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How do I replace the overdrive button in an *9 nissan maxima?

89 nissan maxima... starts in second.. engages in and out of overdrive on it's own... will not downshift.... some days runs fine....

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Sounds like the shifter cable

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My o/d light comes on at start-up but when I start driving and I press the button it doesn't light up or engage. 1999 nissan maxima GXE

Could be a problem inside the transmission. The light on at startup is usually a bulb test. keep in mind the light would only come on when you switch the overdrive off. it is on all the time otherwise.

Jan 25, 2014 | 1997 Nissan Maxima

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Overdrive light flashes when engine starts for short time

thats a complex car--get it scanned--overdrive cud be havin issues--if theres any there are downloads for the trans module that can cure it unless its a mechanical thing--ask the maker or write to

Dec 01, 2011 | 2001 Nissan Maxima

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Where is the overdrive button on a 1995 nissan maxima

It's the small button on the left side of your sifter.

May 04, 2011 | 1996 Nissan Maxima

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I have a 1995 Maxima. For in town driving is the overdrive to be on or off?

this is really not a problem, overdrive will only be used if car speed is up to speed for it to engage and that is how its designed. If you pull a trailer or if you are in a hilly area and your car keeps shifting in and out of overdrive you should turn off untill more flater terrain, otherwise it doesn't hurt your vehicle.

Feb 04, 2011 | 1996 Nissan Maxima

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I have a 2000 Nissan Maxima that was having trouble starting. I put a charger on the battery over night but it would not even turn over. I replaced the battery but it still won't turn over?

Check the following:
1. Broken, loose or disconnected wiring in the starting circuit.
2. Starter motor pinion jammed in flywheel ring gear
3. Starter Solenoid faulty
4. Starter motor faulty
5. Ignition switch faulty
6. Defective Battery fusible link (140 amp)
7. Automatic transaxle not completely engaged in park or clutch pedal not completely depressed.
8. Broken or stripped timing chain
9. Ignition components damp or damaged.
10. Broken, loose or disconnected wires at hte ignition coils or faulty coils.
11. Defective MAF sensor.
12. Worn, faulty or incorrectly gapped spark plugs.

Jun 27, 2010 | 2000 Nissan Maxima

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When am I supposed to engage the overdrive. I have it on all the time, will that damage the auto.

leave the overdrive on all the time.will not damage anything
unless towing a trailer or similar, or driving in steep hilly and winding roads that cause the overdrive to change in and out

Jun 13, 2010 | 1992 Nissan Maxima

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My 2000 nissan maxima gle just had a rear main seal installed and now it won't shift into overdrive

It sounds like who ever did the rear seal did not hookup the electric overdrive on the transmission.

Jan 12, 2010 | 2000 Nissan Maxima

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Overdrive light and airbag/abs lights flashing

Sounds like an ECM going out. The systems being effected are not related and usually only connected though the ECM. Have it checked at the dealer.

Sep 10, 2009 | 2000 Nissan Maxima

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I have a 1989 Nissan Maxima and it won't start just turns over we have replaced the fuel pump and the ECM and still won't start any suggestions

check the timming belt tensioner or on my 89 the crank was broke off flush in the harmonic balancer it was odd so u might check that

Jan 09, 2009 | 1989 Nissan Maxima

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