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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 lost acceleration, now it will not start.
Hello. When dealing with an issue like this, there are so many components that can effect stalling and starting that we need to start with the basics. Once of which is to simply make sure the battery is charged. If...
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Stalls when comming to a stop, & will not go over 2000 rpm when warmed up.
This type of symptoms is usually related to a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low...
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Bought it second hand, maybe two or three cranks to start and won't pass 3000 rpm?
Hi there. The difficulty starting and lack of power could be fuel starvation caused by, a faulty fuel pump, a faulty fuel pressure regulator, or a restricted/plugged fuel filter. There is also the possibility of a restricted exhaust, ie; a...
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Blower motor not working no heat no ac control goes up but nothing coming out of vents
Hi there. It sounds like it could be a faulty resistor or blower motor. Check the fuses/relays and replace as necessary. Check for voltage the blower motor; check that the voltage increases with an increase in the fan speed selector....
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Car shakes and makes thumping sounds while moving
The engine and transmission mounts should be checked on account of your mention of shaking on acceleration. Thumping sounds are often related to defective tires. If your tires are old and worn irregularly, that would be a suspect. If you...
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broken timing belt cost
Unfortunately Your Mechanic would not be able to supply a cost for timing belt replacement on this vehicle. The Nissan 3.0 ltr V6 is an interference engine. The valves and pistons occupy the same space. It is the function of...
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I have a 2014 nissan maxima. It smoking from the exhaust with a blueish gray look. There's no oil leaks on the ground.
Hi there. Check the engine oil level and see how low it is. If the oil is a little low, then the oil is burning in the exhaust system. This is caused by the valve guide seals leaking, the rings...
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Loss all power when driving.
What you describe sounds like a charging system failure. If the alternator isn't working, the car can run on the battery for a period of time, until the battery voltage gets below a certain point, usually around 10.5 volts. After...
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My car keeps cutting off on me
Hi there: This issue tends to happen frequently; especially after you've spent a lot of money on replacement battery, alternator and the starter. In some cases, the problem exists with the electrical wires and connectors that supply power from the...
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My car want start when cold Without acceleration
On a car of this age, make sure all engine maintenance (plugs, wires, filters) is up to date and change the fuel filter. If the difficulty still persists, a hard starting diagnostic, performed by YourMechanic, would identify the issue. Possible...
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The driver's seat will not move forward and backward. When I move it forward it makes a sound and then stops.
There is a small motor and worm gear inside the seat that moves to allow the adjustment of the angle of the back of the seat. The motor may have a malfunction or there may be an obstruction on the...
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My car will not idle at a stop light.
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor or a failing or dirty idle air control valve. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the...
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Acceleration problems
This may be a sign of a dirty or 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...
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The gas cap on my car broke off. (The black knob you use to screw in the gas cap.) The gas cap is stuck securely in the fuel neck. How can I remove it?
Hi there. To remove the gas cap that broke off, get a pair of needle nose pliers and use it to remove the gas cap. Try to locate a part of the gas cap that you can grab with the...
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P1456 - Check engine minor EVAP Leak.. Not the Gas cap
If you smell gas, there can be a leak in a number of places. All the fuel lines should be carefully inspected to make sure they are secure and undamaged, all the way up to the fuel injectors themselves. Even...
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I have codes p0726 and p0722 stored in my ECM.
These codes come on when there are discrepancies in the rpm signal picked up by the engine speed sensor read by the engine control computer and the input shaft speed signal picked up bt the transmission control module. Both of...
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Engine Flooded? (Cant afford a mechanic but willing to take all risks at home)
Hi there: Anytime you have a mechanical component failure; as you indicated in your question, it's vital to repair that component as soon as possible. Before you drive the vehicle further, you should contact a mobile mechanic to replace the...
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Replaced a motor in a 2001 Nissan Maxima and won't crank.
Hello: Anytime you swap out a motor, it's incredibly important to double check that all components correctly align and are compatible. The truth is that without being there to physically inspect your Maxima, it's impossible to diagnose why your engine...
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It's going 20 miles per hour in 3rd gear. The car was in reverse and wouldn't move but it will accelerate.
Hi there. The transmission is in limp mode to only go in 3rd gear. The reverse not working and then all of a sudden it works, but will not accelerate past 20 mph, then either the transmission is slipping or...

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