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2001 Nissan Maxima repairs by problem area

Engine (42%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (10%)

Suspension and Steering (20%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

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

Other (1%)

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2001 Nissan Maxima suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (16%)

$500 - $999 (31%)

$100 - $499 (47%)

< $100 (6%)

Chart based on 32 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

86000 mi Front suspension work. 
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. 
94000 mi

US $535
Front wheel bearings and hubs 

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2001 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

227-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

378000 mi

US $825
front struts replaced. 
400700 mi

US $80
Replaced steering pump vacuum hose 
403000 mi

US $350
Replace high-pressure power steering hose assembly 
122000 mi

US $140
high pressure power steering hose started leaking. Replace it my self. It took about 45 min all together. 
98000 mi

US $1500
Power Steering leak 
78300 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. 

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2001 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

227-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

144000 mi All four struts worn and need to be replaced. 
147000 mi Compressor was dead. 
101000 mi Dealer damaged inner tie rod end during alignment. Replaced. 
106000 mi

US $89
Rear right wheel bearing noisy, replaced. Rear left wheel bearing play exceeded specifications during check when brake job done. Replaced. 
222300 mi power steering pump, power steering high pressure line, 
148000 mi

US $860
had to replace the tie rod ends on the left front and some other steering issues 
87000 mi

US $350
Passenger wheel bearing went out, broke abs sensor while repairing, bearing cost $50, sensor $200 
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 
103000 mi

US $600
Replaced left front wheel bearing and hub assembly. 
165500 mi

US $65
Replaced high pressure power steering hose due to crack/leak in original part. 
99000 mi

US $950
Replaced new tie rod and ball joint on driver's side. 
130500 mi

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

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

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2001 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

222-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed manual FWD

171200 mi

US $470
noise in rear passenger side tire. hub bearing bad 
154000 mi power steering leaks, 
122000 mi

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

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2001 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan

222-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

44020 mi

C $1070
Replaced struts, shocks, upper bearings 
182000 mi

US $450
Needed lower ball joints. 
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. 
129000 mi Struts, replaced brakes front 
151900 mi

C $236
Struts needed replacing 
159960 mi

C $100
Sway bar links needed replacing 
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. 
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. 
101500 mi

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

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2001 Nissan Maxima 4-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

89000 mi

US $200
Wheel bearing. 

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