Hi Guys. First post. Pleased to meet you.
I recently picked up a 2005 Maxima SE as scrap for $300. It's was sitting dead on a NYC street for over a year. The owner was told it needed a transmission. I bought it just for the leather seats to stick in my old Wrangler, then sell the rest to a local junk yard.
Turns out it is too good to junk, and I have been considering a more comfortable car for a daily driver. The old jeep is fun, but not a good daily driver.
So investigating transmission issues and procedures, I kept reading the same thing over and over. Crank and cam sensors.
When I picked it up, I jumped the old battery and drove it home, it showed all the signs of a bad cam/crank sensor. Slamming out of park, no acceleration, all three warning lights. Service, Traction and Slip. It felt like I was dragging the brake. Then at home I put a new battery in it. It started and ran great for about an hour and no warning lights. When I reset the key, all the problems came back, and the warning lights came back. Definitely not a transmission problem.
HERE'S THE QUESTION:
So I ordered all 3 sensors on Ebay. I know enough not to use Chinese crap when it comes to electronics, so I made sure to get Nissan branded. But according to everything I've read, The OEM sensors should have a logo stamped into them. The sensors I received came in Nissan zip bags, but have NO stamping. Are they real? It's sad, you can't trust anything anymore.
Here is the Ebay link to what I bought: