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Ticking noise in engine does it need valve adjustment??
Hi there. The valves make a ticking noise as they wear, and in order to do any kind of valve adjustment you would need to have the valve clearance checked. If it needs adjustment, then the valve lash adjuster (also...
Power capabilities
Hi there. The engine will not start to break down or lose power at that point. The factory engine does not make that much power on its own so I have to assume you are talking about aftermarket power modifications....
shifter stuck in manual mode after accident
Without body damage, it is most likely a coincidence that it is stuck in manual mode. Regardless of how it came to quit working, it should be diagnosed just as any other failure would be. I would begin with...
Accessory / Ignition Power is inconsistent
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2004 Nissan 350Z. This is a commonly known issue with the 350Z. You should have a Check Engine Light on when this happens which will be likely related to NATS computer codes....
Car turned off service engine light and slip light came on
The slip light would not be caused by a crank sensor. A slip light usually involves a sensor like the speed sensor, or a transmission problem. The Check Engine Light may also be due to a code from the transmission....
Check engine light on high idle low power
You may have to replace the magnetic cam actuator for the exhaust cam. The actuator comes in the front assembly. The actuator controls the cam with the magnetic clutch. You should also make sure you are using the correct weight...
Cut off while driving
Based on the information you provided, it does seem like your clutch switch may be faulty. You may have another cause for the no-start. Read the DTC's (Diagnostic Trouble Codes) to determine if you have another component that needs testing....
I was wondering if it would be legal to swap my vq35de motor out of my 350z and replace it with a ls5.3 vortec motor
Check the rules for emissions testing in your locale - they vary widely, especially if you are in a large metropolitan area with "Clean Air" standards and enforcement. California, with its California Air Resources Board, is especially strict. Most regions...
Replaced a clutch slave cylinder now having trouble bleeding it
Hi, thanks for writing in. In order to bleed a slave cylinder properly, it should be bench bleed just like a master cylinder. The best way to do this is to secure the slave cylinder into a voice connect plastic...
Hi sir i have a Q . What should I replace if i want to replace the ignition switch fo nissan 350z 2003 other than the switch it's
Hello. If the car needs a new ignition then you will need to replace the ignition lock cylinder along with the ignition switch. It sounds like they both may be damaged. Once they are installed the new key will need...
My automatic shifter will vibrate hard when I'm going over 80 and my car also would shake a bit
Hi there. Not sure what roads you can travel over 80mph but several things may cause this issue. One possibility is having broken or sagging transmission/engine mounts. Another possibility is a driveline vibration caused by worn CV joints and/or U-joints....
Locating car gos
Hello. Keep in mind that most tracking devices are usually put in places that are quickly and easily accessible by the person installing them for a quick retrieval. Pay special attention to the places around the edge of your car....
transmission wont push back on clutch slave cylinder
Hello, The slave cylinder is meant to be bench bled just as a master cylinder is. If this is not done it can cause air to remain in the slave cylinder. This will allow the slave cylinder to fully compress...
rattling sound and engine shutting down while driiving
The rattling sound may be tough to diagnose without hearing it. However, the engine rpm's dropping and fluctuating could be related to a variety of issues related to fuel delivery. A common problem in many vehicles are things like sensors...
timing control valve
First, there are many different reasons you might get a timing over advanced code. The problem could be anything from a stretched timing chain to a failed actuator. The timing control solenoid valve is turned on and off by the...
Overheating problem. Solution ?
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Nissan 350Z. This may be related to a leak somewhere in your coolant system or potentially a bad thermostat. As you may know when the thermostat is stuck closed this prevents the coolant...
Battery keeps dying for no apparent reason
Hello. If the battery and alternator are fine then I would test the ignition switch. It will commonly stay on and cause this. If it is fine, then an amperage draw test needs to be done on the vehicle. If...
Exterior door handles stopped working on both sides
Hello. If the handles are not working on the outside, then the handles themselves have failed, or more commonly the connections from the handles to the latches have broken clips or are broken. Most of the time, the little clips...
Car unresonsive, dash lights on
Hello. When you get a pedal sensor code on this vehicle then it is usually a pedal assembly that needs to be replaced and the connections at the assembly that need to be checked. If these are fine then the...
I recently replaced the tranny fluid with a redline product. Every since then when I push down a little fast the car will rev high
My first recommendation would be to make sure that the transmission fluid level is full. If the fluid has been changed recently, sometimes the level can drop once the fluid circulates through the system. See if topping off the transmission...

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