Lots of firsts for me...new to the forum, never owned an import car, and this is the first 4 cyl car I've ever owned.
I picked up a 2012 Altima yesterday with 8,900 miles on it. I travel a few times a year from FL. to Cincinnati, Ohio. I usually put the cruise on 78 MPH and just roll. The drive is about 12 to 13 hours, and I only stop for gas, and bathroom breaks. Would trips like this be hard on a little 4 cyl engine?
On a side note, so far I love the car. It sure is a lot more comfortable than my 2000 Jeep, plus it gets tons better gas mileage, and has AC. Got an appointment tomorrow to get the windows tinted.
First of all, Altimas are not imports lol. Altimas are made in US plants. I think pretty much any car will take that kind of travel just fine. She won't complain at all. Highway driving is easier on cars than city driving. Enjoy!
Total Noob Question: I recently upgraded my non-Bose 2007 Altima Hybrid to the Bose Navi (I know, not the best upgrade, but I want to keep the OEM look). For the console plate around the 6 Disk CD changer, there is a cigarette lighter and ashtray, both are illuminated. I have the power to the cigarette lighter working, but there is a yellow wire for the light above the ashtray and the lighter. Which wire can I tap into for those lights?
My blower doesn't start right away when I start my car. Sometimes it kicks in after 5-10 minutes, sometimes longer (like 30-45 minutes). I've had this problem for several months and it happens with both the AC and heat, worse in extreme temperatures, (I live in MN so we get 100 degrees in the summer down to -50 or colder in the winter). Once it turns on it works GREAT!
I had a friend of mine who used to be a Nissan mechanic looked at it and after checking with his ex co-workers he told me to tap the fuse panel cover under the dash and see if that made a difference, and most of the time it does after the car has warmed up for a while. But that's all the advice they were willing to give me without bringing it in, of course. I've checked all the fuses and everything there is fine, so it's weird to me that hitting the fuse cover would ever work if it's not a loose fuse.
Dealer wants to charge a fortune to even look at it. I have pretty much zero experience working on cars, so mainly looking for advice on things I can ask friends/family to help me with.
Unless there is a mechanical connection between the fusebox and blower fan, I'd stop hitting it sooner rather than later. Sounds more like a mechanical issue in the motor, or an electrical wiring harness issue.
For the motor, I would guess the brushes are worn/dirty/contaminated and it takes some time for them to heat/cool and it may take some road shock to unstick bearings that are starting to go. For the wiring harness, I doubt any of the actual connectors are at risk, but a quick visual to make sure there is no corrosion or mechanical separation would be a good idea.
I think there may be a BCM (some kind of electric control) between the blower and the rest of the car electrics that was prone to failure..will do a quick search and report back if I find anything.
Hello everyone, I have a 2011 2.5 that has had the entire dash replaced under warranty it just went dead one day. Now I'm having an issue with my Traction Control Light always on, and the BRAKE light coming on and off intermittently, This morning the Engine Service soon light came on. has anyone else had this happen and what was your out come?
I get my oil changes on schedule just checked my brake pads and brake fluid.
Made an appointment for Monday at the dealership, but they are not the most trust worthy In my city. Thanks for any input.