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I have a 2000 nissan maxima. When i start my car it stays on for about 2 to 3 seconds. If i start it and press the gas to see if it will keep it on it then immediately shuts off. What could be tue problem...

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It might not be getting fuel try changing the fuel filter that might solve the issue

Posted on Dec 05, 2014

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SOURCE: 96 NISSAN MAXIMA SHUTS OFF UPON DECELLERATION OR WHEN STOPPED

Check to see if the floor on the passanger side is wet. If so, than your A/C drain clogged up and your ECM/computer got flodded by water causing all sorts of funky stuff happening. Right next to the gas pedal is a small cover attached to the computer. It has a clip in it. Remove the clip and tug on the cover. Look at the top of the computer to see if its rusted up. Remove the other side cover also, which is on passanger side floor next to your left foot(if you sitting in passenger seat). and check other side of ECM/computer. Check the ECM for rust on top.
If ALL of that looks OK, than I would replace the switch,(since you are telling me that the key got VERY hot) that is mounted on the back of the ignition cylinder. Its a white round switch that failes after a while especially car beeing 1996, just think about how many times that ignition has been turned ON/OFF since 1996. The mechanism in the switch failes, causing starting issues and funky electrical issues.
Does the car have a remote starter installed?? Or didi it have one in the past?? I have seen companies that install them cause some damage to the harnesses on the switch that is mounted to the back of the igniton cylinder. They use "scotch locks" to connect the remote starter and after a while the connection corrode and cause problems too.
Anyways, check the computer for rust first. Than I would install that switch on back of the igniton. You can buy the switch seperately. You dont need the whole ignition assembly/switch only. Switch is pretty cheap (approx $50 ?). Try that and post results. I would feel pretty good about the switch beeing faulty. I have ssen them fail in the past and that's where your power comes into for the starter circuit.(key getting HOT, switch shorting out, making the key hot and starting the car without the key)

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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SOURCE: 2000 Nissan Maxima will not start

BAD STARTER.... need to be replaced. Good Luck

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 NISSAN MAXIMA TRANSMISSION SLIPPING

If you havent already try to change the transmission filter.Sometimes when the filter gets dirty fluid pressure is comprimised and certain pumps and solenoids which control shifting inside the transmission function off of the fluid pressure,

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 1995 Nissan Maxima

Since RPM meter is also important so that you can control the engine from overspeed. It is also important to repair the thing your rpm cable maybe worn out already. If it is an electronic rpm meter cold Solder in electronic lead might be the cause.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Car: Nissan Maxima SE 1997 tachometer broken

the dash voltage egulator probably went bad. First,check the battery & make sure you have 12 volts,not running. Check it again running & you should see about 14.5 volts. If that's good,I'd replace the guage assembly.

Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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