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Sensors for Nissan Maxima

The Nissan Maxima began production by Nissan in 1981 and was first released for the 1982 model year as a mid-size car. Over the generations, this vehicle has morphed into a full-size car, and it features sporty styling, rear-wheel drive, a 2.4 or 2.8 liter engine, premium wheels, and a four-speed automatic transmission or a five-speed manual transmission. After years of daily driving, it is possible that one of the engine sensors in the Maxima will need to be replaced.

What are the features of sensors for the Nissan Maxima?
  • Corrosion and heat-resistant fittings: The fittings for these Nissan sensors are made of corrosion-resistant and heat-resistant materials, including platinum, copper, and stainless steel. The hoses and insulators for the cords of the sensors are made from durable rubber to insulate against heat buildup and prevent the intrusion of moisture, dust, and dirt.
  • Plug-and-play functionality: Replacement sensors for the Maxima are designed to plug into the fittings at one end and screw into the fittings at the other end.
  • Digital circuitry for the electronics: The electrical components of the Nissan sensors are digital in how they deliver information to the engine's computer. This allows for faster transmission of the data so that adjustments can be made with the fuel delivery system and other parts of the vehicle.
How do you choose sensors for the Nissan Maxima?
  • Select the type model year of your vehicle: Choose the year of production for your Maxima. This Nissan has gone through eight generations and each of those has slightly different fitment requirements for the sensors.
  • Choose just the sensor or a replacement kit: Choose only a sensor or a kit that includes the connectors, clamps, fasteners, and assembled wires.
  • Select the manufacturer: Choose Nissan as the Original Equipment Manufacturer for the parts that you need. There are also sensors made by AC Delco, Bosch, Cadone Industries, Denso, Hitatchi, and WD Express. You can also select unbranded and custom sensors for your model of Nissan Maxima sport sedan.
What are the types of sensors for the Nissan Maxima?

There are four primary types of sensors that you might need to replace in your Nissan Maxima. The manifold air pressure sensor is responsible for providing instantaneous manifold pressure information to the motor so that it can hasten or slow down ignition timing and calculate the air flow density. This information is also used by the sedan's fuel injection pump. The second type of sensor is the mass air flow sensor. This sensor allows the Maxima's engine control unit to balance the air flow rate with the fuel flow rate. It works with the oxygen sensor. The oxygen sensor is the third type of sensor required for the Nissan Maxima's motor. It measures the proportion of oxygen that is in the air, taking into account the Maxima's elevation and the air temperature at each measurement. The fourth type of sensor you might need to replace is the throttle position sensor. It monitors whether the throttle is open or closed.