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Nissan Repair: 1999 Nissan Sentra GXE, nissan sentra, fuse block
nissan sentra, fuse block, nissan sentra gxe: Hi Ashley - The best way to check this is pull out all the bulbs on the affected circuits. The instrument panel you can remove the harness, but I doubt the short is coming from there. Replace the fuse. If the fuse blows then you are looking for a...

Nissan Repair: 2000 nissan sunny gq16 timing, blown head gasket, coolant system
blown head gasket, coolant system, time drain: sorry for delay but was away on holiday the cause of this is a blown head gasket the only real cure is to remove the head gasket and to get the head skimmed and then replace using a new headgasket and bolts to tighten the whole lot down and you will also need...

Nissan Repair: 2002 nissan xterra speed sensor, nissan xterra, speed sensors
nissan xterra, speed sensors, computer scanner: Hi Ben - My first check would be the speedometer gears. I think it is the center one that goes into the trans and spins with the gears. To check - Remove it and plug the wires in Spin the gear on the sensor and see if the speedo moves. If it does, then...

Nissan Repair: 87 nissan pulsar, competent mechanic, 87 nissan pulsar
competent mechanic, 87 nissan pulsar, nissan pulsar: Hi Emily - I would replace the module if you have exhausted the options: Replace: Spark Plugs Wires Distributor Cap Rotor Fuel pump fuel filter Check fuel lines for cracking The module is located in the distributor. I would suggest a competent...

Nissan Repair: '87 Sentra 4wd station wagon warning tone, nissan website, environment controls
nissan website, environment controls, noisemaker: hello regarding your question on the warning alarm i have been trying to locate this type of car and then to locate a manual on it as i am located in the UK it is proving very hard to do so i am now logging on to the Nissan website in the us to try and locate...

Nissan Repair: My 94 Nissan Altima keeps stalling and sometimes won't start, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Hi Natasha - First of all we need to find out if there is spark. Remove a spark plug wire, insert a screwdriver into it until it contacts the terminal inside. Hold the shaft of the driver about 1/4 away from any metal surface of the engine and have someone...

Nissan Repair: 98 Altima Power Window - doing the impossible, nissan altima, motor amps
nissan altima, motor amps, limit switches: Hi Jim - No problem. just happened to be on line. I did not realize you had a second motor. I agree with you that it would be highly unlikely that both motors are defective. I d say 90% of the time these go out, it is the motor. the Altima I just fixed...

Nissan Repair: A32 Maxima Complete dash lights,, light icon, dash lights
light icon, dash lights, max hi: Hi Michael - The fuse for these lights is under the dash driver s side. Usually labelled INST , but check the owner s manual to ensure. Also, you might want to check the dimmer control. It should be on the dash somewhere with a light icon on the knob....

Nissan Repair: car, nissan pintara, valve seals
nissan pintara, valve seals, little smoke: Hi Brian - Blue smoke is usually caused by the car burning oil. Could be bad valve seals, especially when it is more apparent when first starting the car. Replacing valve seals is usually a simple job and can be done without removal of engine heads....

Nissan Repair: crankshaft spins timing belt doesnt, camshaft position sensor, nissan xterra
camshaft position sensor, nissan xterra, interference engine: Hi TJ - Your timing belt is broken and must be replaced. However, the 3.3 is what we call an interference engine, meaning that the valves were probably damaged when the belt went out. So, you would need a valve job (at least to replace the defective...

Nissan Repair: Early morning cranking, nissan primera 1995, possible solution
nissan primera 1995, possible solution, timing belt: by the sound of it could be the timing is off by a tooth has anybody been servicing it recently namely the timing belt as this is the most likely cause of a hard to start engine as when the engine is warm it will start ok but when cold will be a real pig to...

Nissan Repair: crankshaft spins timing belt doesnt, automotive timing belt, high quality control
Nissan Repair: crankshaft spins timing belt doesnt, automotive timing belt, high quality control, belt conveyor

Nissan Repair: grinding sound on my left front wheel, cv joint, grindin
cv joint, grindin, bearings: Hi Chris - Just confirming that you have replaced the hub bearing? Just want to take that of the list of probable issues. The second most likely is the CV joint. I would replace the entire halfshaft instead of just the joint. You will get longer life...

Nissan Repair: Infiniti q45 front suspension, infiniti q45, ball joints
infiniti q45, ball joints, nissan dealers: may not necessarily be the struts as this could also be the ball joints or the drop links have you tried to jack the car up and twist the wheel by hand not by steering wheel and then push and pull it back and forwards top and bottom this is the most common...

Nissan Repair: NISSAN CEFIRO WON'T PASS 3000RPM, nissan cefiro, turbo diesel
nissan cefiro, turbo diesel, precise location: Hello is this car a turbo diesel or simply a turbo if this is the case the air escaping is coming from the turbo pipes that should be located at the front of the car below the bonnet and the air is not passing through he system as it should if you could please...

Nissan Repair: overheating, coolant system, hose pipe
coolant system, hose pipe, airlock: try and find the lowest level pipe and place a hose pipe into this end and with a bit of luck it should provide enough pressure to blow the blockage out otherwise it may have a series of bleed screws on the hose pipe to enable you to allow air to escape this...

Nissan Repair: replaced timing now now pulling a code, nissan xterra, timing belt
nissan xterra, timing belt, xterra: Hi Stacy - P0300 is random misfire. First thing I would do is check the wires, coils and plugs. Perhaps they got damaged or fouled during the repair. If the engine is running smoothly and not missing, then I would erase the code and see if it returns....

Nissan Repair: 04 maxima windshield wiper hose
Hi Philip There is a small motor on the bottom of the washer reservoir that pumps the water to the wiper area. You will probably have to remove the reservoir tank to get to it. I think it is held by 2 or 3 10mm bolts. Hope this helps - aloha Calvi...

Nissan Repair: 1998 nissan avenir sr20det surging/losing boost while driving
Hi Jason - The OBD will not work in this case because the check engine light is not on while driving. That means that the ECM is not storing any codes, so the OBD will not pick anything up. The only 2 things that do not pass through the computer sensors...

Nissan Repair: 2000 nissan quest
Hi Linda - Is your check engine light on? If so, I will need to know the code it is displaying. If not, then Have the fuel pump checked for proper pressure and volume. LMK aloha Calvin You may text me at (808)216-9800 as I will not be available...

Nissan Repair: autochemical product
first of all the garage would not be pulling the engine apart as it is time consuming and expensive we would not do it day to day but only if it has damage to the internal components and I am not sure what the auto chemical you are talking about is it some...

Nissan Repair: instrument panel lights
Hi Dean - Usually when this happens it is because of a unintentional disconnection of wires during the stereo replacement. Perhaps a harness got disconnected during this installation. You will have to backtrack what was removed or touched during removal...

Nissan Repair: Intermittant starting problem
Hi Marc if you could try the following the remote of your alarm it contains a small battery try replacing the battery or cleaning round the contacts if this wont work it may be the transmitter inside it is not talking to the module inside the car if possible...

Nissan Repair: nissan note central locking
Hi Michelle - What kind of Nissan do you have? Typically when this happens, the programming is probably lost at the receiving end, especially if all the locks do not respond to the remote. If your car is rather new, then it should be covered under...

Nissan Repair: Nissan Repair
it could be the module causing the car not to start and this is because it controls the cars on-board computer so if it wont work the car wont work the only reason this is usually blown is by wrongly connecting the battery terminals to the wrong said of the...

Nissan Repair: 1987nissan pathfinder
Hi Gina - First of all I will need to know if the check engine light is on - If so, then what is the OBD code displayed? To get it, you will need a special reader. I think Autozone does it for free. If there is no check engine light displayed, it...

Nissan Repair: 2001 Nissan Altima wiper inopt
Hi William - The most common thing is the wiper cam next to the motor. Many time you can purchase it separately from the motor. The cam allows the wipers to rest in the park position at the bottom of the windshield. Sometimes the contact separates, and...

Nissan Repair: 2001 Nissan - Shift button stuck
Hi Leslie - The job is not too complicated, just have to know what you are looking for. You will need basic tools, such as a philips screwdriver, and 10MM socket set preferably 1/4 drive since space will be an issue. Once you remove the console housing,...

Nissan Repair: 2003 nissan hardbody dbl cab 4x4 2.4i 16v rough / no idle
Hi Deon - The fact that it runs better at higher revs, and running rich leads me to believe that there is a vacuum leak somewhere. Most commonly it comes from one of the rubber tubing running from the intake manifold. There should be several of them running...

Nissan Repair: 2011 altima cooling problems
Hi Willie - Did you check the radiator fan? It should automatically turn on with the AC, or when it reaches a certain temp with the AC off. If not, then you have to check power to the fan (fuse), fan motor, temp sensor, and relay in that order. Hope...

Nissan Repair: Dashboard lights flickering
Hi Kevin - If it happens most, or prominently when the headlights are on, I would check both the battery and alternator. Battery should check at least 12.5 volts with engine off, and at least 14 volts (no more than 16) with engine running at idle. You...

Nissan Repair: Exhaust noise
Hi Tony - First of all I would check the obvious, such as loose connections, bolts, etc, that may be vibrating, especially at the exhaust manifold connection since it appears to be coming from the engine compartment. Is your check engine light on? ...

Nissan Repair: Nissan CA20 engine 1991 Pintara
Hi Tim - That is correct. Fuel system and Ignition module do not register in with the ECM. Although a faulty module should register as a misfire, it does not, for some reason. Anyway, I would still check the fuel pump. Pressure and volume. Pressure should...

Nissan Repair: NIssan Frontier 2002
can you email me a photo of the car to widowmaker2002uk@yahoo.co.uk and I will try my best to help you any way we can please be advised we are a uk based company and will have to deal with your inquiry from here but we do ship to the states regularly...

Nissan Repair: nissan headlight module
Hi Chris - I have worked with this before, and the best thing to do is replace the module. The problem will always return using the old one and time will be wasted. I have found good deals on ebay and Amazon to find a replacement. Hope this helps...

Nissan Repair: nissan with no power
Hi Sara - The first thing I need to ask is if the check engine light is on. If so, i will need the OBD code and I can then tell you what direction to take. If the check engine light is not on, then I would check the fuel pump (pressure and volume) and...

Nissan Repair: Nissan Quest
hello elshad first of all it sound s like you have a air lock in the heating system get a garden hose and remove one end of the radaitor pipe fro the radiator and try to jam the hose in as tight as possible oh sorry please also remove the thermostat first...

Nissan Repair: Where can I get parts for my Nissan Sunny 2009 model
Hi Alexander - There is a great forum at www.nico.com specifically for Nissan owners. I think that would be your best bet to locate the best deal on parts from where you are. Also, sometimes Ebay has great prices on parts as well. I have done that many...

Nissan Repair: Quest liftgate button
Hi Brian - This seems to be a popular thing with the Quests. The rear tailgate panels come off with a combination of snap and screws. The bottom area you may just slide a putty knife between the panel and metal gate and it should pop right out. Once...

Nissan Repair: running rough
Hi Geoff - Can you tell me if your check engine light is on? If so, I will need the OBD code number and I can tell you which direction to take. If there is no check engine light, I would check the fuel pump. Hope this helps - aloha Calvi...

Nissan Repair: Tachometer Needle Bounces When At 50mph and Over?
Hi Sakura - I would first check the speedo cable. I believe the 1994 still uses a cable that goes from the odometer into the transmission. It is a casing with a steel cable inside, which needs lubrication once in a while. You have to remove it from the...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan Pulsar LX N15
hello Shane what part of Australia are you from mate.. At a guess I would think it may be an airlock not allowing enough of the heat to reach the temperature sensors on the radiator frames have you tried to bleed the system to get rid of any air that maybe...

Nissan Repair: My 1999 nissan quest
Hi Cindy - Looks like the wheel cylinders are freezing up on you. Either that or the proportioning valve is defective, but that hardly goes out. Have a competent mechanic check both rear wheel cylinders. This is the part that applies pressure to the...

Nissan Repair: brakes
Hi Geoffrey - It is very important that there is no air in the system. The master cylinder should have been bench bled before installation, and the process of bleeding the brakes should have gone like this: Master cylinder (all ports)mounted in car ...

Nissan Repair: Fuel Filter 2006 Altima
Hi Tom - The fuel filter is along the engine frame near the fuel tank. There is also a fuel screen with the fuel pump in the tank, but that should be OK. Before you condemn the fuel filter, try this test - When the car is not starting, spray some...

Nissan Repair: Nissan Serena 2003 repair question
Hi Farai - Can you tell me if the check engine light is on? If so, I will need the OBD code it displays, then I can tell you the next step. If the light is not on, then I would replace the ignition module located in the distributor. Hope this helps...

Nissan Repair: 2003 Nissan, case hi, wiper motor
case hi, wiper motor, engine compartment: Hi Jeff - The fuse for the wipers are located under dash driver s side of the vehicle. Depending on what model your Nissan is, there should be a relay in the engine compartment on the fender well. If you need to know the specific location of the fuse,...

Nissan Repair: 2003 nissan sentra airflow problem, nissan sentra, head gasket
nissan sentra, head gasket, head gaskets: this one could be a very puzzling one as the only way it can be changed is by removing the control wire from behind the dash and the last time we did a head gasket we never had to remove the control wires on any car and we have been in business for over 20...

Nissan Repair: 2004 Nissan Quest scraping noise, 2004 nissan quest, cv boot
2004 nissan quest, cv boot, low pitch: Hi Jay - Can you tell me if this scraping noise is high in sound or low pitch? Does it seem to go faster as your car speed increases? How many miles have you gone in the last year? Any related info you can give me will help with our diagnosis - Do you...

Nissan Repair: ALARM WONT DEACTIVATE, nissan pickup truck, lil button
nissan pickup truck, lil button, battery cables: hello sorry to say we don t carry out auto electrical work we sub it all out to another firm but i would check all connections as it would seem the most likely thing would be that one of them has come off and broke the connection check under the clutch and...

Nissan Repair: Auto hub, manual hubs, nissan pathfinder
manual hubs, nissan pathfinder, auto hub: hi on the UK version the problem lies behind the auto lock hub and if you take it off there is a large nut i think it should be around 32 mill if you tighten this nut but not too much it should come good failing this try a good dose of grease as it may be...

Nissan Repair: continous overheating nissan frontier pickup truck, nissan frontier, frontier pickup
nissan frontier, frontier pickup, temperature gage: hello i would think the most likely cause of this would be an air lock in the system as it wont allow the air to circulate and this would cause the temperature sensor to read a high reading if you get a hose and try to connect it to the highest pipe on the...

Nissan Repair: cvt tranny fluid, tranny oil, tranny fluid
tranny oil, tranny fluid, viscosity: I would not be too concerned about the tranny oil becoming dirty as it would only get burnt if it was under a load a fair bit of the time. I had an auto a few years back and the tranny oil was disgusting to say the least but it never missed a beat. If you...

Nissan Repair: engine problem, nissan altima, cold spray
nissan altima, cold spray, distributor cap: Hi Scott - try this test and get back to me. When the engine is cold, spray some starting fluid in the intake boot and quickly try to start the engine. If the engine starts right away, then it is fuel related, probably the cold start valve, or idle valve...

Nissan Repair: vt car
Nissan Repair: vt car

Nissan Repair: infiniti g20 idles fine acceleration is rough, infiniti g20t, infiniti g20
infiniti g20t, infiniti g20, fuel line: Hi Gustavo - If there is no Check Engine light, then I would check the fuel pump and filter. Have the pressure checked (should be above 45PSI) and volume of fuel coming out of the line while ignition is on. The latter you can check yourself by removing...

Nissan Repair: Nissan Altima 2002 engine swap, nissan altima 2002, nissan altima
nissan altima 2002, nissan altima, wiring loom: top of the morning to you friend we have tried every possible combination and there is one but to change it over requires a great deal of work and time as you would have to change the wiring harness and find the relevant link s in the car you have to get it...

Nissan Repair: nissan primera 2002 model cranking but not running, nissan primera 2002, impossible question
nissan primera 2002, impossible question, electrical system: sorry but unless i could see the car this is an impossible question to answer as it could be a number of things the only thing i can say is to check the whole electrical system to see if it is getting a spark and if the magneto is turning over the way it should...

Nissan Repair: trans problem, 2002 nissan altima, nissan altima
2002 nissan altima, nissan altima, transmission overhaul: Hi Mike - Assuming that the transmission oil has been checked, the only thing I can say is to change the transmission oil and see what happens. Otherwise you are looking at a transmission overhaul. One thing you may try, and has worked wonderfully in...

Nissan Repair: Trunk Warning LIght Keeps On, nissan maxima, warning light
nissan maxima, warning light, open position: hi i would check the light switch in the trunk as this is fault and it is stuck in the open position if this is not the case check the wiring around this area in the case that you may have had a sharp object hitting the cable to this switch and it has cut...

Nissan Repair: vt car, inner tie rod, vt commodore
inner tie rod, vt commodore, seal kit: Hi Brian - Possible. There are 3 places a rack can leak - The hoses, especially the pressure side, The main seal where the steering shaft connects The inner tie rod connection at both wheels The latter is the most common area to leak as it moves...

Nissan Repair: Water from exhaust, blown head gasket, competent mechanic
blown head gasket, competent mechanic, water drops: Hello - Water in the exhaust is normal as long as it does not continue once the engine is warmed up, meaning it is coming from the cooling system. Water usually forms in the muffler or other components of the exhaust system when there is condensation,...

Nissan Repair: Worth it., good measures, mitsubishe
good measures, mitsubishe, best guess: Hi James - I do not believe there is such a website, however, if you go to a BMW or MBenz dealership and ask for a new car selection catalog, they will list all options. The high end cars usually have all the bells and whistles. The latest Mercedes even...

Nissan Repair: 1993 nissan nx 1600 shifter linkage prob, nissan nx 1600, nissan nx
nissan nx 1600, nissan nx, 1993 nissan nx: Hi Dominick Remove the shift stick only. Without re-installing it yet, put the stick back in the trans at various angles and try to find neutral. You may have to press the clutch in or lift the drive wheels and see if it spins freely for this. There are...

Nissan Repair: 2001 Nissan Pathfinder, nissan pathfinder, timing chain
nissan pathfinder, timing chain, judie: Hi Judie - I was working on a Pathfinder not too long ago, and had the same code. I changed what was called the swirl valve solenoid (located front part of the engine above the belts). and all was fine after that. Hope this helps - aloha Calvi...

Nissan Repair: brake problem, rear valve, proportioning valve
rear valve, proportioning valve, master cylinder: Hi Mike - There is a chance that some rust particles may have entered the proportioning valve, or the fluid is contaminated with water or some other substance. If you had not flushed it out, I would recommend that. I remember some Pathys I did it took...

Nissan Repair: Car salvage or fix, nissan sentra, car salvage
nissan sentra, car salvage, head gasket: Hi Terry - 4 years is a long time for a vehicle to sit, especially after the head gasket is blown, meaning there is water in the engine. Depending on the severity of the internal damage, and if it sat outside in the elements or not, the car engine just...

Nissan Repair: Central Lock not working, nissan sunny, dome light
nissan sunny, dome light, bonnet: under the bonnet there is a little switch and this is the most likely cause of the problem as they can and do stop working this is for the emergency services to get access to your car in the case of a crash demolishing the battery and not allowing the doors...

Nissan Repair: elctrical syst., nissan 4x4, nissan xterra
nissan 4x4, nissan xterra, ebay: unfortunately this was a problem with some of the Nissan 4x4 it is a broken wire the the wiring harness that passes to the door from the door pillar you will have to try and trace the wires that control the window and the door lock then rewire the broken ones...

Nissan Repair: engine swap, nissan d21, minor adaptations
nissan d21, minor adaptations, vg30e: this is one that i would have to really take a guess at as i have never tried to change from a four cylinder to a six i would not think that the bell housing would fit due to size difference and it would be a simpler thing to simply change the gear box and...

Nissan Repair: head lights, 2007 nissan maxima, high beams
2007 nissan maxima, high beams, low beams: Hi Steven - I am assuming that you have tried to replace the bulbs? One could have been out for a while and only gets noticed when both go out. If the bulbs are fine, then check the fuse. I believe the fuse for your model is located in the engine compartment...

Nissan Repair: HELP ME PLEASE, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Hi Neka - The code for the check engine light will tell me where to start to look for the issue. Usually if the engine can start up right away after it dies, it is a fuel delivery issue, not necessarily the fuel pump. Perhaps the IAC, cold start valve,...

Nissan Repair: Nissan cefiro E-A31 high fuel consumption, crank angle sensor, nissan cefiro model
crank angle sensor, nissan cefiro model, fuel consumption: Aloha Khin - I am assuming your check engine light is on, then? My answer is yes, the O2 sensor should be replaced. Is the intent and design of the engine to run properly with it, otherwise the computer cannot monitor the engine properly. The O2 operates...

Nissan Repair: Oil pressure switch change, oil pressure switch, trust your mechanic
oil pressure switch, trust your mechanic, engine components: I would not really think it would do mush damage to the oil as the sensor is a very small opening in the engine and as such unless you don t trust your mechanic not to have put anything down the hole it should be fine but i always change the oil as a matter...

Nissan Repair: swap, nissan 4x4, good solution
nissan 4x4, good solution, nissan: sorry for delay but i am try to find a good solution to your questions as i am from the UK these type of 4x4 we don t have so i am having to rely on my friends in the us to come up with a solution for me please bear with me as we are still working on i...

Nissan Repair: 1987 Nissan pathfinder, nissan pathfinder, competent mechanic
nissan pathfinder, competent mechanic, converter system: Hi Maritza Is your check engine light on? If so, then you will have to get the code from an OBD reader and let me know what the number is. Autozone does it for free, I think. If there is no check engine light on, then the first thing I would do...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Nissan Sentra Follow-up, nissan sentra, fuel pump relay
nissan sentra, fuel pump relay, fuel pumps: Hi Chris - I am assuming the fuse is not blown. Try checking power at the wire leading to the pump. If you have power when you turn the ignition on, then it is the pump. If no power, then I would start checking the relay, but relays hardly fail. Have...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Nissan Sentra LE, nissan sentra, vacuum hose
nissan sentra, vacuum hose, annoying problem: Hi Chris - If the check engine light is NOT on, please check the following: Replace the ignition module located in the distributor. Especially if the engine dies when warmed up. You can check the fuel system. Next time the car does not start, shoot...

Nissan Repair: 2000 Altima GXE/Shifter Lamp, altima gxe, shift indicator
altima gxe, shift indicator, altima: Hi Rob - Yes, to access this bulb, you will have to remove the surrounding plastic housing around the shifter. Start by removing the main console. Screws should be on the side, and you will need to move the seat forward and backward to access all the screws....

Nissan Repair: 2008 Nissan Versa-throttle problem, engine control module ecm, ipdm
engine control module ecm, ipdm, nissan dealer: Hi Richard - Absolutely. Obviously what they did failed to repair the issue. Personally I do not think a remote starter could cause all this, especially if you have been using it for a couple years. Here is what I have on the code P2103. Code P0507 is...

Nissan Repair: bad gas, gas tank, sea foam
gas tank, sea foam, impurities: Hi Steve - Usually that amount of time should be OK. However if you have the vehicle outside, it may have picked up impurities. I do not think emptying the tank is necessary, but to be safe, there is an additive called Sea Foam, which is very effective...

Nissan Repair: engine timing, cam sprockets, nissan maxima
cam sprockets, nissan maxima, hash marks: Hi Albert - If the timing marks line up after a couple turns, then you are fine. The belt need not be tracked for the alignment as it does not matter with the belt. As long as the hash marks continue to line up when the engine is at TDC. Hope this helps...

Nissan Repair: signal indicators '97 Pathfinder, turn signal switch, nissan pathfinder
turn signal switch, nissan pathfinder, switch harness: Hi Evelyn - Normally a common issue, this is the turn signal switch shorting out. To check this, remove the turn signal switch harness (should be lower part of the steering column). Replace the fuse. If the fuse does not blow, then replace the turn signal...

Nissan Repair: Starting Problems, fuel pressure regulator, nissan sentra
fuel pressure regulator, nissan sentra, pressure and volume: Hi Jeff - Do you have the check engine light on? If not, then check the fuel pump, especially if the hard starting is on a warmed up engine. When checking the fuel pump, ensure that both pressure and volume of fuel delivery is checked. If the check...

Nissan Repair: thudding noises, control arm bushings, nissan altima
control arm bushings, nissan altima, sway bar: Hi Phoua - The sway bar has bushings, one on each side of the vehicle. Might want to check that. The noise may also be prevalent when going over bumps. You may also want to inspect the tie rod ends, idler arm, upper and lower control arm bushings....

Nissan Repair: 2004 Infiniti G35X vibration, 2004 infiniti g35x, wee tad
2004 infiniti g35x, wee tad, cv joints: hello it does sound like it is coming from the drive shafts and it maybe just a wee tad out of alignment and this is what could be causing the harmonic vibration i would try to put the car on axle stands and start the car very carefully and place it in drive...

Nissan Repair: 350Z -2008 Nissan Roadster Power Window, nissan roadster, fuse panel
nissan roadster, fuse panel, nissan dealer: Hi Carol - I am attaching a forum link for you that will explain how to remove the panel to access your power window. There is a reset switch located right below the motor, however Because it is clicking and going only down, the motor seems to be shot....

Nissan Repair: 97 Nissan Pathfinder, nissan pathfinder, plunger
nissan pathfinder, plunger, bolts: I find this one hard to answer as in the UK we don t have the pathfinder but if the starter is disengaging after a few seconds i would think it was the starter but it should be able to be rebuilt by removing it three bolts and then the plate at the back should...

Nissan Repair: manual trans., gear oil, gears
gear oil, gears, clutch: Hi Bruce - I did not get the make, model and year of your Nissan, but it looks like the gear sync needs correction. Unfortunately a trans overhaul may be in your future. This is assuming that your gear oil is up to the proper level, and clutch is not...

Nissan Repair: maxima 2005, turn signal switch, brake light switch
turn signal switch, brake light switch, competent mechanic: Hi Debbie - Looks like you have a direct short in your brake wiring system if the fuse blows immediately. There is a good chance the short is in the turn signal switch, as there are a plethora of circuits that pass through there, including the brake lights....

Nissan Repair: Speedometer, dash clock, educated guess
dash clock, educated guess, speedometer: Hello - If the odometer is still working and the speedometer isn t, It could be a malfunction in the instrument panel where the cable comes in to it. If both is not working, could be the cable, or the plastic gear that is attached in the transmission....

Nissan Repair: 01 Nissan Pathfinder Brake Fuse Blowing, nissan pathfinder, solenoid
nissan pathfinder, solenoid, fuse: Hi Adam You have a direct short somewhere, probably related to either the shift console, or brake solenoid circuit. As the pressing of the brake is related to whether you can shift out of park or not, Both circuits need to be checked. You do have a...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan Maxima air conditioner control, nissan maxima, ductwork
nissan maxima, ductwork, evaporator: Hi Edward - The problem is your resistor. Open the hood, and look on the firewall passenger side. It should be around there where the evaporator tubes go into the interior of the car. Look for a couple wires that connect to a plastic terminal. The assembly...

Nissan Repair: 2001 nissan pathfinder Electrical, competent mechanic, nissan pathfinder
competent mechanic, nissan pathfinder, fuse box: Aloha Paige - The blower motor is probably a separate item. This is common because the motor is actually upside down normally, so it stops working after a while. The motor is not on the same circuit as the washer pump. What you might want to check is...

Nissan Repair: 2002 Nissan Quest, fuel spill, nissan quest
fuel spill, nissan quest, fuel line: Hi Javid - From what you explain, it sounds like you have water in your fuel. I do not know to what extent your vehicle got wet, or even if it was underwater. But there are some ways you can check for water in your fuel tank, either by using a test kit,...

Nissan Repair: 2009 Nissan Sentra, nissan sentra, sensor lights
nissan sentra, sensor lights, t power: Hi Jeanne - This sounds like a transmission issue. Have you checked the trans oil? Sometimes under load the transmission could do strange things. I would change the trans oil if you have not done it recently, and put an additive called AT205 to help...

Nissan Repair: Ac problems, nissan sentra, cabin filter
nissan sentra, cabin filter, yr model: Hi John - Looks like you will have to replace your fan motor, and replace the cabin filter. Both these items are located passenger side. The fan motor sits upside down (thats why it makes noise a lot) right where you put your feet passenger side. One plug...

Nissan Repair: Ignition timing, 1996 Nissan 4 cyl, throttle position sensor, poor gas mileage
throttle position sensor, poor gas mileage, btdc: Hi Alan - Have you replaced your timing belt recently? Looks like you are one notch off on the belt. You will need to go through the motions as if you were to replace the timing belt and re-align the pulleys, camshaft, damper, and carefully replace the...

Nissan Repair: nissan 1991 stanza, mass airflow sensor, pressure and volume
mass airflow sensor, pressure and volume, rev limiter: Hi Wayne - There are 2 things that you can check. Fuel pump. Ensure that the fuel pump is providing sufficient pressure and volume. The pressure should be around 45PSI, and volume you will have to remove the main fuel line, hold the end into a graduated...

Nissan Repair: nissan, blue smoke, fuel injector
blue smoke, fuel injector, special tools: Hi Denise - If it is heavy bluish smoke that kind of just lingers in the air, this is oil burning. Perhaps one of you oil seals (perhaps the 4th cylinder) has a bad leak. This is typical if the smoke is heavy when you first start the engine after a period...

Nissan Repair: Nissan Altima, nissan altima, fuel line
nissan altima, fuel line, fuel pump: Hi Brad - If the Check Engine light has not come on, then I would first check the fuel pump. Being an intermittent issue, sometimes it is a challenge checking the fuel pump while the problem is happening. Pressure should be about 45PSI, and to check volume...

Nissan Repair: Nissan navara speedo sensor, nissan navara, speedo sensor
nissan navara, speedo sensor, technical question: Hi Nik - The genuine Nissan part number is 320057511A. If you are purchasing an aftermarket item, then they would have to cross reference this number over. Sometimes cars around the same year can share the same part number, but not always, so it is better...

Nissan Repair: nissan serena cd20 diesel it wont start, competent mechanic, compression stroke
competent mechanic, compression stroke, nissan serena: Hi Jefferson - The timing marks relative to the belt needs to be checked again. Ask the mechanic to check that. Place the bottom pulley at top dead center, with #1 cylinder coming up on the compression stroke. Then there are a couple places that need to...

Nissan Repair: 1995 nisson 4x4, rear axles, drive shaft
rear axles, drive shaft, jaring: i have a funny feeling this is one of them times where it could be literally everything and anything i would like to view it as i have a feeling it could be the cogs in the gearbox that may be damaged you say the driver popped the clutch could you explain...

Nissan Repair: 1997 nissan seatbelt locked, nissan altima, drivers seat
nissan altima, drivers seat, seat belt: Hi Rick - I apologize for the delay in answering your question. The best way to handle this problem is, unfortunately replacing the seat belt (female side, or the latch side) coming out from the seat. If you look under the seat it is attached to the...

Nissan Repair: 2000 Maxima O2 sensor, o2 sensors, o2 sensor
o2 sensors, o2 sensor, manual transmissions: Hi Eric - Yes, the same issues would hold true for manual transmissions. However, if there is a misfire, usually there is a specific code for it. naming a specific cylinder. Can you give me the current code that is displayed? LMK Aloha Calvi...

Nissan Repair: 93 nissan pickup key release button is stuck, laymen terms, nissan pickup
laymen terms, nissan pickup, release button: Hi Amanda - First of all, try moving the steering wheel side to side while trying to turn the key. Sometimes the inside lock mechanism gets wedged so the key will not turn. You will have to do this quite firmly. Also try shooting some WD40 into the lock....

Nissan Repair: 97 Nissan, light radio, battery cable
light radio, battery cable, engine compartment: Hi Homer - Please check if all the wiring was re-connected to the alternator. Also, if the battery cable was disconnected during installation, there is one lead besides the battery cable that needs to be connected to the positive side of the battery....

Nissan Repair: Frontier, spark plugs, red light
spark plugs, red light, many thanks: I have a funny idea this is either the injectors failing or the spark plugs packing in which ever is the case this will be the cause get it check ASAP as damage to the engine can be quick and very expensive I am saying injectors or spark plugs as you did not...

Nissan Repair: Nissan Altima 2006 2.5, crank shaft, nissan altima
crank shaft, nissan altima, cam shaft: Hi Brad - If the engine light is not on - it could be one of 2 things, the fuel pump, or the ignition module in the distributor. If the problem happens only when the engine is at operating temperature, then I would lean towards replacing the ignition...

Nissan Repair: nissan codes, vent valve, solenoid valve
vent valve, solenoid valve, vacuum valve: Hi Sam - These codes seem to be a defective EEC (Evaporative Emission Control) Canister. However there are a few things you can do first: Disconnect the electrical connector and then apply and remove 12V power to the vent solenoid/valve. The difference...

Nissan Repair: Nissan Header, muffler shop, catalytic converter
muffler shop, catalytic converter, altima: Hi Brad - Yes, I have heard of this being done, but I don t know what the emissions laws are in Tennessee, some states will not allow it. There is a reason for the system the way it is, and although you can skate around it, I would not recommend it....

Nissan Repair: nissan serena, secondary fuel, seat area
secondary fuel, seat area, sr20: sorry but not aware with start u bastard is this some sort of either type spray if so it could do more damage then good but it shuold start using this if the engine is turning over check the fuel pipes for blockages coming form the fuels tank side and also...

Nissan Repair: nissan serena mr20, nissan serena, trouble code
nissan serena, trouble code, wiring harness: Hi Andre - That code is Coil primary or secondary circuit malfunction Could not necessarily mean the coil(s) are defective. Have you checked the wiring?harness to the coils? If there is a loose or corroded connection, that would cause your issues....

Nissan Repair: Terrano 2 central locking/alarm fault, micro switches, sleeping in my car
micro switches, sleeping in my car, ebay: Hello Darren you don t sound thick mate I should have made it more clear. The micro switches are located behind the plastic cover of the buttons you would press. If you take the remote fob apart you will see two tiny little micro switches behind it these...

Nissan Repair: 01 nissan xterra starting trouble, nissan xterra, dash lights
nissan xterra, dash lights, loose wire: Hi Jesse - Seems to me it may be a defective ignition switch. There are 2 parts to the ignition, the cylinder and the switch. To replace the latter, remove the plastic housing around the steering wheel, and you should see the harness and connector of the...

Nissan Repair: 1988 Nissan 300ZX, nissan 300zx, spark plug
nissan 300zx, spark plug, electrode: Hi Bobby - Does the car act up when the engine is warm, cold, or does it matter? And, after cranking a bit, does it finally start, or do you have to let it sit a while? Also, when it does not start, can you pull out a spark plug and tell me the condition...

Nissan Repair: auto, nissan pathfinder, board computer
nissan pathfinder, board computer, ecu: really puzeling one this you only changed the battery and now you have to stadn onto the gas pedal to get it to start must be something to do with the ecu on board computer try getting it reset see if this works get back to me and i will get the books out...

Nissan Repair: Horn Problem, nissan sunny 2004, hard hats
nissan sunny 2004, hard hats, face gear: Hi Regner - This is probably the horn switch, located in the steering wheel. Happens all the time, We do not have Sunny s here in Hawaii, so I want to ask you if there is an air bag in the steering wheel. If so, you will have to take it to a dealer,...

Nissan Repair: Radiator fan, radiator fan, nissan quest
radiator fan, nissan quest, fan blades: Hi Dennis - I would check the fan blades to see if it is cracked or pieces missing. Also ensure that the mounting bolts are tight. Should be 4 10mm bolts. I would think that the fan and motor would need replacing as they are not repairable. After inspecting...

Nissan Repair: 86 nissan maxima fan coolent trouble, nissan maxima, competent mechanic
nissan maxima, competent mechanic, jump wires: Hi Alice - There are several things you can check for the system. The 1986 was a tough year nissan to diagnose. In this order, have a competent mechanic check the following, or if you have a test light and jump wires, I can walk you through each test....

Nissan Repair: clutch
Hi Greg - Need you to double check the installation of the shift stick and where it connects to in the trans. Sometimes there are bushings or washers that have a certain order when reinstalling. If in doubt, I think you can download diagrams from Nissan...

Nissan Repair: Cold starting and Jacking, bosch obd, ambient air temperature
bosch obd, ambient air temperature, air fuel mixture: depending on the ambient air temperature it could be a simply problem with the engine being too cold or maybe if the timing was slightly retarded it may be easier to start try turning the distributor a few degrees to retard the spark plug to allow it to pre...

Nissan Repair: faulty fuel guage, akwa ibom state, akwa ibom state nigeria
akwa ibom state, akwa ibom state nigeria, competent mechanic: Hi Zacchaeus The fuel gauge assembly is located in the fuel tank. Have a competent mechanic replace it. I do not know the prices where you are, but in the USA a job like this would typically be in the hundreds of dollars, maybe $200 or $300 depending...

Nissan Repair: Nissan Frontier Starting, 2004 nissan frontier, nissan frontier
2004 nissan frontier, nissan frontier, flywheel: Hi Chris - First, let me clarify with you - The starter and battery was replaced in June. In August you said another one was replaced - was that a starter or battery? Flywheels don t normally warp that way. I think it is something else. Let me...

Nissan Repair: Nissan serena 2001, reader hope, nissan serena
reader hope, nissan serena, obdi: Hi Aris - The port should be under dash driver s side. 2001 is an OBD2. Although your device could fit either OBDI or OBDII, the codes may be different, so ensure you follow the OBDII format. Let me know if you need further assistance. If so, please...

Nissan Repair: Wiring for trailer - wierd fault
hello try using the fog light wire as it is a brighter light they would use a heavier wire to power it up with if you need spares we can supply them to you from the uk as we have a shit load of them as scrap just ask and we shale see how much to ship out to...

Nissan Repair: 08 Nissan Frontier Nismo
Hi Jerry - Usually after 1 - 5 years the warranty expires, depending if you have purchased an extended warranty or not. If I understand your message correctly, are you saying that you can shift through your gears without pressing the clutch and the car...

Nissan Repair: 1988 nissan d21
Ted - If there are no codes displayed, then it could be 2 things: Fuel Pump Ignition module in distributor If the engine acts up only when it is warmed up, then it probably is the module, otherwise, have the fuel pump pressure and volume checked....

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan maxima manual transmission jerking
Hi Josh - Usually this is caused by either a vacuum leak (check the intake boot, and related vacuum hoses), or it could be caused by a faulty IAC (Intake Air Control) Valve. The latter is located at the mouth of the intake manifold. Is you check engine...

Nissan Repair: 2000 altima
Hi Trina - Can you tell me a couple things - When the car went dead did it start right up again, or did you have to wait a while? Is your check engine light on? Have you checked all your fuses? There is a fuse box under the dash driver s side,...

Nissan Repair: 2008 Pathfinder Climate Control
Hi Frank - I would say this is the switch that is defective. There is a chance that it could be the rheostat (resistor). This is located in the ductwork and usually is fastened to the firewall section passenger side of engine compartment. However normally...

Nissan Repair: Camshaft Sensor
Hi Blandy - There is no reset required for a new sensor. The only reason I can think of is it is the wrong part number, or it is indeed a faulty part, although unlikely, not impossible. These sensors operate by millivolts, so very sensitive and fail...

Nissan Repair: Fluid changes
Hi Jeff - Normally replacing transmission oil is by a case by case basis, depending on use and wear of the vehicle. 2 cars can have 100K miles on it but the amount of freeway driving vs stop and go, or inclines vs flat road will make a difference. Normally...

Nissan Repair: General Troubleshooting
Hi Mick - 1. Usually when you turn the ignition on you can hear the fuel pump for a few seconds. most cars these days the fuel pump is in the fuel tank, so you would have to listen closely, preferably have a helper. So if you hear the fuel pump but no fuel...

Nissan Repair: turbo
Hi Lee - That is what the design is. Turbo is supposed to force the air through the intake faster, providing a better burn for the air fuel mixture, in turn supposed to provide more high end power than a similar vehicle with the same HP. Of course, all...

Nissan Repair: 1982 datsun 280zx turbo
Hi Robert - I am sorry, I do not know of any competent mechanics in your area. I am in Hawaii, so it is difficult. However, besides replacing the vacuum hoses, I would recommend the fuel pump be replaced, which is what is probably causing the bog down...

Nissan Repair: 1986 nissan 300zx
Hi Rolland - Looks like the fusible link or a fuse blew perhaps while the repair was being done. Check the positive battery terminal area first. There should be a couple wires there. Ensure there are no internal breaks. There is also a box on the fender...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Sentra 1.6 liter power steering pump
Hi Dan - To replace the belt, loosen the pivot and mounting bolts of the power steering pump , then, using a wooden lever or equivalent, pry the pump inward to relieve the tension on the drive belt, always be careful where you locate the pry bar not to...

Nissan Repair: 2000 Maxima
Hi Jeff - Well, you did everything I would do, so I am stumped. Do you have one of those laser thermometers? Perhaps you can observe the engine when running from cold to warm up. Monitor the temps of the top hose and lower hose. The top should get hot...

Nissan Repair: 2006 nissan frontier lifter noise
Hi Curt It really depends on your local area rates. I am in Hawaii. Normally a job like this would be about $1500, maybe more, all depending on what needs to be changed. There are many other things that could be replaced when doing this job, like belts,...

Nissan Repair: about my 2008 Atlima
Hi Nicole - Can you tell when the car is not starting, is the engine warmed up, or cold? If you have been driving a while, turn off the engine, and does not start, it could be the ignition module. Is your check engine light on? LMK aloha Calvi...

Nissan Repair: Airbag light on constantly and fuel gauge does what it likes.
Hi Julie - I just wanted to confirm if the airbag light is constantly on, or blinking. If it is on - try disconnecting the negative battery cable for at least 10 seconds. Check the connections under the seat to ensure that it is tight. If it is blinking,...

Nissan Repair: Altima won't shift out of park
Hi Darren - That is true about the fuse, but I like to check it anyway to eliminate the possibility of a loose connector clip or something. It is an easy check and it be a waste to replace other components when it could be just the fuse or connection. ...

Nissan Repair: 2000 Maxima
Nissan Repair: 2000 Maxima

Nissan Repair: Need Help on my Nissan Serena 2007 Model
Hi Actor - I am assuming this is an automatic trans. Looks like you have some band slippage in your transmission. When you changed your oil, was it brownish and smelled burnt? You will probably need a transmission overhaul. Hope this helps - ...

Nissan Repair: Nissan
Hi Al - Have you checked the fuses? You have a fuse box left side in the car under dash, and in the engine compartment on the fenderwell. The latter should have the relay there. Did you try a direct connection from a 12V power source to the pump? ...

Nissan Repair: Nissan sentra 2005 1.8 No start
Hi Randy - The reason I said that is because the module is the only device that does not link with the CPU, which turns on the check engine light. If the MAP sensor was defective you would have a code and check engine light on. Please confirm that the...

Nissan Repair: please help me get a proper gearbox
Hi Nicole - Usually it is safe to repair a gearbox. However if the casing is cracked, causing the leak, replacing it would be the answer. If it is only a seal, then replacing the seal is the way to go. Just confirming that the car does move when in gear...

Nissan Repair: rough idling
Hi Marlene - Can you tell me if your check engine light is on? If so, I would need the OBD code. Either way, check first for a vacuum leak. Check all the hoses to see if there is any breaks, cracks, or perhaps one simply needs to be replaced. ...

Nissan Repair: synthetic motor oil
Hi Jeff - I agree with you. Especially if you are using synthetic oil, the interim does not have to be that often between oil changes, unless you drive in a harsh (dusty, or construction) environment. I drive a 2013 Benz, and my maintenance light came...

Nissan Repair: 1986 nissan micra idle
Hi Andy - Is the check engine light on? Does it perform OK when you rev it up or drive? Does it start OK, but just won t idle? Does it matter if the engine is cold or warmed up? The more info you can give me the better. LMK aloha Calvi...

Nissan Repair: 1996 nissan sentra gxe cooling fan
Hi John - Hopefully you have some type of 12V circuit tester, preferably a light type. You can save a lot of time by first checking if you have power to the fans. Run the car until operating temperature. Just before it overheats, check power to the...

Nissan Repair: car rear bumper and taillight assembly repair
Hi Peggi - The most expensive part of the repair is the bumper. The bumper itself may be repairable, but it is the bumper cover (the round dent) that will probably need replacement, and the cost to do that is in the several hundreds depending on who you...

Nissan Repair: engine will shut off sudden
Hi Sam - Is your check engine light on? If so, I will need the OBD code. You can have an Autozone or any mechanic should be able to get it. If not, then I would check the fuel pump. Proper pressure and volume. If you are doing this yourself, I can...

Nissan Repair: Nissan Altima 2005
Hi Kermit - The feeling of loss of control of the front end is usually caused by either faulty linkage or suspension. With the steering, I would check the following: Tie rod ends inner and outer (the inner would be a part of the steering rack). Idler...

Nissan Repair: Nissan p12 transmission problems
Hi David Looks like you need a transmission overhaul. Before doing that though, ensure the oil is at the proper level. If it is, inspect it for the right color (should be red, not brown), and smell it to check if the oil is burnt (caused by trans slippage)....

Nissan Repair: 97 200sx cold weather 2k rpm limit
Hi Chris - You will need to clear these codes and repair the faults first. Looks like you have a faulty speed sensor to start. This sensor sends pulses to the ECM which then controls the engine speed depending on the position of your gas pedal and the demand...

Nissan Repair: Brake job
Hi Tim - The fact that the pins are frozen worries me. I am thinking the caliper got warped from the heat. I would just replace the caliper, that way no worries about the re-assembly, and you know you will be getting a good fix. You do not want to take...

Nissan Repair: lighter plug not working
Hi Calvin - First of all please ensure that something metal did not lodge in the lighter socket, such as a paper clip or coin. That would blow the fuse immediately. Secondly, verify that the fuse you replaced is indeed for the lighter. Compare the location...

Nissan Repair: my 240 sx, nissan 240sx, haynes manual
nissan 240sx, haynes manual, 240 sx: Kyle, First, did the dash lights work with the current radio? If so then it is not the radio. Second, the dimmer for the dash lights is a known problem after ten or so years. Now, for the wiring you will need a Haynes Manual to get the wiring diagram...

Nissan Repair: 240SX neutral safety bypass:, neutral safety switch, nissan 240sx
neutral safety switch, nissan 240sx, jumper wire: Rick, If you have the automatic harness in the car. Look to see where it connects to the neutral safety switch and bridge it there. If you have the entire harness you might as well do it there where it would have connected to the automatic transmission...

Nissan Repair: 240sx, headgasket, antifreeze
headgasket, antifreeze, 240sx: Benny, If you have a new thermostat and have burped the system of air and it is still doing the antifreeze blowing out of the radiator I would be checking the water pump to make sure it is circulating. Also, check to see that the headgasket is intact and...

Nissan Repair: 240sx brakes, performance friction, performance brake
performance friction, performance brake, brake fluid: Nykky, The difference between loaded and partially loaded is one has the pads already installed and the other does not. I would buy the unloaded ones and buy my own pads. I love Nissan pads or you could go with Performance Friction Carbon Metallics or...

Nissan Repair: 240sx Horn, wheel button, harness connector
wheel button, harness connector, steering wheel: Kyle, The horns should bolt on in front of the radiator and the plug should be there for them. If you need to you can always split the wire and connect more. But, the harness connector should be there. Also, the way the horn circuit works is that the...

Nissan Repair: 240sx o2 sensor, air fuel ratio, o2 sensor
air fuel ratio, o2 sensor, oxygen sensor: Gerard, If you have a one wire oxygen sensor there is only one wire to cut. But, be sure to solder the wires as the oxygen sensor is a self generating device and any excessive resistance in the circuit will give the computer bad data. If you have a three...

Nissan Repair: 240sx overheating, temperature gauge, headgasket
temperature gauge, headgasket, 240sx: Devin, I have done a few of these. First, check to see if the headgasket has not blown as it probably has. And, check to see if the converter is plugged as that is probably what took out the headgasket. The headgasket can be checked by using a kit from...

Nissan Repair: 240sx shifting problems, nissan 240sx, window regulators
nissan 240sx, window regulators, transmission shop: Sebastian, The shifting problem is due to the governor sticking. You could do a fluid change on the transmission and see if it will free up or you are going to end up taking it to a transmission shop to get the governor or the gallery that feeds it cleaned...

Nissan Repair: 240sx no spark?, fuse blocks, smell of gas
fuse blocks, smell of gas, faint smell: Nathan, Did you check the wires at the positive battery cable? There is a little assembly of fuse links and some have small fuses there. Anyway, if you have checked that and you have no spark then you are going to have to backtrack from the coil to see...

Nissan Repair: 280zx cassette deck, google search, sun valley california
google search, sun valley california, speciality shop: Bruce, Sweeks in San Deigo has sheet metal parts and there is another Z wrecking yard in Sun Valley California. But, the name escapes me. I suppose you could do a google search for the part. The black rubber band in the deck is broken and needs to be...

Nissan Repair: 3.3L Nissan Engine with 4 sp auto transaxle, mercury villager, nissan engine
mercury villager, nissan engine, engine cold: Brad, Sounds like the lock up torque converter is staying on causing the problem. You might get lucky and it is just the actuator that locks the converter. Go to a Cottman transmission shop or one of your choice and let them know that the torque converter...

Nissan Repair: 300 ZX not starting/cuts off after jumping, 300zx coupe, 300 zx
300zx coupe, 300 zx, battery cables: Marta, I would check the wires at the alternator to make sure you have 14.2 volts at the wire that feeds the battery. If the alternator is going out it will not put out sufficient voltage to keep the battery charged. Second, the battery should check about...

Nissan Repair: 300ZX '85, seperate units, alternator
seperate units, alternator, voltage regulator: Rose, The alternator and voltage regulator are together in the alternator housing. I would first check the wiring to the alternator to make sure it is not damaged or wired incorrectly. Then, check the wires at the positive battery post. It sounds like...

Nissan Repair: 300ZX TT BACKFIRES, 300zx tt, haynes manual
300zx tt, haynes manual, 300zxtt: Shawn, If it is backfiring at higher RPMs like you say I would think the distributor is messing up like the optics have oil on them. Basically, the coil is unable to fire the plugs at a higher RPM. I would take the distributor apart and look at the optics...

Nissan Repair: 300ZX warning lights lit up, nissan 300zx, coolant level
nissan 300zx, coolant level, blet: DK, Check the alternator for output. When all the warning indicators come on all at once there is an electrical problem. I would check the blet to the alternator for slipping and the alternator for binding and all the cables for corosion and being tight...

Nissan Repair: My 300zx ( 84 ) 6 cylinder non turbo, engine cranks, screw driver
engine cranks, screw driver, clucth: You need to define what is turning over. If the engine cranks but does not start that would be ignition like the coil, cap, rotor, plugs and wires. If it is not ignition it is probably the fuel pump or injectors. If the engine is very slow to turn over...

Nissan Repair: 300zx alternator problems, 1990 nissan 300zx, alternator problems
1990 nissan 300zx, alternator problems, nissan 300zx: Alan, The alternator is defective and should be replaced. The ground for the fields is the case and if you are getting voltage of what you say it is putting out nothing. I would get my money back and go to a different store to get another one. That is,...

Nissan Repair: 300zx alternator, pep boys, aftermarket stereo
pep boys, aftermarket stereo, remanufacturer: Ben, Yes, the alternator is defective since you are below the acceptable level of voltage at idle. I would go with a different remanufacturer. If you bought Autozone you are going to have this problem again and again. I would go with Pep Boys or Checker...

Nissan Repair: 300zx door handle, upper ledge, jobber price
upper ledge, jobber price, door handle: Stephen, You have to remove the drro panel first. Get a manual to follow the diagram. You want to get all the screws out before you pry out the clips and lift the panel off the upper ledge. Leave the window up to access the two ten millimeter bolts for...

Nissan Repair: 300zx electrical, air intake hose, throttle position sensor
air intake hose, throttle position sensor, air control valve: Ivan, The throttle body has a couple of things that can cause this. First, the throttle position sensor could be worn out and the setting at idle no longer works, telling the computer that it is at idle and for the idle air control valve to take over to...

Nissan Repair: 300zx overheating help!, chilton book, steam cleaner
chilton book, steam cleaner, heater core: Mario, You need to replace the heater core as it is leaking. You could loop the hose with the engine for now. But, the heater core needs to be replaced before winter. Basically, get a hose the same size as the ones that go to the firewall. Take off...

Nissan Repair: 300zx wont start, neutral safety switch, wes wesley
neutral safety switch, wes wesley, immobilizer: Wesley, If the car is not making a sounds then it is the neutral safety switch since the immobilizer simply shuts off the fuel pump. Bridge the starter with a length of wire from the small terminal to the big one and if the car starts it is the safety...

Nissan Repair: 4th gear stuck, nissan sentra, clutch cable
nissan sentra, clutch cable, shift linkage: Byron, I think the problem is two fold. First, the clutch cable needs to be adjusted to get the clutch to release all the way. Second, the shift linkage for the manual shifter needs to be adjusted. I would be the shift bushings are gone and that is causing...

Nissan Repair: 4x4 question, automatic locking hubs, sun visor
automatic locking hubs, sun visor, nissan 4x4: John, Check the sun visor as it has instructions on how the system works. From my experience you shift to 4 low and the system will go into 4 low after you drive a bit. If the hubs are self locking you should have to do nothing outside the vehicle. Check...

Nissan Repair: 60,000 mi. service, power steering fluid, service interval
power steering fluid, service interval, ford ranger: Larry, If you have an extended warranty you have to perform the tasks mentioned on the warranty profile for the given miles. If you are out of warranty you can get by with changing the belts and hoses along with the coolant. Also, have the brakes bled...

Nissan Repair: 7/14/2000 97 Altima, haynes manual, stranger things
haynes manual, stranger things, 14th of july: Go, Stranger things have happened. I would check the pinout on the new one to make sure it is the same. And, if it is not a factory unit I would get one. Also, check to make sure it is set properly. Get a Haynes manual and follow the procedure. Email...

Nissan Repair: 82 280zx stalling, spark plug wires, engine fires
spark plug wires, engine fires, 280zx: John, You are on the right path with the fuel pump or relay or the black box. To be sure check for fire to the plugs when the car dies. Get out and have someone crank it over while you take one of the spark plug wires off and get a paper clip and insert...

Nissan Repair: 83 230zx n/t auto, radiator fluid, white smoke
radiator fluid, white smoke, voltage output: Oz, I would check the voltage output of your harness. But, it has been my experience that the car cannot put out enough voltage to make injectors go bad and it is usually something plugging them up or they were defective in the first place. Ohm out known...

Nissan Repair: 83 Nissan 280ZX Eng Int stops, nissan 280zx, fuel pump relay
nissan 280zx, fuel pump relay, fuel pressure: Dan, SOunds like the distributor might be defective due to oil on the optics. You are going to need to check the fuel pressure before you casn rely on my analysis. If, when the car dies, you check the fuel pressure, and you have pressure it would be the...

Nissan Repair: 84 300 zx turbo no spark no injector pulse, aftermarket stereo, injector pulse
aftermarket stereo, injector pulse, alternator: Stan, So, if you you have used computers and it works for a while and then dies something is taking out the computers. I would be checking the voltage from the alternator and if it is not over 14.2 volts I would be looking at grounds to make sure that...

Nissan Repair: 84 300ZX Ignition, air flow meter, 84 300zx
air flow meter, 84 300zx, volt ohm meter: Roger, Check the throttle position switch with a volt/ohm meter for the correct reading. I know you did that but what I would like you to do is run a full sweep of the switch by slowly flooring it, engine off, to see the readings and there are no bald...

Nissan Repair: 84 300zx & 80 280zx, crank angle sensor, 84 300zx
crank angle sensor, 84 300zx, crankcase pressure: Larry, The way you test the crank angle sensor (optical pickup and receiver) is to get a volt/ohm meter and check the oputput signal. It should be a distinct square wave. That is there are going to be six distinct pulses. I find the distributor to be...

Nissan Repair: 84 Nissan 200sx alternator connections, nissan 200sx, alternator output
nissan 200sx, alternator output, warning lights: The corroded post is the positive connection and the other connection is the fields that are activated when the key is turned on. The other post is a ground. I would clean the connection and check the alternator output at the battery with the engine running...

Nissan Repair: 85 Nissan 300ZX Transmission downshift, nissan 300zx, case change
nissan 300zx, case change, gear oil: Jim, I need some more information here. Does the transmission make the growl noise when you slow down by putting it in lower gears? It probably does and this would be the internal bearings of the transmission. If this is the case change the gear oil...

Nissan Repair: 85 Nissan Max. 3.0 RPM DROP & STALL, point screwdriver, fuel injection system
point screwdriver, fuel injection system, rmps: Check the distributor for oil inside the pickup. It is under the rotor and below the cover that the rotor sits above. A cross point screwdriver is all that is needed after you get the cap and rotor off. If the seal is blown the oil gets into the bottom of...

Nissan Repair: 85 nissan 300Z air conditioner, nissan 300z, check valve
nissan 300z, check valve, hot air: Danny, The computer turns off the compressor when you accelerate hard. So, if the air is getting hot it could be that the vacuum canister has a defective check valve too. The compressor turning off is normal. But, the getting hot air would be a vacuum...

Nissan Repair: 85 nissan sentra, vacuum leaks, nissan sentra
vacuum leaks, nissan sentra, vacuum hose: Jeff, Check the idle on the throttle stop and make sure it is not jammed. If it is ok check for vacuum leaks as that is probably the problem. The screw could not have been adjusted this much by accident so there should be a vacuum hose broken or pulled...

Nissan Repair: 86 300ZX NON TURBO NO START, rubber hoses, intake hose
rubber hoses, intake hose, fuel treatment: Jason, You are going to have to go through the wiring to see if any wires are melted together. Also, check each injector for leaks internally. That is, internally into the cylinder. Also, if it has not run in a year drain the gas and refill and add a...

Nissan Repair: 86 300zx stall when hot, fuel pressure regulator, 300zx
fuel pressure regulator, 300zx, egr: Al, Check the distributor for the presence of oil on the optics. This is under the distributor cover so you have to take the cap, rotor and rotor post off to get to the cover and then remove it and inspect the shutter wheel and optics for the presence...

Nissan Repair: 86 720 z24 down shift missing, proper fuel, foot feet
proper fuel, foot feet, fuel pressure: Scott, I will assume that it has been tuned up? New plugs, wires, cap and rotor? If this has been done and the timing is within specifications I would think the fuel pressure is off. Change the fuel filter and make sure it has proper fuel pressure...

Nissan Repair: 86 HB 4x4 misses @ high rpms, nissan 4x4, air screw
nissan 4x4, air screw, adjustment screw: Joe, The screw you describe is either the idle adjustment screw that is set to where the throttle plate just closes or it is the minimum air screw used to set air the engine gets at idle. Miss under load at temperature usually relates to bad plugs, coil...

Nissan Repair: 86 hardbody z24 problems, excessive blowby, cam followers
excessive blowby, cam followers, throttlebody: First, the ignition switch has to be replaced since the return spring is broken. Second, I would think the switch is allowing the battery to run down and that is where the clicking and intermittent starting is coming from. The tick on the top end is probably...

Nissan Repair: 86 Maxima weak spark and no fuel `, fuel pump relay, fuel pump
fuel pump relay, fuel pump, timing belt: E, I would first check the fuel pump relay and bridge the wires under the hood to make sure the fuel pump is working. If no fuel pump then check to see if the fuel pump works when you directly wire it. On the coil issue I would look at the wires going...

Nissan Repair: 86 nissan 300ZX - cranks but won't start, nissan 300zx, nissan repair
nissan 300zx, nissan repair, vacuum lines: Corby, CHeck the coil to see if it is getting power in both start and run mode. Remember that the coil gets two different signals and one is 12 volts for starting and then 9 volts to run. Check this first since you say you are getting gas. I assume the...

Nissan Repair: 86 nissan pulsar bad mileage hunting idle, 1986 nissan pulsar, air filter oil
1986 nissan pulsar, air filter oil, nissan pulsar: James, There is an electronic power valve that needs replacement. It is flooding the engine and that is the cause of your problems. Look for the electrical wires and it looks like it is made of brass. If you rebuilt the carburetor you probably remember...

Nissan Repair: 86 nissan pulsar nx bad idle bad mileage., nissan pulsar nx, 1986 nissan pulsar
nissan pulsar nx, 1986 nissan pulsar, air filter oil: Hi James, This is not a spark issue. According to Nissan, there is an air/fuel mixing screw/valve. Ah, ok, I see... There is a fill plug covering the adjustment screw. Give me your email and I ll send you a pic. I can t send pics through this page...

Nissan Repair: 86 nissan z24, combustion chamber, compression check
combustion chamber, compression check, weight oil: Jay, Check the static timing by running the engine up to top dead center and remove the upper cover and check to see if mechanical timing is off. If it is correct you can check the compression with a gauge. Then do the compression check again after you...

Nissan Repair: '86 Pulsar won't start, crank angle sensor, power transistor
crank angle sensor, power transistor, transistorized ignition: Cossnadra, The part you describe is the transistorized ignition module. I would check the distributor for oil on the optics before I replaced the module. Take the cap, rotor post and cover off and check for oil on the LED and receiver. There is a shiny...

Nissan Repair: 87 300z Will not start by..., nissan 300zx, 300z
nissan 300zx, 300z, screwdriver: James, it sounds like the relay is bad to the starter. Or, the ignition switch or the clutch interlock is defective from sitting for so long. Check the clutch switch by bridging it and then turning the ignition switch. Also, you can see if you are geeting...

Nissan Repair: 87 300zx losing power, throttle switch, sensor head
throttle switch, sensor head, vapor lock: Jesse, If the converter is melting or plugging up it can cause what you describe. Second, is the possibility of the car heat soaking. If the temperature is high it can cause the car to run hot enough to cause vapor lock. You can check the fuel pressure...

Nissan Repair: 87 maxima loss of power, glowing exhaust , running rough,, alternator test, power car
alternator test, power car, power water: Jamie, Either the alternator is not putting out enough voltage or the converter is melted shut. I would do the alternator test first to see if it is putting out 14.2 volts first. If not then replace the alternator. If it is the converter is melted shut...

Nissan Repair: 87 maxima vent blower, c button, blower motor
c button, blower motor, refrigerant: Dawn, If there is no blower I would check the fuses first and then you will probably end up raplacing the blower motor. Now that the compressor is no longer coming on I would assume that it is low on R134. So, first get the blower corrected and then...

Nissan Repair: MY 87 NISSAN MAXIMA KEEPS CUTTING OFF, nissan maxima, fuel filter
nissan maxima, fuel filter, rotor: Dylan, If it cuts off it is probably the ignition module or the distributor leaking oil up into the optical shutter wheel. Check the distributor by taking the cap, rotor, rotor post and cover off and you will see the shutter wheel. There is an led that...

Nissan Repair: 87 Nis, fuel pressure regulator, foreign experts
fuel pressure regulator, foreign experts, address thanks: Wendy, I think the fuel pressure regulator is going out since it seems that fifty is a little high for idle. I would check with vacuum disconnected and see if it changes. If not the pressure regulator is defective. Other areas of concern would be the...

Nissan Repair: 87 Nissan 4x4 King Cab Pickup, neutral safety switch, nissan 4x4
neutral safety switch, nissan 4x4, phillips screwdriver: Ray, Two problems here. The first is the headlight/combination switch needs to be replaced. Only takes a phillips screwdriver, the steering wheel does not have to come off. rockauto.com or courtesynissan.com are good adn cheap on-line sources. If you...

Nissan Repair: I have an 87 Nissan Maxima 3.0 4dr and cant seem to find one anywhere without having to buy the ball joints with it is this necessary?, ball joints, nissan maxima
ball joints, nissan maxima, strut: I assume you are talking about purchasing the lower control arms? If this is the case they come with the ball joints. If you are attempting to get the car aligned and the guy says you need ball joints I would go with it as the car is an 87 and with this...

Nissan Repair: 87 Nissan P/U, valve lifter, haynes manual
valve lifter, haynes manual, moderate loss: Kenneth, You might have a rod knock but since I cannot hear it I could not be for sure. I would fill up with good gas and check the timing. If there is a knock that follows the engine speed up and down then you have a problem. I would purchase a Haynes...

Nissan Repair: 87 Nissan Pulsar NX SE Axle shaft, nissan pulsar nx, 87 nissan pulsar
nissan pulsar nx, 87 nissan pulsar, nissan pulsar nx se: Paul, first rotate the shaft and try again, and if that does not work get a block of wood and a dead blow hammer and tap it lightly in place. You did get some transmission fluid and lube the end and clip before you inserted it? All it takes is a little lube...

Nissan Repair: 87 Nissan Pulsar Problem, 87 nissan pulsar, pulsar problem
87 nissan pulsar, pulsar problem, nissan pulsar: John, Check the intake hose for cracks. This is the hose between the air meter and the intake. If there are cracks it will get unmetered air and that would cause the problem. Also, check the throttle for binding and clean it with carburetor cleaner....

Nissan Repair: 87 Nissan Pulsar shuts off while driving, nissan pulsar nx, 1987 nissan pulsar nx
nissan pulsar nx, 1987 nissan pulsar nx, 87 nissan pulsar: John, The distributor looks normal. But, under the cover that is under the rotor there is an optical pickup instead of a hall effect switch. The seal gets old and oil migrates into the optical sensor and that makes the ignition go nuts and the car will...

Nissan Repair: 87 Nissan Sentra idle speed, nissan sentra, vacuum leak
nissan sentra, vacuum leak, vacuum lines: Mark, There is an electronic valve in the carburetor that needs to be replaced. Take the top off the carburetor and you will see it. Dealer item from Nissan as I have not been able to find one at a parts store. $35 to $50 bucks depending on your discount...

Nissan Repair: 87 Nissan Stanza, fuel pressure regulator, nissan stanza
fuel pressure regulator, nissan stanza, haynes manual: Mike, I would check the intake hose for cracks as that will cause the problem you describe. Also, make sure there are no loose clamps as unmetered air will cause the car to have hard start problems. If the pressure is that high you could have a blown...

Nissan Repair: 87 Nissan No spark, nissan maxima, heavy rain
nissan maxima, heavy rain, space heater: Brandi, You need another ECU. But, first, dry the car out with a space heater like you would use in the office. Get something that is fireproof and set it on the floor and get the moisture out and then it should be fine. I have had this happen when I...

Nissan Repair: 87 nissan 300zx problems, import car repair, nissan 300zx
import car repair, nissan 300zx, dash lights: Sounds like you have more issues than just the idle up solenoid. If all the lights are on on the dash I suggest you take it to someone that specializes in import car repair. It is not likely a problem you and I can deal with in this medium. If you lived here...

Nissan Repair: 87 nissan 4x4 v-6, valve cover gasket, nissan 4x4
valve cover gasket, nissan 4x4, weep hole: Joe, The weep hole would be from the waterpump and that would be antifreeze. If you have an oil leak you need to figure out where it is and then replace the seal. The fix in a can stuff does not work. My bet would be the valve cover gasket or the front...

Nissan Repair: 87 nissan sentra xe, nissan sentra, blowen
nissan sentra, blowen, electrical test: Sandra, You have something overloading the circuit. Check to see what the meters are doing when the car is running. Is the alternator putting out too much voltage as in the alternator s regulator is going out? Go to Autozone or Checker and have a free...

Nissan Repair: 87 Pathfinder 6cyl 4x4 power steering gear box, power steering, pulley
power steering, pulley, pathfinder: Andy, You need a puller to get the pulley off and the internal bearings require a press to remove them. If you have not done it before I would take it to a shop with a press and let them do the heavy work. I bought a press since I was tired of the price...

Nissan Repair: 87 pathfinder batt light on, light dims, 3000rpm
light dims, 3000rpm, old battery: Kevin, If you did not like the answer I do not know what to tell you. It is probably your alternator. But, without a diagnosis I would ask that it be checked before you throw parts at the problem. Also, if the old battery was defective, which it sounds...

Nissan Repair: 87 pathfinder electrical problems, seatbelt light, fusible links
seatbelt light, fusible links, dash light: Vince, I would think the alarm is the cause of the problem. Take the system down by turning on the valet switch or unplugging it from the harness and bridging the kill circuit and try to start the car. Email me back with the results. But, I had a Corvette...

Nissan Repair: 87' pathfinder issue, certin, break point
certin, break point, temperature sensor: Tony, I would bet the temperature sensor that lets the computer know that the engine is cold and at operating temperature is defective or the enrichment valve is defective. I would do the temperature sensor first since it is the cheapest. The enrichment...

Nissan Repair: 87 pathfinder weak spark, power transistor, ecu
power transistor, ecu: Hi Jim, You probably have a wiring fault (the circuit between the power transistor unit and ECU is opened). Power Transistor may be faulty, replace if NG. I also spent an hour looking around the web and found nothing that had a different fix than this...

Nissan Repair: 87 pickup heater core removal, heater core removal, haynes manual
heater core removal, haynes manual, blower unit: Jim, If you cannot split the case with the lines attached you are going to have to have the system evacuated. I would pull the case apart like the bottom from the top and then access the core. But, if you think you want to remove the entire case you will...

Nissan Repair: 87 stanza starter, neutral safety switch, clutch pedal
neutral safety switch, clutch pedal, starter problem: Traque, The starter is on the bellhousing of the transmission on the back side. Kind of a pain to get to on your car since the engine was originally designed as a rear wheel drive engine. But, I think your problem is the neutral safety switch. Try running...

Nissan Repair: 87 stanza wagon clutch, nissan stanza wagon, clutch linkage
nissan stanza wagon, clutch linkage, nissan stanza: Ryan, To change the clutch on yours it is a little more difficult since it is FWD. First jack up the front end and support it with stands Disconnect the battery Get block of wood and a jack to support the engine by the oil pan and jack it up where...

Nissan Repair: 88 300zx transmission, flexplate, 300zx
flexplate, 300zx, automatic transmission: Mark, Remove the starter and check it to see that it works. If it turns over check to see that it is installed correctly and is not binding. If you used the same flexplate, and starter it probably means that the starter is in need of replacement. If...

Nissan Repair: 88 Nissan PU replacing heater core, nissan website, heater core
nissan website, heater core, radiator: Bob, Go to the Nissan website and you can download the .pdf files you need to bo the job. It is quite easy. But, it is time consuming. The way to keep from doing the heater core again is to never backflush the radiator. Just drain and fill. Every time...

Nissan Repair: 88 Nissan Pulsar misses on highway, nissan pulsar, exhaust pressure
nissan pulsar, exhaust pressure, knock sensor: Mike, Have him check the distributor for oil on the optical shutter wheel. This is inside the distributor under the cover that is under the rotor post. The oil seal fails and oil sppes up the shaft to the optics and that could cause the problem you describe....

Nissan Repair: 88 Nissan Pulsar wont turn over..., timing computer, nissan pulsar
timing computer, nissan pulsar, fire sounds: Trevalyn, First get the battery charged. Second take the distributor apart to look for signs of oil on the optical shutter wheel. The problem is probably due to the oil seal failing in the bottom of the distributor and then the oil migrates up the shaft...

Nissan Repair: 88 Nissan sentra No start, head gasket replacement, nissan sentra
head gasket replacement, nissan sentra, clutch pedal: Bruce, The ECM triggers the ignition to fire. But, the current to the coil should be there regardless of the health of the ECM. If you switched the relays did it correct the problem? If not, get a test light and start looking at the circuit feeding the...

Nissan Repair: 88 nissan pick up. My brake lights stay on all the time. what should I do., brake light switch, goer
brake light switch, goer, nissan: d goer k, Change the brake light switch that is under the dash. It is where the brake pedal rests against the stop. There is an electrical cut out switch there. It is an easy fix. And, it could be that it only needs adjustment so you might not have...

Nissan Repair: 88 nissan pulsar, nissan pulsar, car gas
nissan pulsar, car gas, cutting out: Dean, It sounds like the distributor is screwing up. It probably has oil on the optics that tell the computer when to fire the plugs. The cutting out and on leads me to this conclusion. Remove the cap, rotor, rotor post and cover and check the shutter...

Nissan Repair: 88 P/U Loss Of Power, head gasket, gauge needle
head gasket, gauge needle, radiator cap: Tom, It is probably the thermostat that has caused the problem. I would do a complete system check and replace the thermostat and radiator cap. But, from what you say the head gasket has probably blown from it overheating. You can do a compression check...

Nissan Repair: 88 PATHFINDER, crank angle sensor, computer distributer
crank angle sensor, computer distributer, air flow meter: Bill, I know this is going to sound stupid. But, check the fuel pressure with a gauge and drive the vehicle to see if the fuel pressure is dropping off. If the relay that runs the pump is corroded and it is exposed to humid weather you could be getting...

Nissan Repair: 88 Pathfinder in failsafe mode, computer says injectors are bad, vacuum leaks, nissan pathfinder
vacuum leaks, nissan pathfinder, noid light: Scott, The erratic idle would lead me to think the computer was in fail safe mode and that was where the steady idle was coming from. Pathfinders are known to have problems with the idle air control valve and the throttle position switch. I bet you could...

Nissan Repair: 88 Pulsar 1.8 Dual Cam wont start...sort of, crank angle sensor, nissan cars
crank angle sensor, nissan cars, dual cam: Christopher, If you have power to the coil in both start and run then it would either be the coil or the ignitor. Now, you did not say that it cuts out when you drive so I would assume the distributor is not contaminated with oil. But, you should check...

Nissan Repair: 88 Pulsar running rough -edited, air filter assembly, mass airflow sensor
air filter assembly, mass airflow sensor, dirt particles: Brock, I would check the fuel filter again. You might have contaminated fuel and the filter is plugged again. Also, check the fuel pressure with a gauge to see if you are getting the proper pressure. Check the ecu for any codes too. Get a Haynes manual...

Nissan Repair: 88 pathfinder heater blower isn't cutting on, blower motor resistor, heater blower
blower motor resistor, heater blower, power cables: Matt, If the blower does not work on any speed I would check the blower motor rather than the switch. Remove the cover under the passenger side of the dash and check the power cables to see if there is power to the blower motor. All you need is a test...

Nissan Repair: 88 pathfinder transmission, valve body, pathfinder
valve body, pathfinder, 4x4: Richard, Sounds like the valve body is gummed up along with the governor. Yes, if the transmission is the same type like 4X4 or 2X4 it will fit and that would be your best option. The code 55 is just letting you know that the computer is not picking up...

Nissan Repair: 88 pulsar running rough, head gasket leak, fuel pressure regulator
head gasket leak, fuel pressure regulator, vacuum line: Brock, It does sound like a headgasket. Check the compression again. And, check the spark plug for the number 3 if it was low. That is probably the one where the headgasket is leaking. You can purchase a kit to check for exhaust gas in the antifreeze...

Nissan Repair: 88 pulsar won't crank with key & no spark, inhibitor switch, nissan pulsar
inhibitor switch, nissan pulsar, optical pickup: Kenneth, If it turns over but will not start and there is no ignition firing the plugs then I would say you need to look at the distributor to make sure the optical pickup is working. Second would be hotwiring the coil to see if you get a spark. I would...

Nissan Repair: 88 ZX won't start, air inlet hose, fuel pump relay
air inlet hose, fuel pump relay, air meter: Linda, I bet hte fuel pump or fuel pump relay is out. Just replace the fuel pump relay first as it is under $20 bucks and if that does not do the trick I would check for fuel pressure I bet there will be none from what you describe. Now, when you run...

Nissan Repair: 89 240sx electrical problem, 89 240sx, inline fuse
89 240sx, inline fuse, fuse box: Rai, If you disconnected all the wires to the new radio and the lights still do not work on the instruments you should check and see if the resistor that controls the dimming of the instruments is not blown. Otherwise, you have a burnt wire in the harness...

Nissan Repair: 89 4x4 v6 auto, ray wiggins, torque converter
ray wiggins, torque converter, last shift: Ray, If the torque converter is connected to the flexplate properly after the engine sway I would assume the transmission is sucking air at the filter or the pump or converter is defective. That is, since you say the shifter is working properly. First,...

Nissan Repair: 89' maxima-Transmission/solenoid/speedo/module, bosse speakers, nissan maxima
bosse speakers, nissan maxima, speedometre: Manuel, Yes, you can replace the computer module with noot too much work. but, from the sounds of it you also have a pump that is going out and loosing pressure. If it were me I would replace the pump while I was at it. You could rob it from the other...

Nissan Repair: 89 maxima trans. OD slip, snake oil, many cars
snake oil, many cars, driveshafts: Mike, Sounds like the clutch for overdrive is gone. It will require a rebuild. Be sure the shop uses quality components and if the pump shows signs of wear replace it. A new pump is around $100 bucks and the extra money is worth it if you plan on keeping...

Nissan Repair: 89 Nissan 240sx intermittent miss, crank angle sensor, throttle position sensor
crank angle sensor, throttle position sensor, nissan 240sx: David, If the car has a distributor I would check under the cover to see if it has the optical pickup. If it does check for oil on the pickup and LED. If not I would be checking the coil for output and make sure there are no wires grounding in the primary...

Nissan Repair: 89 Nissan Pickup V6 4x4, power steering pump, fuel pump relay
power steering pump, fuel pump relay, nissan pickup: Justin, The pressure switch bumps up the idle and if it is not connected. The ground on the exhaust is to give better connectivity for the oxygen sensor. The fuel pump would not be related. I would check the fuse, relay and pump pressure to make sure...

Nissan Repair: 89 nissan hardbody truck, nissan hardbody truck, haynes manual
nissan hardbody truck, haynes manual, nissan truck: Twila, Two plugs per cylinder on a four cylinder gives you more power and reduces pollution. But, you noise is most probably the valves needing adjustment. The hot lash setting is under the hood on a sticker. Remove the valve cover and get a Haynes manual...

Nissan Repair: 89 nissan maxima popping cluster and brake fuses, no tails either, light fuse, nissan maxima
light fuse, nissan maxima, master switch: Matt, I be the master light switch on the turn signal stalk is screwed up. Now, you could check the brake pedal switch. But, the current must be backfeeding out of the brake circuit and into the cluster and tail lights at the same time. I bet changing...

Nissan Repair: 89 nissan pickup bucking/hesitating, advance tube, intake plugs
advance tube, intake plugs, vacuum advance: William, Yes, the plug being loose would do it. Be sure not to overtighten as the head is aluminum and the next time you change the plugs you might have the threads come out with the plug. Also use antiseize on the threads of the plugs to keep them from...

Nissan Repair: 89 nissan A/T, 2WD truck, excessive fuel, optical pickup
excessive fuel, optical pickup, new spark: Steve, Remove the distributor and take the ahaft off and the cover below and check for oil on the optical pickup. If there is oil replace the distributor. When you said the tach did not work that led me to think the distributor has the internal seal fail...

Nissan Repair: 89 Pulsar Q, head gasket problem, antifreeze coolant
head gasket problem, antifreeze coolant, coolant water: i would first do a flush of your coolant and put the recomened ratio of antifreeze(coolant)/water into your vehicle, along with changing your thermostat. on top of that, have a shop do a compression test on all cylinders and make sure the results are within...

Nissan Repair: 89 Sentra high fuel pressure, fuel pressure gauge, fuel pressure regulator
fuel pressure gauge, fuel pressure regulator, gauge reading: The fuel pressure regulator is mounted on the side of the throttle body. It maintains the fuel pressure at 34 psi (235 Kpa) above engine vacuum. It utilizes vacuum acting upon a diaphragm to control the amount of fuel pressure allowed to the injectors. To...

Nissan Repair: 89 Sentra will not idle, nissan sentra, air control valve
nissan sentra, air control valve, octane gas: Bill, I would inspect and replace the spark plugs first. Second, I would make sure that the the throttle body is clean and the idle air control valve is not plugged. Inspect the timing to make sure it is correct since you say the engine messes up with...

Nissan Repair: 89 sentra tail light sensor, haynes manual, volt ohm meter
haynes manual, volt ohm meter, light sensor: Brad, I have not had the pleasure of doing one of these sensors. But, if you say the high mount brake light works and the brake lights at the back are not working I would get a meter and check the output at the lights. Then, at the sensor. If there is...

Nissan Repair: 9/22/2006 catalytic converters, catalytic converters, plug adapters
catalytic converters, plug adapters, spark plug: Dominique, The use of anti-foul plug adapters is to keep the oil away from the spark plug. You screw the adapter in the hole that fouls the plug and you insert a new plug into it and supposedly it keeps the plug from fouling. Let me know if this answers...

Nissan Repair: 90 Maxima intermittent Hwy stutter 2 part, oil seal, obd
oil seal, obd, stutter: Nick, Check and see if the MIL light is on? A pre OBD car has a window and a screw that you turn to get the codes to flash. Get a book for your year and you will have the code information. I would check the distributor to see if the optics are coated...

Nissan Repair: 90 Maxima won't start., neutral safety switch, electrical plug
neutral safety switch, electrical plug, electrical connections: Kris, Turn the key and run the shifter from park to drive one. the neutral safety switch might have gone out. If it is a manual bypass the clutch switch. If this does not work run a wire from the battery to the starter and touch the starter terminal....

Nissan Repair: my '90 max is missing when idleing/running, optical pickup, rotor
optical pickup, rotor, screws: crb, The distributor is probably going out and that is causing the intermittent miss when at idle and while running. Take the distributor a part and look for the presence of oil on the optical pickup. This is under the cover that is under the rotor post....

Nissan Repair: 90 maxima auto transmission, cottman transmissions, nissan maxima
cottman transmissions, nissan maxima, sensor problems: Hi Alberto, I assume the check engine light is on? Either way, it seems you are in fail safe as the computer is protecting the transmission against further damage. This will give you a 1-2 shift and reverse only. Solenoid and speed sensor problems need...

Nissan Repair: '90 maxima w/ problem, rear brakes, turn signals
rear brakes, turn signals, seventeen years: Chai, On the emergency brake it is probably the rear brakes need replaced and then the cables for the brake handle need to be adjusted. The blinkers could be the flasher unit under the dash or the headlight switch itself. Flasher is really cheap so...

Nissan Repair: 90 Nissan Max Transmission, nissan transmission, pan gasket
nissan transmission, pan gasket, shift fork: Ebone, If it is an automatic you are looking at a rebuilt or wrecking yard transmission. If it is a standard the shift fork for reverse is gone and needs to be replaced with other parts that it took out. Either way you are looking at a $1000 or more...

Nissan Repair: 90 Nissan Maxima 4-dr cv joint..., cv shaft, extension shaft
cv shaft, extension shaft, nissan maxima: Tommy, You are in luck since the extension shaft only has a small bolt sircle. Just remove the bolts at that location and slide the driveshaft out. No need to remove the whole thing on the passenger side. If you are under the car looking straight up...

Nissan Repair: 90 Nissan Maxima Radiator, nissan maxima, upper tank
nissan maxima, upper tank, frezze: Alyssa, You can take the radiator out and have the upper tank replaced. If you think the crack could be fixed you could get five minute JB Weld and then scuff up the tank on both sides of the crack and put JB Weld on it. Do not get JB Weld on the fins...

Nissan Repair: 90 nissan pickup, nissan pickup, squirt
nissan pickup, squirt, nissan: John, You could prime the engine with carburetor cleaner and that would get the engine to fire up and possible get the fuel flowing to the engine. It might take a few times and it only takes a squirt at the throttle. Then put the filter back and turn...

Nissan Repair: 90 stanza -themostat, ring gasket, themostat
ring gasket, themostat, older models: Dave, Follow the upper hose to the thermostat and just remove the hose and the bolts and you have access. Buy a Nissan thermostat since it is the best and be sure to get the new o-ring gasket and it is really a snap to change. The pain with the Stanza...

Nissan Repair: I have '91 2.4 engine, 5-speed..., dump 2000, metal fatigue
dump 2000, metal fatigue, pickup truck: heh...........is that all you put in it?.....i reg dump 2000/2500 lbs in mine thru the yrs(66..71..74..81..88..2002) even carried a 2350 lb cow to slaughter.........really cant think of anything other than make sure you have brakes safty items........ps.....got...

Nissan Repair: 91 240sx shutting off, nissan 240sx, fuel pressure
nissan 240sx, fuel pressure, cylinder engine: Aaron, I would check the fuel pressure first and see if you are getting too much pressure. Also, if the plugs are not reasonably new I would change them. Also, be sure that there is not a plugged fuel filter. Lastly, check the ignition for proper spark....

Nissan Repair: '91 240sx sudden starting problem., haynes manual, socket wrench
haynes manual, socket wrench, safety switch: Joe, It is not diffcult to change the starter and you only need metric hand tools. But, what I would do first is take the battery to another store and get it charged first. Then re-attempt to start. If nothing, try starting the car while shifting from...

Nissan Repair: 91 300ZX Slow Starting, fuel pressure regulator, vacuum leaks
fuel pressure regulator, vacuum leaks, engine cranks: I was answering this trying to help with the cause of what causes low fuel pressure. But if the car runs fine at all rpm s it s probably not the fuel pressure issue. Here is the service procedure that Nissan has: Classification: EC96-004 Reference:...

Nissan Repair: 91 300ZX-TT clutch slip, motor rough, 300zx tt, fuel system cleaners
300zx tt, fuel system cleaners, tim harrington: Tim, If the clutch does not disengage when you put your foot to the floor with the pedal then it would be a slave or master cylinder. If the car is slipping then it is the clutch. If the car grinds into 2nd and 4th you will need to replace those gears...

Nissan Repair: 91 300zx twin turbo, headgaskets, blow off valves
headgaskets, blow off valves, electrical connections: Tyronn, Check the blow off valves. One or both is probably defective and if they are giving an error to the ECM the car will kill itself to keep from blowing the headgaskets. Yes, the connectors could be corroded or the insulation could be coming off....

Nissan Repair: 91 Maxima # 4 fuel injector open, clam shell, vacuum leak
clam shell, vacuum leak, leaky injector: Joe, The only thing you need to install the injector is 30 weight motor oil to lubricate the new o-rings. You buy a set so you do not get a vacuum leak and you only replace those disturbed by removal. I only replace those that are bad but since you car...

Nissan Repair: 91 Maxima GXE locks and windows, fuse panel, volt ohm meter
fuse panel, volt ohm meter, master switch: Check to see if the circuit breaker on the fuse panel is good for the locks and windows. If it is good then it is the master switch. There is really no good way of checking the master switch unless you have a volt ohm meter and have the skill to back probe...

Nissan Repair: 91 Maxima Keyless Entry System, keyless entry system, digit code
keyless entry system, digit code, dashboard: Jorge, If you have the code and it has not been changed just look in the owners manual for the process to lock and unlock the doors. When you enter the code the drivers door opens. I cannot find an old manual to give you specifics on the procedure. If...

Nissan Repair: 91 Maxima poor performance, vacuum hoses, air plenum
vacuum hoses, air plenum, intake plenum: Joe, I would send the injectors back and get another set from another source. There is where the problem is with the starting and idle. Also, be sure to check the connectors that plug intot he injectors to make sure you get good contact when you put the...

Nissan Repair: 91 Maxima sluggish, upper intake manifold, nissan maxima
upper intake manifold, nissan maxima, vacuum leak: Hi Jeff, We need to have it scanned to tell us which sensor is giving you an issue. It is either a bad sensor or vacuum leak. Cottman transmission will do this for free and I think Aamco s are doing it free also. Get the code and resubmit and we ll get...

Nissan Repair: 91 maxima cranks will not start, fuel pressure regulator, engine cranks
fuel pressure regulator, engine cranks, air meter: Disconnect the battery to clear the codes. Reconnect after five minutes and attempt to start the car. Now, there is gas in the tank? Yes, then turn the key and check the fuel pressure. My bet is the pressure regulator is defective since you say it used...

Nissan Repair: 91 maxima gas leak, gasoline leak, right cylinder
gasoline leak, right cylinder, gas leak: Gary, Sounds like the injector for that cylinder is stuck open and needs to be replaced. That is, if it is pouring out of the cylinder. Otherwise, if it is cascading over the side of the head I would be looking at a blown o-ring on the injector rail....

Nissan Repair: 91 maxima transmission, shift linkage, clutch cable
shift linkage, clutch cable, gear shift: Andrew, I would think the shifter is stuck inside the transmission. If you crawl under the car and remove the shifter linkage and try to shift it into neutral manually and it does not work it is definately the shifter stuck in the transmission. Check...

Nissan Repair: 91 maxima wipers, vacuum motor, vacuum line
vacuum motor, vacuum line, vacuum hose: Larry, Sounds like the ignition switch is not returning to run after you start the car. Check to see if the key returns and that might be the cause of the problem. From memory, there is not a relay that drives the interior accessories so it has to be...

Nissan Repair: 91 NISSAN UNIVERSAL JOINT, piece drive shaft, driveshaft shop
piece drive shaft, driveshaft shop, drive shaft: Long, Yes, it is true for the most part. But, you can check your local area for a driveshaft shop and take it to them and they can rebuild it or cut out the universal joint and install a new end. I have done this and it works out great. Normal shops...

Nissan Repair: 91' Nissan 240SX Electrical System, nissan 240sx, high beams
nissan 240sx, high beams, dash lights: Taryn, I bet the combination switch has failed. That is the one that does the blinkers and headlights. If the dash lights still do not work after you replace the combination switch the dimmer switch on the dash will have to be replaced too. But, I know...

Nissan Repair: 91' Nissan 240SX engine stumbling, negative battery cable, throttle position sensor
negative battery cable, throttle position sensor, mass airflow sensor: Daniel, If the water got into the inner workings of the distributor I do not think it would run. But, to check just remove the distributor cap and dry it out with compressed air or a paper towel and a little spritz of WD40 and then wipe it out again. ...

Nissan Repair: 91 Nissan Dashboard Lights, dashboard lights, headlight switch
dashboard lights, headlight switch, dash lights: Shonquil, You might have a couple of problems here. The first, with the headlights is definately the headlight switch. The second, the dash lights, is probably the dimmer switch on the dash. But, I would replace the headlight switch first since that...

Nissan Repair: '91 Nissan Maxima power window repair, nissan maxima, car manual
nissan maxima, car manual, autozone: LeAnne, No, there are no special tools required for the job. If he takes the regulator out while you hold the glass up he can pickup the regulator and motor from Autozone, Pepboys, Checker or the like. The one thing I can say is all the metal inside the...

Nissan Repair: 91 Nissan Maxima - Front Wiper Linkage, nissan maxima, windshield wiper
nissan maxima, windshield wiper, nissan dealer: I would think the linkage fell off as it is on a ball fulcrum and they can pop off. I have seen the arm broken on these before so that would be a possibility too. Try to move the wipers back and forth and see if they move. If they do it the arm has broken...

Nissan Repair: '91 Nissan Maxima, nissan maxima, torque specifications
nissan maxima, torque specifications, maima: Greg, The following site has all the torque specifications for your engine. Be sure to follow the sequence and steps in the process as it is important for a proper seal. Also, be sure everything is really clean. I like to use carburetor cleaner after...

Nissan Repair: 91 Nissan Stanza, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Hi Peter, There is a bad sensor of some kind. Air fuel mix, idle are all computer controlled. If you can get it scanned for codes, this should be an easy fix. It would save us from throwing a dozen parts at it. I think though, if you want to try this, replace...

Nissan Repair: 91 Nissan Truck Timing Chain/Belt, interference engine, mileage engine
interference engine, mileage engine, high mileage: Jared, If it were me I would go with the replacement engine. Yes, it is an interference engine and if the timing jumped the valves are toast along with a couple of pistons. The chain has to be replaced along with the tensioner and if the teeth are screwed...

Nissan Repair: 91 Nissan truck electrical, nissan truck, column switch
nissan truck, column switch, s brake: Chris, check the relays first to see if one is stuck. If the relays are good then you need to look at replacement of the light switch. My first guess is the light switch on the column as I have replaced so many for the problem yo9u describe. The contacts...

Nissan Repair: '91 nissan hardbody clutch?, blown head gasket, nissan hardbody
blown head gasket, nissan hardbody, clutch pedal: Lawrence, The clutch is hydro change the master and slave cylinder for the clutch. Then bleed the system with Ford High Performance Brake Fluid. You can get the stuff at a Ford Dealer and it is worth the $5 a pint. One should do for the bleeding procedure...

Nissan Repair: 91 nissan maxima, nissan maxima, leack
nissan maxima, leack, exhaust manifolds: Jose, You probably have cracked exhaust manifolds. It was common for this year. I am surprised that the check engine light has not come on. Put the car on jack stands and block the tires and have someone start the engine and look for the noise. Usually,...

Nissan Repair: 91 nissan maxima, nissan maxima, condencer
nissan maxima, condencer, c lines: Jose, Yes, if you cannot locate the number on the car for the keyless entry you will have to get the dealer to reprogram it. The code is in the trunk on the passenger side by the speaker. Lay on your back and look up. Other cars had it on a plate under...

Nissan Repair: 91 nissan NX 1.6l, nissan nx, fuel pump relay
nissan nx, fuel pump relay, haynes manual: Todd, An oil leak will not cause you to fail the test. But, a vacuum line would. Check all the hoses to make sure none are cracked or coming off. The second thing sounds like the fuel pump relay is sticking and should be replaced. ON the headlights...

Nissan Repair: 91 nissan se 1.6ltr, 3speed automatic, neutral safety switch, shift linkage
neutral safety switch, shift linkage, automatic battery: Kay, If you can move the shifter and the car will start then the neutral safety switch is going out. It is on the transmission where the shift linkage connects. Just make sure that when you wiggle the car starts otherwise it is probably the starter itself...

Nissan Repair: '91 Olds Cutlass stall/no start electrical issues, fuel pressure gauge, cutlass ciera
fuel pressure gauge, cutlass ciera, olds cutlass: Brian, Check the fuel pressure when the car does the stall thing and will not start. So, get a fuel pressure gauge and screw it on the fuel rail and drape it through the hood and cowl so you can lay it against the windshield. Now, tape it down and drive...

Nissan Repair: 91 Pathfinder Transmission, air meter, cup of tea
air meter, cup of tea, throttle body: Ryan, It could be the transmission. Does the check engine light show a code? If not I would be checking the airhose that goes from the air meter to the throttle body. If there is a crack in the hose it will cause the engine to die too. So, check the...

Nissan Repair: 91 Pathfinder wont start, timing belt, fuel pump
timing belt, fuel pump: Well, of course Diane. Find an HONEST shop and have them tow your truck over there and have them replace the timing belt. Should be around $300. There is the possibility that there is damage to the head, but those can be purchased used for about $100 each...

Nissan Repair: 91 pulsar, nissan pulsar, wire bundle
nissan pulsar, wire bundle, loose connection: It is either the computer or a loose connection at the computer where the large wire bundle connects. Try disconnecting the battery and removing the computer. Check to make sure there is no corrosion on the pins and reconnect the computer and then reconnect...

Nissan Repair: 91 Sentra B13 Dashboar meter size, sentra b13, correct ratio
sentra b13, correct ratio, meter size: Abir, I have no idea what the exact size of the gauges you have. If you are looking at changing yours out to the aftermarket variety you will have to fabricate a panel since the instrument cluster is really not individual gauges. I have seen it done both...

Nissan Repair: 91 stanza, cat converter, alternator output
cat converter, alternator output, fuel pressure: Jim, If the exhaust is not blocked and the exhaust is running cherry red I would say the car is running lean and that could be caused by a bad fuel pump, regulator or a defective alternator. Check the pump and pressure first and if these are fine check...

Nissan Repair: 92 240 sx A/C, 240 sx, wont kick
240 sx, wont kick, c button: John, Your likely out of freon. The light not coming on is telling you that the compressor is not detecting freon, therefor will not run. You are jumping the sensor under the hood which inturn bypasses the sensor and makes the compressor run without freon....

Nissan Repair: 92 infinity G20, vehicle speed sensor, turn signal switch
vehicle speed sensor, turn signal switch, infinity g20: Aaron, First, the turn signal indicator seems like it is toast. It runs the parking lights as well. And, the speedometer should be the vehicle speed sensor on the transmission. If the instrument lights do not work that would be the master turn signal...

Nissan Repair: 92 Maxima SE starting problem, neutral safety switch, battery cables
neutral safety switch, battery cables, alternator: Hi again Alan, Did you do the test I recommended? Was it not the alternator? Hi Alan, Yes, it is a bad alternator. Have it replaced and you will be fine. One way to verify that it is the alternator, have someone jump start you and then disconnect...

Nissan Repair: 92 maxima missing on 3 cylinders, running on three, weight oil
running on three, weight oil, o rings: Bill, If the car is only running on three cylinders you need to check to see if the cap and rotor are messed up or the wires or plugs are defective. Check the wires by getting a paper clip and hold the end a quarter of an inch from the block and see if...

Nissan Repair: 92 maxima oil pump, low oil pressure, oil pumps
low oil pressure, oil pumps, oil pump: Jeff, It is on the end of the engine and as such the engine does not have to be removed. Just remove the front cover and everything that precludes access to it and then remove the pump and replace it. Now, if you are replacing it for low oil pressure...

Nissan Repair: 92' Nissan 300ZX clutch, nissan 300zx, clutch pedal
nissan 300zx, clutch pedal, clutch kit: Rodney, If the clutch pedal falls to the floor I would check to see if the clutch master and slave have gone bad. If you did not buy new they were rebuilt and these do have failures. Also, when you bleed it again use Ford high Performance Brake Fluid...

Nissan Repair: 92 Nissan Maxima, negative battery cable, alternator problem
negative battery cable, alternator problem, crank shaft: Roni, Check the alternator to make sure the pulley is the same diameter first. Second, the alternator is mounted the same way as the other alternator? Next, the tensioner pulley is all the way loose so the belt will fit? If nothing works then unscrew...

Nissan Repair: 92 Nissan Pathfinder 3.0 V6 4WD, nissan pathfinder, power cables
nissan pathfinder, power cables, little smoke: Jamie, First, replace the alternator and have the battery checked for damage since it was hooked up reverse. If it is good get a full charge on it. Now, with a good alternator and battery give the starter a try. Check out the systems. You could have...

Nissan Repair: 92 Nissan Pathfinder Intermittent Starting Problem, nissan pathfinder, car person
nissan pathfinder, car person, safety switch: Jennifer, The problem is most likely the starter. But, you can bridge the clutch switch under the dash and see if the vehicle starts consistantly. If not it is the starter and if so replace the clutch safety switch. Yes, it is a pain getting it to mess...

Nissan Repair: 92 Nissan Pathfinder SE-V6 High Beam, check fuse, nissan pathfinder
check fuse, nissan pathfinder, beam lights: David, Replace the headlight switch. This is the multi switch that the turn signal indicators are on along with the headlights and high beam and low beam lights are on. Just remove the column cover and you will see the screws to get the switch off. You...

Nissan Repair: 92 niss Stanza Automatic shoulder harness, followup questions, wrecking yard
followup questions, wrecking yard, shoulder harness: Bob, Alldata is quite good as they use many of the photographs and pictures from the factory manual. Either would be fine for your purpose. Second, the fuse is marked for the belt and I think it is under the hood. It has been a few years on this one....

Nissan Repair: 92'nissan stanza 4spd xe, cottman transmissions, nissan stanza
cottman transmissions, nissan stanza, 92 nissan stanza: Pull the dipstick and smell the fluid. If it smells burnt and not like raw fish you have a burnt up transmission. You could have a plugged filter since most are polyester and when the fluid gets dirty the filter can plug. It is just a matter of buying a...

Nissan Repair: 92 Pathfinder Electricle Problems?, max volts, fuel pump relay
max volts, fuel pump relay, 4 wd: Jerry, You have several different problems that are electrical but not connected. Replace the fuel pump relay for starters and it should work. Replace the master switch on the column and the tail lights should work again. The dash lights are out because...

Nissan Repair: 92 Pathfinder fuel/starting problem, rotor shaft, phillips screw
rotor shaft, phillips screw, optical pickup: Jennifer, Under the distributor there is a cover that is under the rotor. Under that cover is an optical pickup. When the vehicle gets old the oil seal fails and the optical pickup gets oil on it and that is what makes the engine cut out. I would remove...

Nissan Repair: 92 Pulsar sluttering and dying when hot, fuel pressure regulator, nissan pulsar
fuel pressure regulator, nissan pulsar, gas mileage: Hamish, I think it is the distributor that is giving you the problem and not the fuel system. But, it is easier to change the fuel filter first and see if that corrects the problem. There would be no need to reduce the fuel pressure unless the regulator...

Nissan Repair: 92 pathfinder headlights, high beams, headlight switch
high beams, headlight switch, steering wheel: Sean, Change the headlight switch. It is really easy to change since the steering wheel does not have to come off. Take the column cover off and replace the switch and the headlights will work again. When you rotate the switch there are contacts that...

Nissan Repair: 92 pathfinder No Spark, distributor cap, cranks
distributor cap, cranks, rotor: Justin, Check to see if you have 12 volts to the coil. If there is no voltage at the coil then check the wiring and fuses for the ignition circuit. Also, the ignition module could be blown. But, I would check for voltage at the coil first. These are...

Nissan Repair: 92 pathfinder starter removal, starter removal, battery cable
starter removal, battery cable, chiltons: Chuck, You can take the starter out from the bottom and with extensions it is pretty easy to get to. Be sure to take the battery cable off first and if you jack up the vehicle be sure to support it with stands and use chocks on the tires. Yes, the Chiltons...

Nissan Repair: 92 pu cutting out under load, throttle position sensor, fuel inj
throttle position sensor, fuel inj, vacuum line: Chris, Check the intake hose between the throttle body and the air meter for cracks. Also, make sure there are no hoses that are loose that connect to it. If you get unmetered air the truck will fall on its face. When you said under a load that is when...

Nissan Repair: 93 240 sx, 240 sx, engine mounts
240 sx, engine mounts, oil pan: You have to jack up the engine. But, the good news is it is easy if you have a hoist and if you don t rent one. There are just the two engine mounts that have to be unbolted and then lift the engine and you have your access. I have done one of these and...

Nissan Repair: '93 300ZX NA Coupe Radio Antenna, radio antenna, power antenna
radio antenna, power antenna, pain in the butt: David, The defroster could be used but the antenna in the windshield are poor for reception. I would recommend against it. You could take the connections you already have toing to your antenna and splice them into the conductors for the defroster. It...

Nissan Repair: 93 300ZX NA-engine runs rough, low pull in lower rmp range, rpms increase, 300zx
rpms increase, 300zx, spark plugs: Ritche, My bet would be the distributor has oil on the optics and that is causing the problem with vibration and rough running. Take the cap, rotor, rotor post, and cover off and look for oil on the optical shutter wheel. There is a seal in the bottom...

Nissan Repair: 93 300zx stalls when in neutral on bumps, bump in the road, brain box
bump in the road, brain box, computer module: Clint, Find the computer module and while the engine is running at normal operating temperature slap the box. If it dies the computer connections are loose and need to be reseated. Other thoughts on the electrical connections being loose at the steering...

Nissan Repair: 93 Altima, throttle position sensor, car wont start
throttle position sensor, car wont start, fuel pressure: Mike, I need a little more information. If the car will start and will not hold an idle you could just have a problem with the throttle position sensor. But, I would like to know if there are other details we have not discussed here. Check to make sure...

Nissan Repair: '93 Altima GXE won't start after engine repairs, blown head gasket, interference engine
blown head gasket, interference engine, altima gxe: Don, It is an interference engine and from what you say the cam timing is off from the crank. I would remove the timing cover and check to see where the marks are. Go to nissanusa.com and ddownload the .pdf for the timing chain installation. If someone...

Nissan Repair: 93 Altima missing, nissan altima, fuel gauge
nissan altima, fuel gauge, fuel rail: Bradley, The fuel gauge float in the tank is in need of replacement. The fuel pump might be your problem so check the fuel pressure at the fuel rail. I would also replace the fuel filter soon. The pump will have to come out of the tank to get to the...

Nissan Repair: 93 Altima Problems starting a Warm Engine, nissan altima, accelator
nissan altima, accelator, timing chain: Sunny, Your injectors could be flooding out, which means the injectors aren t any good. Or When you changed your timing guide, it could have damaged the timing chain, which means YES your chain does need to be replaced. I would definately look at...

Nissan Repair: 93 Altima Stalls, fuel pressure gage, fuel pressure regulator
fuel pressure gage, fuel pressure regulator, throttle position sensor: I would be looking at the condition when the car goes into normal mode. After the car gets warm and the car starts reading sensors is when the problem occurs. A sensor can be bad and not throw a code. So, we are looking at the cheapest sensor first and...

Nissan Repair: '93 Altima, fuel ecomony, haynes manual
fuel ecomony, haynes manual, dramatic decrease: Norb, Do a tuneup if you have not done one in the last two years. A fuel filter, air filter and the plugs are the most common cause. Other things that can cause a decrease in mileage are stuck injectors. So, check the fuel pressure after you install...

Nissan Repair: 93 altima motorized seat belts, seat belts, wrecking yard
seat belts, wrecking yard, success power: Bob, Yes, the control units you are getting are pretty much a guessing game. I would go for it one more time. Also, before I did that I would be checking the relay to make sure it is not burnt out. But, I have had a few defective parts at the wrecking...

Nissan Repair: 93 altima se, fuel pressure gauge, leaky injector
fuel pressure gauge, leaky injector, ac compressor: Tony, Check for engine codes on the computer first. It could be a leaky injector needing replacement. This can be verified by doing a leakdown check of the fuel rail. Screw on a fuel pressure gauge and then turn the key on to activate the fuel pump....

Nissan Repair: 93 Maxima hesitation, throttle position sensor, broken bolts
throttle position sensor, broken bolts, fuel pump relay: John, Yes, the manifold bolts are known to break on your Maxima and the exhaust leak will cause the car to sputter since the oxygen sensor gets fooled by the air entering the exhaust. Get the car on a lift and check to see if you have any manifold bolts...

Nissan Repair: 93 Maxima Spark Plugs, bosch platinum, heavy rain
bosch platinum, heavy rain, cable wire: Dam, I would check the wires and probably replace them and the cap along with the plugs. If you did not crack a plug on install, quite common with the head design. I would also, get some injectors and replace those you say are defective. Injectors will...

Nissan Repair: 93 Maxima Sputter, volt ohm meter, pressure test
volt ohm meter, pressure test, fuel system: John, The coils usually do not fail completely and you hav eto do an ohms check to be sure if they are defective as you would do an ohms check on the injectors and a pressure test as well. I would get an volt/ohm meter and check both and then do a pressure...

Nissan Repair: 93 maxima knocking (sometimes), feeler gauge, cam followers
feeler gauge, cam followers, rear valve: I would go with a change of the oil to a 10W30 or 10W40 weight engine oil. I like Mobil 1 but with the age of your car it would leak at every seal. Mobil 1 is great for getting things unstuck in an engine but with age Mobil 1 will find a leak path. So,...

Nissan Repair: 93 maxima, rear valve, valve cover
rear valve, valve cover, maxima: Probably a stuck valve dampner. Change the oil and see if it goes away. If it does not remove the valve cover and check to see which one is ticking. You will probably have to remove the cam and replace the dampner if it is beyond specification for tolerances...

Nissan Repair: 93 mercury villager manifold gasket leaking, mercury villager, vice grips
mercury villager, vice grips, downpipes: Gary, Yes, this is a heck of a job for a do it yourself mechanic. Basically, you have to put the car up on stands and block the wheels and make sure that you will be safe. You do not want the van to fall on you. Next, you have to have all the netric...

Nissan Repair: 93 Nissan 300 ZX, nissan 300 zx, nissan 300zx
nissan 300 zx, nissan 300zx, k n air filter: Travis, The gas smell is probably coming from a rotted fuel vent line or the pressurized lines itself. If you cannot find the line and they all look good then I would drop the tank and look there. Another place is the evaporative canister under the car...

Nissan Repair: 93 Nissan Altima Stalls, fuel pressure regulator, nissan altima
fuel pressure regulator, nissan altima, haynes manual: VB, The oil is normal coming from the cap when it is running and you should not take it off while the engine is on. The black smoke coming from the exhaust is from over carburetion. Yes, it is fuel injected but that is what they call it when it runs too...

Nissan Repair: 93 Nissan Altima - spent 1,800 still not fixed, nissan altima, enterior
nissan altima, enterior, rattletrap: Leslie, If ya lived closer, I d check it out myself. But, seeing how I cant, A good garage will give you an estimate of what the problems are with your car. Then, if the problem is nt resolved, ask them if they will pay for the work they have done. Basically,...

Nissan Repair: 93 Nissan Altima Tranny Trouble, neutral safety switch, cindy cindy
neutral safety switch, cindy cindy, nissan altima: Cindy, The shifter bushings need to be replaced and that should correct the shifter problem. Now, I would check the transmission out when you replace the bushings. That is, disconnect the battery for five minutes and hook it back up. This will clear...

Nissan Repair: '93 Nissan Pickup Tail lights, nissan pickup, turn signals
nissan pickup, turn signals, headlight switch: Jillian, Since the brake lights and turn signals work I would think the headlight switch is defective. The switch runs the parking lights. Do the front parking lights come on? If so, then you have a wire cut going to the back. If they do not come on...

Nissan Repair: 93 Nissan Sentra, nissan sentra, clutch pedal
nissan sentra, clutch pedal, battery cables: Ken, There is a good chance that the ignition switch is on its way out. I would check to see if the starter is getting fire when the car won t start. Do this by getting a test light and touching the starter terminal on the starter and see if it glows...

Nissan Repair: 93 Nissan, nissan altima gxe, nissan altima
nissan altima gxe, nissan altima, synchromesh: Hi Bonnie, If it was hard to get into every gear then we would have a hydraulics issue or even a very worn clutch. We rebuild standard shift transmissions here at my shop. Maybe you can find some one near you that can also. Much less expensive then replacing....

Nissan Repair: '93 nissan 240 sx auto transmission, nissan 240 sx, signal circuit
nissan 240 sx, signal circuit, transmission shop: Craig, Sounds like the transmission is slipping. First, change the fluid to see if that helps. If not, take it to a Cottman Transmission shop and have it diagnosed. My bet would be the second gear band slipping. Yours has a throttle position cable and...

Nissan Repair: 93 nissan 240sx se ignition problems, power transitor, nissan 240sx
power transitor, nissan 240sx, transistor ignition: Sherman, It sounds like the fuse links at the positive battery terminal need to be looked at. If these are good check the car for an aftermarket alarm that is on the blink. Remove the aftermarket alarm from the main loom that feeds the ignition and you...

Nissan Repair: 93 nissan 240sx wont fire, nissan 240sx, timming
nissan 240sx, timming, depth description: i would recheck the timing on this car. it seems to me that the timing is off, especially at the distributor. download this factory service manual http://www.phatg20.net/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=getit&lid=230 or go here http://www.phatg20.net/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownload&cid=66....

Nissan Repair: 93 nissan altima, nissan altima, light fuse
nissan altima, light fuse, simon simon: Simon, Change the brakelight switch on the brake pedal. It is a switch that is located up under the dash. What is happening is the switch is either broken or out of adjustment. When your foot is off the brake the switch should be fully depressed by the...

Nissan Repair: 93 nissan atima wont start, neutral safety switch, nissan atima
neutral safety switch, nissan atima, cable clamp: Leon, Check to see if the neutral safety switch is gone by shifting from park to neutral and back while turning the key. Keep your foot on the brake just in case it starts. if it does not turn over replace the starter. Now, you did say the lights worked...

Nissan Repair: 93 nissan maxima electric woes, nissan maxima se, automatic climate control
nissan maxima se, automatic climate control, nissan maxima: Miguel, The lights on the climate control can be replaced by removing the control head to get to the back side of the unit. Go to Radio Shack for replacement bulbs as the dealer wants $5 each and you get two from radio shack for less. The door lock issue...

Nissan Repair: '93 Pathfinder has no power, air inlet hose, mass airflow sensor
air inlet hose, mass airflow sensor, problem boss: Boss, Check the air inlet hose and the mass airflow sensor along with the clamps and other hoses. When the clutch was replaced the engine probably leaned back and busted a hose loose. I have seen this before. When you take the transmission out there...

Nissan Repair: 93 pathfinder 3.0L auto Transmission Band adjustment, auto transmission, blowup
auto transmission, blowup, dinesh: Dinesh, First/second and reverse should be tightened and then one and a half to one and three quarter of a turn out and then locked in place. Reverse is done in the case and first/second is done outside. Pretty old transmission but that is what I remember...

Nissan Repair: 93 pathfinder NO REVERSE, cottman, valve body
cottman, valve body, gears: Danny, No reverse equals a replacement of the band. Which will require you to take the transmission out to get to the part you need to replace. Unless you have the tools go to a shop like Cottman or the like. The valve body has to come out to gain access...

Nissan Repair: '93 radiator replacement, radiator replacement, nissan pathfinder
radiator replacement, nissan pathfinder, radiator cap: Courtney, If yours has an automatic transmission you will need to remove the transmission lines to the radiator, the upper and lower radiator hoses the overflow hose and the radiator fan shroud. Then there are two bolts/nuts at the top that hold the radiator...

Nissan Repair: "93 SE-V6 4x4 fuel pump fuse, amp fuse, recommended size
amp fuse, recommended size, gas tank: The fuel pump has given up. Just replace the pump and when you do replace the filter too. Also, try to keep a quarter of a tank in the car as this helps to cool the pump since it is in the tank. it will make the pump last longer. Buy the factory pump as...

Nissan Repair: 93 Sentra dash buzzing, fuse panel, electrical inspection
fuse panel, electrical inspection, loose connection: Patrick, Check the alternator for output to see if it is going out. It could be a loose connection at the battery or alternator so check the connections. I would go to Autozone or Checker for a free electrical inspection. Email me back with what you...

Nissan Repair: 93 Sentra suddenly died, timing chain, fuel injectors
timing chain, fuel injectors, fuel pump: Sara, I could not tell from what you have said. If the timing chain jumped timing the engine would sound much different when you try to start it. The second thing is if you crank it and it sounds the same you might have a bad sensor that tells the injectors...

Nissan Repair: 93 Sentra Temperature Control Switch, haynes manual, costly repair
haynes manual, costly repair, control switch: Todd, The cable actuator is probably broken off at the blend door. Yes, it is a pain to get to but it will be worth it. You need a Haynes Manual to have the visuals to make the job easier. Yes, you can do it yourself with simple hand tools. The glovebox...

Nissan Repair: 93 Sentra XE won't pass smog, carburetor system, power valve
carburetor system, power valve, wrecking yard: David, I am getting old here. But, if yours is a carburetor system it is the power valve. If it is fuel injected you are going to need to check the injectors for being dirty. You could get a set from a wrecking yard and do an ohms check to make sure...

Nissan Repair: 93 sentra SER, neutral safety switch, manual lever
neutral safety switch, manual lever, position sensor: To test the MLPS (Manual Lever Position Sensor or Neutral Safety switch to some) run the selector slowly through the gears. If it trys to start then it s out of adjustment. Usually, a bad MLPS will still start in neutral. If it s out of adjustment then it...

Nissan Repair: 93 sentra, tranny fluid, sentra
tranny fluid, sentra, syncros: auto or manual? it sounds like the syncros are going (manual) or if it is an auto you may need to top off with some tranny fluid or change the filter and do a flush. let me know a little more about your vehicle and i can give you a better answer. thanks...

Nissan Repair: 93 sev6 pathfinder, stalling after 10 min of driving, or below 1000rpms, fuel pressure regulator, air meter
fuel pressure regulator, air meter, fuel rail: Staci, If the vehicle dies after ten minutes and disconnecting the battery gets you another ten minutes seems a little strange. I would check basics like the vehicle running lean after it reaches operating temperature. The coil or ignition module might...

Nissan Repair: 94 Altima, altima gxe, rear view mirror
altima gxe, rear view mirror, oil leakage: Kenneth, The metallic scraping sounds could come from the timing cover. Get a screwdriver and put one end on the cover and the handle against your ear. Let me know what you hear. If the airbag light is on the system has a fault and you will need to have...

Nissan Repair: 94 Altima Alternator Problem, neutral safety switch, nissan altima
neutral safety switch, nissan altima, internal electronics: Eric, If the car has a charge and will not start I would try to start it while running the shifter from part to neutral. It sounds like the neutral safety switch is defective. If this does not work you could wire around the switch or the easy way to see...

Nissan Repair: '94 Altima Battery, blown fuses, fuse block
blown fuses, fuse block, positive cable: Jeremey, Check the wiring to the alternator and battery. Be sure the fuses at the battery are intact. These are on the positive cable and under the cover. If the wiring and these fuses check good check the fuse block for blown fuses. But, for me I bet...

Nissan Repair: '94 Altima battery, amp fuse, altenator
amp fuse, altenator, bellhousing: Jeremy, If the 75 amp fuse blows you have a problem with the wiring not being connected properly at the alternator or a pinched wire that is going directly to ground or the starter is hung and shorting out the system. I would go from the last time the...

Nissan Repair: 94 Altima check engine lite & hard shifting, inexpensive scanner, haynes manual
inexpensive scanner, haynes manual, fuse panel: TJ, Get a Haynes manual for your car and it will show the codes. If you surf through the previously answered questions you will see where I have posted the anual way to check for codes. I am not on my computer right now si I cannot repost them. The transmission...

Nissan Repair: 94 Altima Stalls while driving, air meter, altima
air meter, altima: Stephen, Check the new distributor to see if it is leaking oil since it is a rebuilt unit. I have seen them leak when rebuilt. If this is not the problem check the air meter. You did not mention if you were getting a MIL light? If so what is the code...

Nissan Repair: 94 Altima not starting, neutral safety switch, mean time between failure
neutral safety switch, mean time between failure, digital clock: Eric, If you have lights and the radio works I would assume the starter has given up. Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) shows that the Japanese are on top of their game and most components fail close to the same time. Check to make sure that the starter...

Nissan Repair: 94 Altima starts & stumbles, fuel pump relay, knock sensor
fuel pump relay, knock sensor, pump fuel: Tommy, The problem is with cold enrichment of the engine when cold. I would replace the temperature sensor that the computer uses to sense this. Also, clean the throttle body. If the knock sensor code does not reset then the code was due to the oil in...

Nissan Repair: '94 Altima, weight oil, case change
weight oil, case change, plug wires: Jeremy, I bet the new distributor is leaking oil too. I would take the cover off the inside of the distributor and see if there is oil in it and if there is I would replace it. Now, if you have high miles and alot of blow by there could be the source...

Nissan Repair: 94 altima shuts down when it hits 2k rps, air flow meter, nissan altima
air flow meter, nissan altima, nissan dealer: William, Change the air meter if you have not done so. Clear the code in the computer by disconnecting the battery or use a code scanner. Once the code is cleared retest and see if the problem has gone away. If not email me back. If a code is still...

Nissan Repair: 94 altima, crankshaft position sensor, air flow meter
crankshaft position sensor, air flow meter, accelerator pedal: Joe, Sounds like the new MAF is defective since you have the codes to support that diagnosis. I would try another MAF before replacement of the computer. Also, be sure the connection is clean and secure at the MAF as well as the harness that feeds it....

Nissan Repair: 94 Maxima delayed shift, wrecking yard, shift points
wrecking yard, shift points, maxima gxe: Michael, The transmission has a governor that controls the shift points. It sounds like the fluid has gummed up and that is causing the delay in shifting. I would recommend TransX to see if that loosens up the workings on the governor. If not you are...

Nissan Repair: 94 Maxima rear vent glass installation, vent glass, rear vent
vent glass, rear vent, glass installation: you sure they gave you the right peice? if all the original glass is removed, your glass should peice right in place no prob. maybe they gave you one for a 95? 95 is different than 94. i would have that checked out. no need to cut molding. good luck...

Nissan Repair: 94 Maxima Transmission, gasket, home today
gasket, home today, rpms: you may get lucky here. drop the tranny pan and replace the filter and use rtv or a replacement gasket. refill with fluid to the appropriate level and you may be ok. you could have had a leaky gasket all along and this may fix your problem altogether but...

Nissan Repair: '94 Maxima Water Pump Replacement, timing chain cover, water pump replacement
timing chain cover, water pump replacement, inner fender: Rumen, The pump is inside the timing cover and to the front of the engine. Look low and to the front and you will see the access point. If you have never done one take it to a professional as the tension on the chain has to be released to get the pump...

Nissan Repair: '94 maxima keypad/start, digit code, passenger seat
digit code, passenger seat, pencil: Well, you could purchase an alarm fob. To set it to your car, under the passenger seat is the alarm control module. On top, you can feel a hole about the size of a pencil under a sticker on top. There is a switch you can reach with a pencil in that hole. Turn...

Nissan Repair: 94 Nissan Altima Car Antenna, nissan altima, car antenna
nissan altima, car antenna, power antenna: Hi Lotus, It would be best to spend the extra money and get the factory replacement. But you still can use the aftermarket one without having to rewire. You will need a test light to determine which wire in the factory plug does what. Sometimes there are...

Nissan Repair: 94 Nissan Altima GXE, nissan altima gxe, nissan altima
nissan altima gxe, nissan altima, gear overdrive: Dean, There is a vacuum sensor on the intake that lets the converter know when to lock up. The fourth gear (overdrive) runs off the throttle position cable. If the car is not shifting into fourth gear check to make sure the cable is working properly by...

Nissan Repair: 94 Nissan Altima Stalling, throttle position sensor, fuel pressure regulator
throttle position sensor, fuel pressure regulator, mass air flow: Chris, Check to see that you have voltage to the coils when you have it in the start mode. You might have a relay that is going out. When you said is tries to start once the key is released is the first clue. Then in start mode you throw all twelve volts...

Nissan Repair: '94 Nissan Altima Wont start, spark plug wires, nissan altima
spark plug wires, nissan altima, phillips screw: Check the distributor for oil on the pickup. Basically, take the cap and rotor off. Then, take the phillips screw out of the center of the rotor and make sure you remember the way it went on. Then take the two screws off the cover and you will have access...

Nissan Repair: 94 Nissan Altima..., nissan altima, battery terminal
nissan altima, battery terminal, altima: Kenneth, Change the distributor first. Then, if the raw fuel has caused the converter to overheat and it has partially melted causing an obstruction then change it. But, first change the distributor. Now, I have never done it but you could change the...

Nissan Repair: 94 Nissan Atlima GXE, coolant temperature sensor, advanced auto parts
coolant temperature sensor, advanced auto parts, temperature gauge: hi, it sounds to me that you need to replace the coolant tempature sensor. this link will direct you to advanced auto parts. http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductList.aspx?PartType=290&PTSet=A&SearchFor=Coolant+Temperature+Sensor . they run between 15 to...

Nissan Repair: 94 Nissan altima, nissan altima, fuel pressure
nissan altima, fuel pressure, engine noise: Jason, You did not say if there was engine noise or not? If there is noise like clicking and scraping the timing probably jumped and you will need a new chain. That is the first thing that comes to mind. If there was no noise and it just runs rough then...

Nissan Repair: 94 Nissan Pickup Power Loss, fuel pressure gauge, nissan pickup
fuel pressure gauge, nissan pickup, fuel test: Matt, You can hook up a fuel pressure gauge to the fuel test port and slip the hose under the hood and tape the gauge to the windshield. Now, if the pressure drops off when the pickup looses power you will know if it is indeed the fuel pump. Other causes...

Nissan Repair: '94 Nissan PU Water Pump, radiator cap, waterpump
radiator cap, waterpump, heater core: KE, Yes, I would think you would have all the skills required to replace a waterpump. I would buy the factory manual if you wanted detailed instructions. But, it is not necessary since you can see the waterpump and all you have to do is remove all the...

Nissan Repair: 94 Nissan pathfinder transmission, nissan pathfinder, diagnostic service
nissan pathfinder, diagnostic service, cottman transmission: Hi Tap, Well, honestly she needs to have her transmission overhauled. The way that drive acheives low in the transmission is different than what we call manual low or manual second. When you shift to manual low it applies the first gear clutch directly...

Nissan Repair: 94 Nissan Quest, engine light on, engine control module ecm, quest engine
engine control module ecm, quest engine, nissan quest: HI Dean, The Engine Control Module (ECM) monitors several circuit and components to determine if they are functioning properly. If a malfunction is detected in certain circuits the MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) illuminates to alert the driver that...

Nissan Repair: 94 Nissan Quest, nissan quest, air flow
nissan quest, air flow, gus: Gus, If there is a seperate blower, and I think there is, I would be checking it for function. Take the cover off and see if the motor spins and if it does you can gcheck the circuit by powering it. If it is not working I would bet the fan is defective...

Nissan Repair: 94 Nissan rear strut replacement, nissan sentra, rear strut
nissan sentra, rear strut, clown car: Roger, You can take the struts out of the rear as an assembly. But, you will need a strut spring compressor to get the spring off the old strut to install it on the new one. You can purchase the spring compressor at the parts store or take it in and have...

Nissan Repair: 94 Nissan XE overheating, stalling, radiator cap, fuel pressure
radiator cap, fuel pressure, fuel filter: Lisa, I would have the cooling system checked and have the thermostat replaced along withe the radiator cap. Make sure all the hoses are good and there are no leaks. The stalling is due to the engine not being warm as either the temperature sensor that...

Nissan Repair: 94 nightmare to drive, rotten egg smell, exhaust leaks
rotten egg smell, exhaust leaks, oxygen sensor: Pete, Make sure you have the proper O2 sensor for your car and that it is installed correctly with conductive paste on the threads. Also, be sure the ground for the exhaust is correctly connected. If the O2 sensor was but connected solder the connection....

Nissan Repair: 94 nissan altima, air control valve, nissan altima
air control valve, nissan altima, vent valve: Mark, Sounds like the idle air control valve is sticking. I would clean the throttle body and the idle air control valve to make sure it is clean. If you notice a large amount of oil on the surfaces in the throttle body I would be looking at an oil additive...

Nissan Repair: 94 nissan altima gxe computer problems, nissan altima gxe, throttle position sensor
nissan altima gxe, throttle position sensor, nissan altima: Scott, Yes, you guessed correctly. The over amperage took out the transmission computer too. The buzzing is the transmission computer cycling one or more of the servos. I have done two cars that had that problem. Make sure your amplifier has a really...

Nissan Repair: 94 nissan altima, crank shaft, nissan altima
crank shaft, nissan altima, answer mark: Mark, Replace the starter. If the grinding has not been going on too long the flywheel should be fine. Only way to know is replace the starter and see how it works. If it continues to grind then the flywheel was damaged and that would have to be replaced...

Nissan Repair: 94 nissan maxima regarding abs/brakes, nissan maxima, abs brakes
nissan maxima, abs brakes, ford dealer: Liz, Run from that shop as they seem to have your wallet in mind and not the repair of your car. If you have a new master cylinder have the brakes bled with Ford High Performance Brake Fluid. Get the fluid at the Ford Dealer and ask for it by name as...

Nissan Repair: 94 nissan P/U 2.4L XE Fuselinks, phillips screwdriver, courtesynissan
phillips screwdriver, courtesynissan, fusible links: Jim, Nissan uses contact points in the headlight switch. These are independent, both left and right and high beam and low beam. The headlight switch needs to be replaced. All it takes is a phillips screwdriver and the steering wheel does not need to...

Nissan Repair: 94 nissan pathfinder head lights, phillips screwdriver, nissan pathfinder
phillips screwdriver, nissan pathfinder, headlight switch: Ray, If the headlights both turn off at the same time then it is the headlight switch. Nissan uses fuses for the lights so if it were a fuse they would not come on at all. If they stay on for a few minutes the problem is in the contacts on the headlight...

Nissan Repair: 94 nissan repair, cv shaft, shaft replacement
cv shaft, shaft replacement, nissan repair: Brandon, I would go to nissanusa.com and download the .pdf file for your vehicle. Each model has a ltiile different nuance to the work. The download is only $20 bucks and is worth every penny. Otherwise, you could go to the library and photocopy what...

Nissan Repair: 94 nissan sentra gear shift problems, nissan sentra, shift linkage
nissan sentra, shift linkage, gear shift: Cicely, Sounds like the shifter linkage on the transmission has lost its bushing. You need to get under the hood and look at the shifter cable where it attaches to the shift linkage and see if the bushing is gone. Replace the bushing and the problem should...

Nissan Repair: 94 nissan terrano 3L V6 engine miss, nissan terrano, good as gold
nissan terrano, good as gold, cold start: Brendan, Could be a couple of things. First, the sparkplugs could be getting old and that would cause a miss when the engine is cold and running rich. After the car warms up and the fuel leans out the miss will go away. Another cause would be that the...

Nissan Repair: '94 PathFinder Water Pump Replacement, brake pads and rotors, water pump replacement
brake pads and rotors, water pump replacement, brake job: Adam, I would go to a different shop if a front brake job ran you that much. The waterpump and labor should set you back about $250 with coolant and required clamps and hoses. But, remember that they are not going to change all the hoses. And, if it...

Nissan Repair: '94 Pathfinder Odometer not working., scan code, knock sensor
scan code, knock sensor, computer scan: Cori, If the odometer is not working and the speedometer is working then it is in the cluster. If they both do not work then I would replace the speed sensor. I would get one from the wrecking yard and chenge it out as this is the cheapest alternative....

Nissan Repair: 94 Pathfinder XE V6, radiator fluid, drip water
radiator fluid, drip water, headgaskets: Jordan, Sounds like you have a blown headgasket from the symptoms you describe. You could get a kit to check for exhaust in the antifreeze for about $20 bucks to confirm my diagnosis. Basically the fluid is one color and you put it in a container and...

Nissan Repair: '94 pathfinder A/C grounding issue, relay switch, pressure switch
relay switch, pressure switch, failsafe: Mike, The relay gets its ground from a pressure switch that prevents the compressor from activating if the system is low on refrigerant. Check the system pressures as soon as possible to make sure you have enough refrigerant otherwise the compressor could...

Nissan Repair: 94 pathfinder intermittent starts, alarm starter, pathy
alarm starter, pathy, senario: Gil, I would remove the box and insulate it with a heat resistant blanket. Be sure to bolt it back down as the chasssis is the ground. Another approach would be to relocate the converter. I did this once on a 200SX that was cooking the carpet and wiring...

Nissan Repair: 94 pathfinder starts intermittently, aerospace engineer, starter wire
aerospace engineer, starter wire, test light: Mike, First, I would get under the truck with a test light and have someone turn the key to see if it is getting current to the starter wire. This is the small wire that connects to the starter. If there is no contact then I would do the same thing under...

Nissan Repair: 94 pathfinder ticking at idle, nissan pathfinder, oil viscosity
nissan pathfinder, oil viscosity, rocker arms: Hi Ger, Sounds like a couple of things that could be causing this. Oil viscosity might be too hi or the oil pump is becoming weak. I would try 5 30 and see if that helps. Could be rocker arms too. Sounds like your not getting enough oil to the cylinder...

Nissan Repair: 94 Quest Automatic Shifting Indicator is off, nissan quest xe, nissan quest
nissan quest xe, nissan quest, analog instrument: Hi Aimee, I think I incorrectly answered this one last night. I forgot that the Quest is a column shift, not a floor shift. I was pretty tired last night. Well, I need to know if this is an electronic or analog instrument cluster? There is a part to...

Nissan Repair: '94 Quest/Villager transmission, bad computer, electrical problem
bad computer, electrical problem, villager: Steve, Disconnect the computer and check the pins for corrosion. If this is not the case you either have a bad computer, or a bad wire to the solonoids. Remember that the computer grounds the circuits to activate them. Lastly, check all associated relays...

Nissan Repair: 94 Sentra 1.6 manual transmission, light flickers, oil contamination
light flickers, oil contamination, rubber plugs: Roger, Then you would want to get a volt ohm meter and check the coil and the transistorized ignition module that ties to the distributor. A Haynes manual will give you the readings to let you know what is good or defective. Oh, check to make sure the...

Nissan Repair: 94 Sentra Check Engine Light, sentra, blow out
sentra, blow out, check engine light: Cristna, I would take the transmission connector off. The electrical one and blow out the connection with comrpessed air. Before I did it I would disconnect the battery. After I was done I would reconnect the connector and the battery and see if that...

Nissan Repair: 94 Sentra Horn, test light, horn button
test light, horn button, relay switch: Ronnie, It is probably the horn. To check if the horn gets power get a test light and take the terminal off the horn at the front of the car and using the test light have someone press the horn button. If it lights replace the horn. If it does not then...

Nissan Repair: 94 Sentra misfiring, gas mileage, sentra
gas mileage, sentra, rotor: David, You may be approaching this from the wrong end. I would check the injector for that cylinder and see if it is stuck. If it is open and running too rich it will cause the problem. I have seen this too many times before. I would change that injector...

Nissan Repair: 94 sentra cold start, soleniod, cold start
soleniod, cold start, harness connector: Allen, If you replaed the correct temperature sensor then I would be looking at backprobing the circuit to the ECM. You could have a relay failure on the ECM mother board. That is, it is easier to pull a ground than to push power. So, the way the quad...

Nissan Repair: 94 sentra cold start, air control valve, coolant temp
air control valve, coolant temp, volt ohm meter: Allen, There are a couple of temperature sensors. One feeds the gauge and light and the other runs the fans and feeds information to the computer. If you disconnect the EGR you might find that it is being allowed to open before the engine reaches operating...

Nissan Repair: 95 2.4 ALTIMA ENGINE WON'T START, compression check, percent difference
compression check, percent difference, proper time: John, Either it has jumped timing like the chain has slipped or there might be something with the computer not correctly firing the plugs at the proper time or the injectors. First, do a compression check. Should be somwhere between 120 and 140 psi with...

Nissan Repair: 95 240SX Auto Not Starting, clutch pedal, starter relay
clutch pedal, starter relay, safety switch: Zach, It is probably the starter safety interlock. If yours is an automatic put your foot on the brake and while turning the key to start the car shift from park to neutral. If it starts somewhere while the shifter is in motion you know that the safety...

Nissan Repair: 95 240sx alternator good,battery drains, alternator wiring, 240 sx
alternator wiring, 240 sx, autozone: Matthew, The alternator wiring is probably the cause. Check the harness and see if the wires are connected correctly and check the fuse to the battery where the wires come together by the positive battery cable. These are the most probable cause if the...

Nissan Repair: 95 240sx control arm breaking and problems starting, nissan 240sx, radius rod
nissan 240sx, radius rod, rod bolts: Austin, Change control arm and make sure that the radius rod is bolted on tight. Also, do not tighten the lower control arm until you have established ride height. That is, donot tighten up the bolts that the arm pivots on until you get the car on its...

Nissan Repair: 95 240sx Tranny switch, clutch pressure plate, clutch kit
clutch pressure plate, clutch kit, bone stock: Craig, About a grand if you can find a doner car. Plus, the cost of a new clutch, pressure plate, throwout bearing, pilot bushing and new gear grease. I like to do conversions with a doner car beside the other to make sure I have all the parts I need....

Nissan Repair: 95 240sx wont start, crank angle sensor, fuel compression
crank angle sensor, fuel compression, ka24de: Mike, Check the fuel to make sure that there if something like 32 PIS at the fuel rail when the key is on. You do not have to start the car to check the pressure. jsut turn the key on. If you are getting pressure then check to make sure that all the...

Nissan Repair: 95 4x4 V6 Automatic Pathfinder Trans, pressure relief valve, pan gasket
pressure relief valve, pan gasket, torque converter: James, The pump could have a crack in it or the pressure relief valve could be stuck. There is a pressure port on the case of the transmission that can be accessed to verify proper port pressure. I would go to http://www.nissan-techinfo.com/nissan/...

Nissan Repair: '95.5 Pathfinder Transmission?, cottman transmissions, control settings
cottman transmissions, control settings, speed sensor: Hi Phil, I used to have one of these... Awesome truck. Towed my boat at 85 mph every weekend. This is a bad sensor somewhere in the transmission or a speed sensor. The check transmission or check engine light is probably on. I suggest taking it to...

Nissan Repair: 95 Altima runs rough after warm, fuel pressure gauge, fuel pressure regulator
fuel pressure gauge, fuel pressure regulator, vacuum hose: John, My 350Z had the same kind of probley you are describing and it turned out to be two defective injectors and a bad fuel pump. Now, the pump thres trash into the lines and it plugged up two injectors. So, first it was the injectors and a week later...

Nissan Repair: 95 Altima SE Differential, crank sensor, locking differential
crank sensor, locking differential, sensor error: Cory, You have to have that sensor as it is what tells the computer when to fire the injectors and plugs. Let me know if there is a way to take the bellhousing from the old one and install it on the new one or you are going to have to figure out how the...

Nissan Repair: 95 Altima not starting, air control valve, coolant temp
air control valve, coolant temp, engine coolant: im not sure on engine code 25. i did some research and any codes with 25 in it have to relate to the ect sensor (engine coolant temp sensor), which is also on the intake manifold as with the iacv (idle air control valve). press and hold the gas pedal about...

Nissan Repair: 95 Altima, head gasket, specks
head gasket, specks, oil filter: Daniel, You don t need to replace the motor unless it cracked the block. You will have to pull the head off, take it to machine shop and have it redone. Then put new gasket and head on and tork it back to specks. Make sure you drain your OIL and...

Nissan Repair: 95 altima AC & brake lights that won't go off, charging system, expansion valve
charging system, expansion valve, r 134: Darchie, There are a couple of things going on here. First, let s address the charging system. Get the battery fully charged and then install it and drive the car to Checker or Autozone for a free charging system inspection. This is probably going to...

Nissan Repair: 95 altima: car cranks but wont start, dashboard lights, fuel pump relay
dashboard lights, fuel pump relay, optical pickup: Pierre, Since it died and came back I am going to discount thte timing belt. It could be the fuel pump or fuel pump relay since it did come back after it died the first time. I would check The distributor for spark and oil on the optical pickup as well...

Nissan Repair: 95 altima drl module, nissan altima, nissan cars
nissan altima, nissan cars, canada version: Acardo, The box should be under the dash on the drivers side. If like most Nissan cars it is up and above the kick panel. If you purchase the new one you will know what it looks like. A plastic box that is something like 2 inch X 4 inch X 4 inch. They...

Nissan Repair: 95 altima ignition lock?, start the car, altima
start the car, altima: Marc, If you can wiggle the key and get yours to turn it will make the replacement much easier. If not you are going to have to drive the rivit out of the column to get the cylinder out. In either case remvoe the plastic cover to gain access on the column...

Nissan Repair: 95 altima stalling, fuel pressure regulator, air meter
fuel pressure regulator, air meter, intake hose: Andrius, Check the fuel pressure to see that you are getting sufficient pressure and that the fuel pressure regulator is not blown. Check the intake hose between the MAF and the throttle body to see that there are no cracks and all clamps are connected...

Nissan Repair: 95 altima - such a thing as a minor transmission problem?, strange signs, dash lights
strange signs, dash lights, knock sensor: Shaina, The transmission locks itself in third gear to keep from hurting it when the computer finds a problem. You probably have a defective servo in the transmission or a bad sensor and that made the computer lock the transmission in safety mode. Take...

Nissan Repair: 95 altima transmission solenoid, nissan altima, solenoid valve
nissan altima, solenoid valve, diagnosis code: Hi Shaina, The solenoid thingie is located inside the transmission. The repair should run $200-$250 or there abouts. If you don t fix it quickly though, you will wreck the transmission and you don t want to know how much that costs! Trying to diagnose electrical...

Nissan Repair: 95 inifiniti j30 remote programming, interior illumination, nissan vehicles
interior illumination, nissan vehicles, side marker: This is from the infinitihelp site. REPROGRAM KEY FOB QX4, 1997-2004 Q45, I30, I35,1999-2002 G20, FX, G35, M45, Most Nissan Vehicles The horn chirp can be disable by pressing the lock and unlock buttons simultaneously until the hazard lights flash, and...

Nissan Repair: 95 MAXIMA DOOR LOCK CYLINDER, nissan maxima, lock cylinder
nissan maxima, lock cylinder, wrecking yard: Jesse, You can disable the lock cyliner by removing the door panel and bridging the wiring. I would source one from a wrecking yard and if that fails I would check out courtesynissan.com as they are a good source of parts and they sell on-line at jobber...

Nissan Repair: 95 Maxima A/C Blower motor & resister, blown fuse, wrecking yard
blown fuse, wrecking yard, blower motor: I would go with a new blower from a parts store since a used one from a wrecking yard would not be far behind the one you already have. The problem is the bushings in the motor are non serviceable and the old motor from a wrecking yard will have the same...

Nissan Repair: 95 Maxima Check Enging Light, battery cables, autozone
battery cables, autozone, maxima: Rich, The check engine light means that a malfunction code is stored in memory. If you disconnect the cables at the battery for a few minutes the code will clear. But, it is a good idea to clean the terminals on the battery too. Now, if you want to know...

Nissan Repair: '95 Maxima Dead Battery, controller area network, jumper cables
controller area network, jumper cables, dead battery: Jeff, If the car is dead the battery needs to be replaced or charged and then the system needs to be checked. It seems that there was no electricity in the system and the controller area network was shut down. So, here is what happens. The computer shut...

Nissan Repair: 95 Maxima hesitating/ stalling, crank angle sensor, volt ohm meter
crank angle sensor, volt ohm meter, digital volt ohm meter: Bruce, You could have a defective crank angle sensor or a defective throttle position switch that is intermittent. THe airbag light is normal given the years. The computer has to address each to make sure it is there and then the light will go out. The...

Nissan Repair: 95 Maxima hood struts, sideways motion, awl
sideways motion, awl, strut: The clips are black and wrap around the strut where the ball is contained. You should be able to pry the ball out wiht a sideways motion. Of not just get a small screwdriver or awl and pry the metal clip down. Look close as the clips blend in with the strut...

Nissan Repair: 95 Maxima Misfire Stalling, ngk spark plugs, vacuum leak
ngk spark plugs, vacuum leak, vacuum line: Ramiro, Check the intake hose to the throttle body to make sure that it is not loose. Also, it could cracked. The whistle noise is a vacuum leak. If there is a leak at the intake, a cracked vacuum line, that could cause the problem. There are many sensors...

Nissan Repair: 95 Maxima misfire? and 98 Altima -interior heat low, professional landscaper, ngk plugs
professional landscaper, ngk plugs, fuel pump relay: Rick, Replace the thermostat and that should take care of the heat problem. Use Nissan thermostat since it is much better than the aftermarket. Do not backflush the block since the pressure will blow the heater core. Just fill, run and drain a couple...

Nissan Repair: 95 Maxima Front/Passenger side rattling, dirt embankment, wheel bearing
dirt embankment, wheel bearing, cv joint: Will, There are several things that can cause a constant noise. The first being a CV joint if the boot is damaged. The second is the strut if it was damaged in the wreck. The third is the wheel bearing that will be a constant noise if the bearing has...

Nissan Repair: 95 Maxima Rear Caliper, rear caliper, performance brake
rear caliper, performance brake, seal kit: To choices here. If you live in the North where they use salt on the roads go for rebuilt units. If you live where there is little salt used on the roads they should not be too rusted up. Go with a Nissan seal kit and take yours apart and clean the parts...

Nissan Repair: 95 Maxima stalls hard once after warming up, coolant temperature sensor, throttle position sensor
coolant temperature sensor, throttle position sensor, crankshaft position sensor: Clint, Change the knock sensor first. I would also change the throttle position sensor as I feel that it is worn out. With this many miles the contacts are gone and the failure is intermittent. If you do not change the knock sensor the fuel economy will...

Nissan Repair: 95 Maxima starting, good luck with everything, change oil
good luck with everything, change oil, distributor cap: well to be positive that everything is in proper working order, your tune up should consist of new plugs, new wires, distributor cap, rotor button, air filter, fuel filter, oil change, oil filter. its a good idea to have your intake cleaned as well at every...

Nissan Repair: 95 Maxima turns off while at a stop?, nissan maxima, throttle plate
nissan maxima, throttle plate, dashpot: Henry, Henry, There is an idle stop dashpot that keeps the throttle plate from slamming closed and I would think that it is letting the throttle plate close too quickly. Also, the throttle body is probably gummed up and needs a cleaning. Also, if the...

Nissan Repair: 95 Maxima won't Start, powre, 12 volt
powre, 12 volt, safety interlock: Rob, Try shifting into neutral to see if the shifter interlock safety switch is defective. It keeps the car from starting in gear and they do fail. If the starter is good, you can check by running a 12 volt wire to the small post on the starter then you...

Nissan Repair: 95 maxima heater, temp gauge, water temp
temp gauge, water temp, thermostats: Lou, The giveaway here is the heater not working and the temperature coming up after the car is stopped. I would replace the thermostat with a factory Nissan unit. It costs about $35 bucks at the dealer but it is worth it due to the quality of the unit....

Nissan Repair: 95 maxima MIL, engine coolant temperature, knock sensor
engine coolant temperature, knock sensor, engine coolant temperature circuit: You may consider taking it to a different shop. I, in 26 years (+/-) of auto repair, have never heard of a special tool to replace the knock sensor and there should be two wires and some have three. Interesting that the temp sensor is in the same harness......

Nissan Repair: 95 maxima rear suspension, bad tire, defective tire
bad tire, defective tire, steel belt: You either have a bad tire or the guys that put them on did not balance them correctly. You are looking for weights on the inside and outside of the rim. If there are no weights on the outside, or tape a weights on the inner part close to the outside part...

Nissan Repair: 95 maxima very rough acceleration, nissan maxima, fuel injector
nissan maxima, fuel injector, fuel filter: Andy, Check the distributor for oil on the optics especially since you complain of bucking at the 2500 rpm range. The optical shutter wheel is beneath the distributor cover. Take the cap, rotor, rotor post, and cover off the observe it. If there is oil...

Nissan Repair: 95 maxima stalling, dashpot, electronic diagnostics
dashpot, electronic diagnostics, dampner: Jay, If it dies when making a turn and slowing down it could be the power steering switch on the pressure side of the power steering pump. Check to see if the pressure switch pumps the idle up when you just turn the wheel. We are only talking about a...

Nissan Repair: 95 maxima sunfoof, weekend job, sun roof
weekend job, sun roof, headliner: Eric, The sun roof is difficult to repair and it sounds like your tracks are hanging up. To start with you are going to have to remove the cover up front, by the switch, to get to the manual close feature due to the top not closing all the way. To do...

Nissan Repair: 95 NISSAN QUEST, nissan quest, optical pickup
nissan quest, optical pickup, oil seal: Vic, Check the distributor for oil on the optical pickup. The distributor has a trigger that uses an LED to fire the plugs and the distributor gets old and the oil seal in the bottom leaks and oil gets on the sensor. Take the cap, rotor, rotor post and...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan 240 overheating, nissan 240, radiator cap
nissan 240, radiator cap, headgasket: Jennalee, The headgasket could be leaking and the converter could be melted causing the overheating and that could have caused the headgasket to blow. Have a co test done on the radiator to check for the presnece of exhaust gas in the antifreeze. If there...

Nissan Repair: 95' Nissan 240sx ignition/electrical problems, nissan 240sx, calbes
nissan 240sx, calbes, dash radio: Tuan, Check the alternator output. If the voltage it below 14 then you need an alternator. Now, you could have a loose wire from the accident where it connects to the battery. Check the positive terminal and look at the fuses and calbes to make sure...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan 240sx starting., nissan 240sx, nissan maxima
nissan 240sx, nissan maxima, battery terminal: Jerry, This is a dealer item and they have the microfilm on computer that will show the photograph and part number. I suspect that you have to purchase the end on the cable that connects to the battery. I have done a couple from the wrecking yard...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Altima A/C problem, nissan altima, c button
nissan altima, c button, loose wire: Andy, The tach is probably a loose wire on the coil or a defective tach itself. If you hook up a hand held tach to test the connection at the coil you will find out if the signal is good or not. If it is good then the tach needs to be replaced. It...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Altima dash lights, nissan altima, dash lights
nissan altima, dash lights, car work: Doug, This is a common problem and it related to the dimmer switch for the instrument lights. Look on the dash and find the dimmer knob for the instrumnent lights and remove it and bridge the circuit. If the instrument lights come on, with the lights...

Nissan Repair: 95' Nissan Altima Engine Problems, nissan altima gle, nissan altima
nissan altima gle, nissan altima, fuel pump relay: Nate, The fuel pump or fuel pump relay could be the culpret on the engine stalling. The tick is the valves needing adjustment. I would change the oil first and use 5W30 and see if the tick goes away. Check the fuel pressure with a gauge on the fuel rail...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Altima No Heat or A/C, nissan altima, vacuum hose
nissan altima, vacuum hose, aftermarket radio: Carol, The problem is either a vacuum hose that is disconnected or the control on the dash. Those are the two most common causes. The vacuum hose connects through the firewall and runs to the back of the control. Usually it gets disconnected if someone...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Altima stopping randomly, nissan altima, hose clamps
nissan altima, hose clamps, loose hose: Check the intake hose between the air meter and the throttle body for cracks or loose hose clamps. If the engine gets unmetered air it will stall. And, when you say it does it on acceleration that would pull on the hose and if there are cracks they would...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Altima stumble, nissan altima gxe, nissan altima
nissan altima gxe, nissan altima, dashpot: Peter, It sounds like you need to clean the throttle body and make sure the idle dashpot is working properly. Basically, the throttle stops on a spring loaded and dampened device that keeps the plate from shutting all at once. Thus, it keeps the engine...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Altima, fuel pressure gauge, nissan altima
fuel pressure gauge, nissan altima, oxygen sensor: John, Check the fuel pressure by screwing on a fuel pressure gauge. Drape it under the hood and tape it to the windshield and drive the car. If the presure drops off you know it is the pump or relay. I would check the code to see what is going on with...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Maxima, valve seals, nissan maxima
valve seals, nissan maxima, blue smoke: Lance, Yes, the valve seals are probably worn. But, for the blue smoke coming off the highway would be that the return holes for the oil to get back down to the pan are probably blocked. I would pull the valve covers off and see if there is sludge blocking...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Maxima 120K Miles, Idling problem, nissan maxima, torque converter
nissan maxima, torque converter, abs light: Andrew, The engine dies when you come to a stop. There are a couple of things here that can cause this. The computer locks the torque converter when the engine is at operating temperature and if it does not unlock when you slow to a stop it could cause...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Maxima, nissan maxima, fuse panel
nissan maxima, fuse panel, coils: Bill If the other three coils are not firing check the fuse panel for the ignition circuit to see if one of the fuses is blown. If memory serves me correctly the coils are protected by two fuses. One for one side and one for the other. Email me back...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Maxima Blower Motor, nissan maxima, blower motor
nissan maxima, blower motor, motor noise: HI Richard, It does not appear that way, since book time is only .9 of an hour for a layman and .6 for a trained technician to replace it. Although, Nissan does not provide step by step instructions on removing the blower motor, it may not be as tough as...

Nissan Repair: 95' Nissan Maxima Bose CD Player Quit, car stereo repair, nissan maxima
car stereo repair, nissan maxima, turn around time: Cheri, You could get it repaired at http://carstereohelp.com or you could use Bose. These guys do a great job and the turn around time is less. Yes, if you went with a non Bose unit you would have to change all the wiring and speakers to get the system...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Maxima battery drain, nissan maxima, amp meter
nissan maxima, amp meter, battery drain: Denis, If you have a chain and it is not making noise do not change it. If yours has a timing belt, which I think it does, then change it per the mileage interval in the owners manual. The check engine light should be checked via Autozone or Checker for...

Nissan Repair: '95 Nissan Maxima - crunch/grating noise, grating noise, nissan maxima
grating noise, nissan maxima, bearing plate: R.N. Weaver, The mechanic is correct. The bearing plat for the strut is making noise. I would replace it since the years on the car and do the other side at the same time. Several years of Maxima had this problem on the side yours is on and the exact...

Nissan Repair: 95' Nissan Maxima Headlights Dimming, nissan maxima, headlight switch
nissan maxima, headlight switch, sufficent: Cheri, The headlight switch is getting worn. All the power routes through this switch. You see, there is really not a load sufficent from the four bulbs to cause the dimming. Now, be sure that your car is putting out 14 volts or close when running to...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Maxima misfire/miss, coolant temperature sensor, engine coolant temperature sensor
coolant temperature sensor, engine coolant temperature sensor, engine coolant temperature: Brian, Yes, the knock sensor is a known problem and that would cause the issue you are having. If you have a single distributor check it for oil and if you have six coils do an ohm check to see if they are good as well. But, what you are talking about...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Maxima has problems starting in warm weather, nissan maxima, time occurrence
nissan maxima, time occurrence, dirty fuel: Andrew, Change the fuel filter and then check the fuel pressure. Check it when the car is cold and then when it is warm. My bet would be a stuck injector or a dirty fuel filter making the car get too much gas. The engine is flooding from the leaking...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Maxima Starting Problem, nissan maxima, starter relay
nissan maxima, starter relay, loose wire: It should be in the fues block. If you turn the key you should hear it click. Now, I am betting you need to probe the wire at the starter to see if you are getting twelve volts to the small post. If not work your way back. Or, if you are getting fire it...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Maxima... how to tell which model?, nissan maxima, sport suspension
nissan maxima, sport suspension, gle: Lane, The GLE has all the goodies less leather and the GXE is loaded. Now, the SE has the sport suspension less leather. It should not pose a problem since most of the components are the same when doing engine work like plugs or wires or the alternator...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Maxima, vehicle speed sensor, nissan maxima
vehicle speed sensor, nissan maxima, exept: O Connell, It is probably your vehicle speed sensor that is on the transmission that has gone bad. I would replace it first. It is a little over $50 bucks and is easy to replace. Only one bolt holds it in and you can see if from the engine compartment....

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Mileage?, nissan 200sx, mechanical limits
nissan 200sx, mechanical limits, computer record: Dan, No, the computer does not show the miles on the car. I would fix he instrument by going to the wrecking yard and replacing the odometer. Then, I would adjust the mileage to reflect the correct mileage. Remember that after 100K miles the government...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Pathfinder, nissan pathfinder, master switch
nissan pathfinder, master switch, window switch: Matt, I do not know if I could be more specific in answering your question in regard to the window switch. The master window switch is the most common problem with windows not rolling up or down since it gets worked the most. But, the individual switches...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Pickup High Idle - Low idle/stalls in gear, throttle position sensor, air fuel mixture
throttle position sensor, air fuel mixture, vacuum hoses: Hi Damon, This is a sensor problem most likely. In the earlier cars, we could mess this air/fuel mixture, timing, stuff like that, but in today s cars all that has been placed in the hands of your onboard computer. I suggest having it scanned for DTC s...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Pickup Transmission, shaft bearing, nissan pickup
shaft bearing, nissan pickup, input shaft: Jason, Yes, the noise is coming from inside the transmission and it is probably the bearings. Replace the grease with synthetic of the same grade and see if the noise lessens. It is probably going to be the input shaft bearing and that would require removal...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Sentra, Brake Light Is On, nissan sentra, brakes and rotors
nissan sentra, brakes and rotors, funny noises: Colleen, It could be low on brake fluid or the master cylinder is going out. If the fluid is not low have the shop look at the master cylinder. If it goes out the brake light will come on intermittently and eventually it will fail. No fun not having...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Sentra Dash lights, nissan sentra, fuse panel
nissan sentra, fuse panel, dash lights: Dellos, If the dimmer does not brighten or dim the other lights then replace the dimmer. If this is not the case then you are going to need to remove the cluster and check the circuit feeding the lights. Most of the time it is the dimmer on the dash that...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Sentra Engine Trouble, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: If it is an electrical problem, your check engine light should be on. If it is, what are the code read outs from a scan tool? o.k., realizing not everyone has access to a scan tool, was it raining when it died? Did you hit a bumpy road when it died? Did...