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2001 Nissan Maxima repairs by problem area

Engine (46%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (1%)

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2001 Nissan Maxima suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (10%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (29%)

Chart based on 42 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2001 Nissan Maxima

Engine not specified

77000 mi Front suspension work. 
220400 mi power steering pump, power steering high pressure line, 
182000 mi

US $450
Needed lower ball joints. 

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2001 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

227-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

134000 mi Needed front struts both sides, front stabilizer bars. Estimates I got for the repairs were in the range of $1500-2500. I did not want to put any more money in. 
78400 mi

C $500
Replaced suspension strut, and spark plugs 
89900 mi

C $600
Replace strut Replaced MAF sensor 
86800 mi

C $467
Left Front Lower Ball Joint/Control Arm worn - replaced. 
122000 mi

US $140
high pressure power steering hose started leaking. Replace it my self. It took about 45 min all together. 
378000 mi

US $825
front struts replaced. 
400300 mi

US $80
Replaced steering pump vacuum hose 
403000 mi

US $350
Replace high-pressure power steering hose assembly 
98000 mi

US $1500
Power Steering leak 

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2001 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

227-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

94000 mi

US $535
Front wheel bearings and hubs 
130700 mi

US $280
Replaced left front inner tie rod end. 
120280 mi

C $100
Noisy wheel bearing replaced by local mechanic. Purchased replacement part myself. 
103000 mi

US $600
Replaced left front wheel bearing and hub assembly. 
165700 mi

US $65
Replaced high pressure power steering hose due to crack/leak in original part. 
124000 mi

C $400
Had to replace wheel bearing on the front left wheel. The ABS cable was seized so it had to be broken off by the mechanic and not replaced (too expensive for the value of the car). Car now has ABS & Traction Control not operational. 
78740 mi

C $400
Replaced steering rack---had to drop AC compressor to extricate rack- sway bar links were seized- cut them out & installed new---alignment completed the job. First rebuilt rack was defective-- had to re & re with rack from another manufact 
89280 mi

C $100
Ball joints were original & in need of replacement 
144000 mi All four struts worn and need to be replaced. 
145000 mi Compressor was dead. 
148600 mi

US $860
had to replace the tie rod ends on the left front and some other steering issues 
99000 mi

US $950
Replaced new tie rod and ball joint on driver's side. 
101000 mi re & re tie rod ends - pass side failed rotating torque test. Dealer damaged inner tie rod end during alignment. Replaced. 
106000 mi

US $61
Rear right wheel bearing noisy, replaced. Rear left wheel bearing play exceeded specifications during check when brake job done. Replaced. 

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2001 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

222-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

154000 mi power steering leaks, 
121000 mi

US $300
Ball joints and bushings replaced to eliminate clunking in front end.  
170700 mi

US $470
noise in rear passenger side tire. hub bearing bad 

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2001 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

222-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

147560 mi

C $670
Front strut bar links replaced.Left side lower control arm including ball joint and inner tie rod replaced. 4 Wheel alignment completed. 
171120 mi

C $4500
Replaced front and rear struts for the first time. 
149000 mi

US $204
The driver side control arm had worn out. The tire had play which prevented any attempts at wheel alignment. It caused problems because the wheel would cause loud metal-to-metal rubbing noises when driving. 
44020 mi

C $1070
Replaced struts, shocks, upper bearings 
91000 mi

US $97
r/r sway left front sway bar link assembly 
74000 mi

US $1800
Power steering rack showed a sign of failure (leak), rubber bushings in front control arms were significantly cracked - not separate part - both front control arms & power steering rack replaced. Front alignment therefore needed. 
81000 mi

US $1117
Replaced all 4 original factory struts and strut bumpers. 
101200 mi

US $307
rear strut badly leaking lower control arm bushings failed 
151900 mi

C $236
Struts needed replacing 
159960 mi

C $100
Sway bar links needed replacing 
129000 mi Struts, replaced brakes front 

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2001 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

85000 mi

US $200
Wheel bearing. 
87000 mi

US $350
Passenger wheel bearing went out, broke abs sensor while repairing, bearing cost $50, sensor $200 

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2001 Nissan Maxima Suspension Problems

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