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How to Reset Your Check Engine Light Manually (CEL)

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: 01/08/2017

This article explains the various ways of resetting and/or clearing codes on your 6thgens. It should also work for any of the current generation Nissan and Infiniti vehicles. Clearing the codes will turn off any check engine lights (aka: SEL, CEL, SES, etc..). There is a table of OBDII codes…

Engine Coolant Removal and Replacement on 4thgen Maxima

Relevance: 76%      Posted on: 01/01/2018

Member Credit: motorvate Changing your coolant on a regular basis is very important to the longevity of your engine. With normal use, the corrosion inhibitors loose their effectiveness. Nissan recommends that AFTER the first 96,000 KM replace the coolant every 24 months, or 48,000 KM. The procedure that I am…

How to Perform Idle Air Volume Learning Procedure

Relevance: 76%      Posted on: 01/15/2017

This applies to the 2000-2001 5thgens. Before performing Idle Air Volume Learning, make sure that all of the following conditions are satisfied. Learning will be cancelled if any of the following conditions are missed for even a moment. Battery voltage: More than 12.9V (At idle) Engine coolant temperature: 70 -…

How to Replace Thermostat on 4thgen Maxima

Relevance: 74%      Posted on: 01/23/2018

Member Credit: VQpower The thermostat regulates the flow of coolant within the engine. At low coolant temps, it stays closed. As the engine warms, it opens to allow coolant to flow through the radiator and cool the engine. It's located on the left side of the engine, here: If it…

Tito Savain’s 2004 6thgen Maxima HR Swap Journey (FWD 2nd Gen VQ35DE Swap)

Relevance: 70%      Posted on: 11/23/2018

Member Credit: Tito Savain (@thekidlyric on YouTube) This is Tito's journey on swapping his 2004 6-Speed Maxima with a newer VQ35DE Engine. This swap is commonly known as the HR Swap aka FWD 2nd Gen VQ35DE Swap. The engine was from a 2014 Nissan Maxima with 45K miles and cost $600 from…

How to Rewire 5thgen Fogs Light to Turn on Independently

Relevance: 69%      Posted on: 01/24/2018

Member Credit: shift_ice The fogs can easily be rewired to allow them to be run without the headlights. The fog light switch on the turn signal stalk still continues to turn the fogs off and on as before - the only difference is the fogs can be turned on without…

How to Perform ECU Reset, Throttle Pedal Release, TVCP, Idle Volume Learning

Relevance: 68%      Posted on: 01/15/2017

This applies to 2002-2003 5thgens. Member Credit: maxima dude Before attempting any of the following procedures, it is advisable that you read through the instructions thoroughly and familiarize yourself with them. A stop watch or an analog clock with a second’s needle will be useful. ( i counted outloud becuz…

P1610 NISSAN – Lock Mode (5thgen Maxima Won’t Start)

Relevance: 67%      Posted on: 02/11/2018

This seems to be common on the 2002-2003 Nissan Maxima's. Below is a procedure you can follow before going to the dealer. Possible causes: Faulty or not programmed ignition key Faulty IMMU Faulty Engine Control Module (ECM) This code is usually triggered when a not registered or damaged key is…

How to Adjust the Timing on 3rdgen Maxima

Relevance: 64%      Posted on: 01/13/2018

Member Credit: Bryan Tisch Below is the distributor hold-down bolt which resides under the distributor, you can see the sun shining on it in both pictures. To change the timing: First obtain a timing gun (normal or one with the advance feature) Make sure the engine is warmed up and…

Little Family Mechanic Helpers Gallery

Relevance: 64%      Posted on: 12/31/2017

Photos of the little ones working on their family car. Remind them to check this site after 10 years as I'm sure they will appreciate it.

Engine Cover Part Numbers for 7thgen Maxima

Relevance: 63%      Posted on: 12/28/2017

Member Credit: Julian Nicasio If you are looking to replace your engine covers, below are the part numbers you need. Below is the current pricing as of December 2017. You can buy them on eBay,,,  Engine Cover 14041-9N00B $78.09 Upper Cover 64894-9N00A $50.87 Fuse box Cover 24382-ZY70A $11.28 Upper…

5thgen Nissan Maxima Quick Guide to No-Start Problems

Relevance: 58%      Posted on: 12/02/2019

Member Credit: maxiiiboy Symptom (when turning the ignition switch to START) Likely Cause No Crank, No Nothing (not even dashboard lights) If the car starts with a boost, then the battery is bad. If not, suspect the ignition switch, the battery cables, fuses, or ground/power distribution. No Crank, just a…

Nissan Maxima / Infiniti i35 P0720 or P1574 Check Engine Code

Relevance: 57%      Posted on: 07/07/2018

Credit: Best PC Reviews If you have been driving on interstate for couple hours and then notice your transmission fails to switch a gear or if you got codes like P0720 or P1574, this article may be for you. Read full article. As I mentioned before, if you have been driving…

Replace Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) to Fix Malfunctioning Odometer/Seedometer (P0104/P0504)

Relevance: 56%      Posted on: 12/25/2018

Member Credit: ptatohed For about 8 months now, I have been having problems with my VSS (Vehicle Speed Sensor). My speedometer and odometer would intermittently stop working while driving. It would trigger my CEL (Check Engine Light). The CEL code was 0104, VSS and sometimes 0504, Automatic Transmission Control Unit Signal…

What is the VQ35DE Factory Oil Pressure PSI?

Relevance: 55%      Posted on: 01/31/2018

Below is the information seen in the Nissan factory service manual (FSM) for 2002-2008 VQ35DE Nissan Maxima's. This information can be found in the "ENGINE LUBRICATION SYSTEM SECTION - LU" section of the factory service manual. Engine speed PSI Idle speed 14 psi 2,000 rpm  43 psi  

Audi R8 Coilpacks Installed on VQ35DE Nissan Engine

Relevance: 54%      Posted on: 09/22/2019

Credit: Rico Rodriguez Big shout to Rico for spending countless hours in finding a cost-effective solution to coilpacks for the VQ35DE engine. This also works on other models and years. For those that don’t know, Audi coilpacks are stronger and better than Nissan coilpacks. They add better mpg and more…

How to Change Your CVT Transmission Fluid (Drain/Refill)

Relevance: 51%      Posted on: 01/08/2017

Member Credit: dagreek Here is a high-level summary of the whole process: 1. Remove drain plug from CVT oil pan. 2. Drain fluid 3. Reinstall drain plug in oil pan 4. Fill CVT with tranny fluid at the charging pipe 5. Drive CVT for 10 min 6. Check fluid level. 7.…

Underdrive Pulley & Drive Belt Installation on 3rd Gen Maxima

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: 01/14/2018

Member Credit: Craig Brace This procedure is for the installation of an underdrive pulley. This requires removal of all 3 drive belts and possibly the starter. Nissan recommends changing drive belts every 30,000 miles. They should be checked periodically too. This procedure applies to the VE30DE engine, but is very similar…

Nissan Maxima P0300 Series – Resolved by Changing Fuel Filter

Relevance: 49%      Posted on: 11/11/2019

Member Credit: sparky1562 The Issue Left work Friday afternoon everything was okay. No signs of previous issues, no codes. Sitting at a stoplight the car started shaking real bad, hit the gas to go and she kept running but very rough. The check engine came on. I went to blinking…

VQ35DE or FWD VQ35 HR?

Relevance: 49%      Posted on: 03/03/2018

If you had to do a motor swap (due to blown engine , timing chain etc...), would you swap it for another VQ35DE or go straight for the newly improved FWD VQ35 HR?

How to Replace Knock Sensor on 4thgen Maxima (P0325)

Relevance: 48%      Posted on: 02/10/2018

Member Credit: Sparky Code P0325 stored in 1997 Nissan Maxima. Because the knock sensor is normally at fault I usually test it first. The knock sensor is located under the intake and is accessible on the driver’sside of the car. Locate the knock sensor subharness connector. It is near the…