Question about 1992 Nissan Maxima

2 Answers

Multiple problems with the 92 Nissan Maxima GXE Automatic

I have a 1992 Nissan Maxima GXE- 180,000 miles. There are many problems I am having with her: The first is the keypad, which has stopped working about two years ago. Is there any way I could fix this?
Another problem is there is a very rough idle when she starts up, the RPM will fluccuate from 2000 dropping to about 500, and then stall out, unless I rev the engine.
The third problem is the lag when accelerating. It seems she's going to about 4-5000 RPM before she changes gear, I don't know if the power control/comfort switch was tapped or something. Anyway, she'll strain and then there's a little kick, like a tiny backfire. She's fine afterwards.
She also has a tire rod that's slightly loose.
Today I went to the car and it wouldn't start, the car went into accessory just fine so the battery is all good. I turned on the lights and saw them in the reflection of the car in front of me, I went to turn over the engine and saw the lights were not dimming, so I wonder if it's the ignition starter.
I love this car to death, I will have had her for 18 years in November and do not want to replace her. Everyone in my neighborhood knows me as the ''army maxima chick'' and they know how much I love my car. Please, any suggestions would be appreciated.

Posted by on

  • GiJaneDoe Jun 16, 2009

    I'll be contacting my local mechanic in the morning to see if he can have a look at it. There's no clicking sound really, when it starts up, there's no sound of effort from the engine to turn over either. Do you know of any "quick fix" that would get it started just so I can get it to the shop? Or would I have to shell out for a tow?

  • GiJaneDoe Jun 17, 2009

    Well I am a true moron, I overlooked the neutral safety switch. Apparently, when my roommate moved my car he didn't fully put it in park and the gear got stuck. Good thing my mechanic is a friend and didn't charge me (I paid him anyway).

×

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 11 Answers

Goto a shop you can trust and have a diagnostic done....I love my 21 year old subaru justy and had a rough idle and similar probs, it turned out that the computer needed to be reset...and the computer thing the mechanic had did the job, now it purrs....umm is there a clicking of any kind when trying to start it...that would mean a dead battery or dirty terminals...however it sounds like a issue with the ignition switch...my subaru switch wore out and i have to use a screw driver to start it, which is fine you still can't steal my car, cause it needs the key...to move the wheel...anyway, I could see that the problem would be in the switch... w

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 981 Answers

How's anyone supposed to track things if you don't break out your problems into separate questions? Hm? Go Air Force!
(cough)
The Keypad you get to replace if you can't rule out its connection and relationship with the security system in general as a problem. Since it starts hesitantly, it doesn't sound like that's clear. You get to make one of those serial port analyzers (CANbus on one end, USB on the one for your PC) or buy one for $50-100; hey, you get detailed run info) and use it to get your roster of issues from the car's POV.

The rough running won't do! How about opening up the distributor, servicing it and the plugs? That's basics that could be causing your rough idle.

The best thing about pulling info out of it ahead is that you don't beat up the part you want at the junkyard (with the forklift that gets it up so you can wrench at the bits) before you get to swapping that one. Saves time.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this 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.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Need to replace leaking oil sending unit on 92 Nissan maxima ; GXE ; SOHC. Can't find location. I have an oil light instead of a gauge


most are near the oil filter, some are up on rthe back of the head.contact dealer service for your model and they should tell you..

Jan 31, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

92 nissan maxima does it have a timing chain or timing belt?


There were 2 engines used. The VG30E(GXE version) and the VE30DE(on the 92-94 SE versions). The VG30E has a timing belt and the VE30DE has a timing chain.

Sep 08, 2010 | 1992 Nissan Maxima

3 Answers

Speed sensor location on a Nissan Maxima 2000 gxe


There are two speed sensors one is called a revolution sensor that is located on the case of the transmission. You can take the driver side wheel off and see the sensor on the top of the case of the transmission. A 10mm bolt is holding it in. Easy fix

May 20, 2010 | 2000 Nissan Maxima

1 Answer

I have a 98 maxima gle/gxe srs light


Did you clean ECU memory from trouble codes? No? DO it!

Dec 01, 2009 | 1998 Nissan Maxima

2 Answers

Need firing order and diagram for 99 nissan maxima. thanks Barry


1999 Nissan Maxima GXE 3.0 liter DOHC V-6 (VQ30DE)

419865f.gif

Good luck.

Oct 17, 2009 | 1999 Nissan Maxima

2 Answers

Do the 94' nissan maxima have abs brakes


ABS was optional as an add-on for the GXE Model so I can't say whether you have them or not based on the model. When you turn your key to the on position before starting the car, if you see an ABS light, then your car will have abs. If there is no light, then most likely you do not have abs.

Oct 01, 2009 | 1994 Nissan Maxima

1 Answer

2000 Nissan Maxima GXE: CD player issues


The laser assembly has lost its ability to focus on disk surface. Replacement of unit is in order/repair not cost effective.

Jun 20, 2017 | 2000 Nissan Maxima

2 Answers

1992 SE maxima jerking, sputtering, stalling


I had a similar problem and resolved it by replacing the mass airflow sensor. Ive got 235k+ miles on my 1992 Maxima SE.
Still runs good but having problems with the alarm system.

Jan 27, 2009 | 1992 Nissan Maxima

1 Answer

Nissan Maxima GXE '00 has occasional problems accelerating


PUT A MATCH IN THE GAS TANK THE NEXT TIME U FILL UP AND THEN RUN ABOUT 2 BLOCKS PROBLEM SOLVED

Jan 20, 2009 | 2000 Nissan Maxima

Not finding what you are looking for?
1992 Nissan Maxima Logo

1,002 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nissan Experts

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

81424 Answers

Phil Lovisek
Phil Lovisek

Level 3 Expert

726 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22359 Answers

Are you a Nissan Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...