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My 2009 Nissan Altima feels as if it is vibrating when at stoplight occasionally. What could be the cause?
It could be that one or more motor mounts is getting tired. The Motor mounts are rubber to metal brackets, some of them have fluid capsules and they keep the engine in place while isolating the car from the normal...
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I have oil leaking onto my spark plugs.
Once the ignition coil is removed, if there is oil all over the rubbed boot that covers the spark plug and you see oil in the plug well then it is likely the valve cover gasket is what is causing...
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2014 Nissan Alltima 53,000 miles, had brakes replacedo about 16 months ago, now I am told I need brakes again?? $720.00 This does
Brake pads are replaced when the amount of friction material on the pad falls below a certain minimum depth, generally around 1 to 2 millimeter depth of pad material. You should first confirm that the pads are actually worn to...
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My 2009 nissian altima 2.5 gas petal shakes and makes a loud sound only when driving! What could it be?
Hi there. Typically when you feel an aggressive shaking in the gas pedal and the engine when you are accelerating is caused by motor mounts that are damaged, a vacuum leak or perhaps an engine management issue. I would recommend...
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left front strut is loose how much does it cost to repair it
Hi there. If the strut itself is loose, then its likely that the entire strut assembly that needs to be replaced. To receive a price quote to have one of our mobile mechanics complete this repair, you can click this...
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My car vibrates when I'm waiting at the light . It drives fine . And it vibrates more when I turn on the ac? Can itvtve motor moun
There are two principal possibilities: faulty motor/transaxle mounts, or an engine operating or mechanical condition including the possibility of a faulty harmonic balancer. To obtain a conclusive diagnostic, please simply request an engine vibration diagnostic and a certified Mechanic, dispatched...
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If I get my blower motor replaced, do I also have to have my Ac recharged after replacing blower motor?
The blower motor on this vehicle is a simple removal and installation and does not require anything to be touched on the A/C. The refrigerant does not have to be removed. The only component that has to be removed is...
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Why are my warning lights on in my 2007 Nissan Altima
Hello. These lights can come on for a number of issues. It can be from a failing battery, a bad sensor, a computer problem, or a number of other issues. The computer needs to be scanned for codes first in...
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Was told engine was performing plenty poorly
If you have a valve cover leaking oil onto the spark plugs then it can cause a misfire. This does not mean the leaks are the cause but a possible cause. I would recommend having a mechanic like one from...
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I have Nissan Altima 2003, when I press the gas, won't accelerate. I was slowing down in the middle of the road coz no speed. I w
Hi there. Thanks for writing in today about the acceleration issue with your 2003 Altima. There are many things that could cause this type of problem, ranging from dirty fuel injectors and throttle body components / sensors to minor electrical...
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Nissan Altima 2.5 now stalls when put in gear. Could it be gas n dirty plugs related?
Hi There, This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, turning on AC or engaging the brakes). The Manifold Absolute Pressure...
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If your crank shaft oxygen sensor is out what does your car do?
The oxygen sensor is mounted in the exhaust system piping. The sensor is easily tested. If the sensor is defective, gas mileage will be somewhat reduced and the engine will not perform well. Oil in and around the spark plugs...
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QUESTION REGARDING OIL PAN GASKET REPLACEMENT
If the engine swap was for a "complete", 100% assembled engine, the gaskets (oil pan and valve cover) are already in place. If the engine swap was a complete rebuilt (re-manufactured) engine, you needn't worry about leaks at the oil...
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I'm kinda stuck- with a seized caliper pin, rear brake- 2008 Altima coupe. I already purchased the new pads and rotors- but don't
Hi Kim: If the pin is stuck in the torque plate, due to corrosion, there is no need to remove the pin because the torque plate will not be re-usable. A new torque plate will be required and you will...
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Have a problem with my car
The warning light or message pertains to an issue with the vehicle. Simply request a diagnostic and a certified mechanic will be dispatched by YourMechanic to both pinpoint the reason the message has appeared and take the necessary steps to...
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When I crank my car the at light comes on then disappears
Hi There, When you turn the key to the on position prior to turning the engine over, the AT light may come on for a few seconds as the car is running through a series of system checks. This is...
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Want to know if engine number matches vin
There is an engine serial number stamped on the extreme right lower front of your engine. The exact location of the serial number is depicted in an illustration appearing on page 9-10 (Section 9, page 10) of your vehicle's owner...
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Are there accurate electrical oil pressure gauges that will beep me when my oil pressure goes too low and how do they work?
Oil pressure reporting systems with programmable audible alarms are readily available. An example is the CruzPro Digital Gauge but there are many other vendors and you really have to do a product comparison and look at all the reviews. Once...
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Jerking reaction
Hi There, If the hose is still leaking causing coolant to be lost and the vehicle continues to overheat, this could potentially result in a head gasket being damaged causing a cylinder misfire, which may cause the jerking reaction you...
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I have a 2009 altima automatic and unless i use the manual shift feature the RPMs tend to stay under 2000
Most of the Nissan Altimas around this year are equipped with a CVT transmission. These transmissions are totally different from a normal transmission and as such they can sometimes feel different as well. It is possible that you are having...

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