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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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The car is leaking oil but no check engine light or overheating. But the oil burning off exhaust? What could be wrong?
Hi there. The most common cause of this type of oil leak is a valve cover gasket that has worn out. With nearly 20 years of operation on your Nissan Maxima, it's quite possible that the valve cover gasket has...
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How to replace oil pan n bottom oil gasket
Hi there. Unfortunately, we do not post step-by-step instructions for completing repairs that our mobile mechanics perform for our customers. You might want to read this article on how to replace an oil pan gasket as it will give you...
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Which 02 sensor do you replace if you're getting bad gas mileage
Hi there. That's a very good question. The one you replace is the one that is faulty, as both sensors work together to take measurements and reading of the fuel system and exhaust to fine-tune the fuel to air ratio....
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Thermostat
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty thermostat that may be sticking closed not allowing the coolant to circulate properly when the vehicle is at a stop. Since the AC puts an additional load on the motor...
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Transmission noise
Hi There, This kind of sound may be related to a clogged transmission fluid filter (which could be impeding the flow of fluid) or possibly the transmission being low on transmission fluid. When the transmission fluid is low, you may...
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my car stalls when I accelerate
A car that is getting fuel and is properly tuned should take off quickly when the accelerator is pressed. A vehicle that is sluggish or slow to accelerate can be dangerous, especially at intersections and on-ramps.Modern cars have a very...
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Why does my car shut off right as I am parking and it runs rough 2000 Nissan Altima
Hi there. It sounds like you either have some sort of vacuum leak or possibly an engine misfire. I usually start by checking to see if the check engine light is on and if it is then I scan the...
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92 nissan maxima stalling problems
You should first replace the fuel filter and see if this helps condition. If filter does not help then have fuel pressure checked to see if the fuel pump is producing enough pressure and have it replaced if below specifications....
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My 92 Nissan Maxima is shaking/vibrating; loss of acceleration especially trying to up hills. I've changed air filter.
With a twenty five year old car, it really could be anything. So you have to start with the basics. The air filter was a good beginning, but other maintenance items like the fuel filter, spark plugs and ignition wires...
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My car keeps randomly jerking, while the RPM jumps up to 5000+ & then goes back down, while I'm driving at a steady speed.
Hello and thanks for writing in. What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the...
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Coolant level dropping rapidly
If the coolant level keeps dropping there is either an internal or external leak. Leaks are typically found by simple pressure testing of the cooling system. Engine coolant can leak externally through a hose, radiator, water pump, etc. or internally...
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Car starts, shakes 5 seconds and dies
Hi there. Unfortunately, we do not provide repair or diagnosis services for aftermarket part replacement jobs. However, in general, when this type of problem occurs, it's due to a vacuum line being disconnected. I would double check your connections first...
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1997 Nissan maxima crank but wont start replaced fuel pump and camshaft position
If the engine cranks at adequate RPM, be sure there is adequate fuel in the fuel tank and that the fuel is not old. Download any OBD-II trouble codes that have been stored and examine those codes for diagnostic clues....
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Sound coming from front wheel when driving / steering wheel vibration
Hello, thank you for writing in. When dealing with these types of situations, start with the simplest possibilities, and work your way up in complexity. Start by having the tires balanced. Make sure you have not lost a wheel weight,...
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Why is my 1997 Nissan Maxima bogging down and stalling.
Hi there. Though there are a lot of reasons that will cause this most of the time on this vehicle it is due to a failing crank or cam sensor. both are common failures. I usually start by scanning the...
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I need my whole door lock system on a Nissan changed, keypad and all 2001 Nissan Maxima
Hi there - unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic can offer at this time. This task is best handled by a collision repair estimator at a reputable paint and body shop. S/he is trained to evaluate visible and not-so-visible...
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My RPM fuage keeps randomly jumping up
Hello, thank you for writing in. Automatic transmissions work primarily off of solenoids that control hydraulic fluid pressures in the transmission, which then control what gear you are in. You should start by checking the level of the transmission fluid,...
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Just had a transmision changed in a 2005 nissan maxima 3.5l now its slipping in and out of gear while driving causing rpms to jjum
Hello, thank you for writing in. Without knowing what sensor or what diagnostic code was pulled, it is difficult to say. That information will let you know what sensor needs to be looked at, which you can then just simply...
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Negative battery terminal sparks/smokes no power to car
Hi there. Check the condition of the starter wires when they were installed. See if the small remote wire on the starter solenoid is touching the main battery cable wire on the starter solenoid. If these two wires were to...
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I got antifreeze leaking out the side of my engine but can't see where it's coming from
Hello, thank you for writing in. The leak if that severe is likely going to be easy to spot if you can watch it while it is leaking. You can use water for this kind of observation. Refill the engine...

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