pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
131,503 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. cleaned out the tube and 1/8" holes connecting into the intake tube (1 reports)
1998 Nissan Altima engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Nissan Altima Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 012011

Altima 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 152,236 miles


code 304 could be a bad intake gasket, but changed that , did a tune up, egr valve, o2 sensor and looked at all the hoses.guess what misfired on cyl. 4 was plugged passages between egr tube and intake. cyl. 4 hole not plugged but 1 ,2 3 was. this caused egr valve gasses being dumped into cyl. 4 causing a misfire. took out 1 plug on each end of the intake and cleaned out the tube and the small 1/8" holes connecting into the intake tube. not hard but still a pain.put plugs back in started up and o.m.g. it worked. no misfire. runs great.now i can go for the e test and hope it passes

- , Rockton, ON, canada

problem #3

Apr 242009

Altima GXE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles

I bought this car new in 1998, a Nissan Altima GXE. It needs a new engine now! It has 135k miles . I have taken proper care of the car. Almost all of the recommended scheduled maintenance's were done at the dealership. Oil was changed every 3000-3500 miles. I have started noticing oil leaks on the garage floor last year. Gaskets were changed.. Spent 1000 an year ago in attempt to fix the oil leak and other maintenance. But that did not fix the leak. Put a new muffler per dealer advice as they thought a new muffler would fix the leaks. Finally the engine started making noises and it died last week. I have called Nissan per the dealer's advise and requested that they pay for a replacement engine. After a week they called me to say they can do anything to help me. I would not buy a Nissan again

- , Farmington Hills, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 272009

Altima GXE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

Yellow, service engine soon light is on and blinks sometime.

- , Yukon, OK, US

problem #1

Aug 082005

(reported on)

Altima LE

  • 128,775 miles

The car was given to me from my mother. The car was never service until July of this year. I had the oil, spark plugs, oil filter, spark plug wires, and gasket valve changed. Why is it that the engine service light come on after having it service?

- , Barrigada, Guam, USA

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