Question about 2002 Nissan Maxima
When my check engine light came on, I took it to Advanced Auto Parts for their free diagnostic check. The computer said that it was a cam sensor. I took it to a mechanic that was referred to by AA Parts. After diagnosis from the mechanic, he told me that it was a timing chain problem and that it would cost roughly 700 bucks for parts and labor. It is still under warranty but it could only be done in-house, and that is in MS and I am in NC although I think the drive would be worth it. What do you think? It is a 2002, 59900 mi, and drives perfectly fine. If you could e-mail your response to firstname.lastname@example.org, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
I have just had a similar problem with my Nissan Cefiro (Maxima)2000
The Fault light came on and it was the front cam sensor. The part cost $183NZ ($##@) and took a few minutes to replace. Fault light went out...all ok. The told me it was a timing problem too and maybe the chains needed changing ($2500NZ) for that.
Mine has the Variable Timing System (neo Engine) which is what yours may also have. I would be changing the sensor first as that is probably the problem. Mine has only done 44,000K's (ex Japan so always suspect) and with yours only 59000 I doubt there is anything wrong with the timing chain. Hope this helps
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 13, 2014 | Cars & Trucks
Jan 05, 2013 | 1998 Nissan Maxima
Apr 10, 2012 | 2009 Nissan Cube
Feb 26, 2011 | 2005 Nissan Maxima
May 05, 2010 | 2002 Ford Mustang
Nov 09, 2009 | 2005 Nissan Maxima
Jul 28, 2009 | 2002 Nissan Maxima
Feb 20, 2009 | 2002 Nissan Maxima
Sep 20, 2008 | 2003 Nissan Murano
Jul 29, 2015 | 2002 Nissan Maxima
364 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!