VOR freight reimbursement, rental vehicle expense assistance, and parts retention information has also been added.

* Preparation - Driveability Test
* 1. With the vehicle partially warmed up (temperature gauge moved slightly from full cold), and in neutral gear position, check the following items:

* A. Does the engine start easily?

* B. Does the engine idle at 1200 rpm or below?

* C. Does the engine idle smoothly?

* D. Does the engine stall during idle?

* E. Are there any abnormal sounds such as vacuum leaks from the engine at idle?

* F. Does the engine speed increases smoothly without hesitation, knocking and backfire?

* NOTE ANY DRIVEABILITY PROBLEMS ON THE REPAIR ORDER AND ADVISE THE CUSTOMER OF THE CONDITION.

Final Dealer Inspection Checklist
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Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 AT 12:21 AM
Tiny
ERNEST CLARK
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Hey wrenchtech, thanks for your input.

Erenst Clark
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Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 AT 12:31 AM
Tiny
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No problem. You're welcome
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Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 AT 12:34 AM

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