Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Nissan Maxima 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 120555 miles
Hi I am an 18 year old college student with little money, an auto enthusiast with access to a shop full of tools and equipment, and I recently purchased a Nissan Maxima that has had a few troubles. The previous owner replaced the clutch and installed a high performance aluminum flywheel, but he did not get it surfaced. At first the car was fine except the clutch pedal was engaging a little high and gradually it became apparent I would have to replace the clutch. I replaced the clutch and also surfaced the flywheel and drove for a week before the throwout bearing went out, so I replaced the throw out bearing and put the car back together and when I started it up the car turned over and took a long time to finally turn over and somthing was wrong because my car sounded like a weed-whacker and wreaked raw fuel. There was an exhaust leak that I found between the cat and the front exhaust tube assembly. Now the car starts fine every time (on the 2 0r 3 crank), however the car sounds like a weed-whacker still and does not feel like it has full power.
I used a scanner and pulled these codes:
*P0325 - Knock sensor 1, bank/sensor 1
*P1445 - Purge volume Control Valve
Also: I think EGR system requires attention as well due to the dismal gass mileage (17mpg) and the black soot that has deposited on the inside of my muffler tip.
I have a factory service manual so we can collaborate, if you have one, or I can upload diagrams if needed.
I cannot pay $$$ due to being without a job at the moment, however I can trade services if you are in need of a very knowledgable computer technician to remotely (or in person if you are close enough to the Sonoma county) look at your system and clean it up a bit, such as virus/spyware removal, etc. For free!
Saturday, January 17th, 2009 AT 6:32 PM