1994 Nissan Maxima DOHC VE30DE Strange Electrical Behavior

Tiny
JERREAU
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  • 1994 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 150,000 MILES
Electrical


This past weekend, I replaced the passenger side wheel hub and bearings on my car. In order to replace the bearings I had to remove the steering knuckle and take it to a machine shop, which means removing the ABS wheel speed sensor. I removed it and reinstalled exactly as it was.

Since I finished and began driving the car, I have notice/endured several electrical problems, including but not limited to:

-Power Window/Lock Failure, on all doors.
-Radio shorts out and ejects CD--coincides with depression of brake pedal.
-Power fails on entire car. No crank, no interior lights.
-Power seatbelts fail to release upon door open.
-Instrument Panel and Headlight flicker.

The brakes appear to be operating correctly, but some of the malfunctions appear to coincide with pressing the brake pedal.
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Friday, September 4th, 2009 AT 10:59 AM

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Tiny
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All I can think of is a loose ground, check these and all electrical connection near the strut or strut tower you may have accidentily knocked loose/off.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_maxima_2.jpg



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Saturday, September 5th, 2009 AT 10:21 AM
Tiny
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When I rebuilt the Hub, because the hub was warn, I used a copper shim, and some epoxy between the inner hub and the bearings. It has worked in preventing the hub from wobbling, but could that cause a grounding problem?

Also, could a damages ABS speed sensor cause some sort of electrical shorting?
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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 AT 11:23 AM
Tiny
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Maybe, but is the ABS light out now? And check the connections at the battery terminals, these corrode and give tons of headaches.
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Tuesday, September 8th, 2009 AT 3:36 PM

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