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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Nissan Maxima
The Maxima is one of the most popular vehicles from Nissan, and they’ve been hitting it out of the park in recent years. The 2012 Nissan Maxima is a fantastic, practical vehicle that...

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Timing chain replacement cost?
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CVT problem on Maxima
This would depend on exactly what your transmission is doing. Depending on the symptom the TCM may have an issue but it could also be an internal transmission fault. I would recommend having your transmission inspected by a qualified transmission...
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Car is making a squeaking/ rubbing sound upon acceleration and deceleration
Hi there. It's more than likely that your serpentine belt or one of the pulley's is loose or worn out. Usually this will cause the type of sound you are hearing. However, it's also possible that a wheel bearing is...
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Replacing just the AC compressor and belt
If the compressor is replaced, the only mandatory component to change is the system drier. If the belt is worn or old, it should be replaced. Replacement of any and all other parts is simply subject to a diagnostic and...
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How do I delete my text messages from my 2017 Nissan maxima?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Most vehicles are not able to delete the messages from your phone. The vehicle is pulling that information from the phone, but it cannot access those types of features. To remove the message from...
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Our 1991 Nissan Maxima shakes violently when first starting, moving slowly, or stopped, it accellerates slowly now as well.
Hi there. It's quite common for shaking to occur after completing multiple fuel system component replacements, typically due to a vacuum line being disconnected accidentally or being loose. In most cases, the symptoms you are describing are due to a...
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Problems with switching gears from neutral to D
The first thing to check for in this case is air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without passing through the Air Mass Meter will lean out the mixture and cause this kind of bad behavior. Check under...
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I have a 1998 Nissan Maxima. Today on the interstate it staterd shaing really ad on the passenger side by the tire.
The problem sounds like a tire has separated and the internal cords broke. Have a tire store check the tires for problems as soon as possible since a tire that separates can cause loss of steering control or other damage...
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Can a bad neutral safety switch affect shifting?
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a problem with the neutral safety switch. Your vehicle has a neutral safety switch that will prevent the vehicle from starting when it is in any gear position other than park or...
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Battery and brake lights on
It sounds like you may have a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator charges the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns...
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Maxima immediately shuts down when put in drive or reverse
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...
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I would also like to have the radiator checked. I noticed a few drops of coolant on the ground.
I would recommend checking first to be sure that it is in fact coolant and not AC condensation. It is common during hot summer days for the AC to create condensation that will leak water beneath the vehicle which is...
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I'm stuck at my work and i think it's a radiator leak. Is it possible to get repaired today?
Without knowing what exactly is leaking and caused the overheating you would need to have a diagnosis done first and then see if the vehicle can be fixed where it is. If it is a radiator then the part may...
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engine check light problem for a 1995 Nissan Maxima
Hello, thank you for writing in. Considering the age and the mileage on the vehicle, it is not impossible for a few of these components to be going out at once. If the check engine light remains on, you will...
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Hello ben my car is making like a crack noise or some kind of noise everytime i turn and or accelerate. rattling coming from back
Hi Alex. Cracking noises are typically caused by metal to metal contact or a bushing that is pinching between metal components. On the front suspension, there are a few possible sources including steering stabilizer bar bushings, tie rod bushings, lower...
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Car has less power when accelerating and louder when accelerating. No Service Engine lights
Slow acceleration has a variety of causes. Fuel injectors can become clogged over time as the tiny passages become clogged. When an injector is clogged it can degrade the performance of the vehicle and the car may accelerate slowly or...
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P2A03 Issue - O2 Sensor Help
Hello. When you get this code on this vehicle along with a sluggish engine or low power then it almost always means that the catalytic converters are bad. This is a common issue. I would recommend taking it to an...
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2012 Nissan Maxima- Code P1778- Drive speed at 60 the RPM shows 4
The code P1778 is due to a problem with the step motor actuators inside the CVT transmission not moving the pulleys to a higher gear position and this is why your engine is revving too high. you will need to...
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Vehicle running hot
Hi There, It sounds like you may possibly have a blown cylinder head gasket as indicated by the brown substance in the brown substance in the coolant tank and the coolant leaving the radiator. A blown head gasket may cause...

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