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Old 11-28-2006, 01:28 AM
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My check engine light has been going on an off for a little over 2 years now. Each time i make an appointment with nissan, the light goes off and they can't tell me what is wrong with it. The light goes on for months at a time and turns off out of no where. Is there a way to check the code myself? Any ideas on what this could be? Please help! This is driving me nuts!
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My check engine light has been going on an off for a little over 2 years now. Each time i make an appointment with nissan, the light goes off and they can't tell me what is wrong with it. The light goes on for months at a time and turns off out of no where. Is there a way to check the code myself? Any ideas on what this could be? Please help! This is driving me nuts!
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-Jackie
When it comes on take it in and have the code read. Autozone will check it also. All you have to do is stop in when it comes on.
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Same thing happened to me and finally I asked a friend that is a mechanic and he said to check the Evaporation Canister that is located on the drivers side behind the rear wheel. The box is probably cracked and it is going to cost you out of the a?? if you don't have warranty. The dealership ate my bill and it was approximately 500.00 for everything.
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Talking o2 sensor

it's your o2 senosr, the dealership won't tell you because they want you to spend more money... i just had to force nissan to replace mines in my 02 max gle... and the light has been off and never came back on... just have your sensors replaced...
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:19 AM
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Do nothing untill you figure out what is making it come on. Like I said above you need to take it in with the light on to find out what it is. If its on for months at a time it shouldnt be to hard to get it in and have the codes checked while its on. There are probably 100 things that it "could" be. No sense in replacing parts if you dont know whats wrong, Thats just a waste of money.
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My check engine light has been going on an off for a little over 2 years now. Each time i make an appointment with nissan, the light goes off and they can't tell me what is wrong with it. The light goes on for months at a time and turns off out of no where. Is there a way to check the code myself? Any ideas on what this could be? Please help! This is driving me nuts!
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This is total BS on Nissan's part. There will still be a code in there when they check with a scan tool. They are just erasing the code everytime you bring it in. Like Spddracer said, have autozone check your code and then post it on here. We'll let you know what the code is.
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Here is a list of the error codes for the 5th Generation Maxima (USA) and their descriptions:

P0011 - IVT Control (Bank 1)
P0021 - IVT Control (Bank 2)
P0031 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 1 Heater Low Voltage (Bank 1)
P0032 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 1 Heater Low Voltage (Bank 2)
P0037 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 2 Heater Low Voltage (Bank 1)
P0038 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 2 Heater Low Voltage (Bank 2)
P0051 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 1 Heater High Voltage (Bank 1)
P0052 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 1 Heater High Voltage (Bank 2)
P0057 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 2 Heater High Voltage (Bank 1)
P0058 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 2 Heater High Voltage (Bank 2)
P0100 - Mass Air Flow Sensor
P0101 - Mass Air Flow Sensor Circuit Range / Performance Problem
P0102 - Mass Air Flow Sensor Circuit Low Input
P0103 - Mass Air Flow Sensor Circuit High Input
P0105 - Absolute Pressure Sensor
P0107 - Absolute Pressor Sensor Circuit Low Input
P0108 - Absolute Pressor Sensor High Input
P0110 - Intake Air Temperature Sensor
P0112 - Intake Air Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Input
P0113 - Intake Air Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input
P0115 - Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Circuit
P0117 - Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Circuit Low Input
P0118 - Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input
P0120 - Throttle Position Sensor
P0122 - Throttle Position Sensor 2 Circuit Low Input
P0123 - Throttle Position Sensor 2 Circuit High Input
P0125 - Insufficient Engine Coolant Temperature For Closed Loop Fuel Control
P0127 - Intake Air Temperature Too High
P0128 - Thermostat Malfunction
P0130 - Front O2 Sensor Circuit (Bank 1)
P0131 - Front O2 Sensor (Lean) (Bank 1)
P0132 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 1 Circuit High Voltage (Bank 1)
P0133 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 1 Circuit Slow Response (Bank 1)
P0134 - (2000-2001) Front O2 Sensor High Input (Bank 1)
P0134 - (2002-2003) Heated Oxygen Sensor 1 Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank 1)
P0135 - Front O2 Sensor Heater (Bank 1)
P0137 - Rear O2 Sensor Low Input (Bank 1)
P0138 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 2 Circuit High Voltage (Bank 1)
P0139 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 2 Circuit Slow Response (Bank 1)
P0140 - Rear O2 Sensor High Input (Bank 1)
P0141 - Rear O2 Sensor Heater (Bank 1)
P0150 - Front O2 Sensor Circuit (Bank 2)
P0151 - Front O2 Sensor (Lean) (Bank 2)
P0152 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 1 Circuit High Voltage (Bank 2)
P0153 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 1 Circuit Slow Response (Bank 2)
P0154 - (2000-2001) Front O2 Sensor High Input (Bank 2)
P0154 - (2002-2003) Heated Oxygen Sensor 1 Circuit No Activity Detected (Bank 2)
P0155 - Front O2 Sensor Heater (Bank 2)
P0157 - Rear O2 Sensor Low Input (Bank 2)
P0158 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 2 Circuit High Voltage (Bank 2)
P0159 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 2 Circuit Slow Response (Bank 2)
P0160 - Rear O2 Sensor High Input (Bank 2)]
P0161 - Rear O2 Sensor Heater (Bank 2)
P0171 - Fuel Injection System Too Lean (Bank 1)
P0172 - Fuel Injection System Too Rich (Bank 1)
P0174 - Fuel Injection System Too Lean (Bank 2)
P0175 - Fuel Injection System Too Rich (Bank 2)
P0180 - Fuel Tank Temperature Sensor
P0181 - Fuel Tank Temperature Sensor Circuit Range / Performance
P0182 - Fuel Tank Temperature Sensor Low Input
P0183 - Fuel Tank Temperature Sensor High Input
P0217 - Coolant Over Temperature Enrichment Protection
P0221 - Throttle Position Sensor Circuit Range / Performance Problem
P0222 - Throttle Position Sensor 1 Circuit Low Input
P0223 - Throttle Position Sensor 1 Circuit High Input
P0226 - Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor Circuit Range / Performance Problem
P0227 - Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor 1 Circuit Low Input
P0228 - Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor 1 Circuit High Input
P0300 - Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected
P0301 - Cylinder 1 Misfired Detected
P0302 - Cylinder 2 Misfired Detected
P0303 - Cylinder 3 Misfired Detected
P0304 - Cylinder 4 Misfired Detected
P0305 - Cylinder 5 Misfired Detected
P0306 - Cylinder 6 Misfired Detected
P0325 - Knock Sensor
P0327 - Knock Sensor Circuit Low Input
P0328 - Knock Sensor Circuit High Input
P0335 - Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit
P0340 - Camshaft Position Sensor (Phase) Circuit (Bank 1)
P0345 - Camshaft Position Sensor (Phase) Circuit (Bank 2)
P0400 - EGR Function (Close)
P0403 - EGR Volume Control Valve Circuit
P0420 - Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)
P0430 - Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2)
P0440 - EVAP Control System Small Leak
P0441 - EVAP Control System Incorrect Purge Flow
P0442 - EVAP Control System Small Leak Detected (Negative Pressure)
P0443 - EVAP Canister Purge Volume Control Solenoid Valve Circuit
P0444 - EVAP Canister Purge Volume Control Solenoid Valve Circuit Open
P0445 - EVAP Canister Purge Volume Control Solenoid Valve Circuit Shorted
P0446 - EVAP Canister Vent Control Valve Circuit
P0447 - EVAP Canister Vent Control Valve Circuit Open
P0450 - EVAP Control System Pressure Sensor
P0452 - EVAP Control System Pressure Sensor Low Input
P0453 - EVAP Control System Pressure Sensor High Input
P0455 - EVAP Control System Gross Leak
P0456 - EVAP Emission Control System Very Small Leak (Negative Pressure Check)
P0460 - Fuel Level Sensor Circuit Noise
P0461 - Fuel Level Sensor Circuit Range / Performance
P0462 - Fuel Level Sensor Circuit Low Input
P0463 - Fuel Level Sensor Circuit High Input
P0464 - Fuel Level Sensor Circuit
P0500 - Vehicle Speed Sensor
P0505 - Idle Air Control Valve / Auxiliary Air Control Valve
P0506 - Idle Speed Control System RPM Lower Than Expected
P0507 - Idle Speed Control System RPM Higher Than Expected
P0510 - Closed Throttle Position Switch
P0550 - Power Steering Pressure Sensor Circuit
P0600 - A/T Communication Line
P0605 - Engine Control Module (ECM)
P0650 - Malfunction Indicator (MIL) Control Circuit
P1065 - ECM Power Supply Circuit
P1102 - Mass Air Flow Sensor Circuit Range / Performance Problem
P1121 - Electric Throttle Control Actuator
P1121 - ABS / TCS Control Unit Performance
P1122 - Electric Throttle Control Performance Problem
P1124 - Throttle Control Motor Relay Circuit Short
P1126 - (2000-2001) Thermostat Function
P1126 - (2002-2003) Throttle Control Motor Relay Circuit Open
P1128 - Throttle Control Motor Relay Circuit Short
P1130 - Swirl Control Valve Control Solenoid Valve
P1143 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 1 Lean Shift Monitoring (Bank 1)
P1144 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 1 Rich Shift Monitoring (Bank 1)
P1146 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 2 Minimum Voltage Monitoring (Bank 1)
P1147 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 2 Maximum Voltage Monitoring (Bank 1)
P1148 - Closed Loop Control (Bank 1)
P1163 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 1 Lean Shift Monitoring (Bank 2)
P1164 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 1 Rich Shift Monitoring (Bank 2)
P1165 - Swirl Control Valve Control Vacuum Check Switch
P1166 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 2 Minimum Voltage Monitoring (Bank 2)
P1167 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 2 Maximum Voltage Monitoring (Bank 2)
P1168 - Closed Loop Control (Bank 2)
P1211 - ABS/TCS Control Unit
P1212 - ABS / TCS Communication Line
P1217 - Engine Over Temperature
P1223 - Throttle Position Sensor 2 Circuit Low Input
P1224 - Throttle Position Sensor 2 Circuit High Input
P1225 - Closed Throttle Position Learning Performance Problem
P1226 - Closed Throttle Position Learning Performance Problem
P1227 - Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor 2 Circuit Low Input
P1228 - Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor 2 Circuit High Input
P1229 - Sensor Power Supply Circuit Short
P1320 - Ignition Signal
P1335 - Crankshaft Position Sensor (REF)
P1336 - Crankshaft Position Sensor (POS) (COG)
P1401 - EGR Temperature Sensor
P1402 - EGR Function (Open)
P1440 - EVAP Control System Small Leak
P1444 - EVAP Canister Purge Volume Control Solenoid Valve
P1446 - EVAP Canister Vent Control Valve Closed
P1447 - EVAP Emission Control System Purge Flow Monitoring
P1448 - EVAP Canister Vent Control Valve Open
P1456 - EVAP Emission Control System Very Small Leak (Positive Pressure Check)
P1464 - Fuel Level Sensor Circuit Ground Signal
P1490 - Vacuum Cut Valve Bypass Valve Circuit
P1491 - Vacuum Cut Valve Bypass Valve Circuit
P1564 - Automatic Speed Control Device Steering Switch
P1572 - Automatic Speed Control Device Brake Switch
P1574 - Automatic Speed Control Device Vehicle Speed Sensor
P1605 - A/T Diagnosis Communication Line
P1706 - Park / Neutral Position Switch
P1800 - VIAS Control Solenoid Valve Circuit Open
P1805 - Brake Switch
P2122 - Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor 1 Circuit Low Input
P2123 - Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor 1 Circuit High Input
P2127 - Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor 2 Circuit Low Input
P2128 - Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor 2 Circuit High Input
P2135 - Throttle Position Sensor Circuit Range / Performance Problem
P2138 - Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor Circuit Range / Performance Problem
U1000 - CAN Communication Line
U1001 - CAN Communication Line
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:58 PM
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I just had a diagnostic check on my 02 Maxima and receieved the following codes: P0139, P1147 and P0113

P0113 - Intake Air Temperature Sensor Circuit High Input
P1147 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 2 Maximum Voltage Monitoring (Bank 1)
P0139 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 2 Circuit Slow Response (Bank 1)

I would assume, for the latter two, that id need to have the O2 sensors replaced, but what needs to be done to rectify the first problem ?
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Hello,

Hoping someone can enlighten me. I have an 02' Altima and got a p01 code a few weeks ago. Replaced the first 02 sensor, colsest to the engine. I am now getting a p0132, is this the rear sensor? IF not, what's the difference between p01 and p0132?
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:32 AM
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Is there a way to check the code myself?
1. Ask them, if they were able to read the code
2. Search on ebay "obd ii code reader".
Currently, I see this one "PRO TROUBLE OBD2 ENGINE CODE READER SCANNER OBD II". I have a different one, but for about the same money.

Andrey
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Check the code yourself.

On the '02-'03 Max 3.5's the procedure is:
- turn ignition on
- count to 3 (seconds)
- quickly stomp gas pedal 5 times within 5 seconds
- count to 7 (seconds)
- press gas pedal down and hold for 10 seconds or more

The CEL will begin to blink. Write down the code, and look at the above listiong of codes for the results.

- Turn ignition off

Done
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Does anyone know what his means:

P0132 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 1 Circuit High Voltage (Bank 1)

I replaced the first sensor and everything was good for a few months now this. Is there a guide that tells us what all of the differences are between the sensor codes?
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Does anyone know what his means:

P0132 - Heated Oxygen Sensor 1 Circuit High Voltage (Bank 1)

I replaced the first sensor and everything was good for a few months now this. Is there a guide that tells us what all of the differences are between the sensor codes?

there is not a guide.. the code that comes up tells you the difference. pull the bank 1 sensor, check for corrosion/water intrusion. replace the sensor with a known good one if you know anybody with the same car, have the code cleared and see what happens
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Question P0420 code for catalyc converter

i have the same problem with my max 2000 se. The engine light was on an i took it to Autozone and they gave me P0420 code. Now, autozone said i must buy the catalyc converter from nissan because it is specially made. Is it true? If not, any advise on the cost? How long can i drive the before i fix it? The engine is fine and no funny noise or smell. Please help
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My check engine light has been going on an off for a little over 2 years now. Each time i make an appointment with nissan, the light goes off and they can't tell me what is wrong with it. The light goes on for months at a time and turns off out of no where. Is there a way to check the code myself? Any ideas on what this could be? Please help! This is driving me nuts!
Thanks!
-Jackie
when the light gose on go to an automotive parts store like auto zone they have a code reader there. they will ask that you leave your drivers license while you are using the code reader. when you plug it in turn the car to the on position but with the engine off. the screen should ask you at that point if you would like to read the codes. when it comes to that screen press enter. at that point it will show a that it is reading your ecm and then upon completion of its diagnostic it will tell you what the codes are so you will have to write them down. inside the car fix it manuel like chiltons it will tell you what the codes mean and if they do not have a book there then tell me what the codes are and i will tell you because i have a book with for my car. after you write the codes down then return the ecm reader to the clerk and he will give you your license back. or if none of the auto stores have one to let you use then you can go to any auto shop and they will read it and tell you what is wrong for free and if none of them will do it you can buy a ecm reader for your car they run anywhere in price from 60 to 400 dollars depending on the features that you want. also if you had work done to your car because of the check light is on or changed anything on the car dealing with your emmissions system you are supposed to reset the computer. after you reset it you are supposed to let it run for 20min while the ecm relearns the car systems. and can not pass smog until the car has gone through 200mile for the ecm to run thru all of its tests. it means 200miles strait run like driving on roads and hiways. if you have any other quwstions my email is rafphil26@yahoo.com
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