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Fuel pump fuse keeps blowing
Looking at the wiring diagram for you vehicle, I see the fuel pump is circuit it protected by a 10 amp fuse. The fuel pump is then switched on and off via a relay that is controlled by the engine...
Rough idle.
A rough engine idle could be caused by a few different things. Misfiring, fuel issues, and engine timing to name a few. The first place I would recommend starting would be the ignition and fuel systems. Have a professional do...
Car starts, turns off, and won't restart again for five minutes.
An engine needs three things to run: fuel, spark and compression. So, your engine is not getting the right combination of these three essentials. One thing that comes to mind on a vintage vehicle such as yours is vacuum leaks....
Possible short in electrical
Hi. It sounds to me like the oil that was sprayed into the engine bay has reached your fuse/relay box and shorted some things out. I would have a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, check your electrical system...
One headlight working
If you only have one head light that is not working it is typically caused by a bulb that has failed. One your vehicle I have had a lot of bulb connections fail and cause this. I would typically start...
Bad spark plug
If the spark plug isn't firing, the spark plug gap could possibly be to wide from high mileage. This plug could also be physically damaged or the spark plugs porcelain could be cracked. If the spark plug wires are cut...
No pressure after the FPR
The fuel pressure regulator will regulate the fuel pressure by allowing fuel to return back to the fuel tank if the pressure gets too high. If the fuel pump never produces enough pressure and volume of fuel to run the...
Rattling noise when idling
The clutch release bearing is the most likely cause of this noise. If so, then the transmission would need to be removed to service it. I recommend having a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come to you and run...
In First gear, not much power
A six cylinder engine running on only four cylinders would be a low power situation. The two cylinders that are not working would need to be checked, to see if the injectors are working. These vehicles have a history of...
Stalling at 2500 to 3000 rpm and dying, idles fine - 1990 Nissan 300ZX
Hello! I would check the mass air flow sensor output signal. Measure the voltage with the key on at idle, increasing rpm, and then when it starts to run bad. Compare this voltage to specs. If you need help with...
Short shifter moving up and down
If your shifter is functioning, but feeling sloppy, then that may be a sign that the shifter bushing may be worn or damaged, or that that there is an incorrect or a low quality shifter that has been installed. I...
My car died while driving it
In this case, it sounds like your battery or alternator is failing. If you'd like to get this fixed, certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose your stalling issue to determine the exact cause of your...
knocking before wanting to start
It sounds to me like the timing belt is broken. If so, the engine is cranking over until the piston strikes the valves in the cylinder head and causes the engine to bind up until the starter gear skips across...
Dome light will not come on, but floor lights do - 1995 Nissan 300ZX
I hate not being able to help you with this. This is a very Nissan specific issue you are having. As I was reading your question, my initial thought was the door switch, but you said other lights are being...
Bad mileage & strong gas smell in dipstick/oil pan - 1996 Nissan 300ZX
Okay, so usually the answer to problems are usually hidden in the fine details. The whole reason you started noticing a problem was the gas mileage. If this was my car, I would be thinking that I have a fuel...
RPM's drop quickly and engine dies - 1996 Nissan 300ZX
I'm trying my best to follow.. Normally you will engage the clutch as you are shifting gears, as pressing the clutch is the same (essentially) as putting the stick into neutral. So if I am following this correctly, the car...
Once started, car turns off and backfires - 1996 Nissan 300ZX
Any time a car isn't starting I remember the 3 things an engine needs to run. It needs air, fuel, and spark. It sounds like your starter is working fine otherwise you wouldn't be almost running and backfiring. My gut...
Car will start but won't idle
This may be a sign of a failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve is located on or near your intake manifold that monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...

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