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Sunroof was open during rain and car won't start
If the ignition switch sustained damage from the water, it could cause the vehicle to start. Unfortunately, with this amount of water in the vehicle, it can short out wiring and cause extensive corrosion in the various systems. The vehicle...
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Battery replaced, but car still dies
This is definitely an intermittent issue which makes it a bit harder to diagnose. The most likely cause would be a wiring issue, ignition switch, ECU failure, or a battery cable issue. I would recommend having a qualified technician, such...
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Car vibrates and burning smell in wheel
If the brake caliper has failed, a replacement could repair the vibration issue. The most likely cause of the low speed idle is a parking brake failure, brake system issues, drive axle failure, or a bent wheel. A qualified technician,...
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Radio booms and quit working
When this occurs, the most likely cause is the radio's amplifier. Depending on what audio unit, your car was equipped with this may be located inside the radio itself or it may have a standalone amplifier. When the amplifier dies,...
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Remote door opener won't lock/unlock passenger doors
These are all separate issues, so a few different items are most likely the cause. The most common cause of the door lock not unlocking includes key fob failures, a bad key fob battery, or faulty door lock actuators. The...
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IDL - RPM is higher then normal
You should first check to make sure you do not have any vacuum leaks. Scan the computer and diagnose any service codes. If you do not have any codes, then you may just have to relearn the idle of the...
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Rattle under car
The vehicle should be inspected for the loose or broken component which many be minor in many cases. The exhaust system uses rubber hangers that crack and break allowing extra movement. The components of the exhaust system are prone to...
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What is a camshaft positioning sensor for
Thank you for your question about your 2005 Infiniti FX35. The camshaft position sensor gathers and sends information about the vehicle’s camshaft speed, and sends it to the vehicle’s electronic control module. The computer receives this information and then uses...
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My car shakes sometimes when in stop-and-go traffic
Hello, thanks for writing in. For an issue like this we usually need to start by scanning the computer for codes. This will allow the mechanic to see if the computer is seeing any problems. If there are no codes...
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When driving my 2004 Infiniti FX35 my slip and VDC lights come on and my car comes to a stop.
Hello. If these lights are coming on while driving then the vehicles traction and stability systems are kicking in due to a problem that is seen. This can be caused by a bad wheel speed sensor or by an issue...
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Just replaced both belts on 2008 Fx35 infiniti.
Hey Dan, thanks for inquiring. I don't know that you necessarily need to replace your pulleys, neither tensioner or idler. However, if you are hearing a squeaking from your engine and suspect the pulleys are the problem then replace them...
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Why is my car idling high at an RPM of 1200?
This may be caused by a dirty or failing idle air control valve/module. As you may know, this is a unit that monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine. When...
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How do I check my transmission fuild and where is it located ?cant seem to find it
Great question. Some newer cars don't allow you to check your transmission fluid. If your car has one, the transmission dipstick should be somewhere close to the transmission or coming from the transmission. The dipstick will more than likely have...
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Car battery change, stalling afterward. Wondering if it's due to negligence at dealership.
Hello - there may not be a simple answer to your question. As you have discovered through research, a "power loss event" like changing the battery, can cause loss of settings between vehicle components. Current practice is to connect a...
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My service engine soon came on is there a problem ?
Hi There, The leaking hose in your cooling system is likely causing the car to lose coolant and potentially overheat, which can be catastrophic for an engine if not quickly handled. This is likely what also caused the check engine...
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Battery died. Now can't get into my car to pop the hood and charge it.
Hi there. The car could have made the door latches locked out. This prevents the doors from opening during an event of power loss during an accident. This happens, but the mechanical key should still open the doors. If the...
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Engine stalls and vdc and skip lights come on
Hello. The VDC and SLIP messages come on when the computer detects an issue with the vehicle's traction control system. The most common causes for this are a faulty ABS wheel speed sensor, or some sort of electrical fault within...
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Dashboard problem?
Hi there. Typically, wholesale dashboard problems like you're describing are caused by an electrical glitch either in the ECU, or a damaged or loose electrical relay that supplies power to the dashboard harness. It's best to have a professional mechanic...
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2007 Infiniti fx35 cranking but not starting. Do you know what the problem might be?
Hi there. The fuel pump is not energizing and causing the engine to not start. Check the fuel pump relay and listen for it to click. Also listen for the fuel pump to hum when the key is turned on....
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Automatic locks do not work properly.
Hi there. When the locks look as if they are trying to move but do not, it's typically due to a fault with the primary module or relay that powers the door locks. There are many different components that make...

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