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Dashboard blistering
Hi. The only way to repair a blistering dash board is to replace it. Alternately, you could push a dash board cover over it to hide the cracks. Covers such as these are sold online and at auto parts stores....
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Side mirror control switches not working
Hello. If these both stopped working at the same time, then you may have a power failure to the switches or a wiring problem in the door. It is common for the wiring that enters the door to get pinched...
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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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Fuse popping when trying to start
Hello. It appears that you have a serious electrical issue, which could have several causes. First, the starter may be seized, or shorted-out internally. Second, you may have a direct short in the wiring to the starter exciter wire. Both...
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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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Air conditioning belt
Infiniti suggests to service and inspect the drive belts every 60,000 miles. However, if there is excessive wear, or cracking of the belt inner surface, then the belt may need to be replaced. You may want to have a certified...
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Warning lights coming on and car not starting.
Your vehicle has a complex engine control system that can self diagnose issues most of the time. Start with having the computer read to see if there are any codes stored that may be causing the issue. I recommend having...
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Cassette player not working
If the cassette player does not play, then get a cassette cleaner and try cleaning it first. If this does not work, then the radio will need to be sent out for repair, or the radio would need to be...
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Left headlight not turning on
The problem could be a blown fuse. The left and right sides have separate circuits and if the bulb was blown the fuse could be too. Check the fuse first, if the fuse is ok the problem could be with...
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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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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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