Bought the 00 Altima off Craigslist with 33k original miles. I have read on some Nissan sites. They went out of business after we bought it. Took it to a local garage that had been in a partnership with Ken Pollock Nissan. The diagnostic code comes up P0304, misfire in cylinder 4.
I replace the coil on this cylinder and have not had any misfires since. I am still going to take it in this week for a tune up. Hope that helps you diagnose the problem, I have a 1999 Altima with 113,000 km on it and there is very little shaking at idle, so what you're describing does not sound normal at all. However, with the flashing check engine light and the shaking of the car the first thing I would do, if it hasnt been done in a while, is a tune up. Yeah, I have 160,000 miles on the car but I've been spending a fair amont of money fixing it over the past 80,000 miles. Odometer, tachometer, speedometer, engine temperature all freeze at what they were reading.
I thought of buying Nissan quest for my wife but now nor more nisaan and I would suggest the same to everybody. Gald it is running better. As others have mentioned, it was not as bad when the engine was in neutral or park. And of course no mechanic is really willing to do a diagnostic on a car unless with check engine light is on and by that time the problem is worse and could have been fixed prior to the damn light coming on! Thanks again for your assistance. This is a defective part, there is no way that gasket should fail in 25,000 miles. Even if the service engine light is not on, there should be freeze frame data stored.
The 1998 redesign moved Altima closer to being a true five-seat car. The failure mileage was approximately 89,500. And refinements are everywhere, many aimed at reducing noise and harshness. Is the check engine light on? When the vibration occurs, the steering wheel does not vibrate at all. I am not talking checking the pads, I mean someone actually pulls the brake rotors out, measure the disc thickness and put them on a brake lathe machine to determine warpage.
Interior New seat designs, control enhancements and other minor changes are being made this year. My 2003 Lincoln Navigator has been more reliable. Hope it doesn't happen again. I sure as hell won't be buying a Nissan again. Terrible idle, sometimes rpm dips to 500rpm and sounds like will stall. Then exhaust system back up from Catalytic Converter caused car to fail.
Many of my friends drive a Toyota and none of them have had engine problems. It has not come back on since. The front-drive Altima was redesigned for the 1998 model year, when it gained fresh styling and more interior space. . Maybe the idle is just a bit too low? I had put a few gallons the other day in it, but I only put in 85 usually I put in supreme. One cold morning I started my car before heading off to work and noticed a violent shaking coming from under the hood. And we would all be dead.
I have a 2005 Nissan Altima that I bought two years ago with 9600 miles. Back in 1996, the Altima came with a viscous limited-slip differential that helped keep the front wheels from spinning if you accelerated quickly out of a corner. My car has been giving me the same problem for almost a year now. At last I hope it stays that way. The present design is scheduled to last through the 2001 model year.
Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-647-7266 -. Added to this, when I'm starting it it fails for a while but then it starts. Another issue may be that the noise is actually from the transmission. It handles like a sports sedan. Currently my husband is away he's in the Army he'll be back in a week, but I don't want to take it in and be taken to the cleaners! I have talked to a service manager at a local Nissan dealership not the one who repaired it the first time and he said there is no way that part should fail in 25,000 miles and stated it should last at least 60,000 miles. It is most likely the intake manifold gasket or some other gasket under the manifold cover. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges.
Very shaky only when motor is hot. I will never buy another Altima. If your mechanic doesn't know how to do it or is lazy about doing so, take your car to other place. Car is idling so bad yet I have been told by nissan and more than one mechanic that is normal for the amount of miles I have on the car. I went on my trip and had no problems. This is obviously a manufacturing error where Nissan has placed the egr pipe too close to the intake manifold gasket, causing it to heat up and eventually leak.