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Nissan Repair: 1988 Nisson Pathfinder Brake Lights, brake light switch, nisson
brake light switch, nisson, fuse: Rose, Change the brake light switch on the brake pedal arm. Go down to the parts store and ask for a new brake liight switch for your Pathfinder and look up under the dash where the brake pedal arm goes and you will see the switch. You will need to unplug...

Nissan Repair: 1988 nissan pathfinder speedometer, vehicle speed sensor, speedometer cable
vehicle speed sensor, speedometer cable, electric speedometer: Laurie, I am pretty sure your Pathfinder has an electric speedometer and the pickup at the transmission is defective. Where the speedometer cable used to plug in is where the square wave generator is. Tell the guys at the parts store you need a vehicle...

Nissan Repair: 1988 nissan pathfinder, caster camber, alignment rack
caster camber, alignment rack, torsion bar: Hi Joseph. I usually go by the protruding threads of the torsion bar adjusting threads for a base. Then while on a level surface I take a tape measure and measure from the the Alignment rack or level ground to the center of the wheel opening on each front...

Nissan Repair: 1988 nissian 300ZX engine problem, 300zx engine, variable valve timing
300zx engine, variable valve timing, timing chains: Stoney, I would bet the air meter is gone bad or the intake hose has a crack or leak. If there is no knocking the engine should be fine. Now, the variable valve timing could be an issue if it is stuck. Wait, after you check the air meter and intake hose...

Nissan Repair: 1988 pulsar 1.8 starting/idling problem, fuel pressure regulator, fuel system treatment
fuel pressure regulator, fuel system treatment, haynes manual: Mike, It sounds like you have leaky injectors. You could start by getting a fuel system treatment and a new fuel filter. But, my bet is going to be that one or more injectors are not closing when the engine is shut down. When it sits and it is cold it...

Nissan Repair: 1988 z24i Hardbody Problem, fuel pump, fuel tank
fuel pump, fuel tank, ohms: John, Wow, that could have been an interesting experience if enough heat built up or a spark was created. I am sure anyone that reads your thoughts will think twice when they do a fuel pump and make sure that all connections are good. Thanks for the insight...

Nissan Repair: 1989 300zx nissan, 300zx nissan, pulley
300zx nissan, pulley, belts: Sounds like a drive belt problem. There are many reasons why this can happen. First the belts are worn out and need replaced. Second a pulley for something is difficult to turn power steering, a/c compressor etc. With the engine OFF. Push down in the middle...

Nissan Repair: 1989 cefiro, 1989 nissan cefiro, neutral safety switch
1989 nissan cefiro, neutral safety switch, alternator: Josh, Several reasons for it not starting. Does it have lights? If yes then you have power. Does it click when you turn the key? If so, the battery is probably low adn that means the battery or alternator is defective or something electrical might have...

Nissan Repair: 1989 maxima, radiator cap, foot on the gas
radiator cap, foot on the gas, radiator: David, A few things here. First, if it overheats while driving at speed it could indicate that the fuel you are using has too low an octain rating or the timing is too far advanced. If it were me I would also purchase a new NISSAN radiator cap. Buy a...

Nissan Repair: 1989 N Sentra has power surges, lacks power, and dies., power surges, o2 sensor
power surges, o2 sensor, highway speeds: Sean, Replace the distributor with a rebuilt one and clean the engine with a good degreaser and you should be fine. Rebuilding the distributor yourself is not worth the trouble since it costs about the same in parts if you did it yourself. Also, it comes...

Nissan Repair: 1989 Nissan Pathfinder preformance issues, air flow meter, nissan pathfinder
air flow meter, nissan pathfinder, low gears: MM, The computer will only read the codes on a 1996 or newer. On your 1989 you can read the codes by using a screwdriver on the computer. There is a light you read the morse code from. If you have a Hanyes Manual for your vehicle it explains the codes...

Nissan Repair: 1989 Nissan Pathfinder Trans/engine/elect, nissan pathfinder, accelerator pedal
nissan pathfinder, accelerator pedal, catalytic converter: Michael, The filter is problaby dirty or where it plugs in it is sucking air. That is what it sounds like to me. That is, the pump is loosing pressure and that causes the slip. They did install a new pump when they rebuilt it? If not it could be the...

Nissan Repair: 1989 Nissan Sentra starts, idles well, but burns oil coming from the engine., nissan sentra, dipstick tube
nissan sentra, dipstick tube, grees: V, Simple grees works well to remove oil from the engine. You should be able to clean the engine and move the car to a dry spot and then run the car and observe where the oil comes from. If you cannot find the oil leak there is a product that introduces...

Nissan Repair: 1989 Nissan skyline Silhouette 3litre straight 6, crankshaft position sensor, air flow meter
crankshaft position sensor, air flow meter, bench stock: Tony, Nine times out of ten it is the ECCS that causes no spark and all of those codes. A wrecking yard is a good source and since Nissan used bench stock that many automotive manufacturers used is the reason for all the parts. This will help in getting...

Nissan Repair: 1989 Nissan Transmission, nissan sentra, nissan transmission
nissan sentra, nissan transmission, transmission overhaul: Dana, $1200 bucks if the case is not trashed. That is, the transmission did not damage the internal parts of the case when it went bad. Could be more if there is excessive internal damage. If it was just slipping then the price indicated should hold...

Nissan Repair: 1989 nissan pickup stumbles under load, nissan pickup truck, distributer cap
nissan pickup truck, distributer cap, nissan pickup: Bill, I would check the fuel pressure while I was driving when the situation occurs. That is, put the gauge on and route it under the hood and tape it to the windshield and check the pressure when things screw up. If it is not the pump I would say the...

Nissan Repair: 1989 nissan sentra, nissan sentra, positive cable
nissan sentra, positive cable, gas tank: Luis, The gas smell is probably a rotten hose on the evaporative system. The car has a sealed gas tank and there are hoses that the gas feeds the engine through as well as some that go to a canister that holds excess vapor. You will have to put the car...

Nissan Repair: 1989 nissan truck surges, vacuum leaks, nissan truck
vacuum leaks, nissan truck, light flashes: The problem is not the injectors. It will be a sensor. If you use an additive to flush the injectors you will clog your catalytic converter. Then you ll be bumming. Take it to a Cottman and have it diagnosed properly, or you can continue to throw money at...

Nissan Repair: 1989 sentra auto trans left axle replacement, cv driveshaft, oppertunity
cv driveshaft, oppertunity, sentra: George, The CV driveshaft clicks into place with a little force. I have used a hammer and a large screwdriver on the edge of the inside joint before to get it in. But, it could be a bad seal if the shaft is not popping out. Also, if you bought a rebuilt...

Nissan Repair: 1990 240sx, haynes manual, vavle
haynes manual, vavle, correct voltage: Yes, it could very well be the air vavle or the throttle position switch. Check the air vavle and adjust it with a screw deiver on the end to increase the idle of the car if it will not increase the speed you might get a Haynes manual and check for correct...

Nissan Repair: 1990 300ZX Engine light, 300zx engine, autozone
300zx engine, autozone, gas cap: Gary, I would take the car to Autozone or Checker and have the light checked to see what the problem is. If it has to do with evaporative control it could be the gas cap and it could be an old fuel or vapor line. Check it out and then fix the problem....

Nissan Repair: 1990 300ZX wont start, local wrecking yards, selenoid
local wrecking yards, selenoid, nissan dealer: Joshua, Now that the starter has been replaced I would check the computer. The ECM computer that drives the car is probably fired too. So, check to see if you are getting fire to the plugs and injectors and if you are not then replace the computer. Go...

Nissan Repair: 1990 300zx electrical problem, selenoid, electrical problem
selenoid, electrical problem, alternator: Josh, The alternator is supposed to put out 14.2 volts. The 12 volts runs the car and the rest charges the battery when it is running. Make sure the wires to the alternator are hooked up correctly. But, for me I would think the alternator is gone and...

Nissan Repair: 1990 300zx shifter and key, wrecking yard, emergency button
wrecking yard, emergency button, release button: Dylan, Sounds like the broke the shift interlock. You will need to remove the console cover to get access to the locking mechanism. A wrecking yard is a good place for replacement parts for this. The ignition sounds like it is worn out and sticking....

Nissan Repair: 1990 300zx TT - turbo rebuild, 300zx tt, motor mounts
300zx tt, motor mounts, problem areas: Sorry, removing the engine will actually be easier than trying to get them out. Here is a little suggestion that will save a little time. The main harness that goes thru the firewall for the eng (computer harness) follow it inside the car and disconnect all...

Nissan Repair: 1990 300zx wont start, transistor module, power transistor
transistor module, power transistor, crank sensor: Erit, Yes, a 90 has individual coils. Therefore, the hall effect pickup is on the engine and it tells the computer when to fire the coils. I don t think yours has a transistorized amplifier for the computer to read the sensor. So, if you are not getting...

Nissan Repair: 1990 Infiniti Q45 battery isnt charging, 1990 infiniti q45, infiniti q45
1990 infiniti q45, infiniti q45, battery terminal: Terri, Check the master fuses at the positive battery terminal and the alternator (charge) fuse first. If these are good check the wiring on the alternator to make sure it is correctly wired and that the wire is not damaged. If you can get to Autozone...

Nissan Repair: 1990 Maxmia, wont start on its own, crank angle sensor, rotor coil
crank angle sensor, rotor coil, mechanic friend: If the pump pressure is good then I would be looking at the injectors not firing properly. That is, there is a crank angle sensor that tells the injectors to open and if it is not working the injectors will not fire. It could be plugged up injectors and...

Nissan Repair: 1990 NIssan d21 4X4 not getting fuel to engine after engine replacement, nissan d21, haynes repair manual
nissan d21, haynes repair manual, nissan hardbody: Justin, If you hear the pump run and you say you are not getting fuel to the front would mean a defective pump. Check the fuel pressure. If you are getting pressure the computer is not activating the injectors. First check the pressure. If you get nothing...

Nissan Repair: 1990 Nissan 240SX A/C Problems, 1990 nissan 240sx, nissan 240sx
1990 nissan 240sx, nissan 240sx, reserve tank: Joe, The airconditioner turns on the auxillary fan when the compressor is on via a relay. I would change the relay. If he hard wired the fan to the compressor I would think the fuse has blown since there is too much of a load on one circuit. The overheat...

Nissan Repair: 1990 Nissan 240SX instrument cluster, 1990 nissan 240sx, nissan 240sx
1990 nissan 240sx, nissan 240sx, negative terminal: Roger, To pull the cluster you will have to remove the upper screws and pull the cluster finishing cover off. Then, there are four screws that hold the cluster to dash. Remove them and pull the cluster straight out and reach behind and unplug the connectors....

Nissan Repair: 1990 Nissan 300ZX TT Instrument Cluster, nissan 300zx tt, 1990 nissan 300zx
nissan 300zx tt, 1990 nissan 300zx, nissan 300zx: Glen, The first thing is the two posts you bridged when tapping on the boost gauge from behind. It is probably the nine volt resistor that feeds the power to the instrument cluster. Also, change the instrument fuse anyway along with the resistor. The...

Nissan Repair: 1990 Nissan 300zx, 1990 nissan 300zx, nissan 300zx
1990 nissan 300zx, nissan 300zx, 702 area code: Hey Tony, Best bang for the buck? Supercharger! About $4000 installed, uses your existing ECU and will jack up about 200 more horse than the turbo version! Sin City Horsepower in Henderson, NV will gladly give you more info on this upgrade. Good friends...

Nissan Repair: 1990 Nissan Heating, 1990 nissan stanza, nissan stanza
1990 nissan stanza, nissan stanza, heater core: Kara, I do not know if it is the heater that has been looped. Check the hoses under the hood. There will be two hoses that go into the firewall. If these are there then I would assume the heater is getting water. It might be plugged up and have to be...

Nissan Repair: 1990 Nissan Maxima, fuel pressure regulator, nissan maxima
fuel pressure regulator, nissan maxima, head gasket: As I said above if you used the caps to seat the injectors it will cock the injectors and cut the lower O-ring also make sure the old O-ring was not left in the rail. You should be able to disable the alarm by locking then unlocking the driver door using the...

Nissan Repair: 1990 Nissan Maxima Drivetrain, lower ball joints, tie rod ends
lower ball joints, tie rod ends, wheel bearings: Kent, I would first look at the exhaust to make sure that one of the rubber hangers has not broke and the exhaust is hitting the underside of the car. I have had this happen and it sounds like a suspension problem. Other noise problems related to bumps...

Nissan Repair: 1990 Nissan Maxima power steering pressure hose, banjo fittings, nissan maxima
banjo fittings, nissan maxima, fluid reservoir: David, YEs, jack up the car and support with stands and chock the wheels for safety. The washers are for each side of the banjo fitting. Use one new washer on each side and make sure you account for the two old washers prior to installation. You do not...

Nissan Repair: 1990 Nissan Maxima starting issue, nissan maxima, leaky injector
nissan maxima, leaky injector, pressure leak: It sounds like you have a leaky injector or a defective pump or relay. Check the fuel pressure and go from there. If an injector is defective you will be able to watch the fuel pressure leak down after you turn the engine off. If it is a bad pump or relay...

Nissan Repair: 1990 Nissan Maxima wont start, neutral safety switch, nissan maxima
neutral safety switch, nissan maxima, clutch pedal: Taras, Check the starter as it sounds like it is gone. Also, it could be the neutral safety switch on the clutch pedal. This is nothing more than a circuit interrupt switch that keeps the car from starting when the clutch is out. This keeps the car from...

Nissan Repair: 1990 Nissan Maxima, crankshaft pulley, nissan maxima
crankshaft pulley, nissan maxima, timing components: Vice Grip sells a chain plyer that you can hold the pulley with or you can get a speciality pulley holder. If you go with the Vice Grip route be sure to use a rag over the pulley to keep from scoring it. Also, if you have air tools you can really get enough...

Nissan Repair: 1990 Nissan Sentra, nissan sentra, fuel pump relay
nissan sentra, fuel pump relay, fuel filter: Check the fuel pump relay for starters. I would change it just due to the years. My daughter has a 86 Stanza and it was doing what yours was doing and that was the problem. About a month later it started doing it again and it was running rough like it...

Nissan Repair: 1990 Nissan Stanza, 1990 nissan stanza, nissan stanza
1990 nissan stanza, nissan stanza, positive cable: Brad, If it were me I would do a complete electrical inspection. Could be that rodents ate a section of wire. I have seen that on cars that sit. Also, check the master fuses and fuse links at the positive cable as well as those under the dash and under...

Nissan Repair: 1990 Nissan Stanza Squeaks When Turning, 1990 nissan stanza, nissan stanza
1990 nissan stanza, nissan stanza, squeaks: It does sound like a rack. If you have power steering you can get the fluid changed on the rack as a way to see if the creakiing will go away. But, this sounds like morning sickness. That is what mechanics call a car that has the creaking and grabbing when...

Nissan Repair: 1990 Nissian Maxima Problem, nissian maxima, radiator fluid
nissian maxima, radiator fluid, oil leak: the only thing that comes to mind at this time is the thermostat. you haven t mentioned that you replaced it. i would replace the thermostat, and top off your radiator fluid and get all the air out of your cooling system and this should fix your problem...

Nissan Repair: 1990 Nissian p/u 2.4, fire fuel, nissian
fire fuel, nissian, demand basis: Hi Debbie, Sorry this took so long. I take Sundays off from this and besides wanted to chat with my guys at the shop. We all concur that it s the fuel pump or pump regulator. Although you are getting fuel at idle, we feel that the fuel pressure is not...

Nissan Repair: 1990 Nisson 240sx, nisson, wrecking yard
nisson, wrecking yard, 240sx: Monika, Sounds like your transmission locked up. Probably in two gears at once. The engine should be fine. But, the transmission needs to come out and be taken apart to inspect the damage. At this point I am going to say a wrecking yard transmission...

Nissan Repair: 1990 nissan 300zx, 1990 nissan 300zx, nissan 300zx
1990 nissan 300zx, nissan 300zx, rubber spacer: Shannon, You are going to have to check every fuse in the car and replace those that have blown. Also, each system should be checked to make sure it works. Having the system ground like you describe really messes up electrical components. Also, if the...

Nissan Repair: 1990 nissan maxima died, nissan maxima, dash lights
nissan maxima, dash lights, charging system: Mary, If the alternator was replaced along with the battery I would be looking at the alternator not charging. Have the battery charged and then start the car adn go to autozone or checker and have them do a free charging system check and they will tell...

Nissan Repair: 1990 pathfinder interior lights, pin switch, overhead light
pin switch, overhead light, light switch: Vicky, Check the fuses first since the overhead light and map light are fed by different circuits. If it is not a fuse it is the switch you are using to turn the lights on and off. That is, unless you have verified no door opening on either side of the...

Nissan Repair: 1990 Terrano Speedo Buzzer, nissan terrano, buzzer
nissan terrano, buzzer, speed limit: Bob, Leave it to Nissan to put something like the buzzer in the dash that runs you nuts. But, you cannot disconnect it since it will throw a code on the computer. Now, you can do what I have done. Get under the dash and find the thing. I have not done...

Nissan Repair: 1990, city roads, gas tank
city roads, gas tank, compleatly: If you always keep a quarter of a tank of gas in the car the fuel pump will last longer. The pump is in the gas tank and if the tank gets below a quarter of a tank the pump runs hot. I have seen pumps go for 15 years and those that fail sooner. Since yours...

Nissan Repair: 1991 300ZX TT Brakes, 300zx tt, abs systems
300zx tt, abs systems, brake fluid: Steve, If synthetic brake fluid was introduced to the system there will be problems until it is flushed out. I would use the Ford High Performance Brake Fluid and flush the system and after a couple of weeks I would bleed it again to get the contamination...

Nissan Repair: 1991 300ZX TWIN TURBO, 300zx tt, playing russian roulette
300zx tt, playing russian roulette, injector cleaner: Ron, You have an awsome car and I would replace all the injectors, and the fuel filter. Always use premium fuel to keep things clean. THe problem you are having is probably due to the previous owner and so few miles being driven the first few years. ...

Nissan Repair: 1991 300zx 2+2 non turbo, head gasket leak, upper radiator hose
head gasket leak, upper radiator hose, headgaskets: Roman, Follow the upper radiator hose to the engine and that is where the thermostat is. Use a stock Nissan unit. I have not found an aftermarket thermostat that I like as much as Nissan. If you are going to keep the car replace the headgaskets instead...

Nissan Repair: 1991 300zx TT EFI harness replacement?, electronic fuel injection, 300zx tt
electronic fuel injection, 300zx tt, nissan 300zx: Shuki, Yes, I would keep the car and get it repaired. I am sur the harness is corroded from the water previously and much of the harness is below the engine so it would be replaced from the firewall out. I would do the whole thing at once. You could...

Nissan Repair: 1991 300zx TT stalling, side kick panel, throttle position sensor
side kick panel, throttle position sensor, 300zx tt: Brian, You are going to need a Haynes Manual or a factory service manual to check what is going on. My bet is the throttle position sensor or idle air control valve is going out. Now, that is just a guess since I do not have the codes. You need the book...

Nissan Repair: 1991 King Kab - Flasher replacement, phillips screwdriver, turn signal flasher
phillips screwdriver, turn signal flasher, king kab: Bette, If all lights are good and you replaced the flasher unit then the last thing is the turn signal indicator switch itself. Now, this is an easy one since the steering wheel does not have to come off. Just remove the cover on the column and replace...

Nissan Repair: 1991 Maxima Clutch Problem, clutch master cylinder, clutch cylinder
clutch master cylinder, clutch cylinder, clutch pedal: Michael, You will have to drop the transmission to get to the throwout bearing to see if it is binding. Also, the clutch/pressure plate could be going out and not releasing properly. So, if the clutch master and slave are fine this is the next step. ...

Nissan Repair: 1991 Nissan 240SX quarter glass, nissan 240sx, carpet cutter
nissan 240sx, carpet cutter, glass sealant: Patrick, You will need a sealant cutter to get through the seal and then there is the trim. The important part is getting a glass sealant cutter from a parts store to cut the glass out. It is very difficult to do with a carpet cutter or a razor blade....

Nissan Repair: 1991 Nissan 300zx Fuel problem?, fuel pressure regulator, nissan 300zx
fuel pressure regulator, nissan 300zx, vacuum line: Karim, Check the fuel pressure regulator since I think it is blown. Remvoe the vacuum line from it and check the fuel pressure both with it on and off. I bet it does not change. If the pressure changed then you have a stuck fuel injector and I would...

Nissan Repair: 1991 Nissan Fuel Problem, combustion fuel, pressure fuel
combustion fuel, pressure fuel, injector pump: JR, Pull the fuel lines off the rail and get a coffee can and then have someone wiht a fire extinguisher at the ready and turn the key on to see what the volume of fuel is. If there is no fuel then you need a pump. If it does not fill the can in about...

Nissan Repair: 1991 Nissan Maxima bouncing RPM, nissan maxima, maf sensor
nissan maxima, maf sensor, temperature switch: Brian, The problem seems to be related to being cold so I would think the cold temperature sensor is defective and the thing thinks it is warm and it runs bad until warm. I would replace the temperature switch for the computer first. Also, if the temperature...

Nissan Repair: 1991 Nissan Maxima Stalling and other relatied problems, nissan maxima, optical pickup
nissan maxima, optical pickup, air meter: Michael, Check the intake hose and see if it is cracked. This is the black hose from the air meter to the filter box. Another area to check is the distributor for oil on the optical pickup. The distributor uses a optical pickup and shutter wheel that...

Nissan Repair: 1991 Nissan Maxima, radiator fluid, nissan maxima
radiator fluid, nissan maxima, radiator hose: Romi, It sounds like the electric fans are not coming on. Check to see if the fan works when you are stopped. If you turn the airconditioner it usually forces both fans to come on. If not the fan motors are burnt out or the relay is gone. Now, if the...

Nissan Repair: 1991 Nissan Pathfinder 4x4 repair/overhaul, pathfinder 4x4, 4x4 repair
pathfinder 4x4, 4x4 repair, nissan pathfinder: Well, NIssan service is good unless you can find a speciality shop that focuses on Nissan. The exhaust is the tricky part as not to screw up the head when doing the bolts. The timing belt should include getting a new Nissan belt and idler tensioner pulley....

Nissan Repair: 1991 Nissan Pathfinder, nissan pathfinder, ring and pinion
nissan pathfinder, ring and pinion, rear end: Bobby, Is the noise under the hood? If so, you could have a broken motor mount. If the noise is out back it is probably the ring and pinion on the rear end. If the brake is depressed is the noise louder or not as bad? Email me back and we ll narrow...

Nissan Repair: 1991 Nissan Sentra Instrument Pod Access, nissan sentra, instrument pod
nissan sentra, instrument pod, explicit instructions: remove the black plastic surround///3-4 screws upper side/// wiggle it out .....then see 4 screws holding the pod in....remove them.......pod should just lift out, disconnecting the wiring plugs as you get it out.......this is a might have to:::: cover...

Nissan Repair: 1991 Nissan Stanza, 1991 nissan stanza, nissan stanza
1991 nissan stanza, nissan stanza, fire check: Brent, If it turns over but does not start it is either fuel or fire. Check for spark first and then if you have spark check for fuel pressure. Disconnect the battery and wait five minutes to clear the code and attempt to start it again. The distributor...

Nissan Repair: 1991 nissan pickup starting problem, clutch pedal, nissan pickup
clutch pedal, nissan pickup, starter relay: Rick, Hard wire around the clutch safety switch on the clutch pedal and see if that does the trick. The switch is under the dash where the clutch pedal arm goes up to the pivot point. There is a stop that the pedal arm rests against when you are not pressing...

Nissan Repair: 1991 nissan pickup truck se v6, nissan pickup truck, neutral safety switch
nissan pickup truck, neutral safety switch, shift linkage: Jessie, You found the problem. I bet the neutral safety switch is defective. Unplug it and see if the problem with the fuse continues to work. You will have to start the truck first and then unplug the connector to the neutral safety switch. Then shift...

Nissan Repair: 1991 nissan pulsar n13, coolant temperature sensor, side kick panel
coolant temperature sensor, side kick panel, crank angle sensor: Robert, The following is the procedure to read and clear codes. How to check for fault codes. The ECCS Control is found under the passenger side kick panel. The ECU has a window on one side to view a red LED and a green LED - when checking fault codes,...

Nissan Repair: 1991 nissan se v6 pickup, battery cables, bendix
battery cables, bendix, flywheel: Kevin, The starter has a bendix that throws the starter gear into the flywheel. If this sticks the starter will only spin. You can remove the starter and using battery cables you can test it. If the gear does not extend replace the starter or get a new...

Nissan Repair: 1991 nissan starter, bolt, remote control
bolt, remote control, nissan: Chad, Sorry that I just got off work to answer this. But, the starter can be removed without taking the manifold off. You need a swivel to get to the other bolt and it is a remote control surgery to get the blanking thing off. Not a good design. I have...

Nissan Repair: 1991 Pathfinder alternator bad or battery bad, volt ohm meter, amp light
volt ohm meter, amp light, cold garage: Marcus, It sounds like the alternator is going out and not putting out enough to change the battery. If you get a volt / ohm meter and put it on the terminals, while the vehicle is running you should get 13 to 14.2 volts if you rev the engine to a little...

Nissan Repair: 1991 Pathfinder starting problem, fuel pump relay, fuse block
fuel pump relay, fuse block, inner fender: Patrick, The relays do different things from powering the computer to the starter circuit and the other one is the fuel pump relay. The problem you have sounds like the starter to me. You can check this by hotwiring to the small terminal on the starter...

Nissan Repair: 1991 pathfinder, ..heavy fuel odor out exhaust..runs lumpy, fuel pressure regulator, oxygen sensor
fuel pressure regulator, oxygen sensor, nissan pathfinder: Lawrence, I had a 350Z do what you describe. The fuel pump went and trash went through the fuel system taking out two injectors. Then it did it again and the pressure regulator was defective. So, flush the fuel line rail and check and or replace the...

Nissan Repair: 1991 Stanza overheating, heater hoses, antifreeze
heater hoses, antifreeze, stanza: Jerry, A couple of things here. Replace the thermostat first and then fill with a fifty/fifty mix of demineralized water and antifreeze. Also, after you fill it up loosen one of the heater hoses and start the engine, with the heater on and then tighten...

Nissan Repair: 1991240sx starter, 240 sx, pep boys
240 sx, pep boys, auto parts store: Chip, Check the harness back to the battery and if the cable is good then I would get another starter from a different vendor as the one you are using is probably not too good. I have experienced three starters from one auto parts store in the past and...

Nissan Repair: 1992 Maxima Fuel Injector, sparkplug wire, fuel injector
sparkplug wire, fuel injector, litre: Wilf, Yes, it does sound like an injector on that cylinder. But, do a compression check first to see if you have 160 to 180 psi before you do the injector. If the compression is down on that cylinder you could have ring problems. But, it is probably...

Nissan Repair: 1992 Nissan Maxima Factory Installed Alarm, keyless entry system, nissan maxima
keyless entry system, nissan maxima, power locks: Erwin, If yours has a keyfob change the battery and attempt to turn the alarm off. If not use the key in the drivers door. If that does not work take the door panel off and on the back of the lock are wires that control the system. Simply bridge the...

Nissan Repair: 1992 Nissan Maxima Overheating, nissan maxima, temperature gauge
nissan maxima, temperature gauge, operation temperature: Peter, You answered the question when you said turning the AC on cooled the engine down. If you have the car at operation temperature, with the AC off, the fan does not run. Then turn the AC on and see if both fans run. If both do replace the relay for...

Nissan Repair: 1992 Nissan Maxima SE engine looses power while driving, nissan maxima se, nissan sentra
nissan maxima se, nissan sentra, nissan maxima: I bet it is the distributor. I did the Stanza that I have and it was oil in the distributor. It would not ahve been caused by too much oil as a half of a quart is not going to do anything to the car. Remember, if you overfill the oil by over a quart there...

Nissan Repair: 1992 Nissan Maxima- Shutting off, air control valve, nissan maxima
air control valve, nissan maxima, fuel pumps: Frank, If the fuel pump was not a factory part it could well fail. I have done the aftermarket thing with fuel pumps and ended up replacing three on one car within a month. If the fuel pressure checks good I would be looking at cleaning the throttle body...

Nissan Repair: 1992 Nissan Maxima shut-off problem, nissan maxima, distributor caps
nissan maxima, distributor caps, fuel pumps: Mark, Lets make sure the transmission is good so drive the car and once it gets to temperature and the torque converter locks up slow down and see if it dies. Basically, the lock up torque converter will kill an engine at low speed or at an idle if it...

Nissan Repair: 1992 Nissan Maxima Transmisison problem, nissan maxima, solenoids
nissan maxima, solenoids, maxima: the only real way to find out what your situation is, is to take it to a trusted mechanic and have the transmission serviced. theres not much i can do online but give a general suggestion on your question. without seeing this myself, i cant say for sure...

Nissan Repair: 1992 Nissan NX2000 - rear brake drag, 1992 nissan nx2000, brake hose
1992 nissan nx2000, brake hose, o ring: Justin, the caliper is sticking and probably needs to be replaced. Or, you could rebuild it if you can get the parts. Basically you get an O Ring and a dust seal. Take the one caliper loose and leave the brake hose on it. have someone pump the brake until...

Nissan Repair: 1992 Nissan Pathfinder Dash lights won't turn on, nissan pathfinder, nissan dealer
nissan pathfinder, nissan dealer, dash lights: Tony, A computer is not going to tell them anything. They will have to back trace the harness like you could do yourself. Get a test light and check the harness coming from the column to see if there is power to the circuit and if not work your way back...

Nissan Repair: 1992 Nissan Sentra Die out., nissan sentra, inner seal
nissan sentra, inner seal, optical pickup: This is important so before you remove the distributor note the position of the rotor because you will have to install the new one or your rebuilt one in the same position or you will be 180 degrees out on timing. The distributor has a drive dog notch on...

Nissan Repair: 1992 Nissan Sentra Idler Pulley (replacing crankshaft seal), nissan sentra, crankshaft seal
nissan sentra, crankshaft seal, air grinder: Christopher, I have been in this situation too many times to recall. I would grind of the nut and get a new or used assembly to replace it. I would go to a wrecking yard to get the parts you need before you grind off the nut. The assembly is a pretty...

Nissan Repair: 1992 Nissan Stanza - No Reverse, 1992 nissan stanza, nissan stanza
1992 nissan stanza, nissan stanza, local wrecking yards: Rich, If it is an automatic you are looking at a band replacement and if it is a manual you are looking at a new gear or the shift fork is broken. Email me back if you need more. Check the local wrecking yards for a replacement or both are going to be...

Nissan Repair: 1992 nissan 240sx se 5spd, nissan 240sx, clutch pedal
nissan 240sx, clutch pedal, clutch master: Hi Mike, On the right handside of the transmission you ll find the slave cylinder. There above the hydraulic line there is a bleeder valve with a 1/4 inch fitting. Have someone pump the clutch pedal about ten times and have them hold it to the floor. While...

Nissan Repair: 1992 nissan maxima loses power while driving., shutter mechanism, nissan maxima
shutter mechanism, nissan maxima, leaks: Mike, If there is oil in the distributor the only options are a rebuilt distributor or if you can get a kit rebuild it yourself. Basically, the seal in the bottom of the distributor leaks allowing oil to draw up the shaft and that contaminates the optical...

Nissan Repair: 1992 nissan pathfinder, crank angle sensor, nissan pathfinder
crank angle sensor, nissan pathfinder, wrecking yard: Angie, I would first check and change the fuel filter and add a fuel injector cleaner like Lucas or your preference. Most have the same additives so your choice. Then, if that does not do the trick, which I do not think it will I would be looking at injector...

Nissan Repair: 1992 nissan sentra engine problem., nissan sentra, vacuum lines
nissan sentra, vacuum lines, optical pickup: Check the distributor for oil in the optical pickup. I had one where the seal went on the distributor allowing oil to get into the pickup. This is under the cover that is under the rotor. To get to it you have to take the distributor off and then take the...

Nissan Repair: 1992 nissan stanza, 1992 nissan stanza, nissan stanza
1992 nissan stanza, nissan stanza, haynes manual: Brian, You are a little out of range since the books say you should be within ten percent on the compression from one cylinder to the next. I like 140 psi myself. So, even though the compression is down on two cylinders you might be ok. I would pour...

Nissan Repair: 1992 Pathfinder Wireing Problems, turn signal flasher, vacuum leak
turn signal flasher, vacuum leak, green arrow: Jerry, If the alternator was putting out too much voltage like over 14.2 that would cause lightbulbs to pop their filaments. So, replace the bulbs that have popped. Now, the windows are porbably the master switch on the drivers side door. This would...

Nissan Repair: 1993 300ZX Clutch Travel, 300zx coupe, clutch pedal
300zx coupe, clutch pedal, change gears: Mike, I would bet the clutch is worn out. But, since you say that you have to add fluid I would first bleed the clutch and see if this helps. You can jack up the car and the slave cylinder for the clutch is located on the bellhousing. I bet the slave...

Nissan Repair: 1993 300zx, fluid nozzle, spray washer
fluid nozzle, spray washer, fluid reservoir: i belive there is an another fluid reservoir, but im not sure exactly. i know on my 93 explorer theres a rear reservoir for the rear window. i haven t worked on a 300zx before. the only way to check is to open the hatch and look in the trunk compartments...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Altima Gear shift, vehicle speed sensor, electrical diagnosis
vehicle speed sensor, electrical diagnosis, nissan cars: Saravana, You have a couple of problems here. The first is the speed sensor. I would replace it as it is cheap considering the cost of electrical diagnosis. The second is the transmission. If the overdrive light blinks it shows a code that has a problem....

Nissan Repair: 1993 Altima GXE - Neutral Safety Switch, neutral safety switch, nissan dealer
neutral safety switch, nissan dealer, highway speed: T Morley, Yes, the hose could have been dislodged by the work performed. If the switch was replaced the box had to be removed to access the switch. It just took a few days to fall off. With the age of the car the hoses get hard and are not as tight as...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Altima won't start, fuel pressure gauge, throttle position sensor
fuel pressure gauge, throttle position sensor, nissan altima: Steve, I would be checking the fuel pressure. And, the regulator, pump and relay for starters. Get a Haynes manual for $20 bucks and a fuel pressure gauge and you can get the information on what the pressure should be. Basically, if the car has the pressure...

Nissan Repair: 1993 infiniti j30t, power drains, infiniti j30t
power drains, infiniti j30t, volt ohm meter: Jerry, Yes, the computer probably needs to be looked at for drain of electrical. I would remove the relay and put it back to factory. If you have a volt / ohm meter you can check the system to find the drain. I would think the fuel pump or the like is...

Nissan Repair: 1993 infinity J30, air control valve, cold start
air control valve, cold start, fuel injector: Eric, Sounds like the temperature sensor is fine. Now, you need to check the itld air control valve to make sure it is working properly. If the computer is getting the proper reading, which it is, then the next step in the process is to look at what the...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Maxima Clutch, clutch hydraulics, clutch components
clutch hydraulics, clutch components, clutch pressure plate: Rocco, The clutch is probably gone and needs to be replaced at 132K miles. For a Maxima you did well to get that many miles out of the clutch and I am impressed. I would get a complete clutch kit that includes the clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Maxima intermittent electric problems, nissan maxima gxe, neutral safety switch
nissan maxima gxe, neutral safety switch, nissan maxima: Nathan, Sounds like the neutral safety switch. If the car will start while you shift from park to neutral and back to park replace the switch and if not you probably have a defective starter. You can bridge the starter and if it starts you have to look...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Maxima Windshield Wiper, nissan maxima, windshield wiper
nissan maxima, windshield wiper, pivot arm: Tony, The arm connects to the other side of the pivot arm. The clip is broken off or missing. So, I would go to a wrecking yard to get the part you need. The dealer should not be too expensive and if they have it on the computer screen you can point...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Maxima, haynes manual, octane boost
haynes manual, octane boost, position switch: Bill, Check the EGR valve for proper operation. Next check the throttle body to make sure it is clean. If both of these are good then the throttle position switch probably needs to be replaced. Get a Haynes Manual for the values and a cheapie volt/ohm...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Mercury Villager door/arlarm remote reprogramming, negative battery cable, mercury villager
negative battery cable, mercury villager, keyless entry system: Hi Stephan, I found this on your remote problem. Can you tell me please why we need to reprogram because I think the following may be your issue... Article No. 93-22-17 10/27/93 KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM INOPERATIVE - VEHICLES BUILT FROM 4/13/92...

Nissan Repair: 1993 maxima, piston damage, interference engine
piston damage, interference engine, replacement valves: Bill, Yes, it sounds like the timing belt broke and it is an interference engine so you could have bent some valves. No way to check the compression unless you put a new belt on and do the check for compression. You might get lucky depending on how it...

Nissan Repair: 1993 maxima fuel injector, distributer cap, emery cloth
distributer cap, emery cloth, nissan maxima: HI Ben, I feel it s actually a bad plug wire. Careful with using cleaners for fuel injection because they will clog your catalytic converter. You didn t mention if the check engine light was on or not. If it is, this will likely tell you the story...

Nissan Repair: 1993 maxima = No Spark, flex pipe, coil wire
flex pipe, coil wire, repair job: Bebe, Couple of things here. First, without starting the car just turn the key on and check the fuel pressure. I bet you have a stuck injector or two and they are leaking. I would get a replacement set from a wrecking yard. Second, the distributor is...

Nissan Repair: 1993 maxima, fuel pressure gauge, fuel pump relay
fuel pressure gauge, fuel pump relay, dash lights: Bill, I would check for fuel pressure at the fuel rail since you have spark. Get a fuel pressure gauge to check the pressure at the fuel rail and if there is none check and replace the fuel pump relay. If that does not bring the fuel pressure back then...

Nissan Repair: 1993 N14 manual Nissan sedan clutch replacement, clutch replacement, bell housing
clutch replacement, bell housing, nissan sedan: Check the bottom of the engine to see that the brace between the engine and the transmission has been removed. There is a brace that helps hold the two together. That would be my guess. Also, check to make sure all related engine mounts have been removed...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan 240 SE with a starter problem, nissan 240, pep boys
nissan 240, pep boys, starter problem: Ruth, I would go with a different starter remaufacturer as the one the shop is using must not do a good job. I have found that some remanufacturers are not as good as others. Pep Boys has been good for me on getting good ones and their warranty is good...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan 240SX Convertible Flooding Itself, crank angle sensor, nissan 240sx
crank angle sensor, nissan 240sx, haynes manual: Ben, It sounds like the fuel injectors are either defective or staying open too long. You can do an ohms check on the injectors to see if they are all the same. The value escapes me but it is in the Haynes manual. If you have taken all the sparkplugs...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Altima, nissan altima, nissan dealer
nissan altima, nissan dealer, fuel pressure: Luis, The car has to have a problem with either timing or the fuel pressure regulator. You should be getting 20 miles per gallon or more and not 12 miles per gallon. Anyway, I would be looking at a tuneup and make sure the timing or the fuel pressure...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Altima, mass airflow sensor, nissan altima
mass airflow sensor, nissan altima, knock sensor: you bet. maf and knock sensor are huge factors in your cars timing. maf sends signals to your ECU on air and knock sensor controls your timing...thus the black smoke. considering you did a tune up when you probably didn t need to, replace these 2 items...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Altima GXE, nissan altima, gas fuel
nissan altima, gas fuel, gas tank: Shannon, I need more information to solve this one. I would have the fuel pressure checked along with the timing. Since you say there is a sound coming from the engine compartment like a fupming noise I would think the engine has jumped timing. But,...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Altima Hard shift into 1st gear, nissan altima, diagnostic computer
nissan altima, diagnostic computer, trans work: Daniel, Sounds like the governor on the transmission is sticking and that is causing the problem. It will require what the mechanic is saying and for the quote you state it is a deal. This is not a transmission I enjoy working on and if the mechanic can...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Altima Oil in ignition, valve cover gasket, nissan altima
valve cover gasket, nissan altima, test light: Tarik, The oil is coming from the valve cover seals. The valvecover has o-rings that fit over the part where the sparkplug goes as well as on the outside, around the valve cover. I would replace the valve cover gasket. If you have no spark I would take...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Altima - Radio/cd player, nissan altima, radio repair
nissan altima, radio repair, stereo shop: Mike, Best Buy, Circuit City or your local stereo shop would be a mich cheaper alternative. If you like to do it yourself you could save money and go to crutchfield.com or your choice on line and do it yourself. Best Buy and the like will do a cheapie...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Altima Speedometer & ticking noise (related?), nissan altima, speedometer
nissan altima, speedometer, junk yard: Alice, If the key is hot upon removal I would think the ignition needs to be replaced since the contacts are getting old and that is causing resistance in the circuit. I would first remove the column cover and check the switch and contacts along with the...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Altima, neutral safety switch, nissan altima
neutral safety switch, nissan altima, old battery: Raj, It sounds like the starter is defective. If the mechanic hit the starter to get the connectivity back and it worked and now it does not it is probably the starter. You could try to start it while running the automatic transmission through the gears...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Maxima-to buy or not to buy, nissan maxima gxe, nissan maxima
nissan maxima gxe, nissan maxima, variable valve timing: Kristi, The 1993 has a timing belt. The VTC is what you were talking about and it should not be a problem on this car. Variable Valve Timing as it is commonly called is where an oil passage feeds a moving cam to advance the timing. Basically the cam...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Maxima GXE factory alarm, nissan maxima gxe, keyless entry pad
nissan maxima gxe, keyless entry pad, nissan maxima: Jodi, The dealers are correct and there is not a fuse that will just disable the system. You have to get a good charge on the system and try the lock the doors and unlock with the key and it should work. I have done one that required the replacement of...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Maxima Keypad Entry, nissan maxima, moon roof
nissan maxima, moon roof, wrecking yard: Donna, Most wrecking yards do work as well as sell parts. I would check the local yards for the parts and help with the install. That is the cheap way out. If you did this at the dealer you are looking at over $500 bucks. Wrecking yard about $100 bucks...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Maxima Power Window, power window switch, nissan maxima
power window switch, nissan maxima, master switch: Rui, You probably have two problems here. The first would be the master switch and the second would be the regulator on the back window. I would change the master switch first as it is much cheaper. The second thing is to take the back door apart and...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Maxima Rough Idle, nissan maxima, optical pickup
nissan maxima, optical pickup, gas filter: Nick, Check the injectors for leaky ones. That is, take all the sparkplugs out and look for ones that are expecially black and you will find the ones with laky injectors. The plugs should be grey and not black. Also, check he distributor for oil on the...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Maxima Starter Fell Off, nissan maxima, transmission shop
nissan maxima, transmission shop, wrecking yard: John, I would ask the transmission shop to do the repair for free since they had the starter out as part of putting the transmission in. If it is not damaged you could reinstall it yourself if you can get some bolts. I would source some from Nissan or...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Maxima stalling, crank shaft, fuel pump relay
crank shaft, fuel pump relay, nissan maxima: Kurt, It could be a defective fuel pump or fuel pump relay. I would first check the fuel pressure and make sure it was within specifications. I would replace the relay first and if that did not solve the problem then I would be looking at the fuel pump....

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan needs help, tow truck driver, pep boys
tow truck driver, pep boys, auto mechanic: I thought bad luck followed me around. I am sorry to hear of the misfortunes this car is giving you. I will assist in every way I can to remedy these problems. First, have your husband remove the radio from the car. Do this carefully so that no wires are...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Pathfinder 3.0L V6 SE, high voltage transformer, nissan pathfinder
high voltage transformer, nissan pathfinder, courtesynissan: Nicolescu, Check to see if there is power to the coil when the key is in the start position and in run. If there is no power replace the ignition fuse and relay. If there is fire then you need to look at the distributor. If there is oil on the optical...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Pathfinder- Electrical Problems, nissan pathfinder, power locks
nissan pathfinder, power locks, door switch: Eve, If you purchase a starter from Nissan or a source that stands behind their work the starters should last longer. I have had good luck with the ones from the dealer. On the door locks it could be either the door switch or the relay. I would go...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Pickup Headlights/Tailights, phillips screwdriver, courtesynissan
phillips screwdriver, courtesynissan, high beams: Jimmy, Replace the headlight switch. rockauto.com or courtesynissan.com are a cheap source if you can wait. Otherwise, go to your local parts store. Under $100 bucks and all you need is a phillips screwdriver to change it. The steering wheel does not...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Quest engine misfires, quest engine, nissan quest
quest engine, nissan quest, optical pickup: Aristotel, First, the basics like change the spark plugs, wires, cap and rotor. But, from my experience it will be the distributor itself since the age of the vehicle. The distributor has an optical pickup and receiver under the cover that is under the...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Quest idling surge, air control valve, vacuum leak
air control valve, vacuum leak, vacuum line: Thomas, It is not the transmission that is the problem. When the transmission was installed they might have nicked a vacuum line so you have a vacuum leak. That is one possibility and another is the idle air control valve might have carbon deposits that...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Sentra, nissan sentra, stop signs
nissan sentra, stop signs, steering wheel: Wendy, A couple of things here on the Sentra. First, the car has been tuned recently? If not change the plugs. Also, the rear engine mount as a tendency to go out and that will let the car shake when slowing as the drivetrain will vibrate and you veel...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Sentra alternator, nissan sentra, dead batteries
nissan sentra, dead batteries, dead battery: I bet they put a cheap alternator on the car and it is going out and taking the battery with it. If you have an Autozone or equivalent parts store in your area they will check the output of your battery and alternator for free. The come out to the parking...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Sentra Overheating, nissan sentra, heater cores
nissan sentra, heater cores, radiator cap: Tom, Check your fans to make sure that they are working when you are off the road and driving slow or at a stop. Change the radiator cap as the car is a 93 and you should change them out at about the five year mark. Change the thermostat with a new...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Sentra SE-R Idels rough after washing engine, nissan sentra, air meter
nissan sentra, air meter, 5th gear: Tom, Check the codes. I bet the air meter is shorted out. I have had this happen to me in the past by washing the engine. Check the codes and that is what will probably come up. Remember that you can get the codes checked for free at Autozone or Checker...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan SX Transmission,Odometer,panel lights, local wrecking yards, blown fuses
local wrecking yards, blown fuses, headlight switch: Harris, If the transmission is shifting intermittently I would change the fluid and filter and see if that frees things up. Also a diagnostic test on the computer will tell if the car has a set code on the transmission. Check out Autozone or Checker to...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissan Terrano Automatic Transmission, nissan terrano, shift lever
nissan terrano, shift lever, automatic transmission: Russ, Change the filter and fluid first. Now, if it still does it I think the pump is going out. If there is insufficient line pressure the transmission will do what you describe. A gummed up filter and old fluid will do this too. So, that is why you...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Nissian Quest, haynes manual, nissian
haynes manual, nissian, 20 bucks: Jan, No, I do not have one. But, you can get a Haynes Manual that shows the photographs of the process for $20 bucks at the parts store. Another source is nissantechinfo.com and that costs $20 bucks for an hour of access. The evaporator is pretty easy...

Nissan Repair: 1993 nissan altima runs ruff, nissan altima, exhaust pipe
nissan altima, exhaust pipe, fuel filter: Dan, You will need to check the basics like a tune up with new plugs, cap, wires and rotor. Change the fuel filter too. Get the exhaust welded up and then it is diagnosis time. I wil assume there are no check engine codes? If there are go to Autozone...

Nissan Repair: 1993 nissan altima, nissan altima, cylinder car
nissan altima, cylinder car, excessive movement: Four cylinder engines do shake in drive or reverse. If the vibration is more than it used to be the motor mounts are probably going bad. Check for cracks in the rubber mounts and replace those that have excessive movement. It is usually the front one that...

Nissan Repair: 1993 nissan maxima charing problems, late model cars, nissan maxima
late model cars, nissan maxima, neg bat: Geno, If you pull the cable and the car dies then the alternator is not putting out enough voltage to keep the car running. Also, you are not supposed to do that on late model cars for fear that you will fry the computer. I used to do it all the time...

Nissan Repair: 1993 nissan maxima oil pressure shutoff is, oil pressure loss, nissan maxima
oil pressure loss, nissan maxima, fuel pressure: Mike, If you are asying that you attempt ot start the car and the gauge shows no oil pressure and there is no fuel pressure so the engine only turns over and does not start? I know on Chevrolets they have this feature. If you crank the engine and no oil...

Nissan Repair: 1993 nissan maxima won't start, nissan maxima, booster cable
nissan maxima, booster cable, cable ends: Shelby, If there is no click the starter interlock on the shifter could be going out or the starter could be bad. Check the interlock by turning the key to start and run the shifter from park to neutral and back and see if it starts. If it does the interlock...

Nissan Repair: 1993 nissan pick up, local wrecking yards, clutch assembly
local wrecking yards, clutch assembly, tranny fluid: Hi Tammi, The syncros that stop reverse from spinning to allow you to engage reverse are shot. For the year of the truck, I suggest looking around for a used one at your local wrecking yards. Plan on a clutch assembly as well. The repair should run about...

Nissan Repair: 1993 nissan sentra 1.8L, nissan sentra, carburated
nissan sentra, carburated, warm weather: Trevor, The cold start valve or sensor could be defective. There is a sensor on the block that tells the computer that the engine is cold. This causes the engine to go into a rich mode to keep the engine running. If the sensor is defective it will not...

Nissan Repair: 1993 nissan sentra won't crank, nissan sentra, car starter
nissan sentra, car starter, car one: Antonio, If it were me I would replace the wiring first and the relay to the starter. That is the one you are talking about. Then, before you start the car, check the circuit at the starter and if there is a load over the 30 amps that it is supposed to...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Pathfinder SE 3.0 Knock sensor, fuel pressure regulator, nissan cars
fuel pressure regulator, nissan cars, knock sensor: Ron, The knock sensor gives the computer information on timing and the engine advances or retards the engine accordingly. Nissan cars do have problems with knock sensors after ten years or more. I would replace the sensor. Now, you will probably have...

Nissan Repair: 1993 pathfinder, pathfinder 4x4, transmission shop
pathfinder 4x4, transmission shop, solenoids: Issac, Yes, the computer that controls the transmission is defective or the solenoid that controls reverse. Remember that this transmission is controlled via a computer and with solenoids that run the various gears. If the transmission shop did the job...

Nissan Repair: 1993 pickup, hanger bearing, shaft assembly
hanger bearing, shaft assembly, nissan pickup: Adam, If yours is not specifically a Nissan part for your year I have seen where spacers have to be installed or even the unit has to be reversed so it is a matter of experimentation. No specs on a spacer just make one that gets the spacing and you are...

Nissan Repair: 1993 quest GXE power window issues, rear hatch, flex tube
rear hatch, flex tube, electrical issues: I would think it is the master switch as a first choice. You can check the wiring going to the door through the flex tube in the jamb. Sometimes the wiring gets worn and that causes opens and shorts. So, I would check the wiring and if it is not defective...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Sentra dashboard, glovebox, steering wheel
glovebox, steering wheel, instrument panel: Pieter, Yes, the dash comes out as an assembly. This means the radio, console and instruments have to come out to access the last of the bolts. If you already have your new dash it helps in locating where they hide the other bolts. The instruments come...

Nissan Repair: 1993 Sentra XE, fuel pressure gauge, mass airflow sensors
fuel pressure gauge, mass airflow sensors, mass airflow sensor: Christian, A tuneup with new plugs to make sure they are in good order. Also, check for codes and correct any problem. A big deal on the Sentra is they tend to go through mass airflow sensors. So, get a Haynes Manual and a volt/ohm meter and follow the...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Altima, balancing tires, shifting gears
balancing tires, shifting gears, clock radio: Tyffanie, The first problem is probably the ignition not returning to the run position. Try moving the key back slightly. The blower resistor needs to be replaced. It is under the dash on the passenger ide on the blower box. The tires probably need...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Altima, fuel pump relay, filter cap
fuel pump relay, filter cap, nissans: William, It is either spark or fuel. The only way to know what is going on is to check the systems when the vehicle dies. Now, the basics like a tuneup have been performed? If not, I would replace the plugs, wires, fuel filter, air filter, cap and rotor....

Nissan Repair: 1994 Infiniti Headlight, beam light, high beam
beam light, high beam, beam indicator: Hi Grant, I ended up figuring that it s in the switch. There may be a short in the column which would really be a drag. If it was shorting in the harness, it would act up all the time, not just when you hit the switch, so that was my conclusion. Hope this...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Infiniti J30, 1994 infiniti j30, infiniti j30
1994 infiniti j30, infiniti j30, hazard switch: Tony, For a diagram you can go to nissanusa.com and download your maintenance manual in .pdf format. Now, if it were me and you say that it was right front impact you can see what you need from the left side. If both right and left are not working it...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Maxima digital clock & ac controls, digital clock, dash light
digital clock, dash light, dash lights: Tony, The circuit feed is from the dash light dimmer switch as it controls both the cluster and the clock and ac controls. If the dash lights are not screwing up you have a loose connection where the clock and ac lights plug into the harness. This is...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Maxima electrical failure, nissan maxima gle, nissan maxima
nissan maxima gle, nissan maxima, haynes manual: Sean, The cables are where I would start and I would make sure that the connections to the battery were good along with the fuses and fuseable links. Also, after checking changing and cleaning the cables I would be checking the ignition switch to make...

Nissan Repair: 1994 maxima, aftermarket radio, light bulbs
aftermarket radio, light bulbs, blubs: Matt, if the instrument lights work and the clock and climate do not then it is the blubs as they are fused to the same circuit. Now, if you have an aftermarket radio make sure no one has cut into the dash light wiring as that could be a cause too. But,...

Nissan Repair: 1994 NISSAN STUTTERS, oxygen sensor, gas filter
oxygen sensor, gas filter, fuel rail: Dennis, The fuel pump could be going out. I would check the fuel pressure when you drive it by screwing one in to the fuel rail and tape it to the windshield. If the pressure drops off you know that the pump is the problem. other sources of this condition...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Nissan 4X4 Pathfinder Transmission, nissan 4x4, shift forks
nissan 4x4, shift forks, torque converter: Mo, If it is a manual and there is no grinding in any gear that would lead me to think the shift forks have come loose from the shifter. If it is an automatic it is probably the torque converter. Email me back and let me know if it is an automatic or...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Nissan Alarm, keyless entry system, nissan maxima
keyless entry system, nissan maxima, wrecking yard: Esther, No, disconnect the battery and then reconnect it and then shutoff the alarm with the keyless system. If it were me I would go to the wrecking yard and get a set of locks off a wreck and change them out. Otherwise you are looking at replacing the...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Nissan Altima Clicking Noise, nissan altima, steering column
nissan altima, steering column, talc: Valerie, Is the clicking noise there when the wheel is not turning or only when you turn the wheel each way? If the noise is there when turning the wheel it is probably the coil for the airbag harness making the noise. They could open it up and put some...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Nissan Altima Problems, nissan altima, optical pickup
nissan altima, optical pickup, battery terminal: Ken, It sounds like you could have a few problems that could cause this. But, the muffler seems to be a give away. I would check the distributor for oil on the optical pickup. Take the cap, rotor, rotor post and cover off and look for the presence of...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Nissan Altima, nissan altima, defective unit
nissan altima, defective unit, old battery: The Autozone alternator is a defective unit. Take it back and get another one and be sure to have the battery charged before you attempt to restart. Remember to take the terminal off the battery when replacing the alternator and then install the fully charged...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Nissan altima, nissan altima, auto parts store
nissan altima, auto parts store, scantool: Smitty, Nissan uses a floating ground that shows to be a ground when the power is off and it is 12 volts with the key on. Check out the link from install doctor: http://www.installdr.com/InstallDocs/Nissan/Altima.html If the airbag light stays on after...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Nissan Headlight Problems, low beams, high beams
low beams, high beams, highbeams: Ed, The headlight switch probably needs to be replaced. The turn signal, high beam, low bean and headlight switch are all on the same connector. It is shorting out internally causing the lights to burn out. I would change the switch. Under $100 bucks...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Nissan Micra Alarm Problems, nissan micra, keyfob
nissan micra, keyfob, interior light: Jamie, Take the battery and have it fully charged. Then, if it is an aftermarket alarm flip the valet switch. If it is a Nissan alarm take the fuse out for the alarm and reconnect the charged battery and you should be fine. Then start the car and reinsert...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Nissan P/U power loss/no heat, cam timing, air blowing
cam timing, air blowing, filter change: Jacqueline, You have a couple of things here. The first is the timing, either mechanical or with the distributor is probably retarded and you are loosing power. The second is trapped air in the cooling system keeping the heat from working. I would take...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Nissan Pathfinder ignition/electrical problem, nissan pathfinder, body control module
nissan pathfinder, body control module, dash lights: Scott, When you turn the key to the on position does the fuel pump make noise like it is pressurizing the system? If so, hot wire the starter to see if the starter will turn. Basically, get a wire and touch it to the positive side of the battery and then...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Nissan Pathfinder SE, nissan pathfinder, limit switches
nissan pathfinder, limit switches, keyfob: Jeff, I am trying to remember what was going on with the BCM. Either the alarm was going off or you could not use the remote. I think the latter. Anyway, press the reset button and hold it for several seconds. After you do that you should be able to...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Nissan Pathfinder Transmission Problems, nissan pathfinder, torque converter
nissan pathfinder, torque converter, getting to the root: Maurice, I would assume it is an automatic? If it is and he fluid level is fine and the fluid is not burnt it is probably the torque converter. And, that means that the transmission has to come out to replace it. If you did not run the vehicle too far...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Nissan Quest AC, nissan quest, valve problems
nissan quest, valve problems, master switch: Derek, First check to see if the compressor is activating the clutch when the AC is on. If it is then you have expansion valve problems and that is what is causing the system not to cool. If the inside blower is not working I would be looking at the resistor...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Nissan Quest brake lights, nissan quest, tail lights
nissan quest, tail lights, filament: David, Then is it the heeadlight switch. Remove the steering column cover and take the two screws off that hold the switch on and replace it. Take the old one apart and you will see where the contacts are defective. They corrode and that is where the...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Nissan Quest GXE minivan, control arm bushings, nissan stanza
control arm bushings, nissan stanza, mean time between failure: Thanks for the reply. At some point when the cost or repairs outweigh what a car payment would be is when you make the decision to move on to another car. I currently have three Nissans and the old one is the trouble maker. But, at seventeen years old even...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Nissan Quest XE/GXE, nissan quest xe, nissan quest
nissan quest xe, nissan quest, ford dealership: Tammy, If there is an internal restriction then you could get another from a wrecking yard and have it replaced. Yes, the car is over ten years old and they probably do not ahve a rebuilt unit. You could also check other sources like aftermarket parts...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Nissan Quest, nissan quest, nissan dealer
nissan quest, nissan dealer, battery terminal: Susan, It is the alternator and possibly the one they replaced yours with was defective. I would not worry about it as they should perform a system check and see if the alternator puts out the proper voltage/amperage and make sure they check the master...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Nissan Sentra A/C, Blower and Defogger, nissan sentra, haynes manual
nissan sentra, haynes manual, blower motor: John, First, it sounds like a couple of things are wrong. When you say the a/C stopped working so does that mean it did not cool anymore. If so, then check the refrigerant. Second, the blower does not work. If it does not work in all modes then I would...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Nissan Sentra electrical, nissan sentra, brake light switch
nissan sentra, brake light switch, sparatically: Rick, If the lights on the dash are doing the flashing and you hear crackling under the dash you have a short that needs to be attended to. if the alternator is putting out 14 plus volts and everything else works fine I would be looking at where the harness...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Nissan Sentra - Problems with Driver Side Door, nissan sentra, latch assembly
nissan sentra, latch assembly, hi folks: Chuck, Hope you can open the door with it sealed up. Othewise, you will have to cut into the door panel to access the assembly to open the door. You would have to replace the door panel. So, if there is a way around it that would be a better solution...

Nissan Repair: 1994 nissan altima 5 speed ignition problem?, nissan altima, clutch pedal
nissan altima, clutch pedal, solinoid: Rick, Check the clutch switch that keeps the car from starting unless you have you foot on the clutch pedal. It is probably defective. You need to replace the switch that lets current flow to the starter. This is the one that is at the top of the clutch...

Nissan Repair: 1994 nissan altima cut out, nissan altima, distributor cap
nissan altima, distributor cap, fuel filter: John, Check the distributor cap and rotor and replace them if they have not already been changed. Also, there is a chance that the distributor could be contaminated with oil on the optical shutter wheel under the distributor cover. But, replace the cap...

Nissan Repair: 1994 nissan altima power window/door problem, nissan altima gxe, 1994 nissan altima gxe
nissan altima gxe, 1994 nissan altima gxe, nissan altima: Sara, You have a dead short somewhere in the car. That is, something is grounded to the body of the car. The only time I have seen this on your model was when a converter, under the car, got so hot it melted the electrical wiring under the driver s seat...

Nissan Repair: 1994 nissan altima runs 30 miles then quits, nissan altima, 240zx
nissan altima, 240zx, altima: Check the converter to see if it is plugged up. I had worked on a 240Zx that had similar problems. But, be sure that before you change the converter you make sure the engine is in proper tune. If there is too much fuel going through the engine it will melt...

Nissan Repair: 1994 nissan maxima ac, volt ohm meter, nissan maxima
volt ohm meter, nissan maxima, awile: Dirk, I would remove the resistor set and check it with a volt/ohm meter. On high the system should have no resistance. But, it sounds like the switch is going out and not the resistor. So, wiggle the switch while on high and see if it is intermittent...

Nissan Repair: 1994 nissan maxima transmission, nissan maxima gxe, nissan maxima
nissan maxima gxe, nissan maxima, torque converter: Dan, If the lock up torque converter is applied while the car is at idle the car will die. This is a clutch that locks the converter to the engine and transmission. remember that a torque converter slips and that is what lets an automatic not have a clutch....

Nissan Repair: 1994 nissan pathfinder, timing belt tensioner, nissan pathfinder
timing belt tensioner, nissan pathfinder, ak47: It sounds like the timing belt has jumpped a couple of teeth. Take the inspection covers off the cam belts and look at the timing marks. You might ahve to roll the engine over to top dead center if it is not close. I would recommend a Nissan timing belt,...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Pathfinder VSS, vehicle speed sensor, speedometer cable
vehicle speed sensor, speedometer cable, instrument cluster: Rob, Replace the vehicle speed sensor on the transmission. This is the most common cause of the problem. The computer picks up the vehicle speed from the instrument cluster but the signal comes from the sensor and it is located on the transmission where...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Pathifnder not starting, starter relay, crank
starter relay, crank, mechanic: Dwayne, I would replace the starter relay. Here is a link to rockauto.com http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/raframecatalog.php?carcode=1211982&parttype=3804&a=FRc1211982k39850 From what you stated this is the most common problem. This is especially...

Nissan Repair: 1994 primera starting problem and windows, haynes manual, back doors
haynes manual, back doors, abs light: Liam, On the fuel pump situation I would check if you are getting pressure when the engine dies. Get a fuel pressure gauge and hoot to the fuel rail and when the car dies see if the pressure drops off. If it does then check the oil pressure sensing unit...

Nissan Repair: 1994 radiator fan connection, nissan sentra 94, nissan sentra
nissan sentra 94, nissan sentra, radiator fan: Pooven, No, I do not have a diagram. But, this is pretty simple to accomplish. You need a relay and a temperature switch to ground the circuit when the vehicle gets to temperature. The switch should be on the engine already as should the relay. My bet...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Sentra 1.6 manual tranny noise, mechanic friend, clutch system
mechanic friend, clutch system, clutch plate: ah, it sounds like its time to take apart the transmission. if your having a hard time changing gears, your springs in the clutch plate may be in pieces. your throw out bearing may be bad, or your pressure plate. in any instance, i hate to be the person...

Nissan Repair: 1994 Sentra is smoking after running at highway speed, nissan sentra, piston ring
nissan sentra, piston ring, oil smoke: let me answer this to the best of my ability. my first thought was that, i know what its like to try to test everything w/o doing any major work, but i think your problem lies within the rings that you replaced. they may have not been seated properly. this...

Nissan Repair: 1994Altima Drivers Door Installation, proper alignment, hindges
proper alignment, hindges, rekey: Brad, If you are talking about the whole door it is just a matter of taking the door panel off to access the wiring and disconnect everything and snake it through the door and out. Next, take the door limiter off and then get help with removing the bolts...

Nissan Repair: 1995 200SX Manual Transmission Problem, shift fork, wrecking yard
shift fork, wrecking yard, transmission problem: Vince, Either the shift fork is broken or the syncros and gears are damaged. I would think the third gear and shift fork if it were me. The transmission will have to be taken out and taken apart to correct the problem replacing the parts indicated as...

Nissan Repair: 1995 200SX Nissan, fuel pressure gauge, nissan 200sx
fuel pressure gauge, nissan 200sx, 1995 nissan 200sx: Richard, Check the fuel pressure to make sure the pump is not going out. Get a fuel pressure gauge. For the ingition portion I would pull a plug wire and get a paper clip and hold the wire just a quarter of an inch from the block and ahve someone turn...

Nissan Repair: 1995 200SX, rpm 2000, fuel pressure
rpm 2000, fuel pressure, air filter: Allen, I would check the fuel pressure to get a handle on what the pressure is. The pump, relay or regulator could be your problem. But, to be sure you need to get a gauge and check the pressure. Also, it might be a stuck injector. Take each plug out...

Nissan Repair: 1995 200sx failed e-check, smog check station, ppm hc
smog check station, ppm hc, oxygen sensor: Darlene, There is too much gas going through the engine and the converter is not able to deal with it. I would make sure of the following: The sparkplugs, cap, rotor and wires are new or changed within the last two years. The fuel filter has been changed...

Nissan Repair: 1995 200sx se 1.6L, crankshaft rotation, high compression
crankshaft rotation, high compression, antifreeze: Bryan, Pull all the plugs and check to see if the engine turns over freely. If it does, check the oil to make sure it is not overfilled and check the antifreeze to make sure there is not a headgasket leak letting antifreeze into the cylinders. This would...

Nissan Repair: My 1995 240 SX, service receipts, head gasket
service receipts, head gasket, 240 sx: hi ellen, please email me @ xxp_sebby@yahoo.com. thank you. i will go over this with you in email. *EDIT* anytime you may think its a headgasket failure its best to get a hydrocarbon test done at a qualified garage. its a failsafe method of detecting...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Altima Auto Transmission, beep beep, torque converter
beep beep, torque converter, auto transmission: Terri, Sounds like the torque converter lock feature is stuck on. Also, if there is no reverse that would indicate the band that applies it is worn out. I would go to Cottman Transmission to have it checked out. I have had good luck with them and not...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Altima Hesitation/Missing/Shuddering Vibration on acceleration, transistor module, coil harness
transistor module, coil harness, coil resistance: Ben, You have replaced all the usual suspects. But, when you said the harness was coming apart that is a good indication of where to look. Not too often a Nissan harness and connectors disintegrate. I would start at the engine and remove the cover to...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Altima Idle Air Control Valve, air control valve, idle air control valve
air control valve, idle air control valve, intake manifold: The idle air control valve is on the intake manifold and it is not too difficult to take off. I assume you have a code that says it is bad. If that is the case when you purchase the new one you will know exactly what the old one looks like. On he last Altima...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Altima SE Manual Transmission, transmission shop, transaxle
transmission shop, transaxle, manual transmission: Rawa, As long as you get to a shop and have the seal corrected (replaced or resealed) and keep the level to the fill port you should be fine. The bearing should be replaced if it has not as this is a known issue with a car with so many miles. The bearing...

Nissan Repair: 1995 altima(manual)2.4L, throttle position sensor, air control valve
throttle position sensor, air control valve, volt ohm meter: Jack, Sounds like the idle air control valve or the throttle position sensor. I would clean the throttle body and check for proper operation of the throttle plate, idle air control valve and get a volt / ohm meter and check the throttle position sensor...

Nissan Repair: 1995 G20 Code P0340 Camshaft Position Sensor, phillips screw, cam sensor
phillips screw, cam sensor, position sensor: Faysal, If the cover under the rotor post was removed. The center of the rotor post. The thing that the rotor plugs on has a phillips screw that holds it on and under that is a cover that is metal and two screws hold that on. If you too all of this off...

Nissan Repair: 1995 G20 Code P0340 Camshaft Position Sensor, optical pickup, position sensor
optical pickup, position sensor, distributor cap: Patrick, I would replace the distributor as it probably has oil on the optical pickup. If you take the cap, rotor, rotorpost and cover off you can see the disc that acts as a shutter wheel. If there is a thin film of oil on it you have found the problem....

Nissan Repair: 1995 Maxima fuel injectors, oxygen sensor, lean condition
oxygen sensor, lean condition, ohm meter: Richard, The injectors can ohm out ok but still be defective. I would check the fuel pressure to see that it is within range and make sure they do not leak down after you turn the key off. An oxygen sensor will make the car run rich with the age of yours....

Nissan Repair: 1995 Maxima GXE, air control valve, diagnostic check
air control valve, diagnostic check, knock sensor: Ronda, First, the Idle Air Control Valve should be cleaned as well as the passage or replaced. Second, make sure you have new spark plugs and these should take care of the idle problem. The code 34 is the knock sensor and that needs to be replaced soon....

Nissan Repair: 1995 Maxima Hard Start, nissan service manual, coolant temp
nissan service manual, coolant temp, reconized: There are about 15 no start tips for this vehicle in the Nissan service manual. Lets try to eliminate some of them. However if you do not have a Nissan Consult 2 scan tool this is going to be extremly difficult. First variable cranking? Does it sound like...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Maxima intermittent Hard start and stalling, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Jason, The mass air flow sensor can fail without the ECM setting the check engine light. I would put that at the top of the list too. Now, in regard to the other items that should be checked are the ignition system. I would check this before replacement...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Maxima SE stalling..., throttle position sensor, fuel pressure regulator
throttle position sensor, fuel pressure regulator, flow system: Al, Have the fuel pressure checked. If it were me I would screw a gauge in at the pressure port and tape the gauge to the windshield and drive it. What I am thinking it the fuel pressure regulator is hanging and the car is getting so much gas it dies....

Nissan Repair: 1995 Maxima Water Pump, haynes manual, inner fender
haynes manual, inner fender, blown headgasket: Gary, The stop leak is a hit or miss proposition since sometimes it works and sometimes the leak is too large for it to plug. The bad part is the stop leak likes to plug other things too. Follow the directions on the bottle buy understand that it might...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Maxima wont start when cold, nissan maxima, leaky injector
nissan maxima, leaky injector, problem thanks: Anton, The temperature sensor is located on the engine by the outlet to the radiator. Now, from what you describe you should check the plugs first to see if you have a leaky injector and that could be the cause of the no start condition when cold. Pull...

Nissan Repair: 1995 maxima hard to start w/ cel codes, coolant temperature sensor, alternator output
coolant temperature sensor, alternator output, coolant temp: Ed, I still need to know your alternator output. This will likely be the problem, especialy after you mentioned the noise the disappeared. The self diagnosis is not going to see an under performing alternator. There are many reasons why, but I would replace...

Nissan Repair: 1995 NISSAN PATHFINDER OXYGENS SENSORS, fuel pressure regulator, oxygen sensors
fuel pressure regulator, oxygen sensors, nissan pathfinder: Tommy, WD40 works great. Most oxygen sensors have doped threads so you will not need a sealant. A special oxygen sensor socket is available at most parts stores for removal and installation. It is cut down the side to clear the wires. They do come out...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan 200SX SE, nissan 200sx, 1995 nissan 200sx
nissan 200sx, 1995 nissan 200sx, battery cables: Jason, If you start it up and it runs and then turn it off and it acts like its still trying to run. It would be your timing. Your timing is off. If you have a timing light you can fix it yourself. Just refer to your owners manaul for the proper timing...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan 240 SX, nissan 240 sx, 1995 nissan 240 sx
nissan 240 sx, 1995 nissan 240 sx, elbow grease: You do not have to break the plastic. Just unclip the rod fromthe key lock mechanism and then use plyers to pull up on the rod and you should be unlocked. Now, open the door. Buy just the parts you need and take the old ones with you to make sure you get...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan 240 sx, nissan 240 sx, 1995 nissan 240 sx
nissan 240 sx, 1995 nissan 240 sx, alternator: Mike, If you can get a kit you can rebuild it. Not complicated at all. Follow the directions with the kit or just get a rebuild alternator. But, do get the battery fully charged when you put the alternator back in. Want a fully charged battery as not...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan 4X4 Blows Meter Fuse, nissan 4x4, 4x4 system
nissan 4x4, 4x4 system, panel functions: Orlan, If the 2H to 4H shifter is causing the problem I would be looking at the wiring and the switches that go to the 4X4 system. Crawl under the truck and look at the transfer case and where the shift mechanism is connected. Now, look for the wiring...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Altiima starter removal, haynes manual, starter removal
haynes manual, starter removal, rear wheel drive: Clair, Buy him a Haynes Manual. The job is easy and there is not that much to remove except the starter. The Haynes Manual has nice photographs to show everything and only costs $20 bucks. Remember that this is front wheel drive and that is the only...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Altima Cold Start, neutral safety switch, nissan altima
neutral safety switch, nissan altima, turning the key: Charlene, The ignition switch might be worn out or the neutral safety switch might be worn too. If you say it does not turn over on the first attempt try to move the shifter from park to neutral while turning the key. If it starts up when in neutral you...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Altima couldn't start, neutral safety switch, nissan altima
neutral safety switch, nissan altima, haynes manual: Steve, The neutral safety switch needs to be replaced. This is on the transmission where the shifter connects to it. Get a Haynes manual and the neutral safety switch and replace it. A couple of bolts and the cable connection, then adjust it per the...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Altima Inconsistent Start, nissan altima, intermittent problems
nissan altima, intermittent problems, fuel pressure: Blake, If there is no check engine code I would be looking at fuel pressure to make sure it is within range and the pump is not going out and that the coil is producing sufficient spark. Intermittent problems are always the hardest kind to resolve. I...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Altima Power Cutting Out, nissan altima, battery check
nissan altima, battery check, autozone: Jonathan, Sounds like the alternator is not charging properly and that you have a fuse or two blown. When the battery gets low fuses tend to pop under load. I would check the fuses at the positive battery post first. Then, get it started and get the...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Altima Stalling, transmission fluid change, nissan altima
transmission fluid change, nissan altima, digital multimeter: Gordon, I would replace the knock sensor and make sure the plug is good. If there is an open circuit the computer will attempt to signal the circuit repeatedly until it answers. Get that problem corrected first. Second, remove the distributor cap, rotor...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Altima Stalls - Tacho needle abruptly drops to zero, steering wheel locks, nissan altima
steering wheel locks, nissan altima, vehicle c: K, The problem is most likely electrical since you have issues with things cutting on and off. I would be checking the remanufactured distributor to make sure the optical shutter wheel is not contaminated with oil. If there are miles on the engine like...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Altima speedometer malfunction, vehicle speed sensor, nissan altima
vehicle speed sensor, nissan altima, nissan dealer: Hi Chris, Four things make the speedo work. The speedometer head in the dash, the cable though many now are electronic and are very reliable, the speed sensor and the speed sensor drive gear inside the transmission which most now are an electronic pick...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Altima sputters / stalls, nissan altima, fuse box
nissan altima, fuse box, pennsylvania turnpike: The relay should be in the relay/fuse box and it is just plug and play. The distributor that has oil in th eoptical part means that you should get a rebuilt unit and replace it as the seal in the bottom of it has failed and has allowed oil to get in the trigger...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Altima Turn Signal wont work., turn signal switch, nissan altima
turn signal switch, nissan altima, turn signals: Curtis, If you replaced the turn signal combination switch and the turn signals still do not work you will need to do some diagnosis of the system. Do the flashers work? If so, check the harness and all the connections where the lights attach. If there...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Altima wet start problem, nissan altima, altima gxe
nissan altima, altima gxe, damp weather: Mark, I would check the distributor for signs of dampness and also remove the cover and look at the optical pickup and shutter wheel for the presense of oil. Email me back with what you find. If there is oil on the optics replace the distributor. If...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Altima won't start, nissan altima, shaft seal
nissan altima, shaft seal, fuel filter: Terry, Check the distributor for correct operation. The car is a 95 and the shaft seal could be bad and that would cause oil to get on the optics and then you would not get a spark. To check this remove the cap, rotor and distributor cover and check the...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Altima won't move, wheel drive car, automatic transaxle
wheel drive car, automatic transaxle, nissan altima: Hi Rickie, It s not for the average shade tree guy. Here is the how to, bear in mind, when they say tap, that means beat the hell out of it: Raise and support vehicle, then remove wheel. Unfasten brake caliper assembly, leaving brake line attached....

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Altima, nissan altima, shaft seal
nissan altima, shaft seal, blowby: Dee, The shaft seal on the new distributor is probably defective as well as the car probably has excesive blowby with the miles on it. So, basically a combination of the seal being defective on the rebuilt distributor and excessive engine rign blowby is...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan altima, nissan altima, oil contamination
nissan altima, oil contamination, fuel filter: Tim, Check the fuel pump pressure to see if you have a defective pump or relay. If the pressure if fine then I would check the distributor for oil contamination on the optics. If you find oil on the optical shutter wheel I would replace the distributor...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Maxiam GLE, nissan maxiam, servo controller
nissan maxiam, servo controller, maxima gle: Jeff, The transmission servo controller is mounted under the car on the transmission and my bet is it has come unplugged. Get under the car on the drivers side at the front and look at a major plug in and you should find the problem. I cannot see that...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Maxiama, resevior, dash lights
resevior, dash lights, calibers: not quite sure what you are asking...did you say that its running fine now and it was just a fluke? are your dash lights still on? i appreciate the help in return. let me know whats currently going on. if your battery light is on, its an indication of...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Maxima -Automatic/VQ30DE, air flow meter, air control valve
air flow meter, air control valve, nissan maxima: Jabin, Yes, your car has coil packs. I was thinking of my daughter s car when I answered that part of the question. If the idle air control valve and air meter were replaced and there are no codes you should be fine. Also, if it starts running bad you...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Maxima -Automatic/VQ30DE, obd ii reader, fuel pressure regulator
obd ii reader, fuel pressure regulator, nissan maxima: Bob, 1996 Was supposedly the first year of OBDII for Nissan. Have you taken the car to Autozone or Checker and had them read it? This would let you know for sure which you have. Transition years could mean that yours has the OBDII connection. But, no...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Maxima A/C., nissan maxima, glovebox
nissan maxima, glovebox, evaporator: Tri, No, but the bottom part of the dash will need to be removed along with the glovebox to gain access. On the 95 it is pretty easy to remove. But, plan to take a day to do it. Take your time and remember where everything goes and what bolts go where....

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Maxima Engine Stalls, nissan maxima gle, air control valve
nissan maxima gle, air control valve, nissan maxima: Lynne, There are several things that can cause this. First is idle air control valve. Second is the throttle position switch and the third is the manifold absolute pressure sensor. Since it sounds like it is flooding I would start with the throttle position...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Maxima electrical, nissan maxima, volt ohm meter
nissan maxima, volt ohm meter, digital clock: Greg, Just luck I suppose since the blower problem is the blower resistor. For the clock you would need to check the connection by removing the clock and checking with a volt/ohm meter or test light to see if you have power. If there is no power repair...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Maxima Gle starting problems, nissan maxima, knock sensor
nissan maxima, knock sensor, cylinder lock: Tomas, The cold start circuit is defective. It is probably the sensor that tells the computer that the engine is cold. I bet once the car is warm it starts fine? If this is not the case email me back. But, first I would change the temperature sensor...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Maxima Starting Trouble, nissan maxima, combustion chamber
nissan maxima, combustion chamber, storage device: Garrett, Make sure the plugs are not Bosch. I have used these in the Maxima and have had to change them out. I guess they do not work well with the combustion chamber design. Be sure to change the fuel filter if it is not plug related. Now, if you are...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Maxima, internal fuse, nissan maxima
internal fuse, nissan maxima, aftermarket radio: Gwen, If the fuse in the panel is good then the internal fuse to the radio has blown. This will require removal of the unit and then have a shop change out the internal fuse. Now, remember that there was something that took out the fuse so that component...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Pathfinder, poor gas mileage, cottman transmissions
poor gas mileage, cottman transmissions, nissan pathfinder: Martin, Is the overdrive light flashing? If this is the case then the computer that monitors the transmission. I would think the transmission is locked in third to protect itself. If the transmission shifts from first to second and that is all then you...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Pathfinder 4x4 transmission, nissan pathfinder, linkage problem
nissan pathfinder, linkage problem, transmission shop: Len, The reverse is probably broken and just laying in the case of the transmission. I have not done one of your but on a Ford I did they sold a band that could be installed by removing the pan with the transmission still in the vehicle. Check a transmission...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Pathfinder loses power, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Ken, First I would check the fuel pressure to see if it drops off when you are driving and the vehicle looses power. If the pressure goes down with the power then you know it is a fuel pump. I recommend dealer fuel pumps as I have had trouble with aftermarket...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Pathfinder Speedometer, vehicle speed sensor, nissan pathfinder
vehicle speed sensor, nissan pathfinder, wrecking yard: Eric, I would replace the vehicle speed sensor on the transmission first to see if that corrects the problem. If it does not the speedometer will have to be replaced. Source one on-line or from a wrecking yard. The reason the check engine light comes...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Pathfinder Tranny won't shift out of 2nd., nissan pathfinder, computer resets
nissan pathfinder, computer resets, step dad: Hi Chance, A Trojan horse! Well, that transmission is fully electronic. When it won t shift it s because it s in fail safe, second and reverse only. Computer resets when you turn off the key until it sees the problem again. I suggest you take it to a Cottman...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Pathfinder, nissan pathfinder, wd 40
nissan pathfinder, wd 40, ecm: Jim, If you do not have corrosion on the connector you should be able to just plug the new ECM in. Make sure the battery is disconnected before you make the swap and be sure to ground yourself to the vehicle. Place a hand on the vehicle before you get...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan p/u water pump replacement, wheel drive cars, front wheel drive cars
wheel drive cars, front wheel drive cars, water pump replacement: Hi Jerry, Some front wheel drive cars use the timing belt to turn the water pump, but no trucks to my knowledge. The official time givimg by Nissan for that truck is 3.1 hours. This does not include diagnostic time nor road test and leak checking. Which...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan pathfider stalls, nissan pathfinder, throttle plate
nissan pathfinder, throttle plate, brake booster: John, If the brake booster has a leak that would cause the problem with the stalling when the brakes are applied. Other sources of the problem could be the throttle dampner being out of adjustment or broken. When you let of the gas in this instance the...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Quest Thermostat, nissan quest, library faqs
nissan quest, library faqs, autorepair: David, You should only have to remove the two bolts that hold the housing and not the one where you are removing four bolts. The housing is only for the thermostat and not the housing itself. That is the part that bolts to the block. All you want is...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Quest Transmission 3.0 GXE, nissan quest, electronic repairs
nissan quest, electronic repairs, safe side: Hi Jim, The transmission in that Quest is the most reliable transmission on the market at that time. I have looked at only 19 of these over the last 11 years and only 1 needed a transmission, the rest were electronic repairs. If you have a check engine...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Quest Van miss-fires during Acceleration, nissan quest, exhast
nissan quest, exhast, cat converter: Onaz, It is probably the distributor. Under the cap and rotor is a metal cover. Under this cover is the optical pickup that lets the computer know when to fire the plugs. Well, the pickup gets oil on it when the internal oil seal goes. Install a rebuilt...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Quest xe, wheel drive cars, front wheel drive cars
wheel drive cars, front wheel drive cars, power steering fluid: George, It is not a problem as the pressure switch makes the idle go up when you turn the wheel each way. If you think it is bumping the idle too much you could replace the pressure switch in the hose connection. But, it is normal for the idle to go up....

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Quest, fuel pressure gauge, nissan quest gxe
fuel pressure gauge, nissan quest gxe, nissan quest: LaVor, It could be as simple as a crack in the intake hose form the air meter to the throttle body. Also, hook up a fuel pressure gauge to see if the pressure drops off when the car stalls. If yours has a distributor you could have an optics problem with...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Sentra 1.6L compression, engine leaks, nissan sentra
engine leaks, nissan sentra, 5w30 oil: Ron, Something like 120 if old and 160 if it is rebuilt or new. The basic thing is you want no more than ten percent between cylinders for the compression test. Use Mobil 1 synthetic 5W30 oil to get more power and better ring sealing. If your seals are...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Sentra check engine light on, electronic control module ecm, electric solenoid
electronic control module ecm, electric solenoid, exhaust gas recirculation: po325 = knock sensor p1400 = EGR & Canister Control Solenoid Valve knock sensor - It allows the engine to run with the ignition timing as far advanced as possible. The computer will continue to advance the timing until the knock sensor detects...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Sentra Starting Issue, nissan sentra, fuel pump relay
nissan sentra, fuel pump relay, fire fuel: The relay box under the hood should be where the relay is at. If it is not there there are relays under the dash where the fusebox is. There are four or five relays there and you will probably have to ask the parts guy at Nissan the location. I do not have...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Terrano Throttle Sensor, throttle position sensor, nissan terrano
throttle position sensor, nissan terrano, volt ohm meter: John, Yes, it sounds like the throttle position sensor could be the culpret. You can get a volt/ohm meter and check the sensor. It is located on the throttle body. Another source of the problem could be the manifold absolute pressure sensor and it is...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Truck Heater Core, chilton manual, nissan truck
chilton manual, nissan truck, heater core: David, You really don t have to remove the dash. Just part of it. A Haynes or Chilton Manual will do the trick with pictures. Just be sure to be gentle with the new heater core and make sure not to damage the airconditioner evaporator when you have things...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Van-smoking, blue smoke, probaby
blue smoke, probaby, pcv: Bonnie, The problem is probaby the PCV sticking when the vehicle was stopped. This probably means that the oil is sludging up in the engine and should be changed a couple of times to get things freed up. The drain back holes are probably plugging up and...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nissan Wiper, wiper arms, side arm
wiper arms, side arm, nissans: yup, used to happen to me all the time. you need to take off the plastic (or metal) piece that is between your hood and your windshield. behind this is your wiper arms and center linkage. it sounds to me like the driver side arm has popped from the center...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nisson 240sx no start, nisson, dash lights
nisson, dash lights, 240sx: have your starter tested. when these become faulty, they will work sometimes, and then they wont work at all, making you think its something else. but before you pay for a new starter ($$$), have it tested, its a free service at most auto parts store. good...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Nisson 4x4 pickup, gas mileage, 5th gear
gas mileage, 5th gear, gears: Barbara, Is the vibration when you are driving slowly in fifth? If so, you need to be going faster like fifty or better and if going up a hill you need to downshift into fourth. Overdrive is only for gas mileage. If you lug the engine it will eventually...

Nissan Repair: 1995 nissan 2wd truck w/3.0 a-t, nissan trucks, hi tim
nissan trucks, hi tim, aamco: Hi Tim, My 95 Pathfinder did exactly the same thing. It has the same transmission as your truck. A very common issue with Nissan trucks is that the reverse planet assembly breaks off from the sun shell hence no reverse. I wish there was something you could...

Nissan Repair: 1995 nissan altima, nissan altima, waterpump
nissan altima, waterpump, antifreeze: Edwin, If you have not changed the antifreeze and there is no flow I would think the thermostat first. The pump would be second. Get a new Nissan thermostat and change that first and see how it goes. If the pump was gone you would hear a noise unless...

Nissan Repair: 1995 nissan altima won't start,just got new starter battery is fine, nissan altima, neutral safety switch
nissan altima, neutral safety switch, starter battery: Casey, If the starter is new and you have a charged battery I would look at the safety interlock switch. If you have an automatic the neutral safety switch could be bad and if it is a manual the clutch switch could be bad. Wire around either to verify...

Nissan Repair: 1995 nissan altima, head gasket replacement, nissan altima
head gasket replacement, nissan altima, cracked head: Sounds like you have a head gasket starting to leak. When they first start it acts like what you describe. On the white smoke it is the residual coolant that has leaked into the combusion chamber while the car sits. Get a mechanic to perform a carbon monoxide...

Nissan Repair: 1995 nissan maxima engine shaking and running ruff., nissan maxima se, nissan maxima
nissan maxima se, nissan maxima, fuel pressure: Stephen, I have found that replacement of all the injectors is pretty much the way to go to make sure you get all of the bad ones. I find that when a couple fail the rest are not far behind. I would perform a fuel pressure check and leakdown check to...

Nissan Repair: 1995 nissan maxima gle, nissan maxima, knock sensor
nissan maxima, knock sensor, battery terminal: Tom, Yes, you need the sensor replaced to pass smog. I would go to rockauto.com and see what they would charge for one since they are much less expensive on parts. You can disconnect the battery terminal on the negative side for a few minutes to clear...

Nissan Repair: 1995 nissan maxima, ceramic brake pads, nissan maxima
ceramic brake pads, nissan maxima, low beams: Mimi, The ceramic brakes are for low dust and do not work well to stop the car and they make noise. I would get a set of factory pads and replace them. Second, the low beams are probably the headlight switch since the car is a 1995. I would get a new...

Nissan Repair: 1995 nissan p/u 4wd 2400 engine, fuel pressure regulator, vacuum leaks
fuel pressure regulator, vacuum leaks, system scanner: Kenny, I would go through the obvious things like making sure the distributor did not have oil on the optical pickup. Second, check for vacuum leaks and change the PCV. Check fuel pressure to make sure it is getting constant pressure and that the fuel...

Nissan Repair: 1995 nissan quest minivan, fuse panel, nissan quest
fuse panel, nissan quest, test light: Jeanie, The fuel pump circuit is pretty basic on a Nissan and if the pump is good and the relay is new and the fuse is good then you have a bad connection at the fuel pump as in corroded or loose. Or, the ECM could be intermittently loosing contact and...

Nissan Repair: 1995 nissan quest rough running, crankcase pressure, distributor shaft
crankcase pressure, distributor shaft, shaft seal: George, It is probably the distributor itself. As the engine wears so do the rings and that causes blowby. The crankcase pressure along with a distributor shaft seal that does not seal well allows oil to wick it s way up the distributor shaft. Your Nissan...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Patherfinder 2WD, wont move, shift fork
wont move, shift fork, transmission problem: Al, OK, an automatic. Is the overdrive light flashing on the shifter? If so, then you have a transmission problem that is electrically defective. If the truck will not move at startup then I would say the front pump is defective or the transmission might...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Pathfinder - O2 Sensor, mileage
mileage: Grant, Depending on your vehicle you could have two or three. If there are no check engine codes showing them to be bad would lead me not to replace them. Sure they get coated after this many years and if your vehicle is sluggish and getting bad mileage...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Pathfinder Will not start, unit voltage, code email
unit voltage, code email, speed sensor: Jim, My bet is some of the connectors under the hood and under the vehicle have water in them. They are not ment to be submerged so you should umplug the speed sensor and blow it out with compressed air and do the same with transmission connector and the...

Nissan Repair: 1995 pickup, fuel pressure gauge, fuel pressure regulator
fuel pressure gauge, fuel pressure regulator, haynes manual: Jake, I would say you need to check the fuel pressure regulator since that is the prime cause of excess fuel consumption. Get a fuel pressure gauge and screw it onto the fuel rail and measure the fuel pressure and compare it to the factory specifications....

Nissan Repair: 1995 pulsar cj2, haynes manual, air meter
haynes manual, air meter, intake hose: JJ, Check the intake hose between the air meter and the throttle body for cracks and or loose clamps. Also, you will need to find out what the code is for your car. Get a Haynes Manual and it will show you the process and what the codes are. You could...

Nissan Repair: 1995 Q 45.., dimmer switch, steering wheel
dimmer switch, steering wheel, q45: I would say the dimmer switch was bad as I have seen this before. It is the lever you are moving on the left side of the column. It activates a switch that is inside the column. You have to take the plastic off the column to get to the switch but the nice...

Nissan Repair: 1995 VILLAGER/QUEST, fuel pressure gauge, fuel pressure regulator
fuel pressure gauge, fuel pressure regulator, vacuum line: Check to see that the car has fuel pressure by getting a fuel pressure gauge and screwing it into the schrader valve on the intake where the fuel lines connect to the injector manufold. Your pressure should be something like 51 PSI. If you are getting low...

Nissan Repair: 1996 200sx Se suspension, time kevin, ball joint
time kevin, ball joint, control arm: First thing to check out is the lower control arm, ball joint and the shock/strut. Then just start replacing from there. I did the same thing (except for the ball joint) and it is a piece by piece replacement to see what is going to help what. Unless...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Altima sudden death, air intake hose, fuel pump relay
air intake hose, fuel pump relay, air leaks: Scott, I would check the fuel pump relay and the alarm circuit to make sure the car is not cutting the fuel pump off. Also, check to see that the air intake hose is not gone and developed a crack where the car is getting unmetered air. Are there any codes...

Nissan Repair: 1996 infiniti g20 erratic rpm meter, 1996 infiniti g20, phillips screwdriver
1996 infiniti g20, phillips screwdriver, infiniti g20: Cindy, The Tach, if it operates erratic, is probably the tach itself that needs to be replaced or the resistor in the circuit is going out. The nice thing about a 1996 car is that you can hook up a scan tool and get the tach feed to display. The signal...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Maxima climate control, diagnostic mode, intermittent problem
diagnostic mode, intermittent problem, climate control: Ken, The airconditoner computer has a code set and the flashing is telling you something is wrong with the system. This system is quite good and has an internal diagnostic mode. You will need a factory service manual to access the codes. The procedure...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Maxima P0325 & P0400 Nightmare, exhaust leaks, haynes manual
exhaust leaks, haynes manual, degree weather: Todd, Yes, an exhaust leak can cause the codes you listed. Your model is known for breaking exhaust manifold bolts due the the exhaust manifolds expanding when hot. I would check for all the bolts first. Also, the intake track can plug up too. But,...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Maxima Starting problem, neutral safety switch, fuel pump relay
neutral safety switch, fuel pump relay, ok weather: Nathan, Some things to check are the fuel pump relay or the cold start sensor on the engine. These would cause it not to start. Also, the neutral safety switch would cause it to crank and not start. Wire around the switch to confirm if it is the neutral...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Maxima not starting, neutral safety switch, turning the key
neutral safety switch, turning the key, indicator lights: John, It could be the neutral safety switch. Try turning the key while shifting from park to neutral and back. If the switch is failing it might start in neutral. And, if it does replace the neutral safety switch. Email me back and let me know what...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Maxima - won't start, computer mother board, nissan maxima
computer mother board, nissan maxima, fuel injection systems: If the motherboard was replaced and the car will not start I would be looking at the connection and to be sure that the new computer mother board is the correct one. Japanese car production is a evolving process and it is very important to get the correct...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Maxima, nissan maxima, cold weather
nissan maxima, cold weather, tachometer: Leila, The computer could have a bad connection and it is possible the computer could need to be replaced. However, I would have the mechanic disconnect the computer and reconnect it to make sure the connection is seated properly. Drive it for a couple...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Mercury Villager LS, mercury villager, b12 chemtool
mercury villager, b12 chemtool, nissan quest: A 96 Mercury Villager same as a Quest is correct. The throttle body does not ahve to be taken apart to clean it. You can put Berrymans B12 Chemtool in the gas with a tank of super unleaded. On the throttle body you need a can of Berrymans Chemtool spray....

Nissan Repair: 1996 maxima, nissan maxima, haynes manual
nissan maxima, haynes manual, drive belts: Ron, Unless you are really mechanicaly inclined I would not attempt this. The waterpump is accessed by removal of the small cover to the front of the timing cover. But, before you do that you have to remove the other cover that is a little farther back....

Nissan Repair: 1996 maxima electrical, 30 amp fuse, negative battery cable
30 amp fuse, negative battery cable, silver dot: Scott, The alternator is not putting out since the 12.6 is the battery voltage. You should have around 14 volts at the alternator when it is working. Either the wire feeding the signal to the alternator or the alternator fuse is gone. Or, if both are...

Nissan Repair: 1996 NISSAN QUEST XE TRANSMISSION, nissan quest xe, nissan quest
nissan quest xe, nissan quest, transmission fluid: Ray, If the transmission slams when shifting the governor is sticking. If you already had the fluid changed you are looking at having the transmission valvebody removed and cleaned to see if the sticking can be solved. Basically a valve is staying off...

Nissan Repair: 1996 NISSAN SENTRA, nissan sentra, volt input
nissan sentra, volt input, optical pickup: James, When you say it will not fire does that mean that you are getting fuel but no spark? If that is the case check the distributor to see if it is getting 12 volt input when you turn the key to start and 9 volts when it is in run mode. This could be...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissa Maxima Hard to Start, alternator test, maxima gle
alternator test, maxima gle, body control module: Joe, It is not the body control module. You probably have an alternator going out and that is taking the battery down slowly. Also, you should check the car to see that no lights inside are staying on. If a pin switch on the door is not depressed all...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan 200 SX alarm going off!, nissan 200 sx, fuse box
nissan 200 sx, fuse box, futher questions: Mike, There is one of the door or hood switches that is broken or out of adjustment that is causing the problem. Use the key in the door to unlock and turn off the alarm. You could disconnect the wire that feeds the alarm module but you will need a manual...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan 240sx EGR solenoid, nissan 240sx, haynes manual
nissan 240sx, haynes manual, egr valve: Robert, The EGR valve is close to the intake on a casting boss. Get a Haynes Manual for your car and it will show the picture of it and it lists instructions on how to replace it. Simple bolt on installation though it is a bit of a pain to get access...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Altima, phillips screwdriver, nissan altima
phillips screwdriver, nissan altima, master switch: Carol, If the parking lights will not turn off I would replace the master switch on the column. Under $100 bucks and it only takes a phillips screwdriver to remove the column cover and then it is just a matter of removal and replacement of the switch...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Altima, spark plug wires, nissan altima
spark plug wires, nissan altima, shaft seal: Shawn, I would look at the distributor again since you say the fuel pressure is good. Any oil on the optics or shutter wheel will cause the ignition not to fire properly. You could take the rotor post off along with the cover and using tuner cleaner clean...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Altima knock sensor problem, nissan altima, gas mileage
nissan altima, gas mileage, knock sensor: Ragu, The knock sensor needs to be replaced and that should correct the mileage problem. It is a pain to get to so that is why the cost. If I was you I would ask two other shops for estimates and then make your decision. Cost is around $350 to get it...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Altima Stalling, nissan altima, crank case
nissan altima, crank case, extra pressure: John, The distributor was a rebuilt unit and these have been known to fail. Also, since the engine is old and the rings have blow by the extra pressure in the crank case causes seals to fail sooner than normal. I would remove the distributor cap and rotor...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Altima Timing Chains, nissan altima, timing chains
nissan altima, timing chains, timing belts: Mike, This one has a timing chain. Check it out in the normal way. Crank it over and you will hear the out of mechanical timing and grinding. Usually, it requires a new chain, chain guide adn tensioner when they fail. I have seen where the timing cover...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan GXE trunk latch, valet mode, trunk latch
valet mode, trunk latch, helm: Cissy, Check the valet switch in the trunk. There is a plate the slides left to right and if it is in the valet mode the latch will not work properly. I do not have the diagram. nissantechinfo.com is a source where you can order the manual or check the...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Maxima, fuel pressure gauge, crank angle sensor
fuel pressure gauge, crank angle sensor, fuel pressure regulator: David, If the car requires hot water be poured on the engine would lead me to think the temperature sensor need to be replaced. This is the one that the computer uses for sensing the temperature for cold start mode. I would replace the temperature sensor...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Maxima not holding charge, nissan maxima, fuel pump relay
nissan maxima, fuel pump relay, electrical circuit: Patty, If the alternator checks out good then you have a drain on the system. There is a light on somewhere or a relay that is stuck. Take the car to Autozone or Checker and have them check the charging system to let you know if the alternator and battery...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Maxima rough idle, nissan maxima, air meter
nissan maxima, air meter, fuel injector: Check to see that the air meter hose that goes to the throttle body is in good condition and not cracked or torn. If you are getting unmetered air it will cause the surge condition. Remember that you had a tuneup and part of that is taking the hose off to...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Maxima SE AutomaticTransmission Problem, nissan maxima se, mile road trip
nissan maxima se, mile road trip, nissan maxima: Zager, I love my Maxima and for the cost of a rebuilt transmission you could get many more years out of it. I would ask around for quotes from other transmission shops. I like Cottman as I have had good luck with them in three different states. You should...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Maxima Water pump,et al, radiator tank, nissan maxima
radiator tank, nissan maxima, plastic tanks: Bill, Yes, the tensioner does screw up when they are this old. You really need that replaced since if it does not stay pumped up the chain could jump timing and then the valves would bend. Also, the radiator has plastic tanks and they really do crack...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Maxima, nissan maxima, staring problem
nissan maxima, staring problem, dash lights: Tim, Sounds like the starter since you replaced the interlock switch and relay. You can check the starter by bridging the small terminal to the large one on the end of the starter. If the car starts then you need to check the ignition switch to see if...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Pathfinder brake problems, nissan pathfinder, warped rotors
nissan pathfinder, warped rotors, lugnuts: Servi, First, the new rotors are not warped. Remember that Nissan rotors only torque lugnuts to 80 foot pounds and any more will warp them. Baseline this by taking the rotors off and doing radial runout test on them to see how far out of round they are....

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Pathfinder Clutch fork, clutch slave cylinder, clutch fork
clutch slave cylinder, clutch fork, nissan pathfinder: Leo, The shop did not explain the situation to you correctly. The clutch and pressure plate went bad and that is what caused the fork to break. Yes, it does cost but for a $X$ $2200 bucks does not sound out of the realm of possibilities. You will probably...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Pathfinder - rear door stuck in locked, nissan pathfinder, nisaan
nissan pathfinder, nisaan, slim jim: Ames, You could try to slim jim the lock. But, it seems that the linkage has fell off in the locked position and that means that the door panel will have to come off to get to the linkage. I would try the slim jim first as taking a door panel off with...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Pathfinder, starter solenoid, nissan pathfinder
starter solenoid, nissan pathfinder, battery terminals: Hi Pedro, You will need to replace the starter solenoid. There is no service for the solenoid. After market will sell as a whole unit including the starter. Nissan will sell just the solenoid. Part number 233430W010 for about $75 at Nissan and 1.1 book...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Pickup - 2.4L, fuel pressure regulator, leaky injector
fuel pressure regulator, leaky injector, nissan pickup: Don, Either the fuel pressure regulator is gone and letting too much pressure go against the injectors at idle or you have a leaky injector or more. check the fuel pressure first and then ohms check the injectors. An easy way to check the injectors is...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Pickup Distributor Replacement, nissan pickup, timing tools
nissan pickup, timing tools, timing light: Tony, Get one from rockauto.com and do it yourself. You sound like you have this down and do replace it the same way it came out. Just two ways to get it in so note the location of the rotor and where it is pointing and put the other one in the same way....

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan PU XE, shaft seal, compression rings
shaft seal, compression rings, battery check: Patricia, I would think the distributor is acting up as if it had oil on the optics. The vehicle uses an optical shutter wheel and an LED pickup and receiver. These are under the distributor cover. To gain access the cap, rotor, toror post and cover...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan pickup and check engine light, intake air temp, nissan cars
intake air temp, nissan cars, nissan pickup: Adrian, The wires from the sensor that is on the air inlet can be followed back to the firewall. I suspect the splice is fine and if it is broken loose it might be from someone changing the air filter. You see, when you replace the air filter you move...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Quest, eastern roads, nissan quest
eastern roads, nissan quest, unpaved roads: John, I always have had good luck with NAPA parts so it seems strange to me that the mount would be defective so soon. It could be that the motor mount was really old when you bought it or the rubber was defective. I would source a Nissan unit and I like...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Sentra alarm, amp fuse, nissan sentra
amp fuse, nissan sentra, fuse box: Karl, I would check the fuse links at the battery cable first. The alarm, if aftermarket, has a fuse in-line, that can be replaced. Also, on the motherboard, inside the alarm box, there is a fuse that protects the circuit. With the cost of aftermarket...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Sentra blown fuse, nissan sentra, phillips screwdriver
nissan sentra, phillips screwdriver, blown fuse: Rob, Both circuits are fed by the headlight switch. If there is not a short in the system it will be the headlight switch itself. Lets do some diagnosis. Replace the fuse and before turning the lights on use the dimmer and dim the instruments and see...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Sentra GXE won't start, nissan sentra gxe, neutral safety switch
nissan sentra gxe, neutral safety switch, nissan sentra: Fernie, A couple of things could cause this problem. The first is a dead battery. I would take the battery and get it tested first. Second is a defective starter and third is the neutral safety switch. Do the lights and radio work on the car? If so,...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Sentra Rough Idle, nissan sentra, valve plugs
nissan sentra, valve plugs, air meter: Sonya, If the throttle and idle air valve were cleaned I would look to make sure there are no cracks in the intake hose between the throttle body and air meter. Also, replace the PCV valve. These are the most common problem with the jumping idle...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Sentra Speed Sensor, vehicle speed sensor, haynes repair manual
vehicle speed sensor, haynes repair manual, nissan sentra: Jerry, Yes, the speed sensor is the problem and it is located on the transmission. Front wheel drive so it is on the drivers side under the hood. Look at the back of the transmission down from the firewall and you should see the connector. If you purchase...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Sentra Speedometer, vehicle speed sensor, nissan sentra gxe
vehicle speed sensor, nissan sentra gxe, nissan sentra: Nick, You will need to check, with a scan tool, to see if the computer is receiving the speed signal. If it is then replace the speedometer. If, when the speedometer stops and the signal to the computer stops then replace the vehicle speed sensor. You...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan Sentra, nissan sentra, air control valve
nissan sentra, air control valve, haynes manual: Samuel, I would think the throttle body needs cleaning and the idle air control valve should be cleaned, checked and replaced if it fails the ohms check. Get a Haynes Manual and it will show you how and the value it should be reading. There is a check...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan sentra GXE "check engine light", nissan sentra gxe, nissan sentra
nissan sentra gxe, nissan sentra, engine sensors: Kathy, First the check engine light could be anything on the engine sensors. Take it to Autozone or Checker and they will check the codes for free and let you know what the problem is. The brake fluid should be flushed and I recommend Ford high perfromance...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Nissan truck, nissan truck, gas sensor
nissan truck, gas sensor, exhaust gas: Rev Gregory, I would also change your Distributor Cap & Rotor (for you miss) but running to rich I believe it could be your Exhaust Gas Sensor. You will have to test this Exhaust Gas Sensor, so please refer to your Manual for the Specs on how to test...

Nissan Repair: 1996 nissan altima, nissan altima, aftermarket distributor
nissan altima, aftermarket distributor, nissan dealer: Check for oil coming out of distributor cap or just behind it. This year Altima is notorious for oil getting past the distributor seal and contaminating the trigger plate in the distributor thus causing a multitude of poor derivability issues. DO NOT USE A...

Nissan Repair: 1996 nissan maxima, throttle position sensor, air control valve
throttle position sensor, air control valve, nissan maxima: David, You could remove the idle air control valve and clean the pintle and passage and the connector itself. But, since your car is over ten years old I would just replace it. Also, check the throttle position sensor to make sure it is not worn out too....

Nissan Repair: 1996 nissan pathfinder, nissan pathfinder, chris brown
nissan pathfinder, chris brown, fuel pump: Chris, This could be as simple as a tuneup or a fuel pump since it has no top end acceleration. You say in the city it runs great. Has anyone messed with the timing? If the timing is off it could cause the problem too. Lastly, the converter could be...

Nissan Repair: 1996 nissan pickup, turn signal flasher, nissan pickup
turn signal flasher, nissan pickup, turn the key: Kelly, The turn signal flasher and the flasher are both located unde rthe dash on the driver s side. Turn the key to on and put the turn signal on and or the flasher and listen for it and you will find it. Remember, with the engine off and the radio off...

Nissan Repair: 1996 nissan quest, nissan quest, lock switch
nissan quest, lock switch, turning the key: Dalton, If you do not have a keyfob and the door lock is not working to turn off the alarm. You will either need to get the van to a dealer to program a remote or a locksmith to do the same. Otherwise, you could pull the door panel and see if the switch...

Nissan Repair: 1996 nissan quest engine stalls on stop, air control valve, quest engine
air control valve, quest engine, nissan quest: Willie, If the plugs are old change them. Another cause can be the idle air control valve sticking or the idle dashpot that dampens the throttle closing could be broken. Look on the throttle body where the throttle stop is and if the plunger does not...

Nissan Repair: 1996 nissan quest fuel pump, haynes manual, gas gauge
haynes manual, gas gauge, nissan quest: Brazos, The pump can be changed without replacement of the sending unit. If your fuel gauge works I would not bother. Simply get the van on stands and disconnect the straps holding the tank to the vehicle. Also, you are going to have to remove the fuel...

Nissan Repair: 1996 nissan quest minivan, haynes manual, nissan quest
haynes manual, nissan quest, rear heat: Lisa, If it took them three days to get the door lock to work with the inside handle would make me go to another shop. Yes, there is a heater core in the back and if it was looped with a length of hose would indicate the heater core back there needs to...

Nissan Repair: 1996 nissan sentra no spark, nissan sentra, transistorized ignition
nissan sentra, transistorized ignition, sentra: Alejandro, If you are not getting spark check upstream of the ignition. First, check the coil for output. Then, check the wires going to the coil to see if you are getting 9 volts run and 12 volts start mode. There is also a transistorized ignition module...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Pathfinder Intermittent Starte, radio work, safety switch
radio work, safety switch, pathfinder: Kim, The starter sounds like it is going out. Now, it could be the starter safety interlock so before you put a starter on it try starting it and with your foot on the brake shift it through the gears. Now, this only works if it is an automatic. And,...

Nissan Repair: 1996 pickup starting problems, electrical system, starters
electrical system, starters, cables: Carl, If your electrical system is fine and the starters are burning out I would go with a different rebuilder. Other causes are a converter that is too hot and getting the starter too hot. If the cables are bad that too could cause the starter to overheat...

Nissan Repair: 1996 quest transmission, thrust washers, solenoid
thrust washers, solenoid, spacers: Dex, Sounds to me that the clutches and bands need to be checked for installed thickness since it seems that they are not making contact after operating temperature is attained. Also, make sure you have all the spacers and thrust washers/bearings installed....

Nissan Repair: 1996 Sentra manual transmission, clutch fluid, drain bolt
clutch fluid, drain bolt, dextron ii: Clay, Forgive me for taking so long to answer. The server has been down for a couple of days. The answer on the transmission is that you could change the fluid and use the recommended fluid from the owners manual. I think it is Dextron II. On the clutch...

Nissan Repair: 1996 Sentra Will Not Start, dashboard lights, clutch pedal
dashboard lights, clutch pedal, safety interlock: John, It sounds like the starter safety interlock is defective. If you have an automatic you could try and start the car while shifting from park to neutral. If it is a manual you can look up at the clutch pedal arm and find the switch there and basically...

Nissan Repair: 1996Nissan 3.0l auto 4x4 pickup, kn airfilter, synthetic grease
kn airfilter, synthetic grease, imperial gallon: Hi Harry, Make sure your not running in four wheel drive. My Navigator gets about that and it s a 7200 pound four wheel drive that I do not baby. Also, make sure is shifting. I mean, there could be an issue with it not making 4th gear. I imagine you should...

Nissan Repair: 1997-1998 nissian altima, mass airflow sensor, mass airflow sensors
mass airflow sensor, mass airflow sensors, nissian altima: Alisa, Crank position sensor is the sensor that tells the computer to fire the spark plugs. If the sensor is going out and that is what the code says replace it. It is in the front cover of the engine. Buy the new one and you will see what you are looking...

Nissan Repair: 1997 4WD Nissan Hardbody, thump thump, nissan hardbody
thump thump, nissan hardbody, rear differentials: Josue, I would think there is a dry universal joint. Check out the rotating components with the vehicle un jack stands and rotate each tire by hand in 4X4 and in 2X4. Email me with what you find. But, it does sound like one or more of the joints is dry...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Altima Engine Mount, bolt nut, vise grips
bolt nut, vise grips, altima: I have never come across a square bolt. What you are probally seeing is the back of a bolt/nut that is supposed to be welded to component. If its spinning when you are trying to take it off the weld is broken and you will have to hold with vise grips...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Altima falling flat on acceleration, fuel pressure gauge, mass air flow sensor
fuel pressure gauge, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow: Wes, Two things that cause your problem are a bad fuel pump or a bad mass air flow sensor. I would eliminate the fuel pump as a concern by getting a fuel pressure gauge and taping the gauge tot he windshield so you can see it when you drive. If the pressure...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Altima stalls & Idle varies, throttle position sensor, air control valve
throttle position sensor, air control valve, throttle body: Barry, A couple of things here. First, the distributor is probably bad. Second, I would clean the throttle body and check the throttle position sensor. I think the idle air control valve is dirty along with the throttle body so I would clean them first...

Nissan Repair: My 1997 Altima, minor tune, car roll
minor tune, car roll, freon: Vab, 1. * If it has never had a tune up I would give it a through tune up. I could be just a minor tune up along with a fuel filter (a must) this could be clogged. 2. ~ It s possible, yes. But all in all check the tire rods and control arms, along...

Nissan Repair: 1997 engine turns over but will not start, mass air flow sensor, air flow sensor
mass air flow sensor, air flow sensor, mass air flow: Edward, Back to basics here on checking the timing first. If the chain was replaced you need to make sure the static timing is correct. Roll the engine over to top dead center to make sure the timing is correct on the cam. Then, make sure the spark is...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Frontier Electrical/Ignition, neutral safety switch, battery cable
neutral safety switch, battery cable, fuses: Josh, If you turn the key and get nothing I would check the starter by using a length of wire from the positive battery cable to the small terminal on the starter. If the starter turns you probably have a defective neutral safety switch. But, with the...

Nissan Repair: 1997 infiniti qx4, inner fender, 16 wheels
inner fender, 16 wheels, 18 wheels: Ron, If the bolt pattern is the same the wheel will fit but the fenders are going to be a problem if you use the factory size tire on the rim. Before you purchase I would request a trial fit as the jounce, where the wheel/tire goes up is going to rub on...

Nissan Repair: 1997 maxima hard start when cold, fuel pressure gauge, nissan maxima
fuel pressure gauge, nissan maxima, nissan cars: Steve, You probably have some injectors that are stuck open. If you do a leakdown test with a fuel pressure gauge you would know for sure. If it were me I would use Lucas fuel treatment. I am not an advocate for fuel treatments in Nissan cars since it...

Nissan Repair: 1997 maxima stalls when warmed up, mass airflow sensor, air meter
mass airflow sensor, air meter, inlet temperature: Mike, Check the mass airflow sensor and the air inlet temperature sensor as these had to be moved to access the starter. Also, check the see that the intake track between the air meter and the throttle body is installed correctly and the engine is not...

Nissan Repair: 1997 NISSAN ALTIMA. WONT STAY STARTED, fuel pressure gauge, nissan altima
fuel pressure gauge, nissan altima, haynes manual: Kenneth, First get the book and the fuel pressure gauge. Then open the hood and on the fuel rail there is a schrader valve like the ones on the tires. Screw the gauge in and start the car. If the pressure drops off when the car dies then you know it...

Nissan Repair: 1997 NISSAN SENTRA GXE IDLE, nissan sentra, stepper motor
nissan sentra, stepper motor, foot to the floor: Ron, The throttle body needs to be cleaned and possibly the PCV valve needs replacement. The car runs fine when it is cold since the computer puts it in cold start mode. But, when the car goes into closed loop the stepper motor cannot keeps up with the...

Nissan Repair: 1997 NISSAN SENTRA WON'T START, nissan sentra, nissan dealer
nissan sentra, nissan dealer, battery check: Anish, Be sure to have the car in neutral and the clutch pedal depressed all the way to the floor. If this does not work press the pedal again and retry to start the car. If this continues I would replace the safety switch on the clutch pedal. When you...

Nissan Repair: 1997 NIssan pickup base model short cab, fuel pressure regulator, nissan pickup
fuel pressure regulator, nissan pickup, exaust: Brett, If it is not the fuel then it is the spark. So, first check to see that the fuel pressure regulator is working and if it is check the distributor for oil on the optics. The internal seal in the distributor fails and oil gets up on the optical shutter...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan Altima, crankshaft sensor, nissan altima
crankshaft sensor, nissan altima, haynes manual: Junior, If the car dies after 15 or 20 minutes of running you will have to check if the fuel pressure has dropped off like the fuel pump relay is overheating and needs to be replaced. This is one cause. Another one would be the coil overheating after...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan Altima, nissan altima, shift lock
nissan altima, shift lock, park position: Hi Pamela, You likely have a bad brake switch, fairly common. Have someone stand behind the car and press on the brake pedal. The brake lights should come on, but if they don t, replace the brake switch. If the brake lights do come on then it s probably...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan EGR Valve, egr valve, xe
egr valve, xe, nissan: Joe, It is on the intake on your car and it is pretty easy to change. Buy the new one and you will see where the old one is. But, it goes for about $100 bucks for a Nissan one and slightly less for an aftermarket one. Unbolt the old one and install the...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan Frontier 2.4L, haynes manual, nissan frontier
haynes manual, nissan frontier, frontier 2: Kenny, I do not have anything that I can send over the internet. But, a Haynes Manual will give you the diagram that shows how the marks like up. Also, if you want to do it on-line go to nissantechinfo.com and download the factory photograph for $20 bucks....

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan Maxima loud startup, nissan maxima, pterodactyl
nissan maxima, pterodactyl, bendix: Jeff, Sounds like the bendix on the starter is going out. Basically, the starter throws out the drive head into the ring gear on the flywheel and spins the engine over. If the bendix gets old and ten years is old it will start sticking and make the noise...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan Maxima Wont Start Warm (SOMETIMES), fuel pressure gauge, fuel pressure regulator
fuel pressure gauge, fuel pressure regulator, engine cranks: Steve, If the temperature sensor is defective the car will have a hard time starting when the engine is cold so I do not think this is your problem. I would pull the plugs and look to see if there are any that are black with soot like an injector or two...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WD, phillips screwdriver, nissan pathfinder
phillips screwdriver, nissan pathfinder, courtesynissan: Vickie, Replace the master window switch on the driver s door and your problem should be solved. I am surprised that it has lasted this long. I have replaced three on one of my Nissan s. rockauto.com or courtesynissan.com are good sources for a cost...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan Pathfinder wobbles out of control., nissan pathfinder, nissan website
nissan pathfinder, nissan website, police auction: Marie, I would go to the Nissan website and download the manual. I think the cost is $20 bucks an hour and all the files are .pdf. On the wobble thing you describe you could have a broken transmission mount, bad universal joint, out of balance tires...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan Pathfinder, sway bar link, nissan pathfinder
sway bar link, nissan pathfinder, link pin: Hi Scott, That is a sway bar link pin. Pretty easy do it yourself problem. A repair shop, not the dealer, will charge about $100 or so. You can buy the part at any auto parts place for about $18 for a set of two, and install it in 10 minutes. Do both sides...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan Pickup check engine light, smog test, nissan pickup
smog test, nissan pickup, unnecessary charges: your best option at this time is take it to a qualified REPUTABLE mechanic to take care of this for you. it sounds like you have a timing issue and theres really nothing you can do at this time. do your local homework and take it to the best shop. sometimes...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan Quest Brakes, nissan quest, disc brakes
nissan quest, disc brakes, mechanical features: The pads on the front should be held on by two bolts per side that go in from the inside through the hanger to the caliper. Take these off and lift the caliper off. Compress the piston and install the new pars like the old ones and reinstall the caliper...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan quest not starting???, fuel pressure regulator, hot water heater
fuel pressure regulator, hot water heater, nissan quest: The fuel pump and regulator are part of the same assembly so you will need to replace the pump. But, before you do be sure to check the relay and fuse for the fuel pump as they might be blown. But, for the year it would be a good bet the fuel pump is gone....

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan Sentra, nissan sentra, oxygen sensor
nissan sentra, oxygen sensor, sentra: It goes to figure that the car would break down while she is away at school. I would be looking at getting a code reader to see what codes that show up. How long was the light on before the car died? Does the engine crank or is it dead like no lights and...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan Sentra a/c problem, nissan sentra, lukewarm air
nissan sentra, lukewarm air, expansion valve: David, Since you have installed a new compressor and the pressure is too high on the low side you have an expansion valve that is stuck. It is under the dash on the passenger side and you have to remove the golvebox and the case and discharge the system...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan Sentra Drive Belt, pulley bolt, nissan sentra
pulley bolt, nissan sentra, center bolt: Buy new belts and replace them by loosening the center pulley bolt on each assessory tension pulley and then loosen the adjustment pulley and remove the belt. The airconditioner belt is on the outside so this one has to come off first and will be the last...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan Sentra GXE, nissan sentra gxe, nissan sentra
nissan sentra gxe, nissan sentra, loose hose: Audrey, It could be as simple as a gas cap being loose, a rotten fuel line or a loose hose clamp. The evaporative system is closed to the atmosphere and any leaks will set the code. So, the $110 to diagnose would be worth it if it involves taking the...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan Sentra GXE, nissan sentra, battery failure
nissan sentra, battery failure, autozone: Doug, Disconnect the battery and wait five minutes and reconnect the battery and see what the codes say. There should be no codes and you should be fine. If not go to Autozone or Checker and have them check the codes. If you still have codes email me...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan Sentra will not start, nissan sentra, nissian
nissan sentra, nissian, battery cable: Check the fuses first and see if any blew when the battery was low. Too much of a load and the fuel pump fuse or electronic ignition fuses could have blown. Also, check the fuseable links at the positive battery. These look like little wires that connect...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan Sentra, nissan sentra, timing pointer
nissan sentra, timing pointer, static timing: Check to make sure that the cam has not jumped timing. Run the engine over to top dead center and check the timing pointer and then check the inspection point at the top of the cover to see that the static timing is correct. Also, check inside the distributor...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan XE pickup, fuel pressure regulator, vacuum hose
fuel pressure regulator, vacuum hose, smell of gas: Stan, Change the fuel filter and see if that helps. It sounds like the truck is getting too much gas and that can be caused by an injector that is stuck open or a bad fuel pressure regulator. After you change the filter check the fuel pressure and unplug...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan XE pickup clutch, clutch system, clutch mechanism
clutch system, clutch mechanism, slave cylinders: Todd, The clutch mechanism is hydraulic and essentially is not adjustable. You can adjust the throw from under the dash. But, if the clutch is slipping you probably need a new one. If, when you press the clutch, it did not release all the way it could...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan XE pickup, emergency flashers, phillips screwdriver
emergency flashers, phillips screwdriver, auto repair shops: Eric, Change the headlight combo switch. All the contacts are in the switch that screws to the column. All you need is a phillips screwdriver to remove the column cover and then you can change out the switch. Disconnect the battery first since the switch...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan XE pickup, fuel pressure regulator, vacuum line
fuel pressure regulator, vacuum line, nissan truck: Chase, Check the fuel pressure regulator to see if it is defective. You see, when the engine is cold it requires more gas than when it is at operating temperature. Also, is the check engine light on? Email me back with your findings. The pressure should...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Nissan XE truck, pep boys, lifetime warranty
pep boys, lifetime warranty, body control module: Barbara, The flashing airbag light means that the computer checking the airbag circuit has found a problem. I would check the airbag fuse to make sure it was not blown first. If the fuse is good and no one has messed with the airbag harness, under the...

Nissan Repair: 1997 nissan altima, nissan altima, fuse block
nissan altima, fuse block, aftermarket radio: Craig, Nissan uses a floating grounding system for the radio. When you check certain wires with the key off they are grounds and when the power is on they turn into power. I would go to a radio shop and get one of those connectors that adapts to the factory...

Nissan Repair: 1997 nissan altima, nissan altima, impact sensor
nissan altima, impact sensor, fuel pressure: Darrell, Check the fuses for the ignition circuit first and the relay for the ignition. The car does not use an impact sensor to turn the fuel pump off so that should not be an issue. But, if you check the coil for current and the fuel pressure you will...

Nissan Repair: 1997 nissan altima flooding out, nissan altima, cat converter
nissan altima, cat converter, autozone: Eric, There is something causing it to run rich. This could come from a bad pressure regulator, a couple of stuck injectors or even a cam position sensor that tells the computer to fire the injectors. Check the codes to see if anything comes up. Autozone...

Nissan Repair: 1997 nissan altima, mass airflow sensor, nissan altima
mass airflow sensor, nissan altima, valve pressure: Josh, A couple of things here to look at are the injectors. Check them all and make sure they are operating properly. Do an ohm check and see if they all read the same. Second, the mass airflow sensor could be defective and/or the hose that goes between...

Nissan Repair: 1997 nissan delica diesel, haynes manual, injector pump
haynes manual, injector pump, fuel pressure: Kevin, It could well be the accelerator switch but you need to check out the fuel pressure to make sure the regulator is not plugging up. Check the fuel pressure and if it is within range next would be the switch. I would get a manual with the specific...

Nissan Repair: 1997 nissan maxima, nissan maxima, car cause
nissan maxima, car cause, long journey: Frank, There is a set of contacts in the ignition that do the start and run thing as well as provide current to the coil and computer. I would check, with the ignition key on the current coming from the ignition. If that is where it is not providing power...

Nissan Repair: 1997 nissan maxima, neutral safety switch, nissan maxima
neutral safety switch, nissan maxima, starter relay: Mike, If the starter is good then I would replace the neutral safety switch. You can check for voltage to the small wire on the starter with someone turning the key. If you have test light hooked up to it and it lights then replace the starter. If not...

Nissan Repair: 1997 nissan pathfinder starter, nissan pathfinder, steering arm
nissan pathfinder, steering arm, skid plate: Arik, This is an easy one to do. First disconnect the battery so you do not short anything in the replacement process. Then jack up and support the vehicle with stands and chock the tires. You do not want the Pathfinder falling on you. Then remove the...

Nissan Repair: 1997 nissan pick up valve train noise, cam follower, stethscope
cam follower, stethscope, train noise: Marcos, You have an intermittent stuck cam follower dampner. It is not too bad a problem as long as it is not too noisy. If you change the oil to 5W30 it should go away. If not take the valve cover off andd inspect it to see if it is the intake or exhaust...

Nissan Repair: 1997 nissan pickup 5 speed, throwout bearing, clutch pressure plate
throwout bearing, clutch pressure plate, low pitch: Ken, The throwout bearing is going out on your truck. Unfortunately, it requires the removal of the transmission to get to it. It costs about $50 bucks for a new one. But, labor is going to be the high cost factor. For me I would do the clutch, pressure...

Nissan Repair: 1997 nissan pickup cuts out while driving, crank angle sensor, haynes manual
crank angle sensor, haynes manual, nissan pickup: Jimmy, Crank angle sensor is the usual suspect when the system will cut out and come back to life. Fuel tends to slowly act when a fuel pump goes. I would be looking at the distributor and the optical pickup and receiver and for the presense of oil and...

Nissan Repair: 1997 nissan pickup steering wheel, sodium azide, torx bolts
sodium azide, torx bolts, airbag system: Jerry, Airbags are dangerous if they go off while working on them and they can kill you. I wanted to say that up front before explaining how to get the airbag off. Yours has torx bolts that hold the airbag to the steering wheel. I take no responsibility...

Nissan Repair: 1997 nissan quest brakes, piston compressor, performance friction
piston compressor, performance friction, coat hanger: Paul, First, jack up the car and put it on stands and chock the rear wheels to make it safe to work on. Second, remove he front tires. Third, remove the two bolts that hold the calipers on. Then wiggle them off and get a piston compressor or large C...

Nissan Repair: 1997 nissan sentra gxe, cv driveshaft, nissan sentra
cv driveshaft, nissan sentra, prybar: Ray, I have had the same lick with these as you have. No, it is not a reverse thread. You will need to get a large prybar or a cheater pipe to get the leverage to get the nut off. I have even had one that I have had to cut off with a torch. Remember...

Nissan Repair: 1997 nissan sentra won't start in cold, nissan sentra, code checker
nissan sentra, code checker, google search: Greg, If the EGR is stuck open you could very well have the problem of not starting and it is a pain to replace. But, that is where I would start since the computer is registering the code. But, I would go over the general tune of the engine and replace...

Nissan Repair: 1997 nissan sentral Electrical problem, nissan sentral, nissan sentra
nissan sentral, nissan sentra, stereo fuse: Wil, If the Euro headlights are HID and the kit is not grounded properly it will backfeed too much voltage into your harness causing the blown fuses and resistor. Also, I have seen some installs where the ground on an aftermarket amplifier has taken out...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Pathfinder Pinging, nissan products, rod bearings
nissan products, rod bearings, gas mileage: I only use premium gas in all of my Nissan products. But, that is just me. Yes, higher octane will solve the problem or you could retard the timing. If you retard the timing you will get lower gas mileage. You could compare the cost differential of lowering...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Pulsar N15, GA16DE, ga16de, little car
ga16de, little car, heavy traffic: Wow, need a job?? A Nissan mechanic told me that these cars have problems with their fuel pumps where by you have to keep at least half a tank of fuel in the car or the fuel pump will overheat, is this correct? I am not inclined to believe this either....

Nissan Repair: 1997 SENTRA, nissan sentra, timing chain
nissan sentra, timing chain, sentra: Mark, You really do not have a change interval for a timing chain. When the chain starts making noise like when the guides and tensioners start going there will be a chain noise and that is when you need to change the chain. Along with the chain you need...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Sentra brake bleeding, rear brakes, defective valve
rear brakes, defective valve, bleeder: Robert, If the right rear is not bleeding you have a blockage or a crushed brake line. If the line is not crushed you will need to work your way back to the master cylinder to find the blockage. If yours has ABS you probably have a defective valve in...

Nissan Repair: 1997 Sentra Charging problem - odd, alternator output, chubby hands
alternator output, chubby hands, voltage reg: Ken, It is the alternator. If you could get the parts you could probably replace the regulator that is inside the alternaotor. But, it is usually more trouble than it is worth since you would need a new brush kit too. And, if something gets messed up...

Nissan Repair: 1997 sentra engine belts, pulley bolt, center bolt
pulley bolt, center bolt, pivot bolt: Gordon, The one you are looking for is the one with the long bolt that does the adjustment and the center bolt is the one that you loosen to get the belt loose or tight using the long bolt for adjustment. If you are talking about the one that drives the...

Nissan Repair: 1998 200sx SE-R Dead battery, fuse box clicking, and difficult to jump, fuse box, car batteries
fuse box, car batteries, body control module: Colin, Car batteries are not deep cycle and when they get drained a couple of times they wil require more and more power to get them to allow a car to start. Even when you jump or assist them they drain the power from the starting system. I would get...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Altima Ignition Lock, steering wheel lock, nissan cars
steering wheel lock, nissan cars, altima: Shannon, If you are talking about the ignition switch try a different key first. While turning the key wiggle the steering wheel left and right to get the steering wheel lock to release. This is a problem on older Nissan cars. Once you get it unstuck...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Altima idler pulley replacement, nissan altima, bill joyce
nissan altima, bill joyce, professional job: Joyce and Bill, If you are talking about the one for the airconditioner you can get one from the dealer for $65 bucks. Just did one last week. There are four bolts that hold it on and it is an easy change out. If you are talking about the one for the...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Altima intermittent hesitation/stalling, chain tensioners, oil contamination
chain tensioners, oil contamination, temp gauge: Steve, If the code for the knock sensor goes away after the motor mount was replace there is a good chance that the knocking of parts could have set it off. The temperature gauge is probably a loose wire on the sending unit or a defective sending unit....

Nissan Repair: 1998 Altima Timing Chain, timing chain cover, nissan altima
timing chain cover, nissan altima, pitched whine: Matthew, The high pitch noise could be the alternator or one of the belts. If you have not replaced them recently this would be a good time to do the belts. The timing chain is usually a run to fail item and when it stretches it will make a grinding slapping...

Nissan Repair: 1998 altima stock alarm, and engine light, bit of power, random times
bit of power, random times, autozone: Larry, First, check all the pin switches on the doors as if one is defective it will cause the alarm to go off. And, this includes the one under the hood. On the engine code go to Autozone or Checker and they will read the code for free and let you...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Infiniti I-30 MIL on/off, o2 sensors, knock sensor
o2 sensors, knock sensor, gasket: Shane, Yes, it is the knock sensor. It is located under the intake and it requires the removal of the upper intake to change. It will do the intermittent thing as you describe and it will throw the MIL. So, change it and you should be fine. Requires...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Maxima 100k tune-up, flathead screwdrivers, plug gap
flathead screwdrivers, plug gap, hood struts: The clips that hold the struts on the ball can be removed and that will aid in removal. Look close and you will see that the end has a black metal clip that holds the assembly to the ball and that is what is hanging up the mix. They go on easy but are a...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Maxima rear timing chain cover leak, timing chain cover, gasket material
timing chain cover, gasket material, haynes manual: Kingsley, The first thing is to make sure things are clean and the second is to get factory Nissan gaskets and the gray sealer. Note that anything that rotates and has a seal should be groove free. I have seen jobs that I have had to redo for someone...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Mitsubichi spyder Eclipse Turbo Convertible, crank shaft, better business bureau
crank shaft, better business bureau, zone representative: I would ask for a written description of the problems they have given you as to the reason the car is not running. Then I would go to the zone representative to get the problem solved. Mitsubishi is working hard for a reputation of quality and this dealership...

Nissan Repair: 1998 maxima alarm de-activation, interior illumination, side marker
interior illumination, side marker, key cylinder: Kingsley, You have to have a key you can use the driver s door to unlock the door and the alarm should turn off. If you get a keyfob you can program it yourself. 1. Close all doors and lock all doors 2. Insert and remove the key from the ignition...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan 200sx electrical issues, nissan 200sx, 1998 nissan 200sx
nissan 200sx, 1998 nissan 200sx, dashboard lights: Shawn, Check the ignition switch and make sure it returns to the run position. If the ignition is not at run none of the items you list will work. Also, the ignition switch might just have gone bad too. These are the two most common causes on a Nisssan...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan 200sx windshield wiper problems, windshield wiper problems, 1998 nissan 200sx
windshield wiper problems, 1998 nissan 200sx, nissan 200sx: Steward, Take the cowl cover off in front of the windshield and you will find the arm loose inside. There is a ball stud that the driver s side hooks too. If it is not broken just snap it back in place. If it is broken I would check out a wrecking yard...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan Altima, nissan altima, fuel sending unit
nissan altima, fuel sending unit, tank fuel: First test it. This is a simple two wire circuit. There s a connector under the back seat for the sensor. Make sure there s 5 volts on the green wire with red tracer (5 volt ref from PCM). Make sure other is grounded. If so, measure the resistance across...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan Altima, nissan altima, ash tray
nissan altima, ash tray, light socket: Eilidh, Yes, the light can be changed easily by removal of the console. Radio Shack is the cheapest alternative. They will sell you two lights for about $300 dollars where the dealer will charge $8 dollars for one. Remove the console and then access...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan Altima shaking, nissan altima, motor mounts
nissan altima, motor mounts, altima: yup your guess sounds on spot to me. the cost for all the mounts is about 120, the labor could be costly depends whos doing the job. i would guess at about 3 -5 hours of labor. good luck with this and let me know how it turns out. xxp_sebby@yahoo.co...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan Altima Window Switch, nissan altima, master switches
nissan altima, master switches, water leaks: Edwin, It is the master switch since you say it goes down but not up. The cause is due to mean time between failure. You use that switch the most. I have a 2000 Masima and have had three master switches. On the Maxima it is due to the way water leaks...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan Altima, nissan altima, nissan dealer
nissan altima, nissan dealer, door locks: Kelly, Check the battery for proper charge and load capabilities and check the alternator for proper output. These would be the first thing I would do and then if they were not bad I would be looking at the starter. Autozone or Checker will check the...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan Code & Problem, air inlet hose, 240 sx
air inlet hose, 240 sx, air meter: Dave, The air meter needs to be replaced if the air inlet hose is not cracked between the intake and air meter. The 98 is known for both problems. So, check the hose for cracks that would let unmetered air in and if it is ok replace the air meter and...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan Frontier 4x4 instrument cluster, nissan frontier, trip odo
nissan frontier, trip odo, instrument cluster: Brettamo, I would bet the resistor is defective on the cluster. Take the cluster out and look on the back of it and you will find a small metal box that is the resistor that cuts the voltage done to 9 volts. Replace it or get a new cluster from a wrecking...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan Frontier clusterf$$#ed, nissan service manual, river nissan
nissan service manual, river nissan, nissan frontier: Eric, If the new cluster checkes out then you need to look at the harness. There are two things that screw up on Frontier clusters. The cluster themselves, as in the unified contol meter, or specifically the power distribution on the circuit board or...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan Idler Pulley Replacement, alternator pulley, side firewall
alternator pulley, side firewall, best bet: Brian, You have to jack the car up and take the panel off the bottom of the car and the tire and the side panel to get to it. It is probably worn out and if that is the case replaced. Nissan is the best bet for about $60 bucks as you get the whole thing...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan Maxima, interior illumination, nissan maxima
interior illumination, nissan maxima, side marker: Terry, First you should check the battery to make sure the connection is good and not corroded or loose and this holds true for the fuses adn fuse links at the positive cable terminal at the battery. If these are good then lets reset the remote using the...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan Maxima, haynes manual, planetary gears
haynes manual, planetary gears, nissan maxima: Kingsley, First, the timing should be correct if the car starts and runs fine. You can check static timing by running the engine over to top dead center and checking the position of number one cylinder and the valve event for the intake valve. It should...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan Maxima GXE cold start problem, combustion chambers, nissan maxima
combustion chambers, nissan maxima, better business bureau: Gary, The cold start sending unit is probably bad since the car will start when full throttle is applied. The dipstick could be sealed in place since the front seal was replaced. If it were me I would ask the salesman to get a mechanic and show me that...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan Maxima Knock Sensor, maxima knock sensor, nissan maxima knock sensor
maxima knock sensor, nissan maxima knock sensor, haynes repair manual: Kingsley, THe P0325 is the knock sensor. And, this can be the cause of the hard start and pinging. Replace the sensor. The convert code is due to no converter being on the car. Replace the converter so the rear oxygen sensor reads that the car has a...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan Maxima Turning signal, nissan maxima, nissan products
nissan maxima, nissan products, master mechanic: Larry, Replace the turn indicator combination switch on the column. There is a contact that is worn beyond limits and it is not overheating the circuit until a few days into the new fuse. That is where I would start. You have to remember that this switch...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan Maxima, mass air flow, mass airflow sensor
mass air flow, mass airflow sensor, timing chain cover: Kingsley, I bet the shifter is not the problem with the reverse. Check to see if an engine mount is broken and the engine and transmission is not sitting where it is supposed to be. Otherwise, check the neutral position of the shifter and make sure when...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan maxima overheating, nissan maxima, danger mark
nissan maxima, danger mark, autozone: Julia, Sounds like the fan relay is burnt out and needs to be replaced. When you turn the airconditioner on it forces the fans to come on through a different circuit. I would leave the airconditioner on until you get the regular fan relay replaced. If...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan Pathfinder Service Eng light, nissan pathfinder, oxygen sensor
nissan pathfinder, oxygen sensor, knock sensor: Rami, Yes, that is the going rate. The knock sensor is a pain to get to since it is under the intake and the oqygen sensor is not too bad. The price for each sensor is about $120-$150 each and then there is labor. Not too bad for what has to be done...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan Pathfinder Starting Issues, nissan pathfinder, cold start
nissan pathfinder, cold start, fuel filter: Jennifer, The problem seems to be with the cold start mode. If it is the first time you start it for the day regardless of weather it is a cold start issue. I would be looking at cleaning the throttle body and checking the temperature sensor that tells...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan Pathfinder, mass air flow sensor, air flow sensor
mass air flow sensor, air flow sensor, mass air flow: Francis, That is good for you that you have a code reader now. Sesond, you can replace the MAS easy. It is a plug and play operation. Disconnect the battery first since that is what they say to do in the service manual. On the P1555 you have a laeky...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan Pulsar Alarm Problem??, body control module bcm, cherp
body control module bcm, cherp, nissan pulsar: Guy, A couple of things here. First, I would check the grounds for the dash where all the systems tie to the frame. Grounds are located on each side under the dash as well as the middle. Make sure they are tight. Second, I would be checking the battery...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan Sentra SE, nissan sentra, oxygen sensors
nissan sentra, oxygen sensors, o2 sensors: John, Oxygen sensors are really supposed to be replaced every 50,000 miles but no one ever does. I have 135,000 on my Maxima and still have the originals. The oxygen sensor you need to replace it the one closest to the engine. The one behind the converter...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan Sentra starting problems, nissan sentra, sentra
nissan sentra, sentra, nissan: Steve, It sounds like the starter interlock is defective and that is what is causing the no start problem. Also, this interacts with the shift interlock where the shifter will no come out of park unless the engine is on and the pedal is depressed. I would...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Nissan sentel, sentel, maxima
sentel, maxima, nissan: Bob, I just replaced the starter on a 2000 Maxima and it cost $185 for the starter. If I was charging to do the work it would be $100 in labor. Now, this is given in U.S. dollars. I have not worked on a Sentel but I am sure we are looking at the same...

Nissan Repair: 1998 nissan altima power window problem, nissan altima, master switch
nissan altima, master switch, down position: CB, This could be as easy as the master switch needing to be replaced. I have replaced the one in my 2000 Maxima twice in six years. If water gets on the control it can mess up the contacts and there is no option but to replace it. Now, you could have...

Nissan Repair: 1998 nissan maxima would not start, fuel pressure gauge, shaft sensors
fuel pressure gauge, shaft sensors, little gasoline: Kingsley, Changing the knock sensor was a good thing since the engine stopped pinging. The pinging/knocking will damage the rod bearings and eventually lead to rod bearing failure. So, that knock sensor change was money well spent. Nissan does not recommend...

Nissan Repair: 1998 nissan pathfinder, nissan pathfinders, american horn
nissan pathfinders, american horn, nissan pathfinder: Patrick, Go to the wrecking yard and get the high and low tone horns off a Cadillac or similar american car. Now, you will have to cut the ends off the wires of the horns you get and cut and connect them to the one on your car. Bolt the horns down and...

Nissan Repair: 1998 nissian 200sx ser, work car, empty bottle
work car, empty bottle, fuel pump: it sounds to me like you have an ignition coil problem (cutting off spark) or you may have a fuel problem, possible a fuel relay turning the pump off after a certain amount of time or amount of heat in the relay. when this happens again, see if you have fuel...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Quest GXE passenger power window does not operate, mechanical aspects, master switch
mechanical aspects, master switch, car battery: Kevin, If the motor works and you replaced the switch on the passenger side door would mean the master switch is defective. But, since you say there is power in both up and down, floating ground, you should have a defective motor. Take it out and use...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Sentra Air Conditioning, radiator cap, temp gauge
radiator cap, temp gauge, tempature: Gene, The thermal load imposed by the airconditioning is too much for the car to take at present. You say the fans both come on so I will assume that the thermostat needs to be replaced along with a new cap for the radiator. I would drain the coolant...

Nissan Repair: 1998 Transmission question, wire car, electrical tester
wire car, electrical tester, tree friend: Terry, You could use a twelve volt test light and a multi-meter. The light is about $5 bucks and the multi-meter is $20 bucks at Sears or a parts store. The overdrive harness plugs into the side of the transmission case at the front of the car. I would...

Nissan Repair: 1999 Altima timing belt, open valves, valve damage
open valves, valve damage, roll pin: If the chain broke there is possible valve damage from the open valves being struck by the pistons. Change the chain and then check the compression to be sure. Oh, you could have a broken roll pin in the distributor and that could be the cause of the distributor...

Nissan Repair: 1999 Frontier 2x4 2.4l Suspension, air shocks, information thanks
air shocks, information thanks, lift kit: Alex, If you just want to haul teavy things once in a while I would go with air shocks. If you are looking at a lift kit I would go with something from the Nissan parts book since you know the parts are going to work. If you jack up the rear you will...

Nissan Repair: 1999 Frontier Heater Core Leaking, heater hoses, nissan frontier
heater hoses, nissan frontier, frontier pickup: Al, To replace the heater core you need to get the factory service manual at nissantechinfo.com It only costs $20 bucks to get access to the service manual. Download the service manual in .pdf format. You will have to remove the glovebox. And, the airconditioning...

Nissan Repair: 1999 Frontier Manual Transmission, clutch master cylinder, clutch action
clutch master cylinder, clutch action, step by step directions: Alex, The clutch is hydraulic and requries on adjustment. Some to have a anjustable shaft at the clutch release fork but yours does not. All you have to do is put it back together the way it came apart. But, I would bleed the system after the new clutch...

Nissan Repair: 1999 Infiniti I30, test light, fuel pressure
test light, fuel pressure, infiniti i30: Nick, If the engine turns over I would check the fuel pressure first and if that is good then I would check for ignition by probing a coil or two. It is probably the fuel pump or relay since these go out first. But, you need to check fuel pressure to...

Nissan Repair: 1999 Infiniti QX4 gas tank problem, 1999 infiniti qx4, infiniti qx4
1999 infiniti qx4, infiniti qx4, fire cracker: Dorthy, First, when you say soot I think of exhaust as the cause. If the check engine light is not coming on from a defective gas cap as in fuel system pressurization leak. I would think there is a hole in the exhaust or the tail pipe is short and allowing...

Nissan Repair: 1999 maxima driver's side mirror, side mirror, vapor barrier
side mirror, vapor barrier, duct tape: David, Take the inside door panel off and you will find that there are three bolts that hold the mirror on from the inside. The door panel has to come off to get to the cover that is on the inside of the door. Also, you have to take the door panel off...

Nissan Repair: 1999 NISSAN SENTRA!, nissan sentra, fuel pressure
nissan sentra, fuel pressure, happy holidays: Tony, The belts might be loose or the alternator is binding up. That is, it could be charging fine but the bearings might be going out. The starting problem could be that the two injectors where the black plugs came from could be defective. I have...

Nissan Repair: 1999 Nissa Sentra B41, nissan sentra, interior illumination
nissan sentra, interior illumination, nissan vehicles: Raymond, The following is from infinitihelp.com and shows how to reprogram the alarm. Unless you have a Consult II scanner you cannot disable the alarm system. REPROGRAM KEY FOB QX4, 1997-2004 Q45, I30, I35,1999-2002 G20, FX, G35, M45, Most Nissan...

Nissan Repair: 1999 Nissan Altima brake & battery lights on, nissan altima, navie
nissan altima, navie, trouble code: HI Peter, Check to see if your brakes lights are staying on. This would mean a bad brake switch and will drain the battery. This is the only thing I can think of that would make both come on at the same time. Unless you are experiencing two problems. If...

Nissan Repair: 1999 Nissan Altima - Manual 5 SPD, clutch slave cylinder, manual transaxle
clutch slave cylinder, manual transaxle, nissan altima: Richard, It could be a CV joint or bearing that is going out since it does it when you are moving. Also, there could be a defective motor mount. You will need to get it on a lift and check it out to be sure. If the fluid on the bellhousing is clear it...

Nissan Repair: 1999 Nissan Maxima - ABS light, wheel spindle, nissan maxima
wheel spindle, nissan maxima, wheel abs: You have four wheel ABS and the rear sensor is broken, the pickup is broken or the wire has been cut. Take the rear wheel off and look at the wire that goes into the hub and see if you can see if the wire is pulled loose. You might just have to reset the...

Nissan Repair: 1999 Nissan Maxima hard start, nissan maxima, leaky injector
nissan maxima, leaky injector, sensor temperature: Peng, Have the fuel pressure checked. A leaky injector can cause a hard start when cold as one or more cylinders are basically flooded. After the car is driven it is easy to start the car. So, they could clean the injectors or replace the offending ones....

Nissan Repair: 1999 Nissan Quest Brakes, wheel bearings, brake caliper
wheel bearings, brake caliper, performance friction: Chris, The socket to use is a 13 or 14 millimeter and it is really easy as the rotors come off without removing the bearings. Remember that it is front wheel drive and the bearings are sealed and do not need to be greased. Buy factory pads or Performance...

Nissan Repair: 1999 Nissan Quest Service Engine Soon Light, vehicle speed sensor, mileage intervals
vehicle speed sensor, mileage intervals, speedometer cable: Ron, Buy a vehicle speed sensor. It plugs in where the speedometer cable used to plug in. This is a square wave generator and that is what tells the computer how fast you are going. And that is why the speedo does not work and the check engine light...

Nissan Repair: 1999 Nissan Quest vent windows, vent windows, nissan quest
vent windows, nissan quest, fuses: Rich, The fuses are in the assessory panel under the dash. The problem is most probably with the switch since you mentioned that they both went out. Usually, the switch fails and both stop working. But, check the fuse first. Also, you can take the switch...

Nissan Repair: 1999 Nissan Quest, cv joints, nissan quest
cv joints, nissan quest, engine switch: Sandra, The shaking is probably due to wheels being out of balance since you did have the rotors replaced. If the shop did the work they would have noticed if the CV driveshafts needed replacement? I would ask the question. You have not seen grease on...

Nissan Repair: 1999 Nissan Sentra GXE, nissan sentra, dashboard lights
nissan sentra, dashboard lights, fuse panel: Debbie, Check the fuse panel for instrument lights and if the fuse is good it is probably the headlight switch. If it was only the interior instrumentation lights I would say the dimmer was defective. But, since the outside lights are not working as well...

Nissan Repair: 1999 Nissan Sentra hesitation, distributer cap, nissan sentra
distributer cap, nissan sentra, head gasket: Mike, If the cap and rotor are not Nissan parts replace them with Nissan parts. Aftermarket caps and rotors suck and do not fit worth anything. If they are get lockitte blue in a tube and put a drop on the screw for the rotor. Also, get WD40 and spritz...

Nissan Repair: 1999 Nissan Sentra starting trouble, nissan sentra gxe, nissan sentra
nissan sentra gxe, nissan sentra, mechanic shop: Kumar, Several things could cause the starting problem. The first is the throttle body needing cleaned and the second is the temperature sensor that tells the computer the car is cold. Since you did the plugs fuel cleaner and such I would assume the injectors...

Nissan Repair: 1999 Nissan Sentra won't start, nissan sentra, fuel pump relay
nissan sentra, fuel pump relay, turning the key: Sharon, First check the pump by turning the key to on, not start, and have the husband check for noise back near the gas tank. The pump will make a buzz noise. If there is no noise I would chekc the fuel pump relay and change it. If the relay does not...

Nissan Repair: 1999 Nissan Sentra, nissan sentra, battery terminal
nissan sentra, battery terminal, battery cable: The wire on the positive side of the battery terminal, you have the actual battery terminal. Then you have two individual wires that go to that battery terminal. One should be black one should be white It is the WHITE wire, it is either corroded or...

Nissan Repair: 1999 Nissan no start, nissan maxima, trouble code
nissan maxima, trouble code, remote starter: Get under the dash and look at the remote start connection. If the wire to the ignition portion of the system is loose it might be the problem. I just replaced one on a Checy Blazer that had this problem. Have you checked the fuel pressure with a gauge...

Nissan Repair: 1999 nissan altima drive belt idler pully, pulley bolt, nissan altima
pulley bolt, nissan altima, idler pulley: John, No, just remove the pulley itself and then remove the bolts that hold the bracket the pulley is connected to. Yes, it sucks, but take all the bolts out that hold the pulley bracket and you should be fine. I ended up taking the long bolt out and...

Nissan Repair: 1999 nissan altima instument cluster lites, nissan altima, lighting problem
nissan altima, lighting problem, instrument cluster: Stephen, Yes, that is the problem. I would go to the dealer and get a new one as a used one will fail too. It is the dimmer on the dash beside the instrument cluster. Try running the brightness up and down a couple of times to see if the lights will...

Nissan Repair: 1999 nissan pathfinder rear axle seal, rear axle assembly, rear axle seal
rear axle assembly, rear axle seal, nissan pathfinder: Rommel, You will need a press to get the bearing off the shaft to get to the seal for replacement. Harbor Freight has a press for under $200 dollars that will do the job if you want to purchase one. Otherwise, for about $25 bucks a machine shop will press...

Nissan Repair: 1999 nissan quest, nissan quest, control arm
nissan quest, control arm, tie rod: Karen, The spindles need to be removed and taken to a shop with a press to have the old ones pressed out and the new ones installed. You have to remove the tires, brakes, struts, axle, tie rod end, lower control arm and the ABS connector and then you have...

Nissan Repair: 1999 nissan sentra automatic shifting problems, nissan sentra, shift cable
nissan sentra, shift cable, problem thanks: Jennifer, First, Have the fluid and filter changed. The problem is usually a stuck valve because the fluid gums up. The hard shift into second is probably the shift cable not being adjusted properly. You can obtain a factory service manual from nissanusa.com...

Nissan Repair: 1999 nissan sentra brake rotor removal, nissan sentra, brake rotor removal
nissan sentra, brake rotor removal, coat hanger: Paul, Remove the tire and wheel. Take the two bolts out that hold the caliper on. Take the two bolts off that hold the torque member on. That is the part that the caliper bolts on to. Now, remove the rotor. No big deal. But, remember that the caliper...

Nissan Repair: 1999 nissan sentra!, nissan sentra, vacuum leak
nissan sentra, vacuum leak, happy holidays: Hi Tony, When it s running, is there a check engine light on? This would indicate a bad sensor or EGR valve. I suspect though there is a vacuum leak. When you use something power it makes the alternator work harder there for putting stress on engine which...

Nissan Repair: 1999 Pathfinder LE 4WD Shift Indicator Light, shift indicator, indicator light
shift indicator, indicator light, transfer case: Dom, Yes, there is a switch on the transfer case that is not turning off. No big deal in my opinion. You could disconnect the switch and see if the light goes out. To do this get under the vehicle and unplug the switch on the transfer case, not the transmission...

Nissan Repair: 1999 Pathfinder starter, nissan pathfinder, bolts
nissan pathfinder, bolts, cables: Hi Leslie, Disconnect the positive side of the battery, remove the cables from the back of the starter, remove the starter retaining bolts, pull it out, stuff the new one in, re install the starter bolts, reconnect the cables to the back of the starter,...

Nissan Repair: 1999 Sentra Clutch Replacement., clutch slave cylinder, nissan sentra
clutch slave cylinder, nissan sentra, clutch replacement: Paul, To say that it is a pain in the butt would be an understatement. You will need to take the front tires off and the CV driveshafts off and that means taking the struts loose and the front brakes. You will need to support the engine and there are...

Nissan Repair: 1999 sentra dashlights not working, radio light, dimmer switch
radio light, dimmer switch, sentra: Mario, It is the dimmer switch on the dash. This is the one that brightens and dims the instrument and radio lights. Move it back and forth and see if the lights come on. If nothing replace the switch. I have had a few where if you played with the switch...

Nissan Repair: 2,000 maxima/ burning up alternators, crank angle sensor, crankshaft sensor
crank angle sensor, crankshaft sensor, backyard mechanic: Jim, The crank angle sensor is on the crank and it could have been damaged by road debris or a belt that blew off if the alternator locked up. And, that would cause the car to run bad and be sluggish. If you have not replaced all the coils on your maxima...

Nissan Repair: 2 CYLINDERS MISSING, nissan sentra, dune buggy
nissan sentra, dune buggy, crank sensor: Jonathan, I would assume it is a four cylinder and if this is the case I would check a couple of things. First, do a compression check to see if a head gasket is blown. The two cylinders that are not firing are net to each other and will have really low...

Nissan Repair: 200 Ford Focus, road grime, rubber dust
road grime, rubber dust, oxygen sensor: Faysal, It should be a torx T45 or T50. I would suggest that you buy an assortment since I have not done your particular car. Yes, Ford likes the Torx type fastener and once you figure out which one it is get a couple because you will probably break one...

Nissan Repair: 200 Nissan Sentra air conditioner, nissan sentra, aluminum block
nissan sentra, aluminum block, distribution block: Hi Chuck, Boy, your not making this easy! LOL But I know what it is. It is a clogged distribution block. This is located right off the condensor. It s a square piece of aluminum inline. The pressure sensor is causing the shut down. Once you lower the RPMs...

Nissan Repair: 2000 or 2001nissan sentra, nissan sentra, coil pack
nissan sentra, coil pack, sentra: You hook it to the tach wire off the coil. You have a ground for your tach and make sure it is connected and then probe the other two wires with a hand held tach and you will find which is sending signal. The other option is to get into the dash and tie...

Nissan Repair: 2000 4wd, AT,Frontier won't start, frontier crew cab, starter solenoid
frontier crew cab, starter solenoid, dash lights: Colin, The aftermarket alarm cuts into the main power feed to the starter and ignition. If that wire is defective or loose the vehicle will not start. I had a Corvette that the connection came loose in and it did the same thing as you describe. Look...

Nissan Repair: 2000 Altima - rough idle, spark plug wires, valve cover gasket
spark plug wires, valve cover gasket, diagnostic checks: Gerry, Oil on the spark plug boots is the valve cover gasket starting to leak. If it is only a seep it can be left for a time. If you like you could change the gasket. The injector on that cylinder can be replaced. I like to get to the bottom of a problem...

Nissan Repair: 2000 Altima slight tugging,reving,shuddering, safety concern, med student
safety concern, med student, engine mounts: Janeil, If the car was hit the engine mounts could have been damaged and that would cause noise if one is broken. Probably something touching since a motor mount is broken. Nothing that is a safety concern. But, I would get it on a lift and check the...

Nissan Repair: 2000 Altima no start, days of rain, intake hose
days of rain, intake hose, throttle plate: Andrew, If the car got wet from the rain in all the wrong places you might look at getting starting fluid. Remove the intake hose at the throttle body, with the engine off open the throttle plate and spray a small amount in the intake. Then put everything...

Nissan Repair: 2000.altima sucking alot of gas, fuel pressure regulator, nissan altima
fuel pressure regulator, nissan altima, leaky injector: Ansony, Have the timing checked to make sure it is set correctly. Spark knock is not good for and engine and if it making the noise use premium until you get the timing retarded. One the fuel consumption I would be checking for a leaky injector or two....

Nissan Repair: 2000 Exterra stereo rejects Cd, exterra, factory stereo
exterra, factory stereo, time cd: Gregg, Clarion makes the stereo units for Nissan and they have problems. If you put money into correcting the problem it will come back at a later time. CD players are very sensitive to vibration and the Exterra only makes it happen quicker due to the...