I have a 2003 Nissan Altima and I hav been having some sputtering issues lately. When I am excelerating it is the worst. I just got don't replacing the Crank shaft position sensor because it had been just cutting out on me. I called Nissan to see if there were any recalls and they had told me that there were 3. (1) ECM needs reprogramming, (2) Engine exhaust, (3) pump needs replaced. They did not tell me what kind of pump when I asked. Are any of these recalls the culprit or do we need to explore other problems?

Asked by Aug 23, 2013 at 01:31 PM about the 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

I'd go basic....Brand NEW battery...clean the corrosion off the 1/0 battery cable as it attaches to ground...this is responsible for the 300 cold cranking amps PLUS the ground to your ignition, fuel pump and ECU which does not like varying voltages and varying amperages...this corrosion crept up on your system with a Blue Weld and spark at the joint of the 1/0 cable lug and the chassis...it's just suffering from marginal ground with a battery who's lifespan is comin' to an end (the new tin/antimony alloy jobs only last five years) after that will start smokin' the alternator~

I have a new battery with no corrosion. And a brand new alternator. I am thinking that it is a result of one of the recall issues

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Car completely losing power while driving 20 answers

    While driving I lose all power. No warning lights, no check engine. Outside lights go off as well. Sometimes it turns itself back on quickly, others I have to restart the car. Was happening when slowi...

    2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • What is the baddes problem on a 2006 nissan Altima 2.5 S especial edition 7 answers

    The bad things about the car. I just bouth one.

    2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2013 Nissan Altima, 1in of water on drivers front and rear floor boards? 21 answers

    I live in Shreveport, LA. We have recently had some heavy rain the past few days and my 2013 Altima SL which is always garaged, but has been in the driveway the past couple days during the recent rain...

    2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Nissan CVT issues 6 answers

    Who else is having/has had issues with Nissan CVT transmissions? 2 months off fhe lot my 2014 used Altima's transmission no longer goes into gear. Dealer says not their problem. Even Nissan won't ...

    2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Losing power after an hour 1/2 - 2 hrs or driving. Whats the cause? 65 answers

    If I go uphill, say to Vegas from Cali it losese power. I'll go 80 and it will steadily drop to 60. It also has a whirring sound. Nissan dealership says its not my transmission. Co-workers say its my ...

    2008 Nissan Altima Coupe 2.5 S

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Nissan Altima Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Nissan Altima Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,900
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,200
#3 Cassie Sapphire
Cassie Sapphire
Reputation 600
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Maxima
392 Great Deals out of 24,516 listings starting at $999
Used Honda Accord
1,009 Great Deals out of 75,845 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Camry
1,215 Great Deals out of 97,664 listings starting at $1,250
Used Honda Civic
855 Great Deals out of 71,124 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Sentra
598 Great Deals out of 52,578 listings starting at $2,000
Used Hyundai Sonata
693 Great Deals out of 49,392 listings starting at $1,989
Used Toyota Corolla
1,001 Great Deals out of 69,062 listings starting at $1,595
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,204 Great Deals out of 83,257 listings starting at $2,328
Used Kia Optima
555 Great Deals out of 31,270 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chevrolet Impala
919 Great Deals out of 35,385 listings starting at $1,700
Used Nissan Murano
401 Great Deals out of 22,297 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
12,974 listings starting at $11,490
2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 2,575 listings starting at $11,890
2015 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
223 Great Deals out of 6,067 listings starting at $8,890
2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
105 Great Deals out of 3,028 listings starting at $7,549
2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 S For Sale
44 Great Deals out of 1,707 listings starting at $6,439