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Engine won't accelerate past 1000 RPM's
Your car is designed to limit the throttle opening when it detects a major failure in one of its systems. What has failed would not be known since the lights you have on could have been caused by hundreds of...
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Should i buy the car for 4k and get a engine swap
Hi there. Modern car engine swaps are not as simple as in years past. Among some of the common issues include transmission compatibility, ECU and ignition system troubles and other electrical gremlins. If you have a professional performance shop complete...
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my engine in my Nissan 350z is making a ratteling noise. The thing is the check engine light does not turn on. Then it goes away b
Hello, thank you for writing in. Tracking the rattling noise will have to start by observation. Take a good look at the engine while it runs and try to get a better idea of where exactly in the engine it...
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Why would I have a P0014 code in my 2008 Nissan 350Z
Hello. When you get this code it is because the computer is seeing that the valve timing is off. Most of the time this is a timing solenoid issue. It can also be caused by low engine oil, a sensor...
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My car bogs down abit after a cold start and then accelerates fine after that
There are a number of things that may cause the car to hesitate when accelerating when cold such as low fuel pressure, a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor, clogged or dirty fuel injectors, or potentially a bad oxygen...
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My a/c isn't blowing cold air.
The belt has to be on the compressor for the system to work. If you haven't already done so, installing a new belt will be a good first step and it may solve all your trouble. But if the air...
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Car turns over but won't start unless completely cooled down.
Hi There, Code P0420 relates to the exhaust system, specifically to the catalytic converter, however there are a number of other things that may cause this code to be triggered as well. Other things like a faulty oxygen sensor, a...
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My dash lights, radio, and gauge cluster on my 2007 Nissan 350z are not coming on when the car is started or in accessory mode.
I see no reports of the issue (in the NHTSA database, for instance) you are describing and so there are no obvious clues. You are lucky, though, that the issue is not now intermittent because all that you need do...
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My car won't start after replacing the clutch.
Check the harness to the crankshaft position sensor as it is has a fused wire completing the circuit. When unplugging the sensor, the engine should not start at all. The only thing that can cause the engine to start with...
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Car shakes, rpm needle drops to 400rpms and slow acceleration
Hello, There are a number of reasons that may cause the check engine light to come on and the engine to shake. Shaking or vibration may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure...
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VDC OFF light comes on and SLIP light's comes on that is when you drive the car for 15 min or so and hesitate then go back to norm
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty cam position sensor that may be causing the jerking reaction (which is normal when the cam sensor begins to fail), resulting in the traction control system to engage. The camshaft...
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350z overheating very quickly.
Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...
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Oil Pressure Sensor Stripped
Hi Eddie. Thanks for contacting us today. Typically, if the oil pressure sensor 'hole' was stripped, it needs to be retapped as the correct repair solution. While some mechanics use Teflon tape or other materials to help fix this, eventually...
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v6 vq35 engine is making a Squeaky sound?
Usually squeaking noises are associated with the drive belt. I was unable to access the You tube Video that you tried to link, but I'll speculate that you are hearing a slipping serpentine belt. If the automatic tensioner has started...
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Engine is making a Squeaky sound? 2007 Nissan 350Z
Hello - that squeak sounds like a bearing to me - alternator, serpentine belt idler pulley, or possibly the water pump. Time for the stethoscope to narrow it down precisely! I recommend a enngine noise inspection performed by a mobile,...
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2003 Nissan 350z code P0128 and had little smoke out my exhaust the night before the CEL came on. Any help?
Hi Jesus. Thanks for sending in your question. The P0128 code means that the engine coolant is not getting warm enough, fast enough. In other words, there is a problem with the engine operating temperature not being reached within a...
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Engine Misfire in cylinder 5
It is possible that there could be an issue with the fuel injector or the compression on that cylinder. I would recommend having the compression tested on all the cylinders to ensure that the piston rings are functioning properly.
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p0305 Misfire in Cylinder 5
The fuel injector could be faulty and/or plugged and that would explain the high short term fuel trim on Bank 1 which contains cylinder No. 5. Another possibility is a vacuum leak around the intake to that one cylinder. If...
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My car will turn over but will not start and it started after I added oil.
There could be an issue with the oil level and/or the oil pressure. But, the oil pressure can only be measured once the engine is running. If the engine won't start at present, the best course is to request a...
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Changed the oil sensor an the car sounds an drives fine but when i rev an take my foot off the gas oil psi drops almost to 0
Although there is some variance across engine types, minimum oil pressure at idle is typically fairly low to begin with, typically in the range of 4 to 10 PSI. If idle speed drops below normal, so will oil pressure. Gauge...

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