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Drove in manual on accident on freeway for 30 mins.
Hello. It is likely that one of the lower gears were damaged when the transmission was stuck in manual mode. I'm guessing that the gear that it drove was first gear until you got to your destination. Driving in first...
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Is my car worth fixing
Hello. I say it's worth saving. There's still some Nissan Altima´s from the 90’s on the road today. I say you make up a little chart. You should ask yourself how much were my payments on the Altima. How much...
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Oil pressure light
Hi There, It sounds like you may have run the engine low on oil for some time resulting in a metal on metal noise sound as you describe. The oil pressure light will usually come on when a few things...
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My altima will not start.
Hi there. It is quite possible that the ignition button has an electrical fault or the fuse that powers the switch is damaged. It is also possible that the ignition relay is damaged. I would recommend having a professional mobile...
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Car buying confusion
Hi there. In my humble opinion, for the money, the Nissan Altima is one of the better values out there. The 2008 - 2011 Altima's tend to be very smooth driving, fuel efficient cars that are very reliable; right until...
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My slip indicator light is on all the time. I just had the car serviced and tires rotated. Why would the slip indicator stay on?
Hi there. The Slip indicator light should blink at certain times. If the vehicle stability control system is operating (actively assisting with handling), you’ll see the Slip indicator light blink. This should also be taken as a warning that the...
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Unable to start the engine
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a problem with your charging system that is allowing your battery to fail resulting in the car coming to a stop as you describe. When you try turning the key and hear...
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Car charger isnt working
Hi there. The accessory outlets are powered by a fuse in the main fuse board, located on the driver side of the vehicle. You should be able to read in your Nissan's owner manual which fuse powers these outlets. It...
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I been having problems with my car, a couple of days ago its would not start.... The dipstick was creamy, I checked my coils, 2004 Nissan Altima
Hello - to be sure, a leaking valve cover gasket that is allowing oil to leak onto the plugs, plug boots or coils, will cause misfire issues, and uncertain engine starting performance. I recommend a car is not starting inspection...
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What exactly is a coral spring and what does it do for you car? And is it removed during a manifold replacement?
Hi there. The term is an exhaust coil spring and it is used to force clamp a flange together with an exhaust donut. These springs help hold the exhaust together and flex as the engine is throttled. If you need...
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There was snoke and sparks coming from my alternator
Hi there. It is possible that when you tried to jump start the car, the cables were reversed. This typically causes electrical faults within the cars electrical components like the alternator. It is also possible that there is an exposed...
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I change the fuel pump and I was driving it cut off I waited a few mins it started back up and I drove it hom
If, prior to this repair, you never encountered this problem of the engine shutting off abruptly, it is likely that there is a loose, intermittent contact in the fuel pump wiring harness, including the plug. Just inspect, clean and verify...
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passenger side axle broke- how do I get the part out that connects into transmission
On the passenger side, be sure to remove the retaining bracket bolts. The splined segment of the axle that is within the transmission is retained in the transmission by a spring steel retaining clip known as a circlip. As you...
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Tapping noise when accelerating. 2010 Nissan Altima
Hi there - engine tapping noises under load are usually connecting rod bearing problems, although it is possible that it's just a weak valve lifter. Hard to say without hearing it. If you have a sound byte to pass to...
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Lost power steering and now my brake and battery light are on is the car safe to drive
Check the brake fluid level in the master cylinder. If the fluid level is normal and the brakes work normally, it might be safe to drive to a repair shop but beyond that, no, it is definitely not safe to...
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Tapping noise when under a load.
Hi there. The sound that you provided for the tapping noise sounds as if your engine is dieseling when operating. This is a noise that occurs when the engine is either running too hot or has too much carbon on...
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Nissan Altima 06 rps go up and down and now it shuts down while driving.
Hi there. It looks as if your Nissan is experiencing a random misfire issue; as this is what the P-0300 OBD-II trouble code typically indicates. If more than one cylinder misfires, this will increase or decrease the revolutions per minute...
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The turning radius on my steering wheel is broken from lack of steering fluid. What needs to be fixed and how much will it cost?
This suggests your power steering pump may be failing or you have a leak elsewhere in one of the power steering lines. The [power steering]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/power-steering-fluid-is-leaking-inspection) system operates on very high pressurized hydraulic pressure (in some cases as much as 300...
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Why doesn't my car start?
Hi there. It is likely that the ignition switch or ignition relay is damaged. These two components typically cause the type of symptoms you are describing. It might be a good idea to have a professional mechanic come to your...
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What is the difference between A and B on trip resets?
Hi There, Great question! Many people use these two trip meters for various reasons (and there really isn't a "right answer") and it is completely up to you and your preference. Many people like to track their fuel mileage and...

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