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Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.6 L Battery/ Alternator Problem, sears diehard battery, nissan sentra gxe
sears diehard battery, nissan sentra gxe, alternator problem: Sylvia, I would have tbhe Diehard load tested to determine if it has a cell that is shorting under load. Go to Pep Boys or Autozone to confirm. But, the car works proerply now so I would not put the other battery back in either way. If the battery tests...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissan XE Pickup Stereo and Dash, haynes manual, battery 12v
haynes manual, battery 12v, alternator output: David, First check the alternator output to see if you get between 12.5 and 15 volts. If the alternator is putting out correctly then check for the ground wire from the instrument panel to the firewall. But, since you say the charge light came on I can...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissian 200sx not starting, nissian 200sx, neutral safety switch
nissian 200sx, neutral safety switch, hotwiring: Chris, Check the neutral safety swtich if the starter is new. You can check if the starter works by hotwiring from the positive post to the small terminal on the starter. If the starter turns then you know it is the neutral safety switch. Now, you can...

Nissan Repair: 95 Nissian Quest, nissan cars, nissian
nissan cars, nissian, mile radius: Kim, Have the shop check the system pressures to make sure the high and low side are where they are supposed to be. Something like 37 on the low and 270 on the high side. These are ballpark on my part but they are close. If the high side never gets high...

Nissan Repair: 95 nissan 240sx se ignition fuse problem, 30 amp fuse, nissan 240sx
30 amp fuse, nissan 240sx, power antenna: Kyle, Go to Autozone and get the electrical system checked out as it seems that the alternator is putting out too much current and it is blowing the fuse. If the electrical system checks out fine, to include the battery then I would be looking at any aftermarket...

Nissan Repair: 95 nissan altima oil on optical pickup, crankshaft position sensor, nissan altima
crankshaft position sensor, nissan altima, optical pickup: Mike, The optical pickup is contaminated with oil from the internal oil seal failing. Basically, get a rebuilt distributor and you should be good to go. I do not know if Nissan sells the parts to do the job yourself and I have always just bought a rebuilt...

Nissan Repair: 95 nissan altima Stalling Studder, nissan altima, signal sender
nissan altima, signal sender, compression check: Rick, When you say steam from the exhaust that means you need to check for a headgasket leak. Pull the plugs and do a compression check. When you say that it dies and there is no spark you need to check the ignition wire to the coil to make sure it is...

Nissan Repair: 95 nissan altima, air intake hose, nissan altima
air intake hose, nissan altima, haynes manual: It sounds like the air intake hose between the throttle body and the air meter is old and cracked or the air meter itself is going out. So, first check the intake hose for cracks and make sure the clamps are tight. If that is not the case. I would buy a...

Nissan Repair: 95 nissan Maximan won't start, maximan, ac radio
maximan, ac radio, safety switch: The nuetral safety switch is on the clutch and that is where I would be looking. If the car would start when you have the trans in neutral and your foot on the clutch. I would press in the clutch pedal several times to see if this is the problem. Also,...

Nissan Repair: 95 nissan maxima stalls, nissan maxima, gas filter
nissan maxima, gas filter, fuel pressure: Aaron, It sounds like the coils are failing. If you have an intermittent stalling condition it is usually related to electrical. I would first check the coil output and make sure that you are getting sufficient spark. If the coil checks out ok then I...

Nissan Repair: 95 nissan maxima no start, nissan maxima, compression check
nissan maxima, compression check, static timing: Jesus, Do a compression check to see if the compression on each cylinder is around 180 PSI plus or minus 10 PSI. Also, do a static timing check to see if the engine has jumped timing. That is, turn the crank to TDC and see where the cam timing is. You...

Nissan Repair: 95 nissan Pathfinder 4wd, nissan pathfinder, pivot bolt
nissan pathfinder, pivot bolt, haynes manual: Tim, Each belt is tightened by the accessory that drives it. For the alternator you loosen the pivot bolt and then loosen the long bolt that lets the alternator pivot down. For the power steering it is the same. For the airconditioner you have an idler...

Nissan Repair: 95 nissan pickup 2.4, interference engine, nissan pickup
interference engine, nissan pickup, rear wheel drive: Wayne, Rear wheel Drive setup is nice since removal of the radiator gives excellent access. The best advice I can give is to use a Nissan chain, tensioner and guides. Also, keep everything clean and make sure you get all of the oil off the mating surfaces...

Nissan Repair: 95 nissan pickup 3.0, crank pulley, timing belts
crank pulley, timing belts, nissan pickup: Donnie, If the timing belt is not a factory part or the idler tensioner pulley on the timing belt that could cause the engine to jump timing. Yes, if the pulleys are really worn that could cause it too. My bet is go with a factory timing belt and make...

Nissan Repair: 95 nissan pickup will not start, fuel pressure gauge, nissan pickup
fuel pressure gauge, nissan pickup, number 1: Tony, Check for spark by pulling a plug wire and getting a paper clip and inserting it in the end of the boot and then hold the other end close to the block to check for spark. If it has spark check for gas by getting a fuel pressure gauge. If it has...

Nissan Repair: 95 nissan pickup, vehicle speed sensor, trip odometer button
vehicle speed sensor, trip odometer button, roland roland: Roland, The harness connector could be dirty and to do that you would take the cluster out and get a number 2 pencil eraser and clean the connections with the eraser. Blow off the eraser dust and reinstall. If that does not do the trick then check the...

Nissan Repair: 95 nissan xe king cab - v6, mass airflow sensor, intake hose
mass airflow sensor, intake hose, sparkplug: Shawn, Usually, it is fire or fuel that is the problem. Since you had a major tuneup I would be looking at things that were done. A cracked sparkplug might be one issue. The almost stalling would lead me to think the mass airflow sensor is screwing up...

Nissan Repair: 95 nisson pu 3.0, air intake hose, rough condition
air intake hose, rough condition, air meter: Donnie, No, the TPS would not cause the problem. However, a tuneup would help and be sure to check the air intake hose from the air meter to the intake to see that it is not cracked or loose. Unmetered air will cause the running rough condition. Also,...

Nissan Repair: 95' Pathfinder cold starting problems, leaky injector, temperature sending unit
leaky injector, temperature sending unit, nissan pathfinder: Terry, Check the fuel pressure to see if you have a leaky injector. If one is stuck open it will flood the engine and then you have to floor it to start it. You see, a leaky injector will still have pressure on it after the engine is off and then it will...

Nissan Repair: 95 Pathfinder hesitation, obd1 codes, oxygen sensor
obd1 codes, oxygen sensor, slow reading: Brian, I would change the oxygen sensor and the fuel filter. If your air filter is not clean change it too. The oxygen sensor is probably the last thing in the chain and it is probably original. They get coated and read slow and the computer reacts...

Nissan Repair: 95 Pathfinder Problems, rear brakes, rear abs
rear brakes, rear abs, abs light: Joe, The tach runs off the coil that feeds current to it. If the tach is jumping all over I would think the tach is defective. Go to the wrecking yard for this. The ABS needs to be checked out. What I always do it bleed the system with Ford High Performance...

Nissan Repair: 95 Pathfinder starting problems, pathfinder, crank
pathfinder, crank, clutch: The starter sounds like it is fine and it may be the contacts in the ignition switch. First I would check to see that the battery is charged fully and that all the wires are tight. Lastly, I would check to make sure the starter interlock is not going out....

Nissan Repair: 95 pathfinder starting problem, starter solenoid, solenoid
starter solenoid, solenoid, pathfinder: Hi Jeff, Sounds like the starter is over heating. Replace the starter and have a nice holiday. I had one of these and loved it. Towed a boat every weekend at 85 mph for a year, then the transmission grenaded on me. I know it looks difficult, but it is not...

Nissan Repair: 95 Quest A/C won't cool, guage
guage: Dave, The system probably has a leak and needs to be pumped down before you can diagnose the problem. I would think if it is charged it will last the season. But, you probably have a leak that is really slow and that is why it would not cool due to it...

Nissan Repair: 95 Quest A/C, side ports, metal particles
side ports, metal particles, radiator cap: Tommy, System pressures seem correct and the amount of R-134 and oil seems correct for your system. I would check to see if the condenser is clean and free of debris. The fans are both working? There is no in cabin filter in the system. I forget the...

Nissan Repair: '95 Quest speedometer, vehicle speed sensor, battery cable
vehicle speed sensor, battery cable, speedometer: Peter, The speedometer is electric and the vehicle speed sensor is located on the transmission. The part is under $100 bucks and it is a breeze to change. Buy one and disconnect the battery to change it. Then put the battery cable back on and you should...

Nissan Repair: 95 Quest Time Control Module, door switches, dash lights
door switches, dash lights, sudderth: Joe, You could go with a wrecking yard unit to save money and that way you would know what you are looking for. The last one I replaced was black with part of it being green. It is about 3 inches by 5 inches by 1 inch and is under the dash on the drivers...

Nissan Repair: 95 Quest vapor lock?, fuel pressure gauge, gague
fuel pressure gauge, gague, vapor lock: Patrick, This is either fuel or ignition. The only way to know for sure is to get a fuel pressure gauge and hook it up on the fuel rail and drive it until it dies. If the fuel pressure falls off you have found the problem. If not the ignition module...

Nissan Repair: 95 Sentra Driver Wiper stopped working, passanger side, wiper motor
passanger side, wiper motor, pivot point: Chris, Take the cowl cover off and snap it back on the pivot point. If it is broken off you will need another ball end. Not too expensive and pretty easy to correct. All you need is a ten millimeter for the bolts and a couple of screwdrivers for the...

Nissan Repair: '95 XE P/U Overdrive, electronic problem, comptuer
electronic problem, comptuer, mechanical problem: Jim, If the overdrive is not working and the overdrive light is not flashing then you have a mechanical problem that will have to be looked into. If the light was flashing on the overdrive it would indicate and electronic problem with the transmission...

Nissan Repair: 95Nissan Pickup 4x4 hesitation/stumble, optical pickup, pickup 4x4
optical pickup, pickup 4x4, 3000rpm: Bruce, Chagne the fuel filter and if that does not do the trick then check the distributor for oil on the optical pickup. You have to take the cap, rotor, rotor post and cover off to see the optical pickup. It is an LED like the one on a mouse and if...

Nissan Repair: 96 240sx fuse problem, initial failure, 240sx
initial failure, 240sx, 30a: Eric, If the ignition fuse is blowing and the alternator and starter is good then I would check the wiring for shorting to the starter and if you have an aftermarket alarm I would check that too. If both of these are in good order then it is the ignition...

Nissan Repair: 96 Altima Engine bucking, phillips screwdriver, optical pickup
phillips screwdriver, optical pickup, filter air: Joe, Check the distributor for oil on the optical pickup. The distributor uses an optical pickup much like a computer mouse. Anyway, there is a seal under the distributor cover that is prone to going out. If it does oil enters the bottom of the distributor...

Nissan Repair: 96 Altima (replace Distr or Crankshaft Pos Sensor), fuel pressure gauge, crankshaft position sensor
fuel pressure gauge, crankshaft position sensor, crankshaft sensor: Lou, I would check for fuel pressure first. Get a fuel pressure gauge and screw it onto the rail and tape it onto the windshield and if the pressure drops off when it dies you will know that is the problem. If the pressure is good and the car still dies...

Nissan Repair: 96 Altima, continuity test, knock sensor
continuity test, knock sensor, fliter: Ryan, If the engine knocks and there is a code for the knock sensor I would change the sensor. And, if you did the check on the transistor and it was out of range I would replace that too. The 0733 code relates to the third gear in the transmission....

Nissan Repair: 96 altima won't start, crank angle sensor, nissan altima
crank angle sensor, nissan altima, cam sensor: Renee, The car uses a crank angle sensor and a cam position sensor. The crank angle sensor is to fire the plugs and the cam position sensor sends the signal to pulse the injectors. The $200 price is about right with installation and resetting the codes....

Nissan Repair: '96 Hardbody is making strange noises from instrument cluster, dash designs, ac controls
dash designs, ac controls, hardbody: Brian, I cannot hear the noise so I am going to give you some alternatives. If the noise is constant, even with the vehicle off, then I am going to say it is electrical related. And, as such you probably have a relay or something in the radio that needs...

Nissan Repair: 96 Infiniti I30, knock sensor, egr valve
knock sensor, egr valve, infiniti i30: David, The knock sensor needs to be replaced that is the P0325 and the EGR valve needs to be cleaned or replaced for the P0400 code. The knock sensor will check out fine and then it fails intermittently. You can clear the codes and drive it for a while...

Nissan Repair: 96 Infiniti Odometer, infiniti g20t, computer interface
infiniti g20t, computer interface, wrecking yard: Dave, If the odometer is not electronic and is normal the gears in the odometer are gone. Get one from a wrecking yard and replace the gears. If it is electronic you will need to do the same thing. The problem here is if you do not have the actual reading...

Nissan Repair: 96 Maxima 280K Miles: Windshield Wiper Mechanism, windshield wipers, haynes manual
windshield wipers, haynes manual, pivot points: Victor, The wiper arm connects to an eccentric arm that is bolted to the wiper motor. The wiper arm has a clip that holds it to the ball on the end of the eccentric arm. So, you will need to pop it back on and in some extreme cases the clip is damaged...

Nissan Repair: 96 Maxima Front O2 Sensor, front wheel drive, maxima
front wheel drive, maxima, wheel: JKM, Front wheel drive and the O2 sensor is on the front manifold under the vehicle. You can get under the front of the car and remove the plastic engine cover and look up and you will see the wires coming out of the sensor. It is on the exhaust up close...

Nissan Repair: 96' Maxima VQ auto rmp drop drastically when taking foot of gas, throttle position sensor, vacuum hoses
throttle position sensor, vacuum hoses, air control valve: Art, Either you have a defective throttle position sensor or the idle air control valve is sticking. Yes, they could have cleaned the idle air control valve but it could be weak and starting to fail. From all the things you have done and from the symptoms...

Nissan Repair: 96 Maxima wont start, nissan maxima, pep boys
nissan maxima, pep boys, lifetime warranty: Michael, It sounds like your alternator has given up. Get the battery re-charged and replace the alternator and you should be good to go. Pep Boys or Checker have good deals on their alternators and a lifetime warranty if you are going to do it yourself....

Nissan Repair: 96 maxima NO START, engine cranks, cam sensor
engine cranks, cam sensor, fluid reservoir: Check for voltage at the injectors. There should be 12 volts on one side. Same with the coils. Sounds like something is not being powered up. Check fuses for these items and also on this year check grounds. There are 2 on the upper intake also (these are important)...

Nissan Repair: 96 maxima stalling, air control valve, dampner
air control valve, dampner, throttle body: Ozzy, There is a dampner on the throttle body that the throttle stop rests against. When you let off the gas the throttle stop hits this dampner and then it slowly comes to a complete idle. These do fail and I would check this first as it is common. ...

Nissan Repair: 96 maxima, good stock, knock sensor
good stock, knock sensor, antifreeze: Jay, It is under the intake and quite difficult to access. If you do not have a good stock of tools I would take it to a shop. The part is about $150 and labor is about the same. If they have to remove the intake have them change the antifreeze and the...

Nissan Repair: 96 Nissan 200SX SE (1.6L) Air Intake Issue, mass airflow sensor, nissan 200sx
mass airflow sensor, nissan 200sx, engine stall: Ian, My bet is the Mass Airflow Sensor (MAS) is going out and needs to be replaced. That is, if the intake hose is not loose between the MAS and the throttle body or there is not a crack in the hose allowing unmetered air into the system. You see, if...

Nissan Repair: '96 Nissan Altima won't start, neutral safety switch, nissan altima
neutral safety switch, nissan altima, positive cable: Anna, You either have a bad starter or a defective neutral safety switch. If it is an automatic try turning the key while shifting from park to neutral. If it starts you found the problem. If not hot wire the starter by bridging from the small wire over...

Nissan Repair: '96 Nissan Maxima Overheating, coolant loss, nissan maxima
coolant loss, nissan maxima, head gaskets: Marquita, You overheated the engine due to coolant loss. The engine might have sustained damage or the head gaskets might be blown. From what you describe as the heater not working properly, the week before sounds like the car was running low on coolant....

Nissan Repair: 96 Nissan Maxima with Not working Speedo, vehicle speed sensor, nissan maxima
vehicle speed sensor, nissan maxima, transmission case: Steve, The vehicle speed sensor is on the transmission case close to the driver s side and low on the case. You are looking at about $40 bucks for a new one. If a wrecking yard will part with one about $15 as they like to sell the transmission complete...

Nissan Repair: 96 Nissan maxima chokes up during turns and going pass 60 mph, air flow sensor, throttle position sensor
air flow sensor, throttle position sensor, air flow meter: Kevin, You have quite the problem where a bump causes the problem. In my experience it can be a wire that connects to the coil not being on tight, the fuel pump relay being defective and other causes I have found is the power wire on the starter or battery...

Nissan Repair: 96 Nissan Pathfinder, mechanic friend, nissan pathfinder
mechanic friend, nissan pathfinder, leeza: Leeza, Sounds like the heat shield for the exhaust. I would put the car on a lift and check it out. The only cost should be putting it up on a lift. If you have a mechanic friend they could drive it up on the curb and set the brake and get under the...

Nissan Repair: 96 Nissan xe pickup stalls., electric door locks, courtesynissan
electric door locks, courtesynissan, volt ohm meter: The fuel pump and the starter problem are not related. On the fuel pump it sounds like yours is going out. You could check the fuel pressure to see if it is within specifications. On the starter you are probably going to need to check the output of your...

Nissan Repair: 96 Nisson Sentra Not Cranking when hot, starter solenoid, nisson
starter solenoid, nisson, sentra: Craig, Check the shift interlock by shifting from park to neutral and back while you are holding the key in the start mode and see if the problem goes away. If that is not it then I would say the starter is heating up and loosing connection until it cools...

Nissan Repair: 96 niss max, nissan cars, knock sensor
nissan cars, knock sensor, cat converter: Jimmy, If you have a code for as knock sensor and have not replaced it you should as this is a known problem for Nissan cars of your year. Yes, once the car is warm and it goes into normal operation the knock sensor is critical to keeping the timing under...

Nissan Repair: 96 nissa quest gxe, metric sockets, haynes manual
metric sockets, haynes manual, plyers: Terri, A set of metric sockets and wrenches along with plyers and screwdrivers. Get a Haynes Manual for $20 bucks and it has the photographs to show you how to take the pump off and install the new one. All air tools do is let you remove and install bolts...

Nissan Repair: 96 nissan 200 sx a/c, nissan 200 sx, air control valve
nissan 200 sx, air control valve, air conditioner: Harry, I would think you need to do a tuneup to see what the condition of the engine is. If the air control valve is not moving to speed up the idle, when the air is turned on, the engine will slow down and die. I would check the air control valve...

Nissan Repair: 96 nissan 200sx power door lock, nissan 200sx, wrecking yard
nissan 200sx, wrecking yard, slim jim: Rolando, The drivers side door has a contact switch wired into the lock. There is a good chance the wires were damaged with the slim jim. Take the door panel off and witht he window up look at the door lock from the inside and you will see the wires and...

Nissan Repair: 96 nissan 300zx, nissan 300zx, interior illumination
nissan 300zx, interior illumination, nissan cars: Byron, The following is from Infiniti help and it works for Nissan cars too. REPROGRAM KEY FOB QX4, 1997-2004 Q45, I30, I35,1999-2002 G20, FX, G35, M45, Most Nissan Vehicles The horn chirp can be disable by pressing the lock and unlock buttons simultaneously...

Nissan Repair: 96 nissan hardbody 2.4, intake air temp, nissan hardbody
intake air temp, nissan hardbody, continuity check: David, You and I are on the same path. I think it is a bad ECM too. If you disconnected the ecm and did a continuity check at each end of the circuit and reconnected the ECM and you still have the problem I would say you have a bad ECM and that is what...

Nissan Repair: 96 nissan maxima cuts off while driving, nissan maxima, indicator lights
nissan maxima, indicator lights, autozone: Kelly, Go to Autozone or Checker and get the check engine code read and I can help further. They will bo the code reading for free and recommend what part or item to correct. You can email me back with what they tell you for confirmation, if you would...

Nissan Repair: 96 nissan pick up 2.4L, nissan parts department, distributor cap
nissan parts department, distributor cap, timing belt: Hi Scott, Scott, remove the distributor cap and have someone crank the engine to see if the rotor is turning. If it doesn t then you ll need to replace the timing belt. If it does, there is a TSB out on bad distributors and a replacement program from Nissan....

Nissan Repair: 96 nissan truck, intake air temperature, nissan truck
intake air temperature, nissan truck, auto zone: Josh, P0110 is the Intake Air Temperature Circuit Malfunction. Check to see that the connector has not come loose. This is the sensor that tells the computer what the temperature of the air is that comes into the intake. Usually located close to the...

Nissan Repair: 96 Pathfinder Dies Unexpectedly, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: The fuel system has been checked out and it works fine. Could it have something to do with the oxygen sensor? The mass air flow sensor? Fuel pump? Fuel relay switch? if the fuel system is fine according to your tests, i would assume that the fuel...

Nissan Repair: 96 Pathfinder intermittently shuts off, fuel pump, bang on
fuel pump, bang on, pathfinder: Kat, If you are banging on the relay box and the Pathfinder starts that would lead me to think there is another relay or an intermittent contact in the relay box. Replace the ECM relay and see what that does. Also, get tuner cleaner and clean the contacts...

Nissan Repair: 96 pathfinder fuel pump?, fuel pump relay, intermittent problem
fuel pump relay, intermittent problem, gas tank: Larry, Sounds to me like a bad fuel pump relay or the fuel pump itself. Remember that the pump is in the gas tank and if there is no gas it will overheat. That could cause the relay to cook or the pump itself. When it dies check the fuel pressure to...

Nissan Repair: 96 pathfinder le, neutral safety switch, factory security
neutral safety switch, factory security, button layout: David, I would check to see if the battery is charged and possibly attempt to jump the vehicle off. If it still will not start use a jumper to the small terminal on the starter and bridge it from the small terminal to the large terminal. If the starter...

Nissan Repair: 96 pathfinder won't start after filling gas tank, neutral safety switch, gas tank
neutral safety switch, gas tank, fuel pump: Keith, You either have a defective starter or a bad neutral safety switch. I would bridge the starter with a length of wire to the small terminal to see if it will turn the engine over. If you have a manual transmission make sure it is in neutral before...

Nissan Repair: 96 Sentra drive axle, strut bolts, cv shaft
strut bolts, cv shaft, wheel hub: first off, when i read this i was thinking to myself...when did nissan make a 1.4? you have a 1.6 in your daughters sentra. ok on to the cv removal/installation. SAFETY FIRST. i cannot express how often i hear about cars killing people because they did...

Nissan Repair: 96 Sentra does not start, nissan cars, change couple
nissan cars, change couple, cold environments: John, Nissan cars do not work well in really cold environments. In fact, they have service bulletins on the subject. Anyway, a fully charged battery will help since it is so cold and you could install a block heater or park it inside. The over rich condition...

Nissan Repair: 96 Sentra Won't Start, plug hole, compression test
plug hole, compression test, timing chain: Nate, It sounds like the engine has jumped timing. I would perform a compression test to make sure the compression is within range. Something like 130 psi for the age. Could even be as low as 100 psi. But from what you have indicated with it sounding...

Nissan Repair: 96 sentra gxe will not start, engine cranks, optical pickup
engine cranks, optical pickup, firend: Danny, If you think the car is not getting fuel and you want to use startign fluid you will need to unscrew the hose clamp to the intake hose. That is the black hose that goes from the filter box to the engine. Just spray a small amount in at the throttle...

Nissan Repair: 96 sentra main battery fuse keeps blowing, battery cable, alternator
battery cable, alternator, sentra: Hyrum, Check the connections at the positive battery cable as the fuse links have probably blown too. I would say that I would be checking the output of the alternator and see if it is putting out too much voltage. Also, check to see if there is a dead...

Nissan Repair: 97 Altima electrical problem, phillips screwdriver, low beams
phillips screwdriver, low beams, side marker: Sean, Yes, the headlight switch is the master switch I am talking about. The switch does it all from turn signals to headlights, highbeams and low beams. So, I call it the master switch. rockauto.com is a cheaper alternative if you can wait for the part...

Nissan Repair: 97 Altima very rough idle/stalling, fan motors, fuel line
fan motors, fuel line, couple minutes: Ryan, I would not think that it would get too hot in juet five minutes of running. I would check the distributor for oil on the optics first as this is a known problem that causes them to die. Now, if the fans do not come on, even with the airconditioner...

Nissan Repair: 97 Altima Suspension, strut bearings, center bolt
strut bearings, center bolt, nissan cars: Michael, The strut bearing on the drivers side is making noise. This was a condition that was quite common through 2000 on Nissan cars. If you cannot stand the noise have the bearing replaced. This is at the top of the strut tower and the strut has to...

Nissan Repair: 97 Altima starter noise, haynes manual, altima
haynes manual, altima, solenoid: Barry, Sounds like the starter or the ring gear are getting ground up. I would remove the starter and diagnose which it is. You can remove the starter by taking the two bolts off that hold it on and then inspecting the teeth and drive. Get a Haynes manual...

Nissan Repair: 97 Altima front suspension noise., nissan altima gxe, sway bar links
nissan altima gxe, sway bar links, outer tie rods: Darrell, It is probable the strut bearing. This is the metal bearing that the strut sticks through at the strut tower. Open the hoon and look at the top of the strut tower and you will see three bolts around the venter bolt. These three bolts hold the...

Nissan Repair: 97 Altima Whining Noise when I accelerate, shaft bearings, shaft bearing
shaft bearings, shaft bearing, nissan altima: Felix, Sounds like the input shaft bearing and possible the output shaft bearings in the transmission are work out. You could get the gear grease changed and see how that does. But, this transmission is known for the bearings wearing out after about ten...

Nissan Repair: 97 altima doesn't always start., fuel pump relay, fuel pressure
fuel pump relay, fuel pressure, fuel pump: Steve, If you are getting spark and the problem is intermittent I would be looking at the fuel pump or the fuel pump relay. Check the fuel pressure and see if it is within range. Also, if the filter has not been replaced it would be a good time to replace...

Nissan Repair: 97 altima P0325 code, resistance value, knock sensor
resistance value, knock sensor, altima: Barry, I know it is a pain but the knock sensor is the probable cause for the code since I have replaced so many of them. Nissan had a bad run on knock sensors and so many from your year model go bad. I would replace the knock sensor and reset the code...

Nissan Repair: 97 altima stalls when idle, throttle position sensor, air control valve
throttle position sensor, air control valve, intake hose: Marcus, I would set the idle up with the idle air control valve and also clean the throttle body with a good carburetor cleaner. Do not get the cleaner on the outside of the throttle body where the throttle position sensor is. Just take the intake hose...

Nissan Repair: 97 altima, nissan altima gxe, nissan altima
nissan altima gxe, nissan altima, clunk: Lee, If it is a pop and not a continuous clunk it is the strut bearing. At the top of the strut there is a bearing that the strut spins on when you turn and there was a problem with the right side on your model as well as some Maxima cars. It is not that...

Nissan Repair: 97 cefiro body kit module, nissan dealer, body control module
nissan dealer, body control module, cefiro: Rodney, Yes, the Body Control Module (BCM) needs to be replaced. If the battery is disconnected there is no problem with removal of the BCM. Seems in the late 1990 s there was a problem with the BCM and on some cars they fail. You will not have a problem...

Nissan Repair: 97 ENGINE SWAP, high mileage, computer wiring
high mileage, computer wiring, engine computer: Michael, I would go with any engine that is 2000 or earlier since newer than that you get into drive by wire electronic throttles. The VQ should swap in using your old engine mounts and make sure you keep the old engine nearby to swap sensors that do not...

Nissan Repair: 97 infinite won't start, haynes manual, battery cables
haynes manual, battery cables, battery terminal: Jake, Reversal of the battery cables is pretty serious and I would be checking the fuse links and fuses at the positive battery terminal as well as the wires to and from the starter and the ignition feed wires to see if they are burnt. I know it sucks...

Nissan Repair: 97 infinite won't start, battery cable, solenoid
battery cable, solenoid, fuses: Jake, I hope the computer is not cooked. But, first you need to check the fuses and fuse links at the battery. When the key is turned on to start the coils get an extra boost when the starter turns. Then, at run mode the voltage drops. Check all associated...

Nissan Repair: 97 MAXIMA STARTING PROBLEM, thin wires, battery cable
thin wires, battery cable, windings: I would check the fuseable links at the positive battery cable, where it connects to the battery first. Since the car was really low on battery life there is a chance you blew one of those. You should be able to see if the thin wires are cooked in two at...

Nissan Repair: 97 Max Auto Transmission Stumbles, max auto, auto transmission
max auto, auto transmission, valve body: Jim, I would say to change the transmission fluid first and hope for the best. It sounds like the valve body is sticking and a fluid change could do the trick. But, with the years and miles you could be looking at a rebuild in the not too distant future...

Nissan Repair: 97 Maxima GLE miss firing after spark plug change, vacuum hoses, maxima gle
vacuum hoses, maxima gle, firing order: my first instinct on this one is that when they pulled the plug wires to replace your plugs they probably tore the wires apart and failed to tell you. these plug wires are difficult to get out and takes time. my first suggestion would be to check to see...

Nissan Repair: 97 Maxima Knock Sensor, maxima knock sensor, haynes manual
maxima knock sensor, haynes manual, metric tools: Frankie, I would take the upper intake off as it is really easy and I have never successfully replaced the knock sensor without removing it. All you need are common metric tools a couple of screwdrivers and a new upper intake gasket and a couple of hours....

Nissan Repair: 97 Maxima problems..., timing chain cover, nissan maxima
timing chain cover, nissan maxima, speciality shop: Rob, If the engine is leaking oil on the front converters it would really have to pour to cause a fire. I would not think so and have never heard of it. But, if the cover is leaking I would get it corrected. Now, there are other shops that will not charge...

Nissan Repair: 97 maxima, defective tire, rotor
defective tire, rotor, roar: Dwayne, This could be either a bad bearing or a defective tire. You could rotate the tires to see if the noise moves to the back. If not, have the bearings checked. You could do this yourself if you jack up the front end and spin the tires by hand to...

Nissan Repair: 97 maxima, cylinder misfire, radio shack
cylinder misfire, radio shack, thin wires: Carsch, The wires are shielded and need to be put back in that condition. You can buy some shielding from Radio Shack and put in between the wires and tape them back up. If it were my guess I would say the connection at the ECU needs to be removed and...

Nissan Repair: 97 NISSAN MAXIMA SE, nissan maxima se, nissan maxima
nissan maxima se, nissan maxima, shift mechanism: Barbara, There are usually two things that can cause the sticking shifter. The first is if anything has dropped in from the passenger compartment. You could have a penny stuck in the shift mechanism. You can pull the trim up and check for this. The...

Nissan Repair: 97 Nissan Alitma, windshield wiper, wiper arms
windshield wiper, wiper arms, wrecking yard: LaQuana, The brake light not working all the time is probably due to the socket, where the bulb plugs in, is loose or a wire is not making contact. You could crimp the connections and tighten the bulb connection or just replace it with a socket from a...

Nissan Repair: 97 Nissan Altima, fuel pressure gauge, air intake hose
fuel pressure gauge, air intake hose, odbii scanner: G O Baker, I would check the air intake hose for cracks. When the car stalls out the pressure is fine so you are probably looking at electrical if the intake hose if in good order. The transistorized ignition module by the coil could be going out too....

Nissan Repair: 97 Nissan Altima 2.4 L, nissan altima, oil lines
nissan altima, oil lines, filter 2: OK, pull the starter and get a look inside the bellhousing. I think you might have something loose in there. I am trying to remember if you have a distributor with a cap and rotor on your year car? If you do take the cap off and inspect the rotor and cap...

Nissan Repair: 97 Nissan Altima, nissan altima, nissan cars
nissan altima, nissan cars, fuel pressure: Joseph, If there are times when the engine will not turn over when the key is turned would lead one to think the starter is going out. Nissan uses a gear reduction starter and these are known for binding up. Fuel pump would not cause the engine not to...

Nissan Repair: 97 Nissan Altima, nissan altima, battery failure
nissan altima, battery failure, voltage light: i am 100% positive it is your belt. an alternator or battery failure will send a signal to your ECU which will show up on your dash on the voltage light and its the only one that will light up. a belt that breaks will light up everything and slowly drain...

Nissan Repair: 97 Nissan Altima GXE, nissan altima, starter fluid
nissan altima, starter fluid, auto store: before buying new parts, remove starter and alternator and have them both tested at an auto store (free). if either is faulty it would cause your car to run improperly due to lack of electricity to the spark plugs. if both are fine you can try to test the...

Nissan Repair: 97 Nissan Altima stalling and now not starting, nissan altima, pep boys
nissan altima, pep boys, relay switch: Tony, It could be the distributor if the one that was installed was defective. Also, the ignitor or fuel pump or fuel pump relay could be defective. Have them check the fuel pressure first and have them check the output of the coil while it is running...

Nissan Repair: 97 Nissan Altima, nissan altima, oil lines
nissan altima, oil lines, filter 2: I want to know if you removed the starter to see if there was damage to the flywheel/flexplate? If you have a solid state ignition without a distributor the pickup could be at the back of the block with magnets on the flywheel/flexplate. Since you were discussing...

Nissan Repair: 97 Nissan Maxima Transmission Flush, nissan maxima, point thanks
nissan maxima, point thanks, transmission fluid: Siju, I would go with the drain and fill and not a flush as the car has so many miles on it. If you did the regular drains on the transmission fluid you should be fine with just a drain of the transmission and not the entire transmission. Remember, that...

Nissan Repair: 97 Nissan Pathfinder Starter, nissan pathfinder, adonis
nissan pathfinder, adonis, 12 volts: Adonis, then it is your ignition switch that is defective. When you turn the key to start there is 12 volts that goes to the starter and the coil. When you release the key the circuit drops to 9 volts to keep from frying the coil and the 12 volts to the...

Nissan Repair: 97 Nissan Pathfinder wont start. Has power, neutral safety switch, nissan pathfinder
neutral safety switch, nissan pathfinder, fuse box: The neutral safety switch on the shifter is probably going out. When you attempt to start it move the shifter into park and hold it there and the car should start. The switch is easy to replace but it is expensive. Something like $100 dollars. Checkout...

Nissan Repair: 97 Nissan Pickup 2.4L, oil contamination, nissan pickup
oil contamination, nissan pickup, radio shack: Preston, I would remove the distributor and disassemble the top. Remove the rotor post first and then the cover under it. Note how it goes together since it is simple but clocked. Once the cover is off you can see the optical shutter wheel and pickup...

Nissan Repair: 97 Nissan Pickup all 4 wheels locking up, nissan pickup, four wheels
nissan pickup, four wheels, hydrolics: Chris, It sounds like the pushrod in the back of the master cylinder is too tight. When you drive the brakes are partially working causing heat and then they lock up. If the pedal is in proper adjustment you will have to take the master cylinder off to...

Nissan Repair: 97 Nissan PU airbag removal, horn button, steering wheel
horn button, steering wheel, fuse: Ken, If you are not really mechanical I would be hesitant since the horn button is embedded in the airbag cover. But, I take no liability here. Disconnect the battery first. Then take out the airbag fuse. Then, under the dash on the driver s side...

Nissan Repair: 97 Nissan Quest won't start after warm, fuel pressure regulator, oxegen sensor
fuel pressure regulator, oxegen sensor, nissan quest: Bobby, The oxygen sensor could be bad but I think the fuel pressure regulator is defective since it runs when cold but when warm it gets too rich. Are there any codes showing other than the oxygen sensor? Email me back once you check the regulator...

Nissan Repair: 97 Nissan Sentra, Breaks, nissan sentra, performance fluid
nissan sentra, performance fluid, new ford: It sounds like you need to go through the brake system on the car and make sure everything is correct. The rear sounds like a spring is broke and the front sounds like you need to replace the pads and the spring/shim kit. Also, bleed the brakes with new...

Nissan Repair: '97 Nissan Sentra doesn't start., nissan sentra, sentra
nissan sentra, sentra, spark plugs: First check to see if you have fuel pressure at the rail using a gauge. If you do the next thing is to check for spark by pulling a plugwire and inserting a paper clip and holding it aobut a quarter of an inch from the block. Then, ahve someone crank the...

Nissan Repair: 97 Nissan Sentra, water pump impeller, radiator fluid
water pump impeller, radiator fluid, nissan sentra: Janet, If you have water dripping on your feet that would mean that the heater core is leaking or the lines inside the dash have blown. If the radiator fluid is not circulating then the thermostat is stuck or the water pump impeller is stuck. I would...

Nissan Repair: 97 Nissan XE 4X4, dollar signs, oil additive
dollar signs, oil additive, funny name: Hi Angie, Tappit is a funny name for lifter. Since you just had your oil changed a couple things to look at. One, is it full? I know, had to ask... Second, what viscosity was put it? It makes a difference especially with the weather changing. Looking at...

Nissan Repair: 97 Nissan XE Pickup Starving for Fuel, fuel pressure regulator, high octane fuel
fuel pressure regulator, high octane fuel, chemtool: Adrien, Fuel filter first. Second, check the fuel pressure after changing the filter. Another thing would be that the fuel pressure regulator is stuck closed and keeping the pressure down. But, I would change the fuel filter first and then check the...

Nissan Repair: 97 Nissan, slippage, alarm system
slippage, alarm system, dashboard: if your battery and alternator are in perfect *TESTED* condition, i would have your belts checked for tension, or possibly slippage. this is all i can think of for now. i highly doubt that your alarm is the problem. even if it were to be in a constant ...

Nissan Repair: 97 nissan altima stalls, crankshaft sensor, nissan altima
crankshaft sensor, nissan altima, defective coil: Jack, Check the fuel pressure to make sure the relay that feeds power to the fuel pump is good. Second, if you have fuel pressure and the car is stalling check the ignition for a defective coil or ignition module. Email me back and let me know what you...

Nissan Repair: 97 nissan altima, crankshaft position sensor, nissan altima
crankshaft position sensor, nissan altima, egr valve: Brandy, The EGR valve should be replaced first. This will cause the car to die as you state. Also, the sensor that determines that the EGR valve is actuating might need to be replaced. But, I would change the EGR valve first and then reset the computer...

Nissan Repair: 97 nissan hardbody 4 wd, nissan hardbody, exhaust catalyst
nissan hardbody, exhaust catalyst, auto parts retailers: Ben, This sounds like the exhaust recirculation valve or the port that feeds exhaust to or from it is blocked. This happens after this many years. You might need to remove the pipe that feeds it and the valve itself and clean everything out and reset...

Nissan Repair: 97 nissan p/u bucking, stalling , and missing, crusing, rotor
crusing, rotor, shutter: Joe, Check the distributor for oil on the optics. Remove the cap, rotor, rotor post and distributor cover and check out the optics and shutter wheel. If there is oil you found the problem and will need to replace the distributor with a rebuilt unit...

Nissan Repair: 97 nissan pathfinder flasher, nissan pathfinder, haynes manual
nissan pathfinder, haynes manual, fuse box: Tammella, I think yours is under the dash on the drivers side above the column. It is way up there. The best way to get the exact location is to turn the flasher on and listen for the click. A Haynes Manual is a good source of photographs and diagrams...

Nissan Repair: 97 nissan pathfinder signal and hazard lights, nissan pathfinder, fuse block
nissan pathfinder, fuse block, signal operation: Hi Ryan, I found this info, TURN SIGNAL OPERATION With the hazard switch in the OFF position and the ignition switch in the ON or START position, power is supplied through 7.5 A fuse [No.[11], located in the fuse block. This is where I would start....

Nissan Repair: 97 nissan pick up running rich, mass air sensor, mass airflow sensor
mass air sensor, mass airflow sensor, fuel pressure regulator: Kris, The mass airflow sensor is known for failure as is the air inlet temperature sensor. I would replace these and reset the computer and you should be fine. Be sure to check to make sure the hose from the mass airflow sensor and throttle body is not...

Nissan Repair: 97 nissan pickup electrical quirk, courtesynissan, nissan pickup
courtesynissan, nissan pickup, headlight switch: Jyson, Replace the headlight switch. The current is backfeeding through the circuits as the contacts are worn out. Under $100 bucks from rockauto.com or courtesynissan.com and all you need is a phillips to change the switch. Remove the steering weel...

Nissan Repair: 97 nissan pickup, two different places, vacuum line
two different places, vacuum line, nissan pickup: Ryan, I would be suspect of the new bpt. Now, if it is good I would be checking the connector and wiring upstream of it. You will eventually have to get the truck to pas smog so I would check the electrical connection and if that checks ok then I would...

Nissan Repair: 97 nissan sentra alternator replacement, red sox big papi, nissan sentra
red sox big papi, nissan sentra, alldata: Oh, yes... And Manny, well, Manny is Manny. In the mean time, they don t give me step by step in AllData. They assume everyone is experienced technicians. Make sure you have the belt off and don t be afraid of prying the hell out of it. Check to make sure...

Nissan Repair: 97 nissan sentra thermostat, nissan sentra, rubber gasket
nissan sentra, rubber gasket, sentra: Find the big hose that comes out of the top of the radiator and follow it to the engine and that is where the thermostat is located. My advice is to be sure to get a factory thermostat and rubber gasket as it makes installation much easier. I have done it...

Nissan Repair: 97 nissan sentra, nissan sentra, flat blade
nissan sentra, flat blade, sentra: Nathan, Yes, there is a access cover on the shifter that you remove and stick in a flat blade screwdriver to get it to release. The two most common causes for your problem are the shifter has had something spilled on it a while back and it has caused the...

Nissan Repair: 97 nissan truck light problems, trailer wiring harness, nissan truck
trailer wiring harness, nissan truck, master switch: Justin, Power from the brake lights is backfeeding through the master switch. The instrument lights is the clue here since this is the only place the wires come in close proximity. I would think the headlight (Master Switch) is shorting internally. Now,...

Nissan Repair: 97 Pathfinder intermittent stalling, fuel pressure gauge, fuel pump relay
fuel pressure gauge, fuel pump relay, vehicle stalls: Hungsun, Check the fuel pump for pressure when the vehicle stalls. I bet the fuel pump is on the way out or the fuel pump relay is going out. You can get a fuel pressure gauge at the parts stor for something like $30 bucks. Screw it into the fuel pressure...

Nissan Repair: 97 Pathfinder service engine soon light, throttle position sensor, mean time between failure
throttle position sensor, mean time between failure, tps code: William, With this many miles you are going to have things go out. So, Mean Time Between Failure has been established to be 100K miles so you are ahead of the game in that respect. Anyway, the TPS code, knock sensor code, and closed throttle position...

Nissan Repair: 97 pathfinder check engine light, vent line, rubber hoses
vent line, rubber hoses, smell of gas: Eric, I would first crawl under the truck and see if there is a gas leak where you put fuel in. From under the truck there are rubber hoses that connect the fuel fill to the tank. Also, there is a fuel vent line and a fuel pressure line that runs to the...

Nissan Repair: 97 pathfinder wobbling, speeds addition, sears
speeds addition, sears, tire rotation: Oh, sorry Nikki, Yes, you must replace the tire. Take it to where you like to get tires (Sears my choice) and they will inspect and find the faulty tire. This can be dangerous, not to scare you, due to heat building up on the tire and causing a blow out...

Nissan Repair: '97 Quest Rear Brakes, haynes manual, rear brakes
haynes manual, rear brakes, wheel cylinder: Eric, Get a Haynes manual for the diagrams. Get a pair of brake plyers if yours has drums and a spring compression tool. Important on drums not to contaminate the brake area and make sure not to damage the wheel cylinder. Take one side a part at a time...

Nissan Repair: '97 quest/villager check engine light, troubleshooting flowchart, gas milage
troubleshooting flowchart, gas milage, smog test: Shelton, Go to Nissanusa.com and download the .pdf file for the egr system as it is the best manual out there. I would diagnose the system myself if you could or have another shop give it a try as it could be as simple as replacement of the egr valve or...

Nissan Repair: 97 Sentra belt replacement, center bolt, v belt
center bolt, v belt, serpentine belt: Lisa, First, loosen the center bolt on the idler/tensioner pulley and then loosen the adjustment bolt. Now, remove the belt and then do the other one the same. I would replace both belts at the same time and get a second set for the trunk since you might...

Nissan Repair: 97 Sentra GXE turns over and won't start??, fuel pressure gauge, sentra
fuel pressure gauge, sentra, fuel pump: Brent, You will need to check for spark by pulling a plug and checking for spark against the engine. Have someone crank it while you hold the wire, with a paper clip insterted close the the metal on the engine. No spark and I would be looking at the distributor....

Nissan Repair: 97 Sentra No Start / Electrical Failure, terminal hooks, electrical failure
terminal hooks, electrical failure, battery check: Stuart, If the engine failed to fire and was turning over for an extended period of time the fuse links at the battery could have failed. Since you say you have no lights I would have the battery charged fully and where the positive terminal hooks to the...

Nissan Repair: 97 Sentra wont start, fuel pressure gauge, fuel pressure regulator
fuel pressure gauge, fuel pressure regulator, engine cranks: Richard, If the plugs are wet the engine is getting too much fuel. Get a fuel pressure gauge and see if the fuel pressure is within range. That is, check to see what the pressure is when you turn the key to on. It does not have to be started to see what...

Nissan Repair: 97 sentra auto trans doesn't shift gears, hot sunny day, throttle linkage
hot sunny day, throttle linkage, vacuum hose: Bob, Check the throttle position cable. Sounds like it is too tight and it is causing really high RPM shifts. With the engine off have someone press the throttle to the floor. You, under the hood, look at where the throttle cable is and check out the...

Nissan Repair: 97 sentra drive shaft, transaxel, drive shaft
transaxel, drive shaft, blowup: Scott, I am trying to remember the Sentra as opposed to the Maxima. Is there a bearing in the middle on the passenger side? That is, check the length of the one that you are going to replace the old one with. The last one I did was a Maxima and it unbolted...

Nissan Repair: '98 200sx simply won't pass smog..., smog check, chemtool
smog check, chemtool, gastank: Laura, Simply do a tuneup and then get some Berrymans Chemtool and put it in the gastank and drive the car until you need to refill the car and it should be fine. Be sure to use super unleaded and when you go back for SMOG check drive the car for thirty...

Nissan Repair: 98 Altima 5 spd. MT, nissan altima, wood grain dash
nissan altima, wood grain dash, clutch pedal: Cory, If the clutch releases close to the floor and not at the top of pedal travel then it needs to be replaced. If the clutch releases close to the top or in the middle then you are fine. I would think the vibration is caused by the car beign a front...

Nissan Repair: 98 Altima with gas pumping problems., vent line, full tank
vent line, full tank, filler neck: Nicholus, Sounds like the vent line to the filler neck is blocked and not allowing the air to escape from the tank when you fill it. If you look under the car at the fuel filler hose you will see a smaller hose that allows the air to escape while you fill...

Nissan Repair: 98 Altima - stalling when cold, air intake hose, throttle plate
air intake hose, throttle plate, long periods: Jim, A couple of things here. First, make sure that it has fresh spark plugs in the engine as old plugs will do this. Second, if the plugs do not do the trick I would clean the throttle body with carburetor cleaner. You will have to remove the air intake...

Nissan Repair: 98 Frontier Tach install, haynes manual, firewall
haynes manual, firewall, frontier: Matt, Aftermarket tach? If so, you need to wire it to the tach wire on the coil. The post is marked tach. It is easier to hook it to the one on the harness that goes to the cluster. But, I do not have a schematic to tell you which one. A Haynes manual...

Nissan Repair: 98 frontier odometer, nissan frontier, mechanical limits
nissan frontier, mechanical limits, computer tool: Matthew, Yes, speedometer specialty shops and dealerships have the computer tool to reprogram the odometer. In most states they do not care about the odometer after the vehicle has rolled over 100K miles. Usually, the title will read that Mileage Exceeds...

Nissan Repair: 98 Infiniti I30 with 109, 900 Miles, wheel drive cars, front wheel drive cars
wheel drive cars, front wheel drive cars, power steering fluid: Rachel, You probably did not need to do everything on the list. But, that depends on when they were done last. It is a good baseline to go by now that everything has been changed. On the power steering you are money ahead since front wheel drive cars...

Nissan Repair: 98 Infiniti QX4 Antenna Mast Replacement, antenna mast, infiniti qx4
antenna mast, infiniti qx4, antenna cable: Chris, I will assume yours is electric? If so, and you only bought a mast, you will need to unscrew the top nut and then turn the radio on to get the broken part out. Once the cable unwinds enough to get plyers on it just help it all the way out. Now,...

Nissan Repair: 98 Maxima brake/rotor, brake rotor, nissan dealership
brake rotor, nissan dealership, 20 bucks: Raven, Go to the Nissan dealership and get a brake shim kit for your car. It is about $20 bucks and it comes with new slide inserts for the pads as well as noise shims. It will make the noise go away. All you do is take your pads off and install the...

Nissan Repair: 98 Maxima a/c compressor replacement, pag oil, vacuum pump
pag oil, vacuum pump, receiver dryer: James, If your new compressor was not loaded with oil you need to add it to the unit in the holes before you install it. Second, replace the receiver dryer to eliminate any trash that has collected in it. If you don t replace it they will not warranty...

Nissan Repair: 98 Maxima driving noise....., courtesynissan, two wheels
courtesynissan, two wheels, tie rod: Konrad, Yes, you guessed it right on the front pads making the noise. The shake could be that the tie rod ends, inner or outer, are loose. A couple of hundred bucks and an alognment. On the pads, buy a new set from Nissan, courtesynissan.com is a cheap...

Nissan Repair: 98 Maxima trouble starting, cold start, throttle body
cold start, throttle body, autozone: Kevin, When was the last time a tuneup was performed? If the plugs are old and the filter has not been changed I would start there. If you have done a tuneup in the last year I would be looking at the throttle body being cleaned and check for the idle...

Nissan Repair: 98 maxima GLE no dash backlight, maxima gle, fuel gauge
maxima gle, fuel gauge, side radio: Tyson, If you have power coming out of the dimmer as well as going into it then it is probably the lights on the instruments. Simply drop the column down and remove the screws that hold the instrument cover on and then the four screws that hold the instruments...

Nissan Repair: 98 maxima rear window cable, rear window, hard time
rear window, hard time, maxima: Augie, This is going to require another regulator to correct the problem. Now, you can take the regulator out and get the cable back on track by taking the motor loose and then get everything back in alignment. Then reinstall and run the window up and...

Nissan Repair: 98 maxima side mirrors, haynes manual, turn signals
haynes manual, turn signals, test light: Sarah, You will have to run a wire from the headlight switch, under the strring column, and out to each door to get the lits to work. You could use a test light to figure out which wires feed the turn signals or get a Haynes Manual for your car. The wiring...

Nissan Repair: 98 maxima, clutch pedal, o2 sensor
clutch pedal, o2 sensor, safety feature: Manni, If the car will start with a push but not with the starter I would check the clutch switch to make sure it is giving connection to the starter. Under the dash above the clutch pedal is a switch that keeps the car from starting unless you have your...

Nissan Repair: 98 NISSAN FRONTIER 4 CYL, nissan frontier, compressor clutch
nissan frontier, compressor clutch, frontier 4: SOunds like your airconditioning compressor clutch is slipping due to your compressor going out. When the engine is at low rpms the slip happens and when you start moving and the engine speed increases the clutch holds. If it were me I would be looking at...

Nissan Repair: 98 Nissan 200SX, nissan 200sx, open flames
nissan 200sx, open flames, jackstands: Sharon, The filter is on the bottom of the car and all you do is follow the line from the tank forward and you will see it. Buy a new filter and you will see what you are looking for. You can disconnect the fuse and do as you say. Also, release the pressure...

Nissan Repair: 98 Nissan Altima Airbag light, nissan service manual, nissan altima
nissan service manual, nissan altima, nissan dealer: Eric, You will need someone with a a Consult scantool or an airbag scantool that is compatible with Nissans to check the airbag circuit and then turn the airbag light off. The following is a manual way to reset the airbag light. Procedure to Reset the...

Nissan Repair: 98 Nissan Altima, fuel pressure regulator, nissan altima
fuel pressure regulator, nissan altima, full tank: John, If the car is overfilled with gas the evaporative canister is probably overflowing and that could set the check engine light. But, the fuel richness could be due to a plugged up fuel filter or a defective fuel pressure regulator. Now, since you...

Nissan Repair: 98 Nissan Frontier battery and alternator keep going bad, radio amplifiers, nissan frontier
radio amplifiers, nissan frontier, autozone: Adam, I would look at what is overloading your circuitry. If the alternator is blowing and the battery is killing cells there is something overloading your system. I would get it on an electrical test system like Checker or Autozone to do a free check....

Nissan Repair: 98 Nissan Frontier Electrical, digital odometer, nissan frontier
digital odometer, nissan frontier, intermittent problems: Mike, You have a couple of choices here. The first is to take your instrument cluster out and look on the back. There is a resistor that is going out and I think the internal shorting of this device is what is running everything nuts. Te second is to...

Nissan Repair: 98 Nissan Frontier Speedometer, backyard mechanic, wrecking yard parts
backyard mechanic, wrecking yard parts, nissan frontier: Richard, Yes, the mechanic did the correct thing since the speed sensor fails more than the speedometer. You could do it yourself by getting one from the wrecking yard. It is basically the task of taking the instruments out of one vehicle and putting...

Nissan Repair: 98 Nissan Maxima SE 5spd, electronic climate control, nissan maxima se
electronic climate control, nissan maxima se, nissan maxima: W, The airconditioner will make noise when it gets older. If it knocks too much you might change the compressor. but, if it just knocks a little and it does not lug the engine I would let it go until it fails. The cooling issue could be that the second...

Nissan Repair: 98 Nissan Pathfinder turn signal flasher, turn signal flasher, nissan pathfinder
turn signal flasher, nissan pathfinder, blinkers: Maureen, I can t remember where the flasher is for your particular year. But, here is how you can find it. Turn the key on and turn the blinker on. If it does nothing then turn it off and turn the flashers on and listen for the sound. If the air or...

Nissan Repair: 98 Nissan Sentra electrical problem, nissan sentra, gauge panel
nissan sentra, gauge panel, external lighting: Curtis, Take the battery out and charge it. Then if the amp meter or volt meter reads low I would change the alternator. But, from all indications you battery was low on charge. Yes, it might check good but if the charge is low the car will do all the...

Nissan Repair: 98 Nissan Sentra won't start, nissan sentra, clutch assembly
nissan sentra, clutch assembly, receiver dryer: Ann, If the compressor is locking up it will prevent the car from starting. That is, if the bearing in the clutch assembly is locked or the clutch is locked up. Take the belt off and see if the car will start. If it does replace the compressor and receiver...

Nissan Repair: 98 Nisson Glove Compartment Locked, nisson, car key
nisson, car key, glove compartment: Heidi, Check to see if you have the valet key and not the regular one. If the key is the valet have the dealership or a locksmith cut you a master key and you should be good to go. Otherwise, the ignition key might have been changed and now it does not...

Nissan Repair: 98 nissan 200sx, nissan 200sx, negative battery
nissan 200sx, negative battery, battery terminal: Anna, A couple of ways to do it. The first is to remove the negative battery terminal for five minutes to let the capacitors bleed down on the computer and then hook it back up. The codes will be gone. The other way is to purchase a scan tool for about...

Nissan Repair: 98 nissan altima, fuel pressure solenoid, fuel pressure regulator
fuel pressure solenoid, fuel pressure regulator, gas vapors: Michael, Fuel pressure solenoid would be the fuel pressure regulator? If so it is on the fuel rail next to the intake. If it is the relay you are talking about it should be under the hood in the fuse relay box. If the problem is with the canister solenoid...

Nissan Repair: 98 nissan frontier, negative battery cable, mass air flow sensor
negative battery cable, mass air flow sensor, air flow sensor: Nichael, The mass airflow sensor is an easy replacement. First, remove the negative battery cable from the battery to keep from shorting anything. Then, look for your air filter and between the air filter and the intake is the mass airflow sensor. A...

Nissan Repair: 98 nissan maxima, nissan maxima, knock sensor
nissan maxima, knock sensor, fuel line: you sound like you have a fuel problem. Check and replace the fuel filter. Then check to make sure the fuel pump is coming on when you turn the key to the accessory position. Listen for a humming sound. Lastly, turn the key on for 3 seconds, turn it off,...

Nissan Repair: 98 nissan maxima, tokico shocks, shocks and struts
tokico shocks, shocks and struts, air control valve: Manni, If the car will turn over and not start would lead me to think the cold start circuit is screwing up. I would remove and clean the idle air control valve and throttle body to make sure it is clean and working properly. I like Nissan shocks and...

Nissan Repair: 98 nissan maxima airbag light, nissan maxima, scan tool
nissan maxima, scan tool, air bag: Brian, The dealership will charge $100 bucks to reset the airbag light. But, if there is a problem with the airbag circuit, like a defective airbag, they will let you know. Also, there is the aftermarket shops that will check and reset the light for much...

Nissan Repair: my 98 nissan maxima, nissan maxima, radiator fluid
nissan maxima, radiator fluid, radiator: I ll need a lot more info than that Daniel to try and guess without being there. You mentioned he added water. Was it out of water and overheated when it quit? Will it start now? If it won t start does the engine crank? Check the oil and the radiator fluid...

Nissan Repair: '98 nissan pathfinder, nissan pathfinder, rear shocks
nissan pathfinder, rear shocks, loose components: Pat, Have the tires checked for out of round and the suspension checked for loose components. Shocks should not cause this problem but an anti-sway bar that has rotten bushings or a broken end link could. Stranger things that I have found are the leaf...

Nissan Repair: 98 nissan quest ac is not taking charge, nissan quest, pressure switch
nissan quest, pressure switch, compresor: Jack, If the system was evacuated and then you put in R134 it should take it. Now, you might have to bridge the pressure switch to get the compressor to run long enough to take in enough R134 to keep the pressure switch from cutting off the compressor....

Nissan Repair: 98 nissan, control dial, blower motor
control dial, blower motor, scrapyard: it seems to be your blower motor. a good option is to go to a local scrapyard and request for a used blower motor and have them replace it. (about 80 dollar repair), depending on model/make/availability/labor. avoid dealership item, you will be way overcharged...

Nissan Repair: 98 nissian, brake fluid and brake problem, vacuum booster, brake fluid
vacuum booster, brake fluid, nissian: Anastasiya, If the brake fluid is not leaking onto the ground then it is coming out the back of the master cylinder and going into the vacuum booster. Replace the master cylinder immediately. Use Ford High Performance Brake Fluid since it has twice the...

Nissan Repair: 98 Pathfinder clicking/rattle, rear axle seal, belt tensioner
rear axle seal, belt tensioner, dry rot: Allie, Check the idler tensioner pulley for the noise. Also, the belts might not be tight. The axle seal is an easy fix. Just a matter of taking the axle out and replace the seal and then refill the gear grease. I would check the belt tensioner...

Nissan Repair: 98 Pathfinder KNOCK sensor, 30s 40s, noticeable problems
30s 40s, noticeable problems, auto inspection: Mike, The knock sensor is defective and it stops giving you the problem in extreme cold since the engine really has to work hard to knock. The knock is caused by a hot engine and pre-ignition. I would replace the sensor and be done with it. The code...

Nissan Repair: 98 Pathfinder, universal joints, shift point
universal joints, shift point, driveshafts: Gene, Check the universal joints and engine mounts first. This includes the one that is at the transmission first. Now, if the motor mounts are good you could do a change on the fluid and see if that helps. But, a vibration is usually related to rotating...

Nissan Repair: 98 Quest rotor replacement, pb blaster, nissan quest
pb blaster, nissan quest, penetrating oil: securely jack up vehicle. take off tire, remove caliper (2 bolts), remove 2 bolts that attaches the caliper bracket to the rotor, remove rotor, replace in reverse. be sure to use good penetrating oil and let the bolts soak so the chances of snapping are less....

Nissan Repair: 98 QX4 remote programming, interior illumination, nissan vehicles
interior illumination, nissan vehicles, side marker: Albert, No need to reprogram the one that already works. The process for the second one is as follows from infinitihelp.com. REPROGRAM KEY FOB QX4, 1997-2004 Q45, I30, I35,1999-2002 G20, FX, G35, M45, Most Nissan Vehicles The horn chirp can be disable...

Nissan Repair: 98 Sentra - Motor died on hwy, fuel pressure gauge, distributor cap
fuel pressure gauge, distributor cap, timing chain: Bob, You are on target. If it is spark related replace the module and if it is fuel you will have no pressure. I would replace the relay first and then if there was no pressure I would replace the pump. Get a fuel pressure gauge for about $30 bucks and...

Nissan Repair: !985 Nissan Sentra Blower Motor, nissan sentra, blower motor
nissan sentra, blower motor, wrecking yard: Tom, If the blower motor works and you have changed the resistor block then I would be looking at the blower switch for a short or the relay. You are on the right track so the relay goes for aobut $20 bucks and if it were me I would be going to the wrecking...

Nissan Repair: 99 Altima speedo, nissan altima, wrecking yard
nissan altima, wrecking yard, instrument cluster: Gary, If you replace the cluster and have over 100K miles there is no problem getting one from the wrecking yard and installing it. If you plan to resell the vehicle and it has under 100K you should get it set by a shop to reflect the actual miles. Otherwise,...

Nissan Repair: 99 altima, motor shaft, wiper motor
motor shaft, wiper motor, wipers: Do you mean when you turn on the wipers with the switch they do not operate? If that is the case the wiper link is probably broken from the wiper motor to the wiper linkage. These parts are available separate, but depending on where you live I recommend replacing...

Nissan Repair: 99 frontier gauges, fuel gauge, aftermarket stereo
fuel gauge, aftermarket stereo, water temp: Darrin, I would check the ignition switch to make sure that is it fully off and not leaving power to the gauges. If you have an aftermarket stereo or alarm make sure that they are not hooked to one of the wires that shows to be ground when the key is off...

Nissan Repair: 99 Infiniti QX4 headlampkey buzzer, infiniti qx4, blown fuses
infiniti qx4, blown fuses, fusible links: Brian, You can get the FSM from http://www.nissantechinfo.com/nissan/default1.asp?mscssid= It is only $20 bucks for an hour of access. The files are .pdf and are easy to download and print. It would my assumption that the previous owner hated the...

Nissan Repair: 99 Inifiniti I30 CV Bot, cv boot, nissan dealer
cv boot, nissan dealer, inifiniti: Michael, If the CV did not look damaged and the boot was only torn for a short time they would not have caught it. And, after a time of driving wiht the new boot and new grease installed then you could have the noise you describe. Isolate the side and...

Nissan Repair: 99 Maxima failure to start, backup key, remote start
backup key, remote start, fuel pressure: First use your other key to see if the primary key has gone out. If the key is zeroed the car will not start. If the backup key will not start the car you will need to let me know if the car turns over. If the engine spins but will not start then it is...

Nissan Repair: '99 Maxima radio, maxima radio, nissan maxima
maxima radio, nissan maxima, bose system: Frank, Throw the factory unit in the trash and get an aftermarket one. If you do replace the unit with a factory one it will break again too. No, the non-Bose and Bose are not interchangeable. The Bose uses amps at each speaker and the non-Bose system...

Nissan Repair: 99 Maxima SE Acceleration Issue, accleration, carbon buildup
accleration, carbon buildup, quality gas: Patrick, The dealer is correct and the only way to know is if the error code would stick. I would remove the EGR and clean the passage and or replace the EGR valve. It does sound like what is going on. A lazy EGR will do the same thing and that is why...

Nissan Repair: 99 Maxima SEL will not start., cold air intake, bosch platinum
cold air intake, bosch platinum, flow muffler: Alex, The multiple cylinder misfire is probably due to the plugs being defective. I have had no luck with Bosch plugs. Check to see if the fuel injector cleaner took out the fuel pump. Nissan cars do not react well to fuel additives. So, check the pressure...

Nissan Repair: '99 Maxima no start, service mgr, intermittent problems
service mgr, intermittent problems, key works: Frank, You and the dealer are correct about it being the control module in the car that interrogates the keys. You probably have a defective box and it will need to be replaced. Intermittent problems are the most difficult to correct. However, I would...

Nissan Repair: 99 Maxima, receiver dryer, compressor oil
receiver dryer, compressor oil, o rings: Dan, No, a compressor change is fine. But, you need to replace the receiver dryer to protect the new compressor since, if the old compressor locked up it probably threw metal trash into the system and that collects in the dryer. Then, you replace the...

Nissan Repair: 99 max, neutral safety switch, fuse block
neutral safety switch, fuse block, old battery: Fred, If the engine will not crank over you need to check a few things. First, do the lights work? If yes then check to see if the car will start in neutral. The neutral safety switch could be defective and shifting from park to neutral while turning...

Nissan Repair: 99 maxima 6 cyl, how to replace expansion valve, heater hoses, expansion valve
heater hoses, expansion valve, box assembly: Andrew, Yes, the entire assembly has to come out to service the expansion valve. It sucks but you already have the airconditioner discharged. So, it is only a matter of disconnecting the heater hoses and the brace bolts on the fire wall and the one under...

Nissan Repair: 99 maxima white smog coming out engine stall, fuel pressure regulator, haynes manual
fuel pressure regulator, haynes manual, position sensors: Hank, You will want to remove the upper intake first and then you can get to the injectors. You do not have to remove the entire intake. Also, a Haynes Manual would be great to purchase for the pictures of how it comes a apart. There are six bolts for...

Nissan Repair: '99 Nissan Frontier XE 3..3l v6 xmiss fault, nissan frontier, xmis
nissan frontier, xmis, knock sensor: Check the motor mounts to see if one is broke. If you make a turn and it does not shift hard you are looking at a bad mount. Replace the knock sensor as they go bad and yours is about at the age they fail. Unless you have rats eating your wiring you should...

Nissan Repair: 99 Nissan Frontier, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Dan, Take your car to Autozone or Checker and have the computer codes read to see what the error is. You could have a mass air flow sensor going out or there might be a servo in the transmission sticking. I need to know the codes to be sure. And, I would...

Nissan Repair: 99 Nissan Maxima .f hatch lift supports, nissan maxima, ball studs
nissan maxima, ball studs, strut: Jim, The old ones pop off as they are mounted on ball studs. Get a small screwdriver and insert it betweent he ball stud and the strut and they should come off. Once one end is off the other end can be removed by moving the strut outward, away from the...

Nissan Repair: '99 Nissan Maxima no start, electro magnetic fields, nissan maxima
electro magnetic fields, nissan maxima, computer keys: Frank, fo you work around coils or magnatrons? If you are around electro-magnetic fields you could have this as a cause. I used to work around aircraft and when some systems fired up they would wipe the keys memory out. That would be my best answer to the...

Nissan Repair: 99 Nissan Quest Radio/Wiper intermittant power, quest radio, nissan quest
quest radio, nissan quest, nissan dealer: Steve, The wiper and radio are on seperate circuits but they are both switched ignition. And, the radio presets are another circuit still that is constant power and that is why the radio does not drop the presets. I would think the key cylinder might...

Nissan Repair: 99 Nissan Quest thump when quick braking, planetary gear set, nissan quest
planetary gear set, nissan quest, brake noise: Paul, The brake noise could probably be eliminated by replacement of the pads along with the shim kit that Nissan sells for the car. The pads are around $50 bucks and the shim kit is another $20 through rockauto.com. The dealer is quite a bit more expensive....

Nissan Repair: 99 Nissan Sentra Dash and Radio Ilumination problems, blower motor resistor, illumination problem
blower motor resistor, illumination problem, illumination lights: Jose, The instrument light problem is caused by the master switch on the steering column. This is the one that the headlights are on. It is under $100 bucks and just takes a phillips screwdriver to replace. You have to remove the column cover to get...

Nissan Repair: 99 Nissan Sentra GXE Dasboard/Dimmer, nissan sentra gxe, nissan sentra
nissan sentra gxe, nissan sentra, dashboard lights: John, The master switch you replaced is probably shorted where it illuminates. The dimmer is on the dash and it is just a rotating switch that adjusts the instrument lights. I would first sheck the fuses. Replace the blown fuse and then disconnect the...

Nissan Repair: 99 Nissan no start, cigarette packs, aggrevated
cigarette packs, aggrevated, service writer: Under the dash on the drivers side. Small box the size of about two cigarette packs put together. You might have to do it in the parking lot. I am stumped that they will not do a good will warranty on it since you have had it back so many times. I would...

Nissan Repair: 99 Nissan won't start, neutral safety switch, nissan maxima
neutral safety switch, nissan maxima, nissan dealership: MK, When the car does this try shifting it from park to neutral and contunue attempting to start it. The neutral safety swtich could be going out. Now, it could be the body control module that controls the security. but, my bet is with the neutral safety...

Nissan Repair: 99 Nissian Maxima, nissian maxima, crank sensor
nissian maxima, crank sensor, volt ohm meter: Mike, The injectors are supposed to pulse and not have power all the time the key is on. The cam position sensor sends the signal to the ECM to ground the injector circuits. IF you have power all the time expect the ECM to be defective since it is grounding...

Nissan Repair: 99 nissan dash gage replacement, pencil eraser, temperature gauge
pencil eraser, temperature gauge, speciality shop: Randy, I think there is a large connector on the right and a much smaller one on the left. Nice that it was just a bad connection. On the temperature gauge you can take the connector off under the hood and hold it to ground for a few seconds to see if...

Nissan Repair: I have a 99 nissan maxima..., nissan maxima, service engine soon light
nissan maxima, service engine soon light, knock sensor: Keata, The loud hum is probably a bearing in the alternator or another pulley. The first code means that the EGR needs to be replaced. The other code is the knock sensor. Both are a pain to replace so I would take the car back to where it was bought...

Nissan Repair: 99 pathfinder 02 sensor, road debris, sensor circuit
road debris, sensor circuit, millimeter: Dave, Passenger side back sensor. Before I would change the sensor make sure that there is no damage to the wires. Sometimes road debris can damage a wire and that will throw the code. If you have the time and you like to tinker you can switch the passenger...

Nissan Repair: 99 Quest - electrical failure, electrical failure, radio dial
electrical failure, radio dial, battery cable: Kendall, Check the master fuse links where the positive battery cable connects to the battery. Also, check the power feed to the relay box under the hood. Also, if you have an aftermarket alarm check where they spliced into the harness under the dash...

Nissan Repair: 99 Sentra shifting into 2nd gear, slide pins, anchor plates
slide pins, anchor plates, braking brakes: Hi Nick, You might try replacing the 80/90 transaxle gear lube with 75w gear lube. Might help. Your 2nd gear Synchro is probably getting worn and after ther fluid warms up it shifts better. If you are driving that much you should be rotating your tires 3-5,000...

Nissan Repair: 99 Sentra throwing P1320 code, crank angle sensor, sentra
crank angle sensor, sentra, rotor: Jeff, The p1320 is ignition signal primary which means that the trigger that tells the coilto fire the plugs is defective. Replace the crank angle sensor. That would probably be in the distributor if your is so equipped. Which would mean a distributor...

Nissan Repair: ABS light, speed sensors, brake fluid
speed sensors, brake fluid, coincidence: Michele, If the shop damaged a wire going to one of the speed sensors on the front wheels that could cause the ABS light to come on. But, that is doubtful. I would think the brakes need to be looked at an might need to be bled with new brake fluid. If...

Nissan Repair: ABS light 98 frontier, obdii scanner, obdii code reader
obdii scanner, obdii code reader, speciality shop: Peter, The OBDII scanner will not do it unless it has the feature that does ABS and airbags. Most do not do that due to liabilities. Now, the battery disconnect should have done the job of turning the light off. If it does not there is a hard set code...

Nissan Repair: ABS light, abs system, performance brake
abs system, performance brake, electrical problem: Nick, The ABS light is letting you know that it cannot get the brakes to work properly. Now, that does not mean that the brakes are not working just the ABS. Now, it could be that one of the sensors on one of the wheels is bad or a wire that goes to one...

Nissan Repair: ABS problem in 1991 300ZX TT, 300zx tt, wheels and tires
300zx tt, wheels and tires, new wheels: Steve, I would bleed the brakes with Ford High Performance Brake Fluid first. If this does not resolve the problem then the ABS unit is probably defective. No codes and the ABS going nuts is either the fluid, trapped air or a defective ABS computer...

Nissan Repair: ABS problem on 99 quest?, long periods of time, rear cylinders
long periods of time, rear cylinders, lowdermilk: Eric, I hate to say the mechanic is correct as the Quest is known for this problem and the ABS unit is quite expensive if you can find one rebuilt or new. I would source one from a wrecking yard with the lowest mileage possible. Yes, you can do it yourself...

Nissan Repair: ABS sensor replacement, nissan maxima, harness clips
nissan maxima, harness clips, sensor replacement: Dave, The new sensors are direct bolt in replacements for the old ones. You are talking about the pickup and not the square wave generator Tone Rings ? The new ones come with the connector harness and it is simply a plug and play operation with the exception...

Nissan Repair: AC Compressor 99 Maxima, ac compressors, pep boys
ac compressors, pep boys, ac compressor: Josh, A good parts store should be able to match yours up. I would try another parts store like Autozone or Checker and see what they have. There are model differences in production that mess things up and you might have one where things changed on the...

Nissan Repair: AC Compressor Noise - bad clutch??, center bolt, compressor clutch
center bolt, compressor clutch, clutch kit: Joel, It is probably a combination between the clutch and pulley bearing. You can get a clutch kit that comes with the pulley with the bearing already installed and a new clutch. An easy replacement and you do not need to evacuate the system so it is...

Nissan Repair: AC compresor not coming on, pressure switch, test light
pressure switch, test light: Rob, If you bridge the compressor pressure switch and the compressor does not turn on I would check the compressor relay since it is the most common thing to fail after the switch. Get a test light and check for voltage at the connector to the pressure...

Nissan Repair: AC compressor always on, nissan frontier, frontier 2
nissan frontier, frontier 2, ac compressor: David, If the clutch stays on with the relay removed it is the relay. But, from what you say there is power to the relay all the time. If this is the case the control panel in the truck should be checked to see if it is defective. I would think that...

Nissan Repair: AC/ Heat, nissan pickup truck, nissan pickup
nissan pickup truck, nissan pickup, test light: Dana, Check the blower fuse first. But, if you get no air blowing on any speed it would probably be the blower motor. You can check it with a test light at the blower motor under the passenger side of the dash. Unplug and check for power with the key...

Nissan Repair: AC Problem 2002 nissan frontier, nissan frontier, receiver dryer
nissan frontier, receiver dryer, blower motor: Charles, You have two problems here. First, replace the resistor for the blower motor. It is located under the dash, passenger side. The second is it sounds like your compressor is locking up and this will require replacement of the compressor and receiver...

Nissan Repair: AC Problem, nissan frontier, line leak
nissan frontier, line leak, car jack: Jack, It is probably low on R134 since the compressor rapidly cycles and then when the vehicle gets going for a while system pressure builds enough for the compressor to stay on sometimes. I would check the system pressures and you will find it needs a...

Nissan Repair: AC problem on 1998 Nissan Quest XE, nissan quest, ac compressor
nissan quest, ac compressor, pressure switch: Jay, The computer for the airconditioner is screwed up and when you put the relay back in it is causing your problem with the internal control. Now, this is only if you have the computerized climate control. Second, I think the reason your front system...

Nissan Repair: Acrylic Floor Sealer as a paint sealer., model paints, paint sealer
model paints, paint sealer, plastic paint: Brian, Unfortunately the manufactures do not seal their plastics as it costs money. What they do it either injection mold the part the color they want to use a plastic paint to make it the color they want. I would not recommend using a sealer as it will...

Nissan Repair: ADJUSTING BELT, datsun nissan, nissan z
datsun nissan, nissan z, ken ken: Ken, Check to see if you have any fluid on the belt. If not, you should have a pully adjustment to adjust. I cannot give you the exact location, for I m not sure of where it is. If it does have a pully adjust, turn the nut to tighten it and it should...

Nissan Repair: Advice and recommendation, head gaskets, head gasket
head gaskets, head gasket, metric tools: Caz, I do not know what country you live in. But, the engine on the 300ZX is easy to work on. Basically, go to rockauto.com and order an engine set of gaskets to do the job. Find a machine shop that can surface heads and with a set of metric tools you...

Nissan Repair: Air Bag Light, liability reasons, air bag
liability reasons, air bag, battery backup: Bill, The car is ten years old and the airbag has a battery backup and it has probably failed. You could go to a shop and have the code read. Airbag codes along with ABS codes are not usually available to the public for liability reasons. So, unless...

Nissan Repair: Air bag light, controller area network, cefiro
controller area network, cefiro, flashing light: Nathan, The airbags are on a controller area network and the flashing light means that a defect has been detected and they will not go off. The computer has disabled them. You need to take it into the shop to get the code read to discover exactly what...

Nissan Repair: Air Condition, expansion valve, air condition
expansion valve, air condition, airflow: Bill, Check the pressures on the system to see if there is a blockage. If the compressor is working and the system does not get cool there is probably a blockage in the system or you might have a blend door that is not working properly. That is, there...

Nissan Repair: Air Conditioner, drain tube, heater core
drain tube, heater core, sentra: John, The drain tube is on the passenger side and sticks out about an inch. It is black and has a vent closing to keep dirt out. You might have a wasp that has made a nest since they seem to like to do that. A pencil or similar device is all that is...

Nissan Repair: Air Conditioning, hall effect switch, pressure switch
hall effect switch, pressure switch, pulley: Matt, Check to see if the hall effect switch on the compressor has loosened up. It is a device that bolts to the outside of the compressor and lets the computer know that the compressor is on. If the distance between the sensor and the pulley clutch becomes...

Nissan Repair: Air Conditioning, nissan maxima, compressor clutch
nissan maxima, compressor clutch, r134: Richard, You can get someone to turn the air on and off while you look from the front of the car with the hood open. You are listening for the compressor clutch engagement. If there is no click then the car is out of refrigerant. You could get a couple...

Nissan Repair: Air in Cooling System, nissan frontier, frontier 2
nissan frontier, frontier 2, hose lines: Al, Find the highest point on the cooling system and loosen the hose and let the air out and retighten the clamp. Also, it will take several drive cycles to get all the air out. Run the car on the highway with the heater on and then let it cool down and...

Nissan Repair: Air condition noise, nissan maxima, receiver dryer
nissan maxima, receiver dryer, small fortune: Jurt, Run your air until it drops. The new R-134 is not as efficient as the old R-12 and to get yours serviced with R-12 will cost a small fortune. That is, think of something like $300 just for coolant and then the parts and labor on top of that. To...

Nissan Repair: Air conditioning in 02 Nissan Primera, nissan primera, pressure switch
nissan primera, pressure switch, cool air: Gearoid, Check the system pressures first as a car that is so new it should only be in need of a recharge and if the pressures are correct it should be the pressure switch that needs replacement. Those are the two most common problems. Email back if there...

Nissan Repair: Air conditioning/heater, blower motor, full blast
blower motor, full blast, fuse: Ray, Depending on your model and year it could be couple of things. If the blower motor is stuck on I would change the blowr motor relay. The air going from the vent to the floor is jsut due to the vacuum of the engine dissipating when you turn the engine...

Nissan Repair: Air conditioning/heating, nissan pathfinder, blower unit
nissan pathfinder, blower unit, defrosters: Carren, The airconditioner evaporator gets dirt and mold on it from being wet all the time. It smells until the system cools down. You can purchase a cleaner solution that can be sprayed in the intake vent under the dash to clear out the smell. Also,...

Nissan Repair: Air conditioning, receiver dryer, sitting in the sun
receiver dryer, sitting in the sun, blower motor: Marilynn, The noise is the compressor and when it is turned on it makes a knocking noise and after it runs for a while the noise goes away and then comes back and goes away. Since the elimination of R-12 as a refrigerant and its replacement with R-134...

Nissan Repair: Air Flow Sensor 2000 GU 3.0litre Patrol, air flow sensor, mass airflow sensor
air flow sensor, mass airflow sensor, correct voltage: Graham, A couple of things here can cause the problem. The first is the ground for the mass airflow sensor and that means tracing the wires back and making sure the ground functions properly. The second is the harness itself where is could be damaged....

Nissan Repair: Air Pockets or ...?, engine temp, air pockets
engine temp, air pockets, waterpump: Bryan, Yes, there is trapped air in the system. Loosen up the heater hose at the engine between the firewall and engine and let the trapped air out. Do this when the engine is warm but not too hot because when the hose is loosened up the air will come...

Nissan Repair: Airconditioner/missing belt, haynes manual, nissan quest
haynes manual, nissan quest, receiver dryer: Logan, Yes, the belt to the airconditioner can be replaced. Go to the local parts store and get one of those. Before you install it make sure the compressor is not frozen. Otherwise, the new belt will be damaged. You might need a new compressor and...

Nissan Repair: Airconditioning, nissan sentra gxe, nissan sentra
nissan sentra gxe, nissan sentra, metal fragments: Kavetta, The airconditioner compressor is failing and putting such a load on the engine that it dies. Replace the compressor and the receiver dryer and the car will be fine. Be sure to replace the receiver dryer since it has the small metal fragments...

Nissan Repair: Airconditioning, 2003 nissan altima, nissan altima
2003 nissan altima, nissan altima, receiver dryer: Adrian, If the compressor is locked up or really dragging it will cause the engine to die or at least make the belt slip. You probably have a bad compressor and need it replaced and if so you will need a receiver dryer installed too. You can check the...

Nissan Repair: Airconditioning problem & noisy belting sound & noisy sound underneath back area., gas leaks, nitrogen gas
gas leaks, nitrogen gas, noisy sound: The airconditioner is probably cycling due to low refrigerant. I would correct the problem by filling the system and performing a leak check. The rear noise is probably due to a bad strut. They get noisy when the nitrogen gas leaks out and they get some...

Nissan Repair: Airconditioning, nissan 240 sx, 1992 nissan 240 sx
nissan 240 sx, 1992 nissan 240 sx, search google: You can get a manual on-line from Nissan and others. Search Google and type in the year, make and model along with the key word manual. But, it is really easy to do and the manual is not that helpful. What I would say is to check the dash as you remove...

Nissan Repair: Alarm/power lock problem, nissan maxima se, nissan maxima
nissan maxima se, nissan maxima, electric locks: Geoff, Have you checked the master switch on the driver s door? All wiring goes through this switch. Also, the keyfob will have to be programmed for the new BCM and that part was the reason I said the BCM. The following is the reprogramming procedure...

Nissan Repair: Alarm system 1992 Nissan Maxima, nissan maxima, nissan website
nissan maxima, nissan website, haynes manual: Claude, The flashing light really has nothing to do with the alarm and it flashes either way. It is a bogus attempt to make people think the car is really protected. If the alarm is not going off then you are fine. Also, the BCM should be called that....

Nissan Repair: Aligning positions for 2001 Nissan Xterra timing belt., nissan xterra, interference engine
nissan xterra, interference engine, haynes manual: Jason, This is an interference engine and you should check for valve damage before proceeding. Now, you could put the belt on and run it and see if the valves are bent. The other way is to take the heads off and see what things look like inside. You...

Nissan Repair: Alignment for a 93 300zx vert, camber adjustment, camber plates
camber adjustment, camber plates, sport compact car: Bernie, There is not much adjustment for the camber since you only get a little from the mounting points where the spindle and strut meet. If you want to get more camber adjustment you will need to purchase aftermarket camber plates. These mount on top...

Nissan Repair: Alt Tensioner pulley, tensioner pulley, time joe
tensioner pulley, time joe, belt tensioner: Joe, If you are going to replace the airconditioner compressor pulley just get another factory belt and install it. I bet the short belt has been leveraged in place by spinning the motor over. Be sure the compressor pulley is replaced and just get another...

Nissan Repair: Alternator, crank angle sensor, nissan maxima
crank angle sensor, nissan maxima, steering wheel: Jim, Jim, If the engine vibrates at idle and not all of the coils were replaced I would do so. I have a 2000 Maxima and the coils had a service bulletin on them. I replaced mine and the shake went away... The computer should not need to be programmed...

Nissan Repair: Alternator in 1995 nissan altima, negative battery cable, nissan altima
negative battery cable, nissan altima, pivot bolt: Kimberly, First, I would purchase a Haynes Manual since it has photographs and makes the process much easier. The steps for replacing the alternator are as follows: Disconnect the negative battery cable. Loosen the pivot bolt on the altenator and the...

Nissan Repair: Alternator or Battery, nissan altima, blockbuster video
nissan altima, blockbuster video, drope: I would need more information. Go to Autozone and have them check the charging system. I would assume that the alternator is on its way out. But, I do not know when the battery was replaced last. Since it started up and drove home with a jump the alternator...

Nissan Repair: Alternator or blown fuse? 1994 Sentra, advance auto parts, nissan sentra
advance auto parts, nissan sentra, blown fuse: Barbara, Yes, this condition can cause the battery to drain as the alternator output will not charge the battery or feed the car. I would check the output with a multi-meter and see if the alternator has output. But, it could be the alternator since you...

Nissan Repair: Alternator not charging, nissan stanza, positive cable
nissan stanza, positive cable, fuses: Konrad, Check the fuses and fuse links at the positive cable terminal to make sure the fuses and fuse links are not blown. After that, check the fuses under the hood and dash. I say this since you say the alternator is fine and grounding it had no effect...

Nissan Repair: Alternator Good, Electrical Drain, 1987 nissan stanza, nissan stanza wagon
1987 nissan stanza, nissan stanza wagon, nissan stanza: First I would check the output of the alternator. If the alternator checks out correctly and puts atleast 14 volts I would be looking at a bad electrical connection at the alternator and the battery. If the cables are in good order and there are no open...

Nissan Repair: Alternator Problem, defective alternator, nissan pickup
defective alternator, nissan pickup, autozone: Richard, On a Nissan you have just diagnosed a defective alternator. The brake light does come on with the alternator light. Strange as it seems the alternator is causing the problem. You could go to Autozone or Checker and they will perform a system...

Nissan Repair: Alternator Replacement, negative battery cable, nissan sentra
negative battery cable, nissan sentra, proper tension: Kenny, Take the alternator off by first removing the negative battery cable. Remember that the alternator has a positive wire on it and that could acr to the bolck and damage the unit. Loosen both bolts that hold the alternator on and then loosen the...

Nissan Repair: Alternator replacement, negative battery cable, nissan 240sx
negative battery cable, nissan 240sx, pulley: Steve, Disconnect the negative battery cable first. There are three bolts you have to deal with. The big one that pivots the alternator and the one that locks it down need to be loosened first. Then the long bolt that tightens the belt needs to be turned...

Nissan Repair: Alternator replacement, coolant tank, upper radiator hose
coolant tank, upper radiator hose, head bolts: Hi Michael, It has been awhile since replacing an Alternator in a 90. I would remember exactly how if I were to look under the hood right away. But If I am remembering correctly. This Alternator mounts up front near the core support. Try removing the coolant...

Nissan Repair: Altima 1996, loose wires, headlight switch
loose wires, headlight switch, altima: Emma, Replace the bulbs first. There could be a short in the bulb. If that does not do the trick check the socket to make sure it is in good order. If the bulb, socket and wiring are good it is probably the headlight switch shorting inside and backfeeding...

Nissan Repair: Altima 1998, canister purge valve, charcoal canister
canister purge valve, charcoal canister, p0440: Eric, Disconnect the battery and you will clear the codes. But, you should want to correct the problem first. P0440 is evaporative system problem and that is probably a loose gas cap unless you have a vapor line that is rotted out or a loose clamp to...

Nissan Repair: Altima 2002 3.5SE ABS, Traction off and Slip lights, valve cover gasket, volt ohm meter
valve cover gasket, volt ohm meter, brake fluid: JR, Either you have a bad plug or another coil is defective. The slip and ABS light should not come on like they are. I would make sure the brake fluid is clean and the pads are in good order. Use Simple Green on the rotors and wash with a hose and change...

Nissan Repair: Altima 95 2.4 4 cyl no starting, crank angle sensor, throttle position sensor
crank angle sensor, throttle position sensor, check fuse: well nice warm days are ahead, you can have an excuse here to change that leaking valve cover seal in the process. to rule out some major malfunctions of this vehicle, remove the plug wires, plugs and take off your valve cover. inspect to see if the chain...

Nissan Repair: Altima 97 sensor code error, crankshaft position sensor, nissan altima
crankshaft position sensor, nissan altima, metric sockets: Zafar, The knock sensor is on the engine by the intake and the crank position sensor is on the timing cover. Both are easy to do if you have metric sockets. After you replace them you can clear the code by disconnecting the battery for a few minutes or...

Nissan Repair: Altima with cracked block?need more info, cracked block, difficulty level
cracked block, difficulty level, shade tree: not knowing your skill level or what your toolbox is like,,,,,or if you have the nissan shop manual.......plus around here its blinkin cold to be under a tree..... there are set tings you gotta do thats why the manual is needed.......youre gonnna have to...

Nissan Repair: Altima Dashboard, fuse box, partically
fuse box, partically, wrecking yard: David, First, let s deal with the box and circuit board. I would go to the wrecking yard and get another and replace the one that fell a apart. Next, I would check on what is draining the battery. If there is a short it needs to be found. I would start...

Nissan Repair: Altima ignition switch, electrical functions, altima
electrical functions, altima, mechanic: Yes Mia, you will need a new one. But the ignition should have nothing to do with passing inspections. I could give an estimate, but that is not my field. I wouldn t want to give you an estimate. For my estimate could be different because of the area...

Nissan Repair: Altima Rough Idle When Cold, engine temperature, cold weather
engine temperature, cold weather, cold start: Check the temperature sender that feeds information to the computer on the engine temperature. Yours is probably bad and not allowing the car to go into cold start mode. Yes, it will start but until it warms up it idles bad and will not go in drive...

Nissan Repair: Altima stalls after driving for a few minutes:, nissan repair, repair forum
nissan repair, repair forum, cold start: Visu, Before we get into a new distrobutor lets see if there is something else that is killing the car. You could have a plugged fuel filter since yours is going into the stall and not run state after ten minutes. You see, in cold start mode you are getting...

Nissan Repair: Altima transmission kicks hard at shifting, o2 sensors, computer replacement
o2 sensors, computer replacement, slick 50: Al, If you already replaced the motor mounts then I would suggest changing the fluid and filter. Email me back if this does not work as it will require a servo or servo computer replacement. But, the change of fluid and filter seem to work most of the...

Nissan Repair: Altima Warning Lights, nissan altima, rear defogger
nissan altima, rear defogger, alternater: Hi Danielle, Make sure the Alternator belt is good and tight first. Don t overlook the obvious. Then nearly every time I have seen this before it ends up needing an Alternator before long. Next time you see it flicker I bet if you turn on the heater or A/C...

Nissan Repair: Altima won't start; dies on road, nissan altima, sensor circuit
nissan altima, sensor circuit, gas filter: HI Des, You have a bad sensor, probably a MAF or IAC. That check engine light on the dash is the key to an easy repair. You will need to take your car to someone that can scan it and resubmit to me the code number and I will tell you what needs to be done....

Nissan Repair: Anti-start problem, battery problem, fuel pressure
battery problem, fuel pressure, fuses: P-H, You will need to see what is going on by checking the systems. If the car will not turn over when the key is turned you will need to see where it is not getting power. Now, if it turns over and there is no fuel pressure you can rest pretty much assured...

Nissan Repair: Audio problem- Bose headunit, nissan pathfinder, side speakers
nissan pathfinder, side speakers, bose system: I would take the headunit out and take it apart and check for good elecrical connections where the CD player ties into the circuit. If there is nothing obvious it is probably recommended that you take the headunit to a shop to get it repaired. If you choose...

Nissan Repair: Auto gearbox changing gear unneccessarily, skyline r33, dash clock
skyline r33, dash clock, todays cars: So John, the word is here in the States that the English drink warm beer because their refrigerators are made by Lucus... Any truth to that? ;) They don t sell that car here so I ll wing it. As for the radio, you can not just use any old hot wire to make a...

Nissan Repair: Auto repair, mass air flow, mass airflow sensor
mass air flow, mass airflow sensor, air control valve: Al, The idle air control valve is on the throttle body, back by the firewall. Follow the intake hose from the airbox to the engine and look on the side of it. The mass airflow sensor is bolted to the air filter box and it is what that big hose that connects...

Nissan Repair: Auto Transmission, nissan serena, transmission treatment
nissan serena, transmission treatment, front wheel drive: Harris, The fill point should be where the transmission and engine meet. This vehicle has a shorter than usual dipstick. If you have your owner s manual it should show you exactly. If not, look about three inches from where the engine meets the transmission....

Nissan Repair: Auto Transmission shifting problems, nissan maxima se, nissan maxima
nissan maxima se, nissan maxima, auto transmission: Hi Mike, You didn t mention if there was a check engine light on or not, but I suggest you take it to your nearest Cottman transmission shop and have them preform their diagnostic service. It s free. That transmission is fully electronic and computer controlled....

Nissan Repair: Auto transmission, auto box, auto transmission
auto box, auto transmission, wind instrument: Stev, If the transmission is making a humming noise in park and neutral it sounds like the high pressure bleed valve is sticking. It should free up and if not change the fluid before thinking of taking the transmission down. If the noise is really annoying...

Nissan Repair: Autobox problem, nissan largo, torque converter
nissan largo, torque converter, temperature sensor: Dave, Overdrive is controlled through a variety of sensors. One is the temperature sensor that will not allow the overdrive or lock up torque converter to lock until the vehicle is at operating temperature. Make sure that the thermostat is not stuck open...

Nissan Repair: Automatic Transmission, 2000 Nissan Maxima,GLE,57000Mi, bought new., nissan maxima gle, nissan maxima
nissan maxima gle, nissan maxima, nissan dealer: Hi Richard, Sure, I mean anything is possible. Though low milage for that unit, you do have a serious internal transmission problem. It is not an engine issue. If you continue to drive it you will cause more damage to the internal workings of the transmission....

Nissan Repair: Automatic Transmission, r b reed, cottman transmissions
r b reed, cottman transmissions, nissan maxima: Hi Richard, My first thoughts are that the transmission is headed for an overhaul. If there is a check engine light on, then we might be able to repair this with a sensor, solenoid or other electronic device. Turning the key off resets soft codes in the...

Nissan Repair: Automatic transmission overdrive, throttle position sensor, petrol engine
throttle position sensor, petrol engine, kmph: Try adjusting or replacing the Throttle Position Sensor. Seems that yours might be shorted. It s on the throttle body and tells the computer where your foot is on the gas pedal. Seems like a short keeps telling the computer your calling for passing gear...

Nissan Repair: Aux Emission Control, charcoal cannister, nissan pathfinder
charcoal cannister, nissan pathfinder, inspection sticker: Check to see that there are no broken or cracked hoses from the evaporative cannister and the gas tank. Or, you might have a bad fuel cap. To check to see if your fuel system maintains pressure slowly remove the gas cap and see if it vents. If it does not...

Nissan Repair: Axle replacement 98 Sentra, nissan sentra, brake rotor
nissan sentra, brake rotor, nissans: Hi Eric, That clip on the end is wicked hard to make seat especially in Nissans. My guys usually just hold the brake rotor and slam it in. Never saw them use a hammer so I suggest against it. Get the wheel side in first. Then use the brake rotor to hang...

Nissan Repair: Axle replacement, cv axles, pathfinder 4x4
cv axles, pathfinder 4x4, nissan pathfinder: Chris, The axle needs to be pushed in more so the groove will allow the snap ring to be installed. If this is not possible there is something wrong. I would be lloking at the dust seal on the inside as it is known to hold the unit from installing all...

Nissan Repair: abs, abs light, five minutes
abs light, five minutes, side brake: Tyrone, Sounds like the wires are not getting good connection. I suggest that the wires be soldered and insulated to get a good connection. You can disconnect the battery to reset the light. Wait a five minutes to reconnect and the code should be gone...

Nissan Repair: abs light on, nissan altima gle, nissan altima
nissan altima gle, nissan altima, road debris: Tom, Brake fluid should be bled out every two years. Most people do not do this. ABS is sensitive to contamination and brake fluid that has lost its hydroscopic nature. That is, the fluid gets humidity in it and then is gest spongy. This ability to...

Nissan Repair: abs speed sensor, nissan skyline 350gt, performance brake
nissan skyline 350gt, performance brake, speed sensor: Jamal, I would check the connections at each wheel. The abs has sensors at each wheel and there is probably water in one of the connectors. Unplug each and blow them out with air. Disconnect the battery for five minutes to clear the code and see if the...

Nissan Repair: ac on 2000 nissan pathfinder, auto temp, nissan pathfinder
auto temp, nissan pathfinder, blower motor: Chris, First check the system pressure to see that the refrigerant has not leaked out. Second, check the blower motor fuse to see that it is good and then you can check the blower motor itself to see that it works by hotwiring it to 12 volts. Also, check...

Nissan Repair: ac failure, c unit, eletrical
c unit, eletrical, air distribution: Hi Jefferson, Not knowing the year or model I will guess that there is a problem at the air distribution gate located under the dash somewhere. I don t understand what you mean by the eletrical went out on the A/C unit. Please tell me what it s doing. ...

Nissan Repair: ac fan nissan pickup, phillips screwdriver, desert runner
phillips screwdriver, desert runner, nissan pickup: Fran, The resistor for the blower motor needs to be replaced. it is under the dash on the passenger side of the vehicle. Buy a new one and you will know what you are looking for. About $30 bucks and a phillips screwdriver and five minutes to replace...

Nissan Repair: aceleration problems, car jumps, sentra
car jumps, sentra, spark plugs: Rob, When you say it jumps does that mean it hesitates and then takes off? If so, I would be looking at making sure the fuel is of good quality and that the spark plugs are good. Let me know if the car is an automatic or manual and email me back...

Nissan Repair: In addition to 97 altima stall at idle, air control valve, optical pickup
air control valve, optical pickup, fuel injectors: Marcus, Do the idle air control and cleaning first and if that does not work take the distributor apart and look under the plate to see if there is oil on the optical pickup. That will cause the problem you describe as well as the idle air control...

Nissan Repair: aftermarket radio cuts out, ohm load, factory speakers
ohm load, factory speakers, fuse block: Dave, Nissan uses a floating ground and that is the problem. I it were me I would wire the power, switched ignition and ground to the fuse block and just wire the speakers to the unit and be done with it. Otherwise, I would get a factory style connector...

Nissan Repair: air bag control module nissan 200 sx se, nissan 200 sx, auto part store
nissan 200 sx, auto part store, salvage yard: Robyn, Try your local dealership and ask or Goto an Auto part store for a Chilton Manual. I cannot give you the location sorry. OR try the Chilton.com website. You can access info of your make and module. Of course you need a credit card...

Nissan Repair: air bag light flashing, speciality shop, air bag
speciality shop, air bag, airbags: Paul, The airbag computer does a self test every time you start the car. There is problem and the airbags will not deploy since the computer cannot recognize the problem. Basically, the car goes into a fail safe mode. I would disconnect the battery for...

Nissan Repair: air bag light, liability release form, nissan xterra
liability release form, nissan xterra, airbag system: Randy, If you want the light out you will have to remove the instrument cluster and take the bulb out. Not too difficult on your truck. You remove the two trim screws on the upper part of the cluster cover and then pull the trim forward and off. There...

Nissan Repair: air cabin filter location, nissan almera, cabin filter
nissan almera, cabin filter, glovebox: Gary remove the glovebox and the accesss panel is under it. Most have the capability but do not have the filters. The only way to know is remove the glovebox and access panel. If there are filters there they will be inside. If not there will not be filters...

Nissan Repair: air con micra 07, presure valve, vacuum pump
presure valve, vacuum pump, receiver dryer: Anthony, Yes, you can top off the gas yourself if there is ome in the system. Otherwise it will have to be evacuated with a vacuum pump first. Check the system pressures first to make sure there is some pressure in the system. The low pressure side valve...

Nissan Repair: air condiditioning, musty smell, lysol
musty smell, lysol, blower motor: Mike, The resistor is for the blower motor speeds. The musty smell can be removed by purchasing a cleaner product from a parts stor elike NAPA or other store that provides parts to professionals. The smell is mold from the water standing in the case before...

Nissan Repair: air conditioner, nissan altima, nissan dealer
nissan altima, nissan dealer, pressure switches: Many things can prevent your compressor from staying on. There are pressure switches that can shut down the compressor if the pressures are to high or to low to keep the compressor from failing. When the pressures go back to normal it will allow the compressor...

Nissan Repair: air conditioner belt, center bolt, tensioner pulley
center bolt, tensioner pulley, power steering pump: Chris, Remove it and replace it while you are doing the airconditioning belt. To loosen the power steering pump it works much the same as the other tensioner pulley. With the exception that you loosen the pivot bolt and the lock bolt and then use the...

Nissan Repair: air conditioner, ac compressor, pully
ac compressor, pully, belt tensioner: Lois, check your clutch. the ac compressor has a clutch on it. when the clutch kicks in, does the noise get louder or goes away? IF GETS LOUDER or goes away YOUR clutch is going out. You need a new a/c compressor or have it rebuilt. but either...

Nissan Repair: air conditioning, r134, pressure switch
r134, pressure switch, altima: Robert, Check the high side too and if the reading is under 300 the system is in the normal range. Did you evacuate the system when you changed the dryer? If not that is the problem. If you did and it is cycling that fast it could be overcharged. You...

Nissan Repair: air conditioning 1992 300zx, waether, light indicator
waether, light indicator, cold weather: Jim, Glad that is was a fuse on the brake and the airconditioner. The problem with doing diagnosis on the computer is that I cannot see the car. On the smoke from the exhaust I would be looking at the fuel pressure regulator since you have not said that...

Nissan Repair: air conditioning, nissan altima, compressor cycles
nissan altima, compressor cycles, pressure sensor: CC, I assume that means the car is blowing cold air followed by ambient air and back again. If you have the computer control it could be the blend door moving back and forth? If not, I would be looking at a system that is over charged and that could cause...

Nissan Repair: air conditioning temp wanders, climate control system, nissan 300zx
climate control system, nissan 300zx, sound changes: Mark, I bet you have the electronic controlled airconditioner? If you do I would remove the head unit and clean the connections where the harness plugs in. If that does not do the trick the usual correction is to replace the computer that controls the...

Nissan Repair: air conditioning, nissan maxima gxe, automatic climate control
nissan maxima gxe, automatic climate control, nissan maxima: Paul, If the airconditioner is not coming on and that means the clutch does not click on the compressor then hot wire it to the battery and see if it comes on. If it does then replace the pressure switch and see if that does the trick. If not then replace...

Nissan Repair: air flow, nissan sentra, maf sensor
nissan sentra, maf sensor, air sensor: Kneepads, If the car will start with the hose off and dies when it is installed check the filter box for an obstruction. I say this because you have checked the two things that would screw up and you say they are good. You could have trash of something...

Nissan Repair: air and idle problems, mass airflow sensor, nissan sentra
mass airflow sensor, nissan sentra, volt ohm meter: Larry, Sounds like the mass airflow sensor is blown. Check for trouble codes. Autozone will read them for free is you do not have a scanner. Another option is getting a volt ohm meter and a Haynes Manual and ohm the connector on the mass airflow sensor....

Nissan Repair: airbag light flashing all the time, controller area network, nissan almera
controller area network, nissan almera, token ring network: Shiju, If the airbag light flashes all the time there is a problem in the system. It runs on a controller area network much like an old token ring network of computers. Well, when one of the components does not broadcast its health to the computer the...

Nissan Repair: airbag light, controller area network, nissan sentra
controller area network, nissan sentra, nissan dealer: Jerry, The consumer can t turn off the light due to liability conserns. A shop that has a special scan tool for the airbag circuit or Nissan would be able to diagnose the problem. It costs $100 bucks to get it read at the dealer. Then, there is the cost...

Nissan Repair: airbag system, nissan presea, controller area network
nissan presea, controller area network, nissan dealerships: Benjamin, You will need a shop with an airbag scanner since the light is flashing. The flashing light means that one of the airbags or a sensor is not talking to the controller area network and to know which one you will need a scanner. The Consult II...

Nissan Repair: airbags on a 1993 Ford Aerostar, ford aerostar, 1993 ford aerostar
ford aerostar, 1993 ford aerostar, relay switch: If you had it fixed less than a year ago. Try going back to the dealership and having looked at again. Though they may charge you again. You cannot be to certain with air bags. I would hate to have you drive down the road and the air bag just pop out...

Nissan Repair: aircondition, blower motor, radiator
blower motor, radiator: George, First, are you talking aboout the fan on the radiator that runs when the airconditioner is on or the blower motor under the dash? Either one can be checked by disconnecting the conntector and hotwiring it with some wires connected to the battery....

Nissan Repair: aircondition, nissan 300z, pressure switch
nissan 300z, pressure switch, nissan: I would think the compressor cut out switch is turning the compressor off. Or, the pressure switch on the system is over pressurizing and turning the compressor off. I would think the computer is cutting off the compressor. You should be able to feel if...

Nissan Repair: airconditioning, metal shavings, receiver dryer
metal shavings, receiver dryer, nissan quest: Stormie, Have the system pressures checked. I bet the receiver dryer needs to be changed if it has not. You see, when a compressor fails metal shavings make their way to the receiver dryer and then they work back around to the new compressor and take...

Nissan Repair: alarm system in my 99 Infinity, alternater, body control module
alternater, body control module, wrecking yard: Jerry, If the alarm is an aftermarket unit remove it. Under the dash is the place where they cut the main power to the column and if the alarm module is blown taking the unit out and soldering the wire back together will solve your problem. If the alarm...

Nissan Repair: alernator on a 1996 sentra, electrial, electrical wires
electrial, electrical wires, sentra: Take one more look around you must have a bolt around there somewhere. Check for your belt tentioner, this could be causing where you cannot get it off. Check the electrical wires that won t come off. If it is not held on by bolt it should have a plastic...

Nissan Repair: all alrams not working on the dashboard, nissan primera, warrenty
nissan primera, warrenty, speedometer: JCSHAH, I would bet the resistor on the back of the cluster is defective. It drops the voltage to something like 9 volts as not to run the instruments too hot. The other thing that can cause this is the connection where the instruments plug in. Lastly,...

Nissan Repair: altenator ground wire, blown fuse, nissan maxima
blown fuse, nissan maxima, alternator: Rich, Your alternator is grounded to the case and there is a power and switch wire that attach to the alternator. I would check the harness that goes to the battery and the starter to see where it came off. I cannot see the wire so that is my advise to...

Nissan Repair: alternator 1990 nissan 300zx, 1990 nissan 300zx, nissan 300zx
1990 nissan 300zx, nissan 300zx, fuel pump relay: Russ, Use a different brand of alternator. If you get several bad ones in a row you know that they are not rebuilt well. I like the ones from Pep Boys since they seem to last much longer than others. Also, after the alternator and battery have been replaced...

Nissan Repair: alternator in 93 nissian, 240 sx, nissian
240 sx, nissian, metric tools: First you need metric tools. Second you need to disconnect the battery cable. I take the negative one loose so I do not make a spark by accidently touching the wrench to ground when doing the positive. If the negative is done first you do not risk making...

Nissan Repair: alternator/electrical surges, nissan sentra, electrical surges
nissan sentra, electrical surges, exaust manifold: John, It sounds like the rectifier on the alternator shorted when the wire melted to the manifold. You still get a charge but the oscillations are caused by one of the diodes being blown. You could buy a rectifier and change it out or change the alternator...

Nissan Repair: alternators, nissan maxima, pep boys
nissan maxima, pep boys, alternator belt: Disconnect the battery first. Then loosen the alternator belt and then remove the two bolts that hold the alternator on. Once the alternator is loose remove the wire and plug from the back side and install the other in reverse order. It is really easy....

Nissan Repair: alternnator, 1987 nissan pulsar, jumper wire
1987 nissan pulsar, jumper wire, side fender: I found this, but I believe you actually have a bad alternator or an alternator mismatch that your trying to install. Hitachi 1 - Without AC 23100D4400R $223.62 Notes 1 - With AC 23100D4405R $285.33 Notes Mitsubishi 1 -...

Nissan Repair: altima brake light stuck on, brake light switch, brake switch
brake light switch, brake switch, plunger: Kate, The brake lights work off the brake switch under the dash. If you replaced the switch did it get adjusted when it was installed. The plunger has to depress when the brake is not being actuated. There is an adjustment that should allow the okunger...

Nissan Repair: altima fuel pump replacement, nissan altima, small screws
nissan altima, small screws, grut: once you have access to the fuel pump, there is a cover that comes off...usually 4 bolts, then you will have access to the gas tank. Nissan is great for fuel pump replacements, you don t have to drop the tank. anyways, once the access panel is removed you...

Nissan Repair: altima parts, altenator, seat belts
altenator, seat belts, wrecking yards: All relays and switches along with the seatbelt buckles and if I could get the brakes and rotors I would take those too. Anything that wears and it high dollar is good for the taking. I say the seat belts because they are $100 each and they end up breaking...

Nissan Repair: altima puttering, fuel pressure regulator, altima gxe
fuel pressure regulator, altima gxe, seat work: Rory, The driving condition sounds like you have a bad injector or that the fuel pressure regulator is bad. If is sputters at low speed and runs good at higher speeds it is probably running too rich. Check the fuel pressure to see if it is within range...

Nissan Repair: amber check engine light on, autozone, speedometer
autozone, speedometer, miles per hour: You need to get a code reader to answer the question properly. I bought a reader due to the cost of getting a shop or dealer to check the codes. Now, Autozone and other parts stores check the codes for free. Have the code checked and I can properly answer...

Nissan Repair: antenna motor, antenna mast, grease
antenna mast, grease: Lisa, If the mast is binding the cutoff switch will stop it from running. That is, if there is binding the motor will overload causing the switch to trip and the motor stops. Take is back apart and look for binding and be sure to grease the assembly....

Nissan Repair: anti-theft, rear hatch, door switch
rear hatch, door switch, hazard lights: Michael, I do not know the year of your Nissan. But, if it is the factory alarm system you have either something going on with one of the pin switches, door, hood or trunk or the remotes have lost their memory. Here is how to reprogram the remote. ...

Nissan Repair: anti-theft, nissan cars, nissan quest
nissan cars, nissan quest, scantool: James, I assume yours has the door keypad? If so, it is probably shorted and that is a common problem on Nissan cars. Otherwise, there is the key that you use to unlock the drivers side door and if the cylinder is not working proerly that will cause the...

Nissan Repair: auto gearbox not changing gears, nissan pulsar gti, national warranty
nissan pulsar gti, national warranty, nissan pulsar: Paul, I would say the computer that shifts the transmission is not working correctly. I would not think two transmissions would do the same thing unless the computer was defective or a harness is screwed up or a sensor is defective. If the overdrive light...

Nissan Repair: auto will not shift out of low, nissan pulsar, valve body
nissan pulsar, valve body, wrecking yard: Mark, It could be a stuck part in the valve body or the governor itself not allowing the shift. If you have not gone through an automatic I would find a good local shop to check it out. Depending on the condition of your vehicle the cost might be too...

Nissan Repair: auto temp control, nissan maxima 2005, nissan maxima
nissan maxima 2005, nissan maxima, auto temp: Michael, There are two causes for the problem. One is the control computer is defective and the other is the body control module. If it is a 2005 I would take it to the dealer and have them hook up the Consult II scan tool and have the system checked...

Nissan Repair: auto trans, nissan 300zx, blow air
nissan 300zx, blow air, transmission fluid: Yes, you could remove the lines from the transmission and blow air or solvent through them to clear them. Also, be sure to run air to blow any solvent out if you have to use any. Then reconnect the lines to the transmission and start the car and check the...

Nissan Repair: auto transmission, lint free rags, solenoid pack
lint free rags, solenoid pack, nissan maxima: George, Remove the transmission pan and you find the valve body. The solenoid pack is on it. If you have the new one it just a matter of removing the old one and installing the new one. Be sure you take note of bolts because some are longer than others....

Nissan Repair: auto transmission, correct hole, nissian
correct hole, nissian, transmission shop: Cody, Make sure you have the bolt in the correct hole as they all have a place in the valvebody. If the bolt does not fit the hole indicated then you will need to fugure out which hole it belongs in. You cannot run the car with the bolt not being in the...

Nissan Repair: automatic to lock out hub switch, 4x4 pickup, hub switch
4x4 pickup, hub switch, couple device: Pete, I do not know the answer to this one. The best place to get the answer to a question like this would be a 4X4 fourm. Also, you could go to the wrecking yard to see the interchange catalog to see what lines up. I am sure you can go to the manual...

Nissan Repair: automatic seatbelts 95 quest, power seat, circuit breaker
power seat, circuit breaker, seat belt: Mike, The automatic seat belt is probably stuck. When they get old they stick and pop the fuse or circuit breaker. I lubricate them and then replace the fuse and or circuit breaker and you should be fine. Now, if the automatic seat belt motor is fried...

Nissan Repair: automatic trans, valve body, happy holidays
valve body, happy holidays, last question: Hey Clem, I only answered 200 of these since last time but we never talked about the model. Stopped at a casino tonight & won $300. Nice second job! I would inspect the pan to see what is in there. I buy parts cheap and would do the whole thing because...

Nissan Repair: automatic transmision, shift into overdrive, auto transmision
shift into overdrive, auto transmision, dash light: Victor, You are looking at having the codes read on the computer for the transmission. The transmission is controlled via the computer and the solenoids are electronic and the computer shifts your transmission. I think you have a bad servo controller...

Nissan Repair: automatic transmission of nissan sentra 1996 model, nissan sentra, smooth as silk
nissan sentra, smooth as silk, transmission shifts: You probably need to have the flywheel resurfaced. I don t know if they do that with automatics. I think a lot of cars have thumping transmissions. usually people just sort of tolerate it because it could go forever making that noise. It is annoying but the...

Nissan Repair: automatic transmission, nissan 4wd, 4wd pickup
nissan 4wd, 4wd pickup, ford cars: Chad, I think there is a band that applies when you put it in reverse and it is probably snapped. You can check with your local Cottman Transmission store or the one you like and see if there is an in vehicle repair. I know on Ford cars you can get to...

Nissan Repair: BATTERY DRAINS, rear quarter panel, nissan maxima
rear quarter panel, nissan maxima, quarter panel: Jeff, There should be nothing back there that would stay on unless your antenna is back there. If the ground was not connected to the relay/motor that could cause it. If not, what you end up doing is removing a fuse at a time and let the car sit and find...

Nissan Repair: Backlit HVAC control switches, control switches, auto temp
control switches, auto temp, manual button: John, Yes, there are little bulbs that Nissan wants $10 bucks for each. Take the instrument panel a part and on the back side of the controls you will find that there are really small sockets. Take one out and go down to Radio Shack and match them up....

Nissan Repair: Ball joints 1997 Sentra, ball joints, ball joint
ball joints, ball joint, pivot points: John, It is a pretty simple job but you will need a ball joint removal tool. Now, if you bought lower control arms with the joint already installed it would be a matter of a pickel fork to remove the ball joint from the spindle and then installing the...

Nissan Repair: Battery, Brake, Fuel light on, nissan truck, fuel light
nissan truck, fuel light, autozone: Brian, As strange as it sounds it is probably the alternator going out. For some reason in the wiring it can cause the lights and gauges to go nuts. Check all the fuses at the positive side of the battery cable too. Now, go to Autozone or Checker and...

Nissan Repair: Battery and Brake Warning Indicator short, 2003 nissan altima, defective alternator
2003 nissan altima, defective alternator, advanced autoparts: Shannon, Take the car to Advanced Autoparts and have them check the charging system. I think you have a defective alternator. Yes, I know you just replaced it but it sounds like the internals are defective. Basically, this is the internal voltage regulator....

Nissan Repair: Battery drain, amp meter, aftermarket radio
amp meter, aftermarket radio, inductive type: Chip, Do you have an aftermarket radio? If so, check the wiring. If not, you can disconnect one system at a time and check for drain or lack thereof. An amp meter is a good purchase and you can get an inductive type for about $20 bucks. Place this next...

Nissan Repair: Battery improperly connected..., nissan maxima, fusible link
nissan maxima, fusible link, climate control: Panela, Yes, the systems you mention could be fried by hooking the battery up wrong. Now, I would check all the fuses first before replacement of the radio or the climate control mother board. If you have to you could source the parts at a wrecking yard...

Nissan Repair: Battery reversal on a Nissan 300zx, nissan 300zx, fuel pump relay
nissan 300zx, fuel pump relay, computer module: James, If the battery was reversed there are many systems that can be cooked. I would first start with the fuses and fuse links at the battery. Then, get a test light and see what is going on when the car runs for a few sesonds and then dies. I would...

Nissan Repair: BCM circuit causing parasitic battery drain, nissan maxima se, fuse block
nissan maxima se, fuse block, nissan maxima: Mike, It is rare that the BCM will short internally and drain the battery. Are you sure the delay relay for the lights is not sticking? Now, I would check all the pin switches on the doors and see that they are all working properly as these activate the...

Nissan Repair: Belt removal, pivot bolt, crankshaft pulley
pivot bolt, crankshaft pulley, haynes manual: John, You simply start with the outer belt and loosen the attaching hardware. Most of the time the accessory like the power steering pump or alternator is on a pivot. You loosen the pivot bolt and then loosen the lock bolt on the bracket. Then, you unscrew...

Nissan Repair: Belt ripped off, nissan maxima, compressor unit
nissan maxima, compressor unit, work asap: Robert, You can get a smaller belt to bypass the airconditioner but you need to get the airconditioner replaced. I would replace the compressor and dryer for now and not bother with charging the system for now. Later, you can get the system charged. ...

Nissan Repair: Bleeding Clutch/AC not working, nissan 240sx, clutch pedal
nissan 240sx, clutch pedal, master cyl: Tim, Q#1: First of all when you replaced the hose, it has to be bleed. Yes they are self adjusting, but if there is air in the lines it cannot adjust itself. You ll have to follow the same steps of bleeding the clutch as you would bleeding the breaks....

Nissan Repair: Bleeding Hydraulic Clutch on '86 2-wheel drive pickup, air compresser, clutch cylinder
air compresser, clutch cylinder, hydraulic clutch: John, Hydraulic clutch systems are difficult to bleed. You are doing it correctly. But, it takes many times to get the air out of the system. Also, a vacuum bleeder or a pressure bleeder will aid in the process. If you open the line at the bottom, at...

Nissan Repair: Left Blinker is blinking really fast, nissan maxima se, left blinker
nissan maxima se, left blinker, nissan maxima: Jeff, Replace the flasher and see if that does the trick. If not then replace the bulbs on that side. It could be as simple as the filament in a bulb that is causing extra resistance causing the flasher to blink fast or the flasher could be going out...

Nissan Repair: Blinker, blinker light, orange plastic
blinker light, orange plastic, blinkers: let me answer this question blindly since you didn t provide the make and model of your car :P ok Liz on pretty much all cars they are set up the same way on the blinkers. you have 2 screws one on each side of the orange plastic. take these 2 screws out...

Nissan Repair: Bogging down once heated, mass air flow sensor, mass air flow
mass air flow sensor, mass air flow, air flow sensor: Kelvin, That would have been hard to tell that anyone would be boneheaded enough to use silicone to seal the pump. The instructions are quite specific on what to use for the task. Yes, silicone and gas do not mix well. Also, here is one for you that...

Nissan Repair: Bose Car Stereo, nissan maxima, nissan dealership
nissan maxima, nissan dealership, bose speakers: Ok, the choices are to buy a used head unit or take yours out and send it to a shop that repairs head units. Check the phone book in your town and see if there is a shop that does stock head unit repair. When I was in Dallas they had a place called Speedometer...

Nissan Repair: Bose System and Service Engine Light is On, cabin air filter, nissan maxima
cabin air filter, nissan maxima, obdii: Charles, Disconnect the battery for about five minutes and if the problem was the gas cap not being tight it will turn off the check engine light. If there is a code stored and the light stays on you will need to get an OBDII scantool. Go on line to Checker...

Nissan Repair: Bose sound system, nissan maxima, nissan dealer
nissan maxima, nissan dealer, speciality shop: Bob, First, did it ever work for you? If not take the head unit out and see if there is a warning sticker for the security code. If it does have one you will have to take the unit to a stereo speciality shop that repairs head units for dealers. Most...

Nissan Repair: Bought a 2002 qx4, that was flooded, need some help, neutral safety switch, qx4
neutral safety switch, qx4, electrical switch: Anil, The neutral safety switch is probably corroded and needing to be wired around or replaced. This is located where the shifter is. If you look there is an electrical switch that controls current flow to the starter if the car is in park or neutral....

Nissan Repair: FRONT BRAKES, 4x4 nissan, vacuum booster
4x4 nissan, vacuum booster, vice grips: Rich, Either the new calipers are sticking or the actuator rod in the vacuum booster is turned too tight. The rod is adjustable and if it is too long it will gradually apply until the brakes drag and lock up. Need to remove the master cylinder, do not...

Nissan Repair: Brake & Battery Light Flashing - even after new alternator, nissan quest 1998, dc rectifier
nissan quest 1998, dc rectifier, autozone: Karen, The alternator has a three-phase direct current rectifier. That means that the alternator puts out alternating current and the DC rectifier converts it to direct current at around 14 volts at max output. There are three phases and if the lights...

Nissan Repair: Brake and Battery Lights, nissan maxima se, nissan maxima
nissan maxima se, nissan maxima, max level: Imran, The battery light should be due to the alternator not putting out sufficient charge to run everything and keep the battery charged. Once this is diagnosed and the alternator is replaced then check the brake fluid to make sure it is to the max level...

Nissan Repair: Brake Booster leak, nissan pathfinder, brake booster
nissan pathfinder, brake booster, brake fluid: Dave, If you are leaking brake fluid out of the big round black thing that the master cylinder is bolted to it is indeed the brake booster. That means that the master cylinder is leaking brake fluid out the back and it is getting sucked into the booster...

Nissan Repair: Brake and battery indicator lights on, nissan sentra xe, nissan sentra
nissan sentra xe, nissan sentra, correct voltage: Cool Breeze, Check the wires from the battery to see if the fuses and wires are good. If the alternator is putting out the correct voltage I would be loking at a defective wire feeding the battery light. The brake light could be related or you could just...

Nissan Repair: Brake and Clock, switch ties, dash clock
switch ties, dash clock, correct time: John, It is hard to believe that the headlight switch is the culpret here. The master switch has all the wires running through it and it would be my thought that is where the brake wiring is shorting out the dash clock. Remember, that the flashers are...

Nissan Repair: Brake Lights, brake light switch, nissan primera
brake light switch, nissan primera, left hand side: Trevor, Did you bridge the switch with a length of wire? This way you know for sure that the switch is good. If the brake lights still do not come on it would be the master switch on the column as it is the central location for most of the lights...

Nissan Repair: No Brake Lights, light the fuse, correct switch
light the fuse, correct switch, nissan quest: Now I understand the problem. I was following a Quest home tonight and it had no brake lights. There must be a problem with the wiring betweent he switch and the bulbs. No trailer lights wired in? If there are there might be the source of the problem....

Nissan Repair: Brake light, nissan quest xe, nissan quest
nissan quest xe, nissan quest, master cylinder: Penquest, Did you check the parking brake to see if it is out of tolerance. That is, if the stop is out of adjustment and the light is not going out. If that is not the cause then you have a brake system problem that has caused unequal pressure in your...

Nissan Repair: about Brake Noise, nissan maxima, brake noise
nissan maxima, brake noise, 20 bucks: Charles, I would get the Nissan brake shim kit and have it installed. What the shim kit does is take up the tolerances and keep things tight so there will be no noise. Nissan sells the kit for something like $20 bucks at the dealer. courtesynissan.com...

Nissan Repair: Brake Noise, nissan maxima, performance friction
nissan maxima, performance friction, cheap tool: Jace, Buy a set of Performance Friction Carbon Metallic pads from Autozone and install them and the noise should go away. If you are getting a rumble out of the brakes and not a squeal then the noise makers are not down to the backing plate. You will...

Nissan Repair: Brake Problem?, power bleeder, parking brake cable
power bleeder, parking brake cable, rear brakes: Tracy, Couple of things here. First, have the brake system bled with Ford High Performance Brake Fluid. This brake fluid is awesome as it has twice the boiling point of normal DOT 3 brake fluid. Second, the parking brake sounds like it is sticking. ...

Nissan Repair: Brake Problems, nissan sentra, rear shoes
nissan sentra, rear shoes, brake job: It sounds like it is time for a brake job on the front since you have the squealing sound and that could be the noise maker letting you know that you are almost out of pad or you have gone down to the backing plates. On the rear the popping could be the shoes...

Nissan Repair: Brake pads changing, caliper piston, nissan frontier
caliper piston, nissan frontier, frontier pickup: Boima, Jack the front of the truck up and take off the front wheels. Use a 14 mm socket to remove the bolts that hold the calipers on. Loosen both bolts before taking either of them off. Wiggle and lift the caliper off the rotor. Do not let the caliper...

Nissan Repair: Brake Rotors, nissan maxima gle, brake rotors
nissan maxima gle, brake rotors, nissan maxima: I don t sell brake rotors. Check rockauto.com if you want a good price on-line. The factory rotors are known for warping and they are too thin to turn more than once. If you have not turned the rotors since new you can get one turning out of them so you...

Nissan Repair: Brake, Tires, Heal/Cold, Gear and Engine oil, nissan pathfinder, auto terms
nissan pathfinder, auto terms, brakes and rotors: Mambu, The first and second questions are related in the fact that you need to have your front brakes and rotors replaced. This will wipe out those two. The third question is possibly a bad u-joint or play in the differential. Likely the u-joint though,...

Nissan Repair: Brakelights on nissan will not come on., haynes manual, constant power
haynes manual, constant power, brake switch: Lavon, The brake light circuit is constant power. Check the wire feeding the brake pedal switch. If there is power you have a disconnect down toward the brake lights. If the circuit is not powered you will need to see if the radio has been tied to the...

Nissan Repair: Brakes, datsun 720, internal spring
datsun 720, internal spring, return spring: It sounds like the internal spring on the master sylinder is hanging up. If you crack the lines on the master cylinder see if the calipers free up. If they do it is definately the master cylinder that needs replacement. If it is not then the calipers are...

Nissan Repair: Brakes, nissan maxima gle, shocks and struts
nissan maxima gle, shocks and struts, nissan maxima: Cate, If someone put transmission fluid in the master cylinder you will have to replace all the soft componenets of the system. But, there are those that can accomplish the task for a lot less than you indicate. Call around to the parts stores and ask...

Nissan Repair: Brakes on 2000 Nissan Frontier, nissan frontier, cylinder replacement
nissan frontier, cylinder replacement, master cylinder: Megan, If you changed the master cylinder and the brakes still go to the flooe you might be looking at a bad master cylinder replacement or a bad job at bleeding the system. I would check to make sure the brakes were bled properly. Also, use Ford High Performance...

Nissan Repair: Front Brakes on a 2000 Xterra, dot3 fluid, performance brake
dot3 fluid, performance brake, shadetree: David, The brakes can be bled normally so Just bleed the entire system starting at the caliper you replace. The system uses four channel ABS so there is a single line to each caliper/drum from the ABS unit. I like Ford High Performance Brake Fluid since...

Nissan Repair: Brakes, blue lable, haynes book
blue lable, haynes book, metric sockets: Robyn, First, you will need brake pads. I love the factory ones since they work great. Otherwise, get Performance Friction Carbon Metallic from Autozone. You can purchase factory pads from courtesynissan.com on-line much cheaper than from the dealership...

Nissan Repair: Brakes, anti lock braking system, lock braking system
anti lock braking system, lock braking system, 2005 pathfinder: You may possibly be feeling the effects of the anti-lock braking system. If you are stopping hard enough to start to lock-up the wheels, anti-lock will be activated, its known to give off a grinding sound that appears near the floor by your feet. On the...

Nissan Repair: Brakes, nissan frontier, 20 bucks
nissan frontier, 20 bucks, squeal: Daniel, Yes, this is common on your vehicle. Purchase a anti-squeal kit at Nissan and install it on your front calipers. Basically, they are selling a set of steel slides and anti-squeal shim plates. They work wonderfully, if you listen to what my wife...

Nissan Repair: Brakes Sticking, nissan sentra, speedy reply
nissan sentra, speedy reply, proportioning valve: Brian, The ABS module is a remove and replace procedure since it cannot be repaired unless you have the computer and tools to take it apart. So, if we do a fault tree analysis of the condition you have replaced all the usual suspects. So, lets go upstream....

Nissan Repair: Brakes, wiring error, nisson
wiring error, nisson, brake booster: John, Not while the car is SHUT OFF. This is a short somewhere. Where you should start looking is around the tailight area. If the brake booster has wiring to it I would also check this out. Mine was doing the same thing. But I found my wiring...

Nissan Repair: Broken Exhaust Manifold Bolts, broken bolts, nissan maxima
broken bolts, nissan maxima, pain in the butt: Ken, Correct the problem now if you do not want warped and burnt exhaust valves. You could do it yourself if you have the time. It is just a matter of taking the manifolds off and then getting the broken bolts out. Most break off where there is enough...

Nissan Repair: Broken fuel pump Primera, fuel pressure regulator, vacuum pipes
fuel pressure regulator, vacuum pipes, fuelpump: Morten, If the filter is blocked the pump will blow due to excessive pressure. If the regulator is blocking the flow of fuel it could do it too. But, since you replaced it and it s defective too i would assume a defective pump from the remanufacturer....

Nissan Repair: Burning gas like crazy, differential pressure sensor, differential switch
differential pressure sensor, differential switch, nissan altima: George, Most manufacturers call the manifold pressure differential switch a Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor (MAP Sensor). Autozone could sell you the part and after you install it you just take the car back and they will clear the code. Also, after...

Nissan Repair: Burnt Wires, catalytic convertor, salvage yard
catalytic convertor, salvage yard, oxygen sensor: The oxygen sensor circuit is pretty easy for them to correct if they will just solder in the connections making sure they are the same length as the old wire. Remember that the oxygen sensor is self generating and the heated circuit is just to help it get...

Nissan Repair: Bypass Immobiliser, fuelpump, nissan primera
fuelpump, nissan primera, scantool: Vince, I think you are going to have to go to the dealer to get the key reprogrammed. I suppose you could wire the fuel pump around the theft deterent system. But, the proper way to do it is to get the key reprogrammed into the computer. And, that takes...

Nissan Repair: out of balance, drive shaft repair, twcny rr
drive shaft repair, twcny rr, nissan frontier: Bob, Have the dealer put it on a rack and have a mechanic run the drivetrain at the speed you indicate. I had a Mustang that had the same problem as you describe and it turned out to be a defective universal joint. Until it was up in the air they could...

Nissan Repair: battery draining overnight, nissan sentra, aftermarket radio
nissan sentra, aftermarket radio, fuel pump: Check and see if the fuel pump is running all night. Go behind the car and listen for the fuel pump. If it is on the relay contacts are welded together. All you would need is to replace the relay. If that is not the problem I would be looking for anything...

Nissan Repair: battery idiot light, ground wires, warning light
ground wires, warning light, warning lights: Duncan, I would think the alternator is defective or the wiring is incorrect or broken. The battery light is supposed to light when the key is turned to on as the switch grounds it. Since the truck is only a 97 the possibility of the ignition switch being...

Nissan Repair: battery installment, neg, pathfinder
neg, pathfinder, amplifier: Be sure to check the connections before you hook the battery up. The negative is the one that goes to the chassis ground and the others go to the positive terminal on the battery. is there something added to your system like an amplifier cable? If not the...

Nissan Repair: battery problem, nissan maxima, battery cables
nissan maxima, battery cables, battery change: I would check the battery cables since your problem started with the last battery change. There are several wires connected where the battery resides and the cables connect. Check to make sure all the ground wires are in good order and make sure the fuseable...

Nissan Repair: belts, nissan altima, center bolt
nissan altima, center bolt, haynes manual: Miguel, The belt only goes on one way. If you replace one you better do the other one at the same time. Loosen thte power steering pump to get slack to replace the belt and loosen the idler tensioner pulley by loosening the center bolt and then loosen...

Nissan Repair: the best way to get my car repaired?, nissan sentra, nissan repair
nissan sentra, nissan repair, auto repair shops: James, Sounds like you and your friends at work are right on target with purchasing a starter and getting it installed somewhere good. I would look for a Nissan repair shop since they know your vehicle. Check with those co-workers and ask if they would...

Nissan Repair: big oil leak, haynes manual, oil leak
haynes manual, oil leak, shade tree: Lisa, If you just chaned the oil or had it changed recently it could have a double gasket on it and that would cause the really bad oil leak. Remove the filter and make sure the gaskets are off and replace it with a new filter with only the gasket that...

Nissan Repair: how to bleed cooling system 96' max. gxe atuo?, radiator cap, prestone
radiator cap, prestone, position 9: Kin, Go down to Nissan and purchase a new thermostat and radiator cap. Change these and see how the car does. I bet the thermostat and cap are old and between the two you are not getting the cooling your car needs. Use a good antifreeze like a 50/50...

Nissan Repair: bleeding brakes, nissan sentra, bleeding brakes
nissan sentra, bleeding brakes, rear brakes: Yes, Eric you can bleed them like that. For future you should not take off the brake line to drain. That is why when I just reponded to you (about 10 minutes ago) I said to just take the CAP off the master cylinder and compress the plunger by hand. This...

Nissan Repair: bleeping when (L) indicator is on, seat belt system, nissan primera
seat belt system, nissan primera, signal system: Tracy, Wow, I have never heard of such a problem with the turn signal backfeeding through the seat belt audible warning system. I would be looking to see if someone has modified the wiring harness or if a ground has come loose on the belt system and the...

Nissan Repair: blower fan (front), blower works, nissan serena
blower works, nissan serena, blower fan: Ronnie, The blower motor relay is under the dash by the fuses and it is not marked. I think it is the third one from the door. You can verify by pulling fuses with the key on and the blower working. Drive the car until the blower works and then turn...

Nissan Repair: blower motor, nissan pulsar nx, squirrel cage
nissan pulsar nx, squirrel cage, nissan pulsar: Jay, I do not have a picture for you but the process is easy. There are screws that hold the glovebox on. These are at the pivot point. Once the glovebox is removed you can see the bottom of the blower motor. There are three screws that hold it on and...

Nissan Repair: blown fuel pump fuse, 1997 chevy cavalier, chevy cavalier
1997 chevy cavalier, chevy cavalier, nissan repair: my expertise is in nissan repair but i will answer this to my knowledge on vehicle repair as a whole. if your pump fuse is popping, then you have a short somewhere, or you are allowing too much electricity through your wiring between your pump and your...

Nissan Repair: blown head gasket, blown head gasket, head bolts
blown head gasket, head bolts, temp gauge: Ed, This is a warranty item and should be covered. if the headgasket blew at this mileage it is probably a defective headgasket or that the head bolts were not properly torqued from the factory. It should be as good as new once repaired. No, there should...

Nissan Repair: bluebird KM reader stopped, nissan bluebird, shrimp on the barbie
nissan bluebird, shrimp on the barbie, output speed: Hi Alexis, I have no idea what a Bluebird is other than one with feathers, but if the speedometer works and the odometer doesn t you will need to replace the speedometer head. If both stopped working then it s the output speed sensor on the transmission....

Nissan Repair: bogging out, nissan truck, optical pickup
nissan truck, optical pickup, dirty fuel: Javier, Ok, change the fuel filter and air filter and the plugs and wires and cap and rotor. My bet is it is bogging down due to a couple of things. The first is the spark plugs not giving enough spark and the fuel pressure is being screwed with by the...

Nissan Repair: bose cd tape dont work, bose radio, fuse
bose radio, fuse, security number: Anthony, If you say the radio does not work at all and there is no noise you might have blown the fuse to the radio. If yours has a security number that has to be entered when power is cut that could be the problem too. Email me back and let me know when...

Nissan Repair: brake and battery warning lights, nissan maxima, warning lights
nissan maxima, warning lights, battery cable: Brett, Yes, the alternator could be defective or the wiring on the alternator could be loose. Check out the wiring for correct connection and that they are tight. Also, check the fuse link to the alternator for corrosion. This one is at the positive...

Nissan Repair: brake booster, 1990 nissan 240sx, nissan 240sx
1990 nissan 240sx, nissan 240sx, vacuum booster: If the vacuum booster kills the motor when the brakes are applied you must have a blown diaphram. Basically, plug the hose that goes to the booster and drive the car. The brakes will be harder to depress but if the engine does not die you have found your...

Nissan Repair: brake fluid, alignment shop, clutch fluid
alignment shop, clutch fluid, alignment problem: Steve, I would think DOT3 would be the brake fluid of choice. If you use other types the ABS would screw up. Ford high Performance Brake Fluid is awsome since it is DOT3 and has a high boiling point. On the subject of the car veering left I would think...

Nissan Repair: brake lights, datsun 210, haynes manual
datsun 210, haynes manual, memory banks: using a test light, make sure it has a good ground then check the b/l wire work from the bulb back for power....stick the ground wire at the light with the test light.......my guess is you ve lost ground....an 20 years is really hurting the memory banks, ...

Nissan Repair: brake pad replacement, caliper piston, piston compressor
caliper piston, piston compressor, haynes manual: Thomas, You will need some tools to do the job like a 14 millimeter wrench or socket to take the caliper bolt loose and a caliper piston compressor. Jack the vehicle up and be sure to use jackstands to support the vehicle along with blocking the wheels...

Nissan Repair: brake pipes, brake pipes, diameter line
brake pipes, diameter line, nissan patrol: You can purchase the correct diameter line with the proper fittings and route the brake line where you like. Just remember not to route the line where it will get damaged. I have done this several times and if you have a good tubing bender you can route...

Nissan Repair: brake problem, vacuum hoses, 4x4 nissan
vacuum hoses, 4x4 nissan, wheel bearings: Andy, It sounds like the brakes are hanging after they are applied. What I mean is that the pistons on the calipers are not retracting after they are applied. Therefore, something is causing it. Now, you have replaced all the usual suspects. So, I think...

Nissan Repair: brake problems 2002 xterra, rear wheels, emergency brake
rear wheels, emergency brake, skid marks: James, Seems to me that the emergency brake is stuck on. I would get under the vehicle and see where the emergency brake cable connects to the brake release handle and the rear wheels and see where it is stuck. Probably lubrication or replacement will...

Nissan Repair: front brake rotor, brake rotor, center cap
brake rotor, center cap, caliper: Joe, It depends on what year Nissan you have. If you have an older one you would have to remove the bearing center cap and then the caliper and torque member. If it does not have a center cap on the rotor you just have to take the caliper and torque member...

Nissan Repair: brake rotors, nissan alitma, coathanger
nissan alitma, coathanger, brake rotors: Don, Jack up the car and use stands. Block the tires and take the front wheels off. Take the calipers off by disconnecting the two bolts and then hang them with a a coathanger from the spring. Do not let them hang by the hose. Now, take the tork member...

Nissan Repair: brakelights, volt ohm meter, nissan pickup
volt ohm meter, nissan pickup, process of elimination: Byron, I would check the brake lights for corrosion first. If there is none then the process of elimination is the brake pedal switch and then the multi switch that turns the headlights on. You can check resistance in the circuits with a volt ohm meter...

Nissan Repair: brakes, star wheel, lug nuts
star wheel, lug nuts, nissan quest: Check for inner wear on the backing plate where the drum is not supposed to touch. You could have a defective bearing allowing contact. The dege of the backing plate, around the circumference will have shiny spots on it. If this is the case and both drums...

Nissan Repair: brakes, swamp buggy, vacuum booster
swamp buggy, vacuum booster, engine vacuum: Glen, There should be one line coming off the vacuum booster and it is to be connected to engine vacuum to run it. Make sure you have a check valve for the booster. If there is another line on the booster and it is smaller just plug it. If your master...

Nissan Repair: brakes, brake pads and rotors, minimal dust
brake pads and rotors, minimal dust, brake pads: Steve, First go to Nissan and buy the shim kit to get rid of the screetching noise. Second buy Nissan brakes as they are probably the best for wear and minimal dust. The overdrive light flashing indicates a problem so ahve the codes read to find out...

Nissan Repair: brakes, nissan altima, ford dealership
nissan altima, ford dealership, brake fluid: Bart, It sounds like the brakes are dragging. I would replace the pads and sliders with new parts and you should be fine. Also, replace the brake fluid with Ford High Performance Brake Fluid. Five bucks a pint at a Ford Dealership but worth the money...

Nissan Repair: brakes, cement floor, brakes and rotors
cement floor, brakes and rotors, quick reply: Rick, The only way to know is to jack it up and look at it. There are several causes for the noise you are describing. The first is that the tire change could have resulted in the dust shield getting bent over and it is dragging on the rotor. No bug...

Nissan Repair: brakes, rear caliper, nissan maxima
rear caliper, nissan maxima, auto parts store: Ah, you have to screw it in like Lincoln and Cadillacs! They sell the tool at any auto parts store. It fits on your 3/8 socket. You ll need a 8 extension. Now, I told you the right way, here is the wrong way. Use a pair of channel locks to spin the piston...

Nissan Repair: brakes, nissan vanette, haynes manual
nissan vanette, haynes manual, master cylinder: Robert, You will need a second person to push the pedal for you. You will need three pints of good brake fluid. Then start at the back wheels and have the person press the brake pedal and hold it while you open the bleeder screw and then close it quickly...

Nissan Repair: brakes, wheel balance, minimum thickness
wheel balance, minimum thickness, shimmy: Rich, You have several problems here. The shimmy is the rotors being warped. You will probably need new rotors since they are thin to begin with and if you turn them make sure they meet minimum thickness. The shim kits keep the brakes from squealing....

Nissan Repair: brakes 98 quest, black lable, ford dealer
black lable, ford dealer, performance brake: Terry, I will assume the problem was there with the old ABS unit. If this is the case, I would bleed the brakes really good. Sounds like you have a blockage that will not allow the fluid to release back to the master cylinder. The Quest is known for...

Nissan Repair: brakes hopping, nissan pickup, brake pads
nissan pickup, brake pads, brakes: Dan, The shoes are grabbing on the new drums. You could have grease or oil on the drums or the shoes could be contaminated and in need of replacement. Basically, the brakes are grabbing. One last thing is that the new drums could be out of round and...

Nissan Repair: brakes, loud noise, prybar, reg cab
prybar, reg cab, excessive wear: Because you said it sounds like the drivers side, jack up that side and have someone sit in the car and you spin the wheel, have the other person apply the brakes. It sounds like it could be the brake pad moving back and forth. The snapping sound should...

Nissan Repair: brakes overheating on left front side, brake caliper, nissan quest
brake caliper, nissan quest, wheel cylinder: When you apply the brakes does it pull to one side? If yes, is the brake caliper positioned towards the front or rear of the rotor? By figuring where the brake caliper is positioned, I can tell you which way the steering wheel pulls and what the most likely...

Nissan Repair: brakes pulling, pressure control valve, nissan pickup
pressure control valve, nissan pickup, four wheels: Tim, Well when they replaced the master cylinder they should have bleed it. This only thing I can think of is that you have to much pressure built up on one side. You may have to go back and redo the system AFTER you flush it (brake fluid). Then just...

Nissan Repair: brakes pulling, pressure control valve, nissan pickup
pressure control valve, nissan pickup, brake fluid: Tim, This doesn t have anything to do with the brakes. Try having your alignment checked. Sound to me as though it is off. Also check tire pressure, if it is low this will also cause pulling to one side or the other. That s about it. Good luck...

Nissan Repair: brakes and radiator, 2002 nissan altima, leaking radiator
2002 nissan altima, leaking radiator, radiator shop: Aaron, The brake quote seems to be within reason. The radiator cost is totally out of hand. I would take it to a radiator shop and get the tanks replaced if it is the tanks. If not, the core cannot be that expensive. Again, I would take the car to a...

Nissan Repair: brakes, nissan navara, signs point
nissan navara, signs point, performance brake: I would check all the brakes and lines for leaks to include the master cylinder. But, all signs point to getting a master cylinger replacement. Also, be sure to use Ford High Performance Brake Fluid as it has a higher boiling point and is non synthetic so...

Nissan Repair: braking, shop friend, navie
shop friend, navie, caliper: Hi Rich, I had this too as I had the owner of a shop friend of mine do the brakes on my Navie. There is a clip that goes in the caliper that they left out when they did your brakes as my guy did with mine. Easy fix, nothing to worry about. Your brakes would...

Nissan Repair: break squeaking, performance friction, autozone
performance friction, autozone, metallic pads: Joe, I personally dislike ceramic pads since they make noise and increase braking distance. The only thing they seem to be good for is reduced dust. I can live with the dust because I want brakes that work properly. I use Performance Friction Carbon...

Nissan Repair: breakerless ignition and extacters, flowmaster muffler, better mileage
flowmaster muffler, better mileage, petronix: Dave, I would go with a Petronix breakerless ignition conversion. Otherwise, you could go with a Nissan unit from a Weecking Yard. A K&N airfilter would help on the intake side and a free flowing exhaust like a Flowmaster Muffler would work to get better...

Nissan Repair: broken wire and big 3 upgrade, oil dipstick, gas milage
oil dipstick, gas milage, charcoal canister: Steve, Having good grounding and good cables is important. If you can get the factory cables and replace those that would be a great thing. Now if you want redundant grounding from the engine to the chassis that would not be bad. You can buy a couple...

Nissan Repair: bucking car, air control valve, nissan sunny
air control valve, nissan sunny, throttle plate: Gary, I would look at the idle air control valve first and the throttle plate to make sure it is not gummed up. There is a given setting from the manifold absolute pressure sensor that determines idle regardless of park or drive. The computer attempts...

Nissan Repair: should i buy this car?, performance friction, autozone
performance friction, autozone, carfax: Ashley, No, I would think the person driving the car did alot of city driving and was probably hard on the brakes. I would buy the car. If you have brakes put on when you own it go with factory pads or Performance Friction Carbon Metallic from Autozone....

Nissan Repair: No A/C, compressor clutch, fan works
compressor clutch, fan works, r 134: Dave, If the fan works and the light comes on then I would say it is low on refrigerant. Have the system pressure checked with a set of gauges. You can open the hood and turnthe system on and off and see if the compressor clutch kicks in. If it does...

Nissan Repair: A/C, margie
margie: Margie, The noise is probably a loose or worn belt. I would change the belt. When the heater is on there is a defrost mode that runs the air to dry out the heated air. I say it is the belt since you did not say the airconditioner quit working. So, just...

Nissan Repair: A/C in 2001 Sentra XE, slow leak, condensor
slow leak, condensor, blacklight: TJ, You probably have a slow leak. The guys at the shop will fill it up and check for leaks with either a dye and a blacklight or a halon detector. But, it is probably a hose or connection. Now I have seen where the condensor has had a stone hit it and...

Nissan Repair: A/C Compressor, haynes book, receiver dryer
haynes book, receiver dryer, ebay: Chuck, Hopefully the hoses were taped over to keep dirt out. If not the system will have to be flushed before you attempt to draw a vacuum and charge the system. Also, you will need a reveiver dryer since the system was open as this is what keeps the...

Nissan Repair: A/C compressor belt replacement, google search, tensioner pulley
google search, tensioner pulley, nissan maxima: No, I do not have the picture of a tensioner pulley. But, this is an easy one. If yours fell off for about $25 bucks you can buy a new one. If it were me I would go to a wrecking yard to make sure that I got all the goodies that fell off before I attempted...

Nissan Repair: A/C Leak, nissan pathfinder, passanger side
nissan pathfinder, passanger side, drain tube: Luciana, The drain tube for the air conditioner is leaking into the passenger compartment. Pull the carpet back from the firewall on the passenger side and look for the hose that comes from the bottom of the airconditioner case and reconnect it. It the...

Nissan Repair: A/C Nissan Primera, eric eric, hot air
eric eric, hot air, many thanks: Eric, Have the system pressure checked to see that it has enough refrigerant. Also, check to see that the airconditioning fan comes on when the compressor does. Lastly, check to see that the blend door moves to shut off the heater so the airconditioner...

Nissan Repair: A/C Problems on 1988 300ZX, nissan 300zx, vacuum lines
nissan 300zx, vacuum lines, vacuum motor: Billy, Check the control panel and vacuum lines to make sure that they are connected correctly. It sounds like the system is working but the vents change direction. You are probably looking at a defective vacuum motor that controls the defrost/vent/floor...

Nissan Repair: A/C Replacement and Now the blower is Cracy, vacuum line, gxl
vacuum line, gxl, climate control: Luis, They probably messes up a connector to one of the blend doors. Take it back and describe what it does. If it were just a vacuum line it would dump to defrost and not the floor. So, take it back and let them know. It is on the passenger side and...

Nissan Repair: A/C rebuild, nissan sentra, receiver dryer
nissan sentra, receiver dryer, condensor: Paul, You need to check to see if the compressor has the proper level of oil in it from the remanufacturer. If not fill it to the proper level and follow the instructions to the letter for the filling and quantity and type of oil. Since you have a 94...

Nissan Repair: A/C repair, o ring, freon
o ring, freon, condenser: Kam, Yes, They have to find the leak and the only way to do it is to charge the system with a dye and then trace the source of the leak. If they charge it again it will probably last a few months so be sure to take it back and find the leak. It could...

Nissan Repair: A/C switch on dash, nissan sentra, wrecking yard
nissan sentra, wrecking yard, sentra: Linda, The system works other than the defrost, vent, floor control. I would replace the control with one from a wrecking yard. Or, if things are tight you could reach up under the dash and move the door to the vent position and wedge it in place until...

Nissan Repair: A/C, mazda truck, fuel gauge
mazda truck, fuel gauge, receiver dryer: Shaun, The Mazda truck is a good vehicle. The airconditioner is something that can be as cheap as correcting a leak and a $100 fee to get the system charged or something like $500 to $1000 for parts if the system was left open and the parts needing to...

Nissan Repair: CAR WON'T START!!!!, security light, steering wheel
security light, steering wheel, slant: Its not the security. You will have to place your foot on the brake, turn the steering wheel so that it isnt binding and you may also have to force the shifter into gear after you get the key turned. Next time you park on a slant, place the emegency brake...

Nissan Repair: Cabin A/C does blow cold air, blow air, master switch
blow air, master switch, e mail: The controls fail mroe than the blend doors that activate them. I would start at the master switch that controls the rear air and make sure that the connection is good. If that is not the case then you have to check under the dash to make sure the cable...

Nissan Repair: Cabin filters fro Exterra, courtesynissan, speed card
courtesynissan, speed card, cheap source: Dennis, courtesynissan.com is a cheap source for the filters and they are pretty good to deal with. rockauto.com is another source that I buy parts from, on-line, but I have not bought the in-cabin filters from them before. If the filters are clogged...

Nissan Repair: Camshaft position sensor faulty 95 altima, fuel pressure gauge, camshaft sensor
fuel pressure gauge, camshaft sensor, camshaft position sensor: Jim, If you take the cap and rotor off there is a phillips screw on the rotor post. Remove it and remove the post and then remove the two phillips screws on the cover and then take the cover off and there you will find the shutter wheel and optical pickup...

Nissan Repair: Cant take it out of park, nissan maxima, flat blade
nissan maxima, flat blade, drive shaft: Ramona, The safety interlock for park is stuck. There is an access cover that you can put a flat blade screwdriver in to release the shifter from park as a quick fix. But, either the shift lock solenoid or the brake pedal switch is defective preventing...

Nissan Repair: Car's body vibration and shaking, shock absorber, body vibration
shock absorber, body vibration, constant velocity: Check the universal joints and if it has a constant velocity joint check that too. Also, there is a possibility that the tailshaft of the transmission could be worn. Wiggle the driveshaft at the transmission and see if there is excessive play. There should...

Nissan Repair: Car Concern, nissan skyline gts, oil leaks
nissan skyline gts, oil leaks, timing components: Basically, to reseal the engine in all the places you say are leaking I would be looking at pulling the engine to get to all the seals. Also, you have to understand that the seals are leaking because of pressure. The rings are probably on their way out since...

Nissan Repair: Car Cutting out, hose clamp, loose pin
hose clamp, loose pin, nissan dealer: Jamie, The P0650 code is for the check engine light circuit. That tells me there is something going on with the computer on the car. I would disconnect the battery and then unplug the harness to the computer and reconnect it to see if it was a loose pin...

Nissan Repair: Car dies, air control valve, volt ohm meter
air control valve, volt ohm meter, haynes manual: Kevin, If you car has a dashpot, the little diaphram that slows down the throttle when it closes, check to make sure it dampens the closing. If not replace it. If yours does not have one then check the idle air control valve and remove and clean it. ...

Nissan Repair: Car dies out, nissan altima, dashpot
nissan altima, dashpot, throttle plate: Kevin, Could be that the alternator is not putting out sufficiently to charge the battery or that the battery itself is going bad. Go to Autozone or Checker and they will do a free electrical inspection on the charging system. Also, if the car dies coming...

Nissan Repair: Car jumps, warped rotors, nissan maxima
warped rotors, nissan maxima, jerks: M, When you put on the brakes do you mean it jerks while coming to a stop? I think that is what you mean and that could be warped rotors that need to be turned or replaced. Also, it could have to do with contamination on the rotors, as in grease and such....

Nissan Repair: Car Repair, neddle, autozone
neddle, autozone, tach: Byron, Either the tach is defective or the wiring feeding the tach is messed up. That is, the wire that feeds the tach has a resistor and filter in line. Use a scanner to look at the data stream feeding the tach. If the data that the computer is getting...

Nissan Repair: Car Repair, cv driveshaft, nissan quest
cv driveshaft, nissan quest, powertools: M, You will need to remove the wheel, brake pads, pad hanger, caliper, rotor, and unbolt the strut from the spindle. Then, take the large nut off the end of the CV driveshaft and move the spindle out enough to get the CV driveshaft out. You will need...

Nissan Repair: Car repairs on 2000 nissan SE, oil spot, jackstands
oil spot, jackstands, couple seconds: Tx 512, Depending on the temperature outside the fans will cycle even with the airconditioner on. Now, if the compressor is cycling with the fan you might want to check your R-134 level. But, since it is getting cold outside I would say the fan cycling...

Nissan Repair: Car slow to start during cool weather season, nissan altima, weather season
nissan altima, weather season, aftermarket components: I am assuming that the engine is cranking just not starting. First off do you have any aftermarket items installed such as remote starter, alarm? As far as the tune-up is considered did you use aftermarket components? Also cleaning of the throttle chamber...

Nissan Repair: Car stalling, nissan 240sx, haynes manual
nissan 240sx, haynes manual, correct values: Dennis, Get a Haynes manual for the correct values and check the coils for impedance and resistance to make sure that they are not going out. Also, check the converter to see if it has not melted internally. Basically, this model is famous for getting...

Nissan Repair: Car start then die + clicking sound with key in ignition before start, front wheel drive, cold start
front wheel drive, cold start, motor mounts: Gil, The noise under the hood should be normal if it is a front wheel drive as the motor mounts make noise when the key is turned or off. If the engine dies after you start the car then you have an issue with the cold start. That is, if it only does it...

Nissan Repair: Car turns off, nissian altima, pressure gauge
nissian altima, pressure gauge, fuel pressure: Mike, You are going to have a couple of things here that could be causing this. The first one is fuel and the second electrical. If it shuts off and then starts up again and the engine stumbles and shuts off again would probably be the fuel pump. You...

Nissan Repair: Car Vibrates At Stops, nissan altima, nissan repair
nissan altima, nissan repair, mazda 626: Sean, You could have a broken motor mount. But, I would be looking for a bad sparkplug or wire too since you say you smelled burnt oil. I would go and check all the sparkplugs and wires. Then have someone start the car so you can look under the hood...

Nissan Repair: Car Vibrates, nissan maxima se, transmission fluid change
nissan maxima se, transmission fluid change, cv joints: Andy, You have to go back to basics. The snow could have knocked off a wheel weight. So, I would have the tires balanced first. This is the cheapest. Second, look a the CV joints and make sure that none are torn. Last, you could have a broken motor...

Nissan Repair: Car won't crank, nissan altima, mercury switch
nissan altima, mercury switch, rear brakes: Martha, The car should not have an angle sensor on the factory alarm. If there is an aftermarket one it could be possible. Look under the hood for a clear box that has a mercury switch in it if you have an aftermarket alarm. If that is the case get up...

Nissan Repair: Car won't start, complaning, fuel pump
complaning, fuel pump, fuel pressure: Rick, When you say that it will nott turn over that would mean that the engine does not crank? If this is the case you need to be looking at the electrical system to see where the open is. When you did the fuel pump did you disconnect any other wires?...

Nissan Repair: Car won't start sometimes, volt ohm meter, positive cable
volt ohm meter, positive cable, negative battery: Hi Bart, Could be the starter but I think you have a bad alternator. The alternator is possibly putting out just enough to leave a low charge in the battery. The battery somewhat recovers after sitting for a bit. Also, there is more drag on a hot engine...

Nissan Repair: Car won't start now..., vacuum leak, vacuum line
vacuum leak, vacuum line, rpms: Hi Louis, This will be easier if I knew the year and model. On a general note, it is likely a vacuum leak. The pulsing RPMs is the computer trying to adjust for the lack of vacuum. When you did the tune up you may have moved the problem a little and now...

Nissan Repair: Car won't start, nissan maxima, starter fluid
nissan maxima, starter fluid, quiet environment: There are computer parts in your Nissan that shouldnt have starter fluid contaminating them, with that said, check your fuel pump by turning the key on in a quiet environment, if you hear a slight hum, your fuel pump is working. Check the fuel filter...

Nissan Repair: Car won't start?, fuses, valet
fuses, valet, amps: P-H, If the battery was hooked up incorrectly there are probably more fuses blown and the power feed to the starter is probably melted. Check the fuses first and then the wires that feed to the starter. You can put your aftermarket alarm in valet to remove...

Nissan Repair: Car won't start, nissan sentra, indivdual
nissan sentra, indivdual, apparent reason: Sterling, To the power side of the battery there should be two indivdual wires one is white the other is black Check these 2 wires, for corrosion or breakage.. If corroted they need to be changed. this is what can cause your car to stall as described...

Nissan Repair: Car won't turn, brakes won't press, nissan sentra, sifter
nissan sentra, sifter, master cylinder: Corey, On the sifter there is a small cover that you can remove to access a hold that you stick a small common screwdriver in to override the lock feature. Once you do this you can turn the wheel and shift. If the brake will not depress you probably have...