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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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My cars RPMs rev up and down
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Typically when the engine behaves like this, you are looking at an air issue. You will want to focus in on the air intake, mainly the throttle and throttle position sensor. You may...
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My ac clitch plate won't come off for me to reach the pully
Hello there. Unfortunately, without seeing what you're working on or being there personally, it's hard for us to help you here. The only advice we can offer is to either have one of our professional mechanics come to your location...
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my harmonic ballencer pully has rubber formed all the way around the pully, theres no grooves for the belt.
The Harmonic Balancer consists of an inner hub, a rubber ring, and an outer ring all bonded together with adhesive. Sometimes in very old cars, the adhesive gives up and the pieces separate. I'm going to guess that you have...
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spark plug coils
Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly. The insulation develops small fractures that open when heated and close when cooled. When open, they allow shorting of coil windings...
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My car is running hot. Do I need a thermostat? 2005 Nissan Maxima
Hi there - if the thermostat is stuck closed, then yes, that is the source of your overheating problem. However, it sounds like you have good coolant flow to the radiator. If so, the radiator may be clogged, and need...
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I think something's wrong with my transmission.
This kind of reaction is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. Automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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Today my car made a loud knocking noise and when I press on the gas pedal, the car doesn't accelerate right away but when it does it makes a knocking noise.
The noise that you are hearing could be one of the rod bearings are knocking in the engine or the flex plate could have a loose bolt making the torque converter bounce around. I recommend seeking out a professional, such...
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I have a 2006 nissan maxima i put power steering fluid in it but the steering is still very stiff
If there is lack of steering assist, the power steering pump may not be generating adequate hydraulic pressure. Of course check the drive belt first and be sure that there is no trapped air in the system (if the fluid...
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Engine revving while in park
Typically, a large vacuum leak may cause a high engine idle and if large enough can cause an erratic idle or stall. The throttle body on the engine of these vehicle adjust themselves to account for carbon build up and...
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I need the ecm/pcm replaced do you guys come out and do that?
YourMechanic can replace the ECM/PCM on your vehicle if a diagnostic has determined that it has failed. However, please note that PCM's rarely are the cause of a no start condition and thus all other potential causes should be investigated...
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help??
Hi there. Check the computer of the car for any codes that could be stored or pending. This will give you a logical area to oversee what needs repaired. If the camshaft position sensor message is appearing, then the camshaft...
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99 Niss.Max, brake,battery,check engine light on, car died while driving, replac. batt, started and drove and next day won't start
You may have a faulty charging system and/or intermittent electrical connections. At this point, be sure that you have a fully, 100% charged battery that passes a load test. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated...
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Why won't my car move when I put it in drive or reverse but when I stick it back in park all it does is grind
I'll bet you have a broken CV joint. The CV joint is the joint in the axle shafts that allows the front wheels to be under power when they are steering. When the joint fails, the axle is allowed to...
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Why doesn't my transmission shift properly after changing my throttle body and valve assembly on 2000 Nissan Maxima?
Hi there. In some rare instances, if you completed the replacement of the throttle body without removing the battery cables, the ECU will trigger an error code that can disable some electrical systems; including the shift solenoid of the transmission....
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Hey i have a nissan 2010 maxima just changed the transmission fluid no check lights the car shifts but wont move
Hi there. Automatic transmissions like the one in your Nissan Maxima is referred to as a CVT or Continually Variable Transmission. Sometimes they can have issues like you're describing due to a failed shift solenoid or other electrical sensor that...
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Wheel bearing hub replacement
If you have the steering knuckle, with the wheel bearing and hub installed in the steering knuckle, already removed from the vehicle the procedure is to use a 20 ton shop press to first press the hub out of the...
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How do you replace the passenger power seat switch? Having a hard time taking off the Side panel that holds switch in place..
Remove the bolts that hold on the panel to the seat. Then you may have to remove the bolts that secure the seat to the floor to lift up the seat rail and gain access to the rail bolts to...
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When my alternator went out, could it have killed my battery?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The symptoms you are having are classic of a failing alternator. While the battery can be damaged and fail due to the vehicle relying solely on it for power while running, you will want...
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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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