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Hi there. When it comes to finding out how much to charge a customer, the best thing to do is call the dealership and ask for the labor prices, call a local shop and ask for the labor prices, and...
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Car engine turns off and dies when car is put in reverse or drive.
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2008 Nissan Altima to shut off when put in drive or reverse. The first step in diagnosis is to check the transmission for leaks, and the fluid level and condition. Once the...
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Hello. If you have already checked the basics, coolant level and fuses, then it may be possible that there is an issue with one of the heating system's components. From what you describe it would appear that you may be...
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A strange rumble when vehicle is in idle
The shaking or rumbling suggests that you may have a bit of a rough idle problem. Depending on the severity of the rough idle, this may cause the car to shake or rumble substantially. A rough idle may be caused...
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No heat when ideling or driving slow.
The lack of heat being generated by your system may indicate a clogged heater core. The [heater core]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/heater-is-not-working-inspection) is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then uses this...
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Can I use a altinator off any year altima on my 1998 altima
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The alternators that are compatible with your vehicle are typically the Nissan Ultima years 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001. What you want to pay attention to is the bolt patterns. Make sure the alternator...
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My car want start
Hi there: If your car hasn't overheated, you can probably cross off blown head gasket off that list of possible reasons. In regards to the crankshaft position sensor, that is a realistic "guess", however, you can eliminate the guess work...
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my nissan altima slips ii and out of neutral gear when in traffic,what could be the cause? 1999 Nissan Altima
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Nissan 08 Altima won't start up when I press on the brake and push the start button.
Hi there. It sounds like the brake switch on the brake pedal is not working. There are two circuits on the brake switch, one for the brake lights and the other for the starter circuit. Some vehicles require the brakes...
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2004 Nissan Altima- Won't move when the code reads p0420 on the scanner. Did my transmission go? Is it my catalytic converter like code said?
Hi there. The code P0420 means that the catalytic converter is below threshold and cannot burn off any emissions in the exhaust stream. The O2 sensors have pickup this fault and put the engine into limp mode. As for the...
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Why are my wipers, horn and radio not working. 2015 Nissan Altima
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Car battery issue
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The engine races and bucks while the car is on
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I put my 05 nissan altima in neutral to push it because it won't crank now it will not go past neutral to go in park.
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Water leak under passenger side?
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