MAXIMA BRAKING ON ITS OWN?

  • Tiny
  • bushwicktarheels
  • Nissan Maxima

I have a 2001 Nissan Maxima with 84,000 miles on it.

I have 2 questions.

1. When I take my foot of the gas pedal and let the car " free wheel" I feel the car is solwing down like If I am gently pressing on the brakes although I am not. What could this be?


2. When I start the car I hear the engine rev up like if my foot was on the gas when I turn the key. It goes back to a normal state state but is that normal to reve up like that?

Friday, April 13th, 2007 AT 2:31 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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1. Caliper might be binding or the brake hose collapsed inside and acting like a one way check valve.

2. Its probably because the FICD is sticking maybe needs cleaning.

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Friday, April 13th, 2007 AT 5:00 PM
  • Tiny
  • bushwicktarheels
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Thank you very much.

Sorry to be so dumb but what is an FICD and how can I clean it?

If it is a caliper or a brake hose, it s that expensive to fix?

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2007 AT 9:45 AM
  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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The FICD-fast idle control device provides increase RPM during initial start-up and should shut-off within a few sec's. Something like toyotas cold start time switch to operate the cold start injector.

For the brakes-you need to have it all open-up to identify the problem-could be caused by the parking brake needing adjustment.

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2007 AT 4:14 PM
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  • bushwicktarheels
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Thank you.

I will pay a visit to Strauss or Pep Boys

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Wednesday, April 18th, 2007 AT 8:49 AM

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