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Motor vibration Hello, I bought my Maxima SE 2 weeks ago, the light of "service engine soon" turns on and some times the TCS and SLIP lights are turning on and off and whenever these lights come and go, the motor is vibrating very bad; I was wondering what may make this problem; it has 170,000 Km on it. Thank you, Jullie

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  • bpgyawali Aug 22, 2008

    my car is nissan maxima 1999, car is running well but the light of TCS /slip swithc is on always when car start



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Hi.bring your car to an automobile electrician.ask him to check the electronic control unit's harnesses and sockets.same thing with the engine control module's harnesses and sockets. it should be free of dirt and corrosion.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008


Had same problem,it was one of the ignition coils,maximas have coils not spark plugs,one of mine was bad had it changed it fixed the problem.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008


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