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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
110,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1997 Nissan Altima engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 102010


  • Manual transmission
  • 155,000 miles


I have a complaint : my car has carbon in the spark plugs and I spent so much money fixing it. I replaced the distributor, spark plugs, fuel filter, and I also cleaned the head for any carbon compressed inside. Then performed the emission process just in case if the fuel was contaminated. But all that did not help. After a week of driving 200 miles the car went back to square one. It shuts down on every traffic light. Also when the traffic is slow it cuts off and stops running all because of misfiring. Now I don't know what to try. Any help out there?

- , Germantown, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 292007

(reported on)

Altima GLE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

The Altima shakes badly in idle and the muffler is getting louder as days go by, it maybe an leaky exhaust or manifold gasket leak, but everyone i have spoken to has the same issue with their Altima.

- , Apex, NC, USA

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