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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Nissan Frontier
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When I start my 2012 Nissan Frontier there is a noise from the engine.
Hello. From what you are explaining it sounds like a timing chain problem. This is a very common issue on this vehicle. It is caused by either the timing chain itself failing, or more commonly it is caused by an...
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Fuel Damper location 2016 Nissan Frontier
Hi there - the fuel damper is located on the back end of the fuel rail (driver side). The fuel rail is the long, skinny tube which supplies pressurized fuel to the injectors.
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Solving electrical problem resulting from reversed battery terminals
Reverse polarity, at the battery, in a 12 volt electrical system on a car can cause a variety of effects including damaging the alternator, diodes and the numerous microprocessors on a vehicle like those in the powertrain control module (PCM)....
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2007 Nissan Frontier won't go into any gear
The shifter cable connects the interior gear selector to the transmission. This allows the driver to select the correct gear. If the cable is detached, the gear selector will just flop around but not select any gear, as you describe....
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Car stalls and has trouble restarting
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like an ignition coil pack that may be failing. Ignition coils are prone to this type of erratic functioning or heat cycling when they are beginning to fail due to the temperature fluctuations...
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My truck turns off after being started.
A number of things can cause stalling. A vacuum leak - caused by a broken or detached vacuum line, broken intake hose, or even a leaking intake manifold gasket can cause that. Any of the numerous sensors can be a...
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Alarm is going off. Is there any way to reset/bypass problem?
You will have to open the hood and disconnect the battery terminals to reset the computer. Before hooking up the battery cables, the vehicle will need to be locked as it was before the alarm was tripped. Then the alarm...
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Have a blown engine
If you are referring to a replacement engine other than the one originally specified for your VIN number, unfortunately production vehicles can only be re-fit with exact replacement engines because engine computers are not interchangeable at all. And, you cannot...
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Whenever I press on the gas there is a rattling in what sounds like the front half of the car.
Loud metallic rattles are not uncommon as vehicles age. That the noise did not start until some exhaust repairs leads to the same spot. An exhaust heat shield. Some exhaust components have a heat shield welded to them. In other...
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Had timing chain,guides, and tensioner replaced, Still making a sort of buzzing noise when i accelerate then let off the gas.
A buzzing or rattling noise is not common when you replace these components. If you're hearing a rattle, it is possible that the pulley is loose or was not properly attached. Sometimes this type of noise is caused by an...
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Replaced my upstream O2 sensor. The check engine light won't turn off.
When an error code is triggered and stored in the ECU, it needs to be removed by a professional mechanic using a digital scanner; and not a simple code reader. The folks at Auto Zone use the code reader and...
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Idle Problem & Exhaust sputtering noises
With the information that you have provided, I would surmise that you are describing the signs of an engine misfire. Pulling the diagnostic codes with a code reader will probably show codes that relate to a misfire, and could help...
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Truck got stuck above 5k RPMs 2002 Nissan Frontier
Hi there - check for problem codes first, whether the Check Engine light is illuminated or not. The failure of the throttle to back off could be a mechanical problem (throttle return spring broken), or an electronic problem with the...
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my car is stalling at red lights
Hello, and thank you for writing in. With the codes you are pulling, it would seem as if there was an issue with the air intake or exhaust. Did you have these issues before you changed the idle air control...
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Engine swap and convert auto to manual
YourMechanic does not offer transmission/engine replacement or swap services. However, here is some advice. first of all, if it's possible to trade the automatic transmission-equipped vehicle for a similar vehicle with a manual transmission, you will save yourself a lot...
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My brakes / calipers are rusty and now are leaving rust stains on driveway. How can I stop this? 2007 Nissan Frontier
Hello - I'm speculating you live up in the snow belt where salt and other corrosive chemicals are dumped on the road, and cause rust and corrosion. Unfortunately, the only real way to stop the rust stains you mention are...
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Why would my steering only be stiff when driving but be fine when I'm still or going real slow 2001 Nissan Frontier
The steering system is designed to have a hard steering at high speeds to prevent any rollovers. The Dynamic Stability Control or Traction Control is designed to keep the vehicle from over steering when driven at a higher speed. You...
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Why would there by oil leaking from my intercooler 2010 Nissan Frontier
Hello. If you have oil coming from the charge tube at the intercooler then the area needs to be cleaned and checked for further leakage. If there is oil in that area then it is typically due to a turbo...
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Doesn't want to go in to second gear when cold.
Check the transmission fluid and see when the last time it was changed. If the fluid is original or has not been changed in a long time, then I recommend changing the fluid to remove any old debris from the...
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Replaced rear seal and now I Only have first gear and my speedamater don't work.
If you replaced the tail shaft seal behind the yoke and had to remove the driveshaft, then it is possible that the transmission vehicle speed sensor VSS is not installed correctly or the harness has been damaged. This will make...

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