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2004 Nissan Maxima Engine Problems

88 TrueDelta members own a 2004 Nissan Maxima. 17 of these members (19.3%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 27 engine repairs to 2004 Nissan Maximas--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 84 repairs.

2004 Nissan Maxima engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 25 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 $3500 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   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. 
181000 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 $125 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 C $275 Replace catalytic converter sensors. 
172360   Replaced timing chain 
198400   Replaced timing chain. 
42000 US $640 motor mounts had failed and needed replacing 
43500   Dealer replaced both engine mounts 
76000   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   Replaced belts. 
74382 US $97 Upper radiator hose leaking; hose replaced. 
79388   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   Engine oil cooler cracked and leaking. Replaced. 
86000   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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