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2001 Nissan Maxima computer fried, any recalls?

2001 Nissan Maxima computer shorted out, any recalls or recourses available? My mechanic says used computers diff to find & would be very costly to program, as ea has to be customized to particular cars features (not all 2001's are alike). Any truth to this last stmt?

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Iac valves short out and fry the computer. Be sure to check and replace the Idle air control valve if needed. If not replaced the computer will fry. Generally it costs less to program a used one than get a new one.

Posted on Feb 04, 2010

  • Benmy Apr 24, 2011

    Where is the idle air control

  • Rob Nevers Apr 24, 2011

    The idle air control valve is mounted below the throttle body. There are 2 coolant lines fastened to it. Instead of replacing the whole unit and disconnecting the coolant lines, the stepper motor can be removed and swapped for a known good one. This saves time as the motor is the part at fault.



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