97 Maxima Check engine light
I’m new to this website. I have A 97 Maxima GLE. 117,000 miles on it. It’s my Finance’s.She bought it in 2000. The check engine light just came on. The codes are telling me that it’s the EGR valve, O2 sensors Bank 1 and 2 and the knock sensor. Is there one of these issues tripping the computer to read all of these. I have no problem replacing any sensor but I don’t want to replace one to find out it wasn’t the one tripping off the computer. Her ex supposedly took care of this car but I replaced the air cleaner and it was so damn dirty I Can’t see this to be true. Yesterday I replaced the plugs with NGK platinums and replaced the PCV valve. My girl always ran 87 Octane thru it. I have been reading threads saying this is not good. Someone has told me to start with the 02 sensors first. Do you guys/Gals agree? So far in the last 2 years I replaced- New Starter, Alternator, belts, axles, battery, plugs and pcv valve. I don’t mind fixing this car up. It’s a Great looking car. I just want to fix what needs fixing not wasting my money guessing.
Also the exhaust is banging around the bottom on the Car. I'm going to have this replaced. Do you recommend a muffler or do I go with the stock shop muffler? This car is just used as a regular everyday car.
Last edited by Frank_Powell; Apr 27th, 2008 at 08:58 PM.