Question about 2000 Nissan Maxima
My 2000 Nissan Maxima dies when slowing down or stopping (not all the time though...) The revs drop suddenly and the car stalls. If I am stopped and the car is running sometimes the revs drop and the car splutters a bit but then the revs go up again and it doesn't stall... No telling when it will stall or just cough and not stall....
It started about 6 months ago occassionally but has gotten progressively worse and now is very bad and dangerous as I also lose power steering when I'm in rush hour on the expressway, or turning a corner....
The air intake hose had a split in it and I have replaced it, thought it was sucking air and that might fix it but it hasn't....
Disconnect the air hose going to the Idle Air contorl Valve and plug the line with a small screw.
if the problem of the idle goes away and the car runs smooth and doesn't stall at stops, it's the air control valve housing sensor, it's basicall the whole unit thats no good. If it still stalls, clean the throttle body housing and all parts in where the air gets sucked in, put a rag underneath to keep the dirt from dripping down, start the car with somebody inside the car reving up the engine to 2000rpm's to 2500rpm's, then spray in to the throttle with burst of throttle cleaner and you will see the gunk keep coming out, you may have to change your spark plugs after this is done also.
Good Luck BigWillie
Posted on May 03, 2009
Here's what I just did to resolve my idle/stalling issue. I first replaced the IAC Idle Air Control valve (OEM Hitachi). Hooked everything up after also spraying the MAF with MAF cleaner. Idle got worse, car would stall every 2-3 mins on idle. I then also replaced the MAF (OEM Nissan). All is resolved now. Great drop to idle w/ or w/out AC. These two parts are common issues with the 4th gen Maxima.
Posted on May 25, 2009
To niki148 this seems to be a problem with the idle air control valve and or a vacuum leak. hope this helps. 2000 nissan maxima
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
This definitely sounds like a problem with the fuel injectors.But, the catalytic converter could take some of the blame if it has not been replaced in the last 100,000 miles or so.
PS Walmart has an excellent deal going on right now on fuel injector cleaning ... Here in town it is 19.95 to get your fuel system flushed and cleaned. It is the best price I have seen for this service.
Posted on May 30, 2008
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