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02-18-2007, 09:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,470
Posted By Succinct

I bolted up a pair of 2006 Honda Odyssey OEM...

I bolted up a pair of 2006 Honda Odyssey OEM horns in my '03 Maxima and for under $22 total, I had a "manly" and loud-sounding horn. Direct bolt-in, and E-Z hookup. Sweet.
01-02-2007, 07:22 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 49,610
Posted By Succinct

IMHO, the best upgrade, by far, for my 2003...

IMHO, the best upgrade, by far, for my 2003 Maxima 6-speed was getting rid of it and replacing it with a more reliable car. :smash: I don't miss it a bit, and no longer fear the onset of the next...
01-01-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By Succinct

Better be sure that's what U want

I just sold my 72K mile '03 Maxima 6-speed (w/HLSD + all options) two weeks ago and couldn't be much happier now. Hoping to have something more reliable than my previous car - a '99 BMW 540 6-speed...
12-30-2006, 07:33 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,254
Posted By Succinct

Well guys, in case you didn't see my other thread...

Well guys, in case you didn't see my other thread in the Washington DC area forum ("Absolutely LOVING My Max's Replacement"), I sold my Max last week and replaced it with....a 2006 Accord EX V6,...
12-15-2006, 05:38 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,405
Posted By Succinct

I never really "loved" my 03 Maxima 6-speed,...

I never really "loved" my 03 Maxima 6-speed, altho I appreciate its positive attributes such as its light weight and power. I just do not want to live with its idiosyncracies any more.

Also, my...
12-10-2006, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By Succinct

Yep, I figured it was the cold, more dense air...

Yep, I figured it was the cold, more dense air that had a lot to do with it!

What a happy thread this is!!:jump:
12-10-2006, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By Succinct

Enjoy, man! Just as you also have a Gen5.5...

Enjoy, man! Just as you also have a Gen5.5 6-speed, I too have an ex-wife (and child support payments - only 3-1/2 more years to go!). Fortunately for me, I found my current wife, to whom I've been...
12-10-2006, 05:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By Succinct

Feeling Invincible in My Gen 5.5 6-speed

My mechanically-stock Maxima has been feeling really strong lately. Don't know what it is, but I ain't compaining. Anyways, while out running errands yesterday in the insane shopping traffic, I...
12-09-2006, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Posted By Succinct

Can't help you diagnose that, but if it IS your...

Can't help you diagnose that, but if it IS your wheel bearings, it's a bit more complicated (and more expensive) in the front than the rear b/c your front bearings are not a one piece unit with the...
12-09-2006, 05:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Posted By Succinct

Sounds exactly like a bad rear wheel bearing. ...

Sounds exactly like a bad rear wheel bearing. Fortunately, it's one sealed unit assembly with hub, and considering that, it isn't too expensive to get a new one (local dealer wanted $120, Dave B's...
12-06-2006, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By Succinct

Update

OK, so I talked to the Tech who did the work ("good guy", BTW) and here's the outcome:

He says it's the MAF sensor ("air flow meter" is the same thing), based on the fact he was reading 1.9V at...
12-06-2006, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By Succinct

Please HELP! Warm stall = 'Air Flow Meter'

Took my '03 to dealer today to diagnose this warn start stall problem that began right after they re-progammed my ECM per the NTB-003 TSB. The symptom was that the car would stall 1 or 2 seconds...
12-06-2006, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By Succinct

Bose has to be the suckiest pile of fetid dung...

Bose has to be the suckiest pile of fetid dung ever to be put in a car dashboard. I just hooked up the 4th head unit I've tried in my '03 in the 2-1/2 months I've owned it and sure enough, it...
12-05-2006, 04:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,155
Posted By Succinct

I bought the key from the e-Bay guy for $12, then...

I bought the key from the e-Bay guy for $12, then got a guy at Wal-Mart to cut the key for the $1.75 it cost me for the non-transponder blank he used to practice on, and then I found a dealer who did...
12-04-2006, 07:24 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,254
Posted By Succinct

When I arrived in the parking lot at work, I was...

When I arrived in the parking lot at work, I was getting out of my car when another guy parked next to me and got out. I blipped my now-masculine Horn as I set my alarm and a few seconds later he...
12-04-2006, 04:47 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,254
Posted By Succinct

Exactly. Regarding the write-up - I don't see a...

Exactly. Regarding the write-up - I don't see a need for one because, at least in my case for a 5.5-gen, it is very straightforward. THe horns can be accessed from above with the hood open, and...
12-02-2006, 08:43 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,254
Posted By Succinct

Vic - I am glad you experienced Freeway...

Vic -
I am glad you experienced Freeway Blaster success! Congrats! I don't think you can beat the overall cost/ease of install/results combo of those things!

Back to my connector issue - I ended...
11-30-2006, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17,639
Views: 1,237,464
Posted By Succinct

I bought a brand new OEM 6-speed knob for my '03...

I bought a brand new OEM 6-speed knob for my '03 from Dave B (see FAQ's) for a mere $55 + S&H
11-29-2006, 08:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By Succinct

getcoolparts.com has the 2002-2003 MAF for $160,...

getcoolparts.com has the 2002-2003 MAF for $160, genuine OEM part. Free shipping too. I bought many things from them and always had good experiences. They also kicked butt on the very similar MAF...
11-27-2006, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,901
Posted By Succinct

Thanks for the tip - I'll check that out when I...

Thanks for the tip - I'll check that out when I start the car this afternoon. I think I remember seeing it light up at start-up this morning though.
11-26-2006, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,901
Posted By Succinct

UPDATE: Installed the new crankshaft pos sensor...

UPDATE:
Installed the new crankshaft pos sensor and new Bank #1 Timing control Solenoid (TCS) tonight (was out of town on vacation for a week).

Crank pos sensor - VERY E-Z, once I dealt with the...
11-21-2006, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By Succinct

That's pretty awesome longevity for belts. Glad...

That's pretty awesome longevity for belts. Glad you didn't get stranded! I am at 72K and my belts look like poop! They would be dust by 128K!

I have the new belts and plan to install them at...
11-21-2006, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17,639
Views: 1,237,464
Posted By Succinct

How about taking your worm gear pieces to a...

How about taking your worm gear pieces to a machine shop and getting steel ones fabbed from scratch? Couldn't cost near $200, and they'd last forever (just keep 'em greased). Just an idea.
11-16-2006, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By Succinct

A co-worker has a 2003 Mustang GT convertible...

A co-worker has a 2003 Mustang GT convertible that I drove once. The shifter feel is oh-so-nice, but OMG, that clutch pedal arc must've been 3 feet! That thing didn't engage until my left knee was...
11-16-2006, 10:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,901
Posted By Succinct

Anyone have any ideas as to what's happening?...

Anyone have any ideas as to what's happening? Bueller? Bueller? I guess this explains why my search on "P0011" and the TCS didn't turn up much.

My new parts showed up today (thanks Dave B) but...
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