The Maxima comes equipped with many features that draw energy from the battery. It appears the range of defective alternators is larger than nissan is willing to accept responsibility. Before I was informed of recall alternator stopped working on highway going 55 lucky to be alive! I have had to do this twice, and the easiest way is to go from underneath. Complaint Number: 10145292 Incident Date: December 15, 2005 Date Added to File: December 15, 2005 Description of the Complaint: Dt: the contact stated while pulling out of the driveway the alternator caught on fire, and the fire was immediately extinguished. The bill has been paid, the car works.
I contacted nissan on december 1, 2006 who stated my vin was within the range of vehicles for this recall and they would contact the dealer after further research. If they will not or don't have the equipment - find a new parts store. Regards, Doctor Olds Regretfully, besides the alternator and other major pieces of equipment in there, I don't really know what I'm looking at too well. I am calling the dealer tomorrow to see if its covered. Do they really test them? Tired of replacing the same part over and over again? Any idea where the alternator is in a 1998 Maxima? Remove the front air intake. Connect the negative battery cable. It did everything the recall stated it would.
I have had to do this twice, and the easiest way is to go from underneath. After testing the alternator results confirmed that the malfuntion to be identical with the basis of the recall campaign. You may want to go to a car parts store, and get arepair manual for your car. Does the alternator look to be cleaner than the rest of the engine? On 8 december, 2006,after 7 days, nissan contacted me and stated my vin was not included in the recall and refused to fix the defective alternator. Since he wasn't 100% positive he had front lights for some reason the lights on this car are not good anyway , he pulled over.
It will probably last about as long as the camshafts, in other words, the life of the engine, which is upwards of 200K miles in these cars if they are treated well. We has to find a stick and wedge it in to the housing to secure it. As the hood was opened fire was seen burning inside the alternator. If it doesn't even click when you try and turn the key then you might want to check your alternator. Your vehicle's electronics depend on the charging system. I know the vehicle was fixed by reportedly having a connector and some wiring replaced, but you don't sound convinced of the failure cited by the shop. Our brand-new alternators are built from premium components, so you only do the job once.
Running very nicely and repaired within 1 business day. That's why they are preferred by more professional installers. Do they really test them? On top of that, the guy guarantees his work so in the event that the alternator is toast, he'll fix it. Please note: This alternator is built by one of two world-class vendors. Engine light illuminated and engine shut off.
Would stink to have to pay that again + the labor. Here at Advance Auto Parts, we work with only top reliable Alternator product and part brands so you can shop with complete confidence. I have had to do this twice, and the easiest way is to go from underneath. Remove both these bolts and save. Its a black rectangle box about 2 inch by 1 inch in size with an electrical plug on the bottom.
The vehicle was not repaired. Tighten both of these bolts. Remove the alternator pivot bolt. There is an 8mm tensioning bolt between the alternator and the air conditioning compresser. To promote their longevity, each comes backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Remove the alternator and place your new alternator.
Reliance Road Assist Card - May 1 2014. On my way home the dash lights started fading, power steering and breaks were intermittent, car was sputtering, had to pull over. I contacted the dealer who stated it appeared the vehicle should be covered by the recall but could not proceed until authorization from nissan. Replacing the alternator in the Nissan Maxima is tricky but important if the battery is not being charged sufficiently to power the vehicle. I know that shouldn't be, so a battery was indeed needed. Upon opening the hood, we observed fire, which was extinguished. Most alternators have a 1-year warranty with 30-day labour so you can probably finagle a replacement but still have to pay the labour.
Haven't had a problem in four years. It appears the range of defective alternators is larger than Nissan is willing to accept responsibility. Take off the serpentine belt. They'll do it for free. Have not heard anything from nissan. Same symptoms and same diagnosis.
Jumper wires can be used to energize the alternator if it is not currently charging to determine if it is good or bad when it does not have 12 Volts on the sensing terminal. I will let you know how that turn out. Now disconnect the wires from the alternator and the plastic bracket which is attached to the alternator. Remove these, and the bracket that the top bolt mounts to. Now u could replace the alternator belt! In your place, I would sleep well tonight.