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2004 Nissan Maxima repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (30%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (15%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (1%)

Chart based on 92 repairs.

2004 Nissan Maxima engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (26%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (30%)

< $100 (19%)

Chart based on 27 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2004 Nissan Maxima

Engine not specified

76880 mi

but i was told that my fuel pump needs to be replaced becouse the engine goes off at times and sometime its takes time to start and when it does the transmision stays on fifth shift 

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2004 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

265-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed manual FWD

86000 mi

US $477
Service engine soon sensors needed replacement. 
88500 mi

US $60
The "O" ring was leaking oil. It was replaced after 2 visits due to the inability to diagnose it immediately. The problem was fixed with the replacement of the "O" ring. 
107000 mi

US $600
IVT Solenoid - 2 "Check engine light" came on and prompted these changes. 
111000 mi

US $1300
The car was making a loud noise during driving. Upon inspection at the repair shop, it was found to need, 2 motor mounts,  
181000 mi

US $1000
There was a problem with the variable valve timing sensor and it needed to be replaced. Spark plugs also replaced, oil change. Leaky radiator hose. 

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2004 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

265-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

98000 mi

US $55
Had an oil leak. Repair was to oil cooler..replacing the O ring gasket 
53320 mi

Sometimes when starting the engine, a cloud of blue gray smoke would come out of the exhaust pipe. It was suspected that the valve stem seals were worn and needed replacement. However it was found that the PCV valve was defective. Replaced. 
161820 mi

C $275
Replace catalytic converter sensors. 
172360 mi

C $1400
Replaced timing chain 
198400 mi

C $1200
Replaced timing chain. 
42000 mi

US $640
motor mounts had failed and needed replacing 
43500 mi

US $650
Dealer replaced both engine mounts 
76000 mi

US $1300
Timing chain was rubbing on guides. Dealer suggested replacing guides, and at the same time the timing chain. Kept car for 3 days, but gave me a new loaner. Repair successful and completely satisfactory. 
56000 mi Replaced belts. 
74382 mi

US $97
Upper radiator hose leaking; hose replaced. 
79388 mi

US $2195
Have had a rattling noise since 35,000 miles (Nissan dealers have proved unhelpful). Upon removing the cover to replace the main tensioner, it was determined that an internal gasket had failed thus restricting oil flow. Inner timing cover was replaced. 
109000 mi

US $400
Engine oil cooler cracked and leaking. Replaced. 
86000 mi heat shield was loose and needed to be clamped 

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2004 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

105000 mi

US $430
Timing chain worn and needed to be replaced. 

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2004 Nissan Maxima Engine Problems

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