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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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Car won't start, is it my ECU?
Hi, thanks for writing in. While it could be the ECU, it could also be a great many other things. It is most likely not any one component but is probably a combination of faults. Many years ago you could...
Leaking transmission fluid from bell housing
Hi, thanks for writing in. Your transmission is leaking from the bell housing most likely because the torque converter seal has failed. If the torque converter seal fails it will leak fluid from where the engine and transmission meet up....
Engine surges and will not review over 2500 rpms
Hi there. This may be a sign of a failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...
I touched the positive and negative battery terminals together, now the car has no power at all
Everyone does this at some point. Sounds like there may be an issue with your starter. When you grounded the battery out, those wires are also connected to your starter and could have arced it out. But first, check your...
The speedometer, odometer, & mileage gauges are not working.
This is likely related to what is called a speed input/output shaft sensor which is a sensor mounted down on the transmission that monitors the speed of the output shaft of the transmission. This is relayed to your ECU which...
When reducing speed and then trying to accelerate again car seems to struggle (rpm start going up) but the mph don't
Hello. I would usually start by scanning the computer for codes. This would tell me if the computer is seeing anything out of the ordinary. If there are no codes, then I monitor the output of the sensors as the...
My car rough idles and stalls, but no check engine light.
This issue is normally caused by low fuel pressure or a faulty injector, but since you have just replaced the fuel pump, this may also be a sign of a failing idle air control (IAC) valve. This is a unit...
Timing belt problem - 2004 Nissan Maxima
Actually yes it is normal. I will go through a few things that you may or may not have done and hopefully we can get your issue resolved. When you put your crankshaft pulley on did you use an impact?...
My car has been stalling out on me.
This may be a sign of a failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve is located on or near your intake manifold that monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...
The battery light and the emergency brake light illuminate when I turn on the car. The car shakes when they are on.
Hello and thank you for your question. Check your alternator for voltage at low idle and when the engine is at 3,000 rpm. It sounds like the alternator is not producing enough voltage at a low rpm. The battery light...
Clicking noise while turning. Possibly the CV joints?
Yes, a clicking noise on turns is a classic symptom of a failed outer CV joint. If there are visible loose parts, this will be easier to diagnose. CV axle replacement is a very straightforward and is a common repair....
Speedometer is registering half speed
Hi there. Most of the time this is caused by a bad vehicle speed sensor. This is a common failure on this vehicle. When the sensor fails it either stops reading or it reads improperly. It can also be an...
Starting problem
At 180.000 miles, it could be just about anything. The P0161 and P0140 codes are oxygen sensor codes, and probably don't have anything to do with the starting issue, though you should have that investigated. The P0300 code however is...
O2 sensors
Bank 1 is the cylinder bank that has number 1 cylinder. In your case that would be the front bank. Each bank has two oxygen sensors, the upstream sensors are sensor 1 and the downstream sensors are sensor 2. So...
My car has a evap leak and poor performance
All modern cars are equipped with an Evaporative Emission Control (EVAP) system. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the fuel tank from escaping into the atmosphere. The EVAP system collects and temporarily stores the fuel vapors in the charcoal...
Car is hard to start early morning - temp is 26 degree celcius.
Most of the time, cold weather starting issues are caused by low cranking amps in the battery. However, if you're able to crank it over rather easily, you may have a throttle body that needs to be cleaned. Sometimes fuel...
Car hesitate when driving
Hi there, The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. When this fails, this can cause an imbalanced air/fuel...
When the car heats up the brakes squeak. When the car cools down they're fine, but when it heats up they start squeaking again.
Hi, thanks for writing in. Pads and rotors can become "glazed" if overheated. If this happens, the bonding material in the brake pads can rise up out of the pads and transfer to the rotors, causing a bluish discoloration to...
Ac blowing hot air. No noises, but can not spinning under hood
Hi, thanks for writing in. I recommend checking the fuses and relays for the AC system and the auxiliary fan. The auxiliary fan is tied to the AC compressor, so when you turn on the AC from the dash controls,...
Good morning. My o2 sensor is out. I can't remember which one but when I schedule for someone to fix it, will they have the correc
Hi there. Did the gentleman at auto zone check for proper voltage going to the sensor? Proper return? Was a pin check performed at the engine computer to make sure that the computer was sending the signal? I would be...

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