2000 Maxima 3.0 Forrest green/tan leather/wood grain/cream floor upholstery
I have been rummaging through the forums for over a month now and decided to finally register. I was looking at buying my maxima from a consingment dealer. i did all my research here. glad I did. I knew what I was getting into with the O2 sensors, the MAF, and coils. I got a deal on this for $4500. This car did not seem to have any of these problems when I bought it. Only things that didnt work were the turn signals/hazards, and all 3 passenger windows can go down but not up. Under the hood is beautiful, its clean, no leaks, pings, or rattles. First day I had it, I was driving around, and after about 15 miles, with a few engine starts in between, all of a sudden I lost acceleration. CAr wouldnt go faster than about 18mph. Tach goes up to about 3, I probably could take the tach higher if I wanted to, but I dont want to burn anything up. If I let the car sit for awhile (an hour or so) it will drive fine. Im not certain if that is a MAF issue or a ICV issue. Anyway, I took it took a guy I know who is a service manager at a local shop, he cant get the ECU to communicate using the data link. Im about ready to just say **** it and replace it all. Any suggestions on which I should tackle first?? I think the ECU. But it cost about 1200 at a dealer, or I can gamble with doing it myself for about $300. It could end up fixing all the other issues correct?