2000 Nissan Maxima 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 121000 miles
My car has been dying when I engage the clutch or idle. When I try to accelerate it doesn't respond and the fuel economy has dropped by half. I took it in and the guy said all 4 O2 sensors need to be replaced. However, he said that they are not positive that it is the O2 sensor and need an extra hour or 2 of diagnosing to know if it is in fact the sensors or the computer that has gone out. Is it likely that my computer is the problem? Is that difficult/expensive to fix?
mainly, should I do the extra diagnosis to verify if it is the computer or the sensors?
and, can I change out the sensors myself? Will I need a special tool? Will I need to have the car lifted or can I reach the sensors from the top? Are the sensors easy to find? Is there a manual that will point them out for me? If not, how will I know that I am looking at the sensors?
thanks for all of your help! Don't have a lot of money, but need to get this done as cheaply and quickly as possible.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, February 13th, 2008 AT 3:24 PM