Oil was leaking down the side and on the plugs that are hot ,, so it burns off the oil ,this is what you can smell. No problems till I hit the 200000 mileage mark the the engine which needed to be replaced. The exterior is not the sexiest but the car worked without a hassle for me. Check all bulbs and sockets for wear, rust , moisture. You need to find out just were the oil is leaking from to start with. I have never seen anything like it.
I had the alternator replaced less than 2 years ago. I have just done my Mercedes with the same problem valve cover gasket was leaking. I sounds like you are having a simple issue with base idle. Before doing any other unnecessary repairs make sure the basics are good like I have described. To get the ignition to turn and unlock, you may have to grasp and turn the wheel or wiggle it a little back and forth to get it to come off the steering lock. Note replacement parts are really low price for this vehicle gotta love it! It doesn't even make that click-click noise like it's trying to turn over.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 1998 Altima is 142 while the average number of problems reported for the 24 model years of the Nissan Altima is 555. It's the original Nissan battery that came with the car when I bought it. Unfortunatly there is no seal kit for this dist. Got in car-inserted key -key wont turn either direction-steering wheel locked to the right-tried manipulating steering wheel while turning key to no avail. Over the 8 years, so far I've had to have the following work done: -Replaced the radiator, which had a crack at the plastic portion. Is the key you are using a Security Key? I cannot believe that my 11-year-old-car still delivers the way this one does. Note replacement parts are really low price for this vehicle gotta love it! Runs like a top most of the time.
Everyone in my family from my Dad to my Daughter have driven this car for periods of times over the years and nothing mayor have ever happen to it , even the air conditioning works like new!!! You need to find out just were the oil is leaking from to start with. The engine valve train is a bit noisy when I first start it up on cold winter mornings, but after about 5 seconds of running, the lifters quiet right down. I have never seen anything like it. Runs like a top most of the time. The breather system may be blocked up also if it is not breathing oil will build up. You need to find out just were the oil is leaking from to start with. If not the first step should be a simple base idle adjustment.
When we tried to jump start the car, it took a long time until it finally started and after a few minutes I went dead again. When running it should read 13. Answered on May 17, 2016 Sounds like a failed alternator to me. Have had injectors cleaned, fuel system checked, put in new fuel filter, new spark plugs and it continues to die at stop about 5 percent of the time. Oil was leaking down the side and on the plugs that are hot ,, so it burns off the oil ,this is what you can smell. Fuel pump is ok, there are no warning lights, we have no idea what could be the problem.
If not: then you will need to take the steering column covers off and check on this mechanism which locks the wheel and the cylinder when the wheels are turned this way. Mar 07, 2010 Are the wheels turned all the way left or right? Advice please before I decide to junk it The was work fine radiator hose pop water everywhere. In speaking to the sales person he said that the tires were not worn down enough to be considered a manufactures defect. Check all bulbs and sockets for wear, rust , moisture. It's the original Nissan battery that came with the car when I bought it. Also check your brake switch. I rang again to explain to the dealer that that shouldn't be a problem because I ve relatives who could come and pay for the car.
Also try to turn the key backwards in the ignition while holding wheel to the left. Sometimes when you stop at a light or intersection it dies. In some cars universal bulbs can cause a voltage reading problem. Chk fuse good, relay I'm not sure I jump telayfans turn on they were direct. I tried starting it and it would do the same thing to me run for a few minutes then cut off. I was driving my 98 Nissan Altima through a residential neighborhood when the side wall of my douglas performance tire blew out dot pjae1ylr0712.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's fuel system, gasoline with 16 problems. I haven't even had to replace the battery yet. The bad control arms are probably due more to the pothole-laden roads here in the Northeast than poor workmanship. Mar 07, 2010 Are the wheels turned all the way left or right? Turn the ignition ket at the same time. When the mechanic looked at the car, he realized the battery had problems, so we replaced it for a new one. Answered on May 17, 2016 Sounds like a failed alternator to me.
Affinity tires purchased through their retail stores would continue to be warranteed to 80,000! Tire was absolutely shredded to pieces. After that bought new relay same problem. Common problems of the 1998 Nissan Altima 142 problems have been reported for the 1998 Nissan Altima. If so: insert the key in the ignition. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's fuel system, gasoline with 16 problems. Check all bulbs and sockets for wear, rust , moisture.