2000 Nissan Maxima Starter replacement - engine response pr

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KEVIN E ANDERSON
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  • 2000 NISSAN MAXIMA
Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Nissan Maxima 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

Maxima has 85K - just had starter replaced by quality repair shop. Car starts and runs at low speed OK. When accelerating, engine revs up slowly, transmission slips and won't shift down, may finally shift but very hard. Had trouble getting to 45 mph.

Any idea what could have been diconnected or damaged while changing starter?
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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 AT 11:56 AM

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Tiny
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The only thing in close vicinity is the speed sensor. BUt before we rule the VSS, let's do this diagnostic to see if you have any codes in the TCM.

TCM SELF-DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURE

NOTE: Flash codes are also referred to by manufacturer as Judgement Flickers.

Preparation (I30 & Maxima)
1. Turn ignition switch to OFF position. Connect vacuum pump to throttle opener and apply 7.48 in.
Hg vacuum.
2. Disconnect throttle position switch harness connector. Turn ignition switch to ON position. Check
continuity of closed throttle position switch. Continuity should exist. See Fig. 15 . If continuity
exists, see DIAGNOSTIC/JUDGMENT PROCEDURE . If continuity does not exist, check throttle opener and closed throttle position switch. Then increase vacuum until closed throttle position switch shows continuity.

Diagnostic Procedure
1. Ensure selector lever is in "P" position. Warm engine to normal operating temperature. Turn ignition switch to OFF position and wait 5 seconds. Turn ignition switch to ON position, engine off. O/D OFF indicator light should illuminate for about 2 seconds. If O/D OFF indicator light does not illuminate, go to O/D OFF INDICATOR LIGHT under COMPONENT TESTS. Repair as necessary. Go to next step.
2. Turn ignition switch to OFF position, then to ACC position. Move selector lever from "P" to "D" position. Turn ignition switch to ON position, engine off. Depress and hold O/D switch in OFF position (O/D OFF indicator light on). Turn ignition switch to OFF position, then return ignition switch to ON position. Release O/D switch (O/D OFF indicator light off). Wait 2 seconds, then go to next step.
3. Move selector lever to "2" position. Depress and release O/D switch (O/D OFF indicator light on).
Depress and hold O/D switch (O/D OFF indicator light off) until directed to release. Go to next step.
4. Move selector lever to "1" position, then release O/D switch. Depress and release O/D switch (O/D OFF indicator light on). Depress and release O/D switch (O/D OFF indicator light off). Depress and hold O/D switch (O/D OFF indicator light on) until directed to release. Go to next step.
5. Depress accelerator pedal fully (WOT) and release. Release O/D switch (O/D OFF indicator light to flash on and off). Record O/D OFF indicator light flashes. Where LONG light flash appears in flash sequence (1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.) indicates code. See Fig. 3 and Fig. 4 .

Figure 3


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_00maximajudgment_1.jpg


Figure 4


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_00maximajudgment2_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/55316_00maximatcndtc_1.jpg

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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 AT 8:37 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the reply, I have printed and will give to the mechanics. However, the Fig. 3 & 4 could not be read, even if enlarged to full page. Is it possible to have then resubitted.

Kevin
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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 AT 9:48 PM
Tiny
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Not possible. Send me an email, and I'll forward it to you.
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Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 AT 1:48 AM
Tiny
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Check your email.
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Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 AT 6:34 PM
Tiny
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[quote]Thanks - mechanic thinks it is "ignition coil" - say they don't get any fault codes. Just can't see how ignition coils, which are a Nissan problem, will cause such an instant change, runs fine to the shop + new starter + doesn't produce power at hard throttle.

Thanks again - Kevin
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I can't how ignition coil will do that, especially you have coil-on-plugs. I really would like to see which one he wants to replace to eliminate the problem.

I still believe it is either your VSS or possibly the transmission control module.
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Saturday, January 31st, 2009 AT 11:47 PM
Tiny
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[quote="Zackman"][quote]Thanks - mechanic thinks it is "ignition coil" - say they don't get any fault codes. Just can't see how ignition coils, which are a Nissan problem, will cause such an instant change, runs fine to the shop + new starter + doesn't produce power at hard throttle.

Thanks again - Kevin

Zackman

For your Diagnostic Procedure, Items 3 & 4. How long do you have to wait to be "directed to release" O/D button to go to next step. I have waited 12 minutes with no direction. And I assume you shift to 1 before releasing O/D swith.

Vehicle is home and I want to run test as repair shop found no codes.

Thank you - Kevin Anderson
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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 AT 12:44 PM
Tiny
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It usually takes about 5-10 seconds (roughly) for it to tell you to release. The entire procedure takes less than 2 minutes. If it doesn't, then you may have missed a step or you may have internal fault in your TCM.
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Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009 AT 12:58 PM
Tiny
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Zackman - FYI problem was Air Flow Meter, would not give a fault code, only failed on hard throttle, tech had to ride with driver to see fault happen. Dealer doesn't know why it would not put off a code. Car runs great.

Thanks - Kevin
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Monday, February 9th, 2009 AT 6:04 PM
Tiny
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Glad everything worked out for you. Enjoy the drive.
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Monday, February 9th, 2009 AT 9:16 PM

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