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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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I have a 2009 Nissan Maxima and the air conditioning is not blowing cold air at all. What could be the problem?
Hi there. If the air conditioning is not blowing cold air, then either the condenser fan is not coming on or the system is low on refrigerant. Check the system and see if there is a refrigerant charge. If there...
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Steering wheel shakes while driving
If you are feeling the steering wheel shake when driving at higher speeds it is most likely from the tires out of balance. You should have the tires put on a balancing machine to check for tire balance and rim...
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Car starts then immediately stalls out.
Hi there. Check the engine oil level and make sure that it's full. Top off the oil if it's low and recheck to see if the engine is still stalling. The symptoms that you describe are as if the engine...
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RPM gauge goes from 5K to 2K - 2005 Nissan Maxima
Hi - it seems unlikely that a major drop in RPM during a shift is torque converter clutch lockup - 5K to 4K might be more reasonable. This behavior seems more like an upshift that is missing a gear -...
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When I'm driving, sometimes the car over revs and jerks when I shift gears after the cars been on for a while
Hi There, What you are describing may be a result of a faulty speed sensor, potentially low transmission fluid or a even a faulty transmission control solenoid. As your vehicle travels down the road, the computer analyzes data being sent...
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My 2002 Nissan Maxima has a noise when I start it. The sound keeps emitting while driving and it becomes louder especially when I turn left and right.
Hi there. The noise could be either the alternator making a noise as the inside bearing could be wearing out or the windings could be old and dirty making a whining sound or the noise could be the power steering...
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My car keeps dying after a jump
The problem sounds like the alternator stopped charging. The battery being dead may have overloaded the alternator since they are designed to maintain the battery and run the accessories, not recharge a battery and run all the accessories. I would...
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Hi Pete, I've got my friend here w/a Nissan Maxima
It is not recommended to drive the vehicle if it does not have enough coolant or a major coolant leak or the engine may be damaged from overheating. It would be cheaper to rent a car now over having to...
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Car rpm goes up and down...stutters...Idk what's wrong
An incomplete combustion in the engine will cause a sputter as can the ignition system. The fuel system, such as a blocked fuel injector may also cause the vehicle to sputter. While a sputtering engine may not seem like a...
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Which fuel should I use, 91 or 95?
Hi There, Octane rating is the measure of a fuel's ability to resist "knocking" or "pinging" during combustion, caused by the air/fuel mixture detonating prematurely in the engine. Most gasoline vehicles with factory engines (assuming no modifications) are designed to...
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Charging system failure.
Hi There, You may have a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the...
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Service engine soon light is on could it be because we are runningn it under regular gas and not 91 premium?
Hi there. The service light is different than a check engine light; in the fact that the service light is typically an alert to the car owner that routine maintenance or service is due. It is possible that the change...
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Heat blows when heat is off.
Hi There, If your heater only blows when the setting is on high, this may suggest that you have a faulty blower motor resistor. The highest speed setting may still work because in most cars in the highest fan speed...
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Hood hinge is not aligning the hood.
Hi there. If the hood will not set correctly on the vehicle and the adjustments were made in all directions, then the hinges may be bent or out of placement. I recommend replacing the hinges with new ones to have...
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dead battery
Batteries can die if the lights are left on, the charging system is malfunctioning, or the battery is just plain "old", typically 5 years or more in age. What to do when you have a no start problem, caused by...
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Why car want crank by key just clicks.
Hello, This suggests you may have a faulty starter solenoid or a weak battery. Generally, when it is a rapid or fast clicking sound, i is usually related to a weak or dead battery. A louder or more pronounced click...
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Squealing noise
The squealing could have come from any number of things under the hood. A power steering pump, water pump, or alternator could have made the noise. The most common thing to look at would be the belt drive system. With...
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Was driving down rd, car just quit. New fuel pump on just turns over but wont start except with ether 2005 Nissan Maxima
Hello - your success with spraying ether (and starting) is telling. The fuel system has failed. Check the fuel pump fuse(s) and the fuel pump relay. Either of these will keep the pump from running properly. I recommend a fuel...
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Loose steering wheel/car wandering as I am correcting.
Hi there. If you recently had service on front end components, but did not have the front end aligned, it's possible that it's not properly aligned; which can cause the floating issue you're experiencing. It's also possible that a different...
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New battery and alternator, battery drains within 48 hrs
Hi There, It sounds like you may have some kind of parasitic draw on your system, a short or potentially a bad voltage regulator. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator....

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