Altima 2000-3rd Time Intake Manifold Gasket leak.Cylinder 4 Misfire. Bank 1 too Lean
I own a 2000 Altima GXE with 128 K miles, and currently am having some issues, I request some experienced members of this forum to take a minute read my post and provide some guidance.
I would highly appreciate it, as I am shortly due for my emission test, and need to get these issues fixed.
> Intake manifold gasket needs to be replaced as there is a misfire and the Service Engine light is ON.
I have been driving the vehicle with the service engine light ON all this while( around 1 yr) the light was staying ON for some days and again going OFF.
This would be the 3rd time I would be changing the intake manifold gasket.First Time it happened around 45K miles.Second Time around 75K miles.and now around 126 K miles.
The dealer quoted $750-800 for this repair alone(replace intake manifold gasket) After the Diagnosis The dealer also asked to replace:
Crankcase Rear Main seal around $750.00
Valve cover gasket - $250.00
Power steering hose - $550.0
Replace Engine mounts $
So totally it will all cost me well over $2K if I got all the above repairs done.which I think may be the cost of this car today.
Therefore I am not sure if its wise to make these repairs, As even after doing these repairs there is no guarantee if anything else major is not going to fail as its already 12 yrs old?(would like the take of other members on this)
Also I would like to hear from long time owners of this vehicle (Altima 2000/2001) if they had these kind of issues and how they feel about my upcoming repairs(Like is it worth getting the repairs done etc)
Would appreciate if anyone recommends a good mechanic who would be able to do the intake manifold gasket in the Atlanta Area? Please let me know.
Welcome all your suggestions.
Last edited by troy123; 12-22-2012 at 07:02 PM.