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My power steering fluid is leaking.
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thumping noise in the engine and the RPM is almost at the big notch before the 0
Hello, thank you for writing in. Due to the check engine light being on, you will need to start there. Whatever is wrong with the vehicle is being detected, and the engine has set a code which will help steer...
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Whining noise getting worse over time when I accelerate but no low fluid
Disconnect all accessories, that is remove the drive belts. If the noise disappears, obviously one of those driven components is the source. If the noise remains, it could be due to a vacuum leak, wheel bearing issue or a problem...
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The battery should be load tested by a professional. Load testing can only be reliably performed on a fully charged battery. If the battery passes a load test, you have to be sure it is NOT a marginal pass in...
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Turns over but wont start
A no start diagnostic would reveal the cause. Try holding the accelerator pedal to the floor and cranking the engine. If the idle air control valve is stuck closed and/or the intake air charge is insufficient, the vehicle should start...
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Pcv for Altima SE 2000 model won't come off easily. It's location is very difficult to work on.
Hi there. You might want to read this article on how to replace a PCV valve. If you're still not able to complete the service on your own, you can request a quote for replacing the PCV valve hose on...
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It is very possible that the mechanic who worked on your vehicle installed the wrong kind of transmission fluid. I would recommend returning to this mechanic and verifiying that the correct type of fluid was used in your transmission. Explain...
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Code P0420. Need to replace catalytic converter.
Hi there. The code P0420 is coming up for the Downstream Oxygen sensor has picked up an abnormal reading and is saying that the catalytic converter is below threshold. There could be a misfire on the engine, leaking injector, ignition...
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The car in idle is fine but when you put it in gear it is jerking very hard in the low gears only.
Hello Dawnita, What you are describing sounds like it may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change...
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My car battery is dying while it's parked. I replaced the battery and in just a week it died while sitting parked overnight.
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motor turns over but will not start.
According to Nissan, on this model, if the FOB is lost, a new FOB has to be procured from a dealer and programmed to your car. The FOB, of course, has within in it the electronics that enable and disable...
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Car jerks when no gas applied
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RPM's fluctuate while idling and sometimes it dies. Getting codes for multiple misfires and knock sensor.
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Heater not working
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When the engine is started, warning lights show up on the dash for a moment and then go away.
Hello. This is perfectly normal. These lights come on at this time as the computer is testing them. As long as the lights are going off once the vehicle is started then there are not any problems.
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I just replaced my radiator with a used One from a scrap yard my car now overheats really fast and no heat produced, would a radia
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issue with door handle actuating rod assembly.
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Whining at idol and drive, rpm changes jerking up hill
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