Question about 1998 Nissan Maxima
It sounds like its either the clutch master cylinder or the slave cylinder thats causing the problem. This is generally a sign of that system failing. There are somethings you can do though First i would bleed the clutch and see if the problem persists if it does you need to diagnose if the master cylinder is bad.
Second... make sure the master cylinder has the correct amount of fluid. If it does try this, If you have a bad master cylinder then you can do the following test with the help of an assistant. Have your assistant press down on the clutch while you look to see if the transmission fluid in the reservoir rises when the clutch is down and then rises again when the clutch is released. If it does then you may have a bad master cylinder. also feel under the master cylinder to see if there is oil if there is the seals may have gone bad and the unit will need to be changed. in my experience id go with the master cylinder, but it could happen with the slave as well. Usually if you change one you change both of them.
Its better that you had this problem now then no pressure when you are driving.
if you need further assistance please let me know and i will be glad to assist you further. if this helped please feel free to rate the solution. Thanks - Midwest-tek
Posted on Aug 27, 2010
Sounds like you have a leak between the master cylinder (firewall) and the slave cylinder that's on the trans and you have air in the line. Look for leaking fluid and check the reservoir and fill. One of the cylinders needs replaced most likely. The parts don't cost a lot but the shop will tack on to it. Best to do it yourself and then bleed the clutch system by opening slave after someone pushes and holds clutch pedal, close then push pedal, hold, open slave, repeat until all of the air is out. You might try just bleeding the system but eventually you will want to repair the problem.
Posted on Aug 27, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2004 nissan maxima
I have the same issue with my 2004 maxima.The service techs said it was the timing chain tensioners .Since they are hydaulic and they powered by the oil in the car .It is recommended to purge the the engine every time the noise starts to come back. I brought some an it really freaking work because I started to run it into a tree and go buy a toyota
Posted on Aug 16, 2008
SOURCE: On my 1998 Nissan Maxima,
You don't need a clutch--probably just a slave cylinder. Check the clutch hydraulic reservoir--I bet it's empty. Should be near the brake reservoir on the firewall. Let me know if you would like instructions to do it yourself or if you have any other questions
Posted on Nov 01, 2010
The problem is that the slave cylinder is right next to the front head of the engine-heat, heat and more heat!!! I put a piece of aluminum angle to curb the heat and installed a fan to blow right at the slave cylinder-PROBLEM SOLVED!!!
Posted on Dec 04, 2010
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