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Shake when accelerating
Hi there: Based on your input, there are a few items that you might want to have inspected by a professional mobile mechanic to determine what's causing this shaking issue. First would be the tires and wheels for balance. Usually...
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Car struggles to go up hills and only goes 40-60 mph depending how steep the hill is. What's wrong with my car?
Hi there: Anytime a check engine light is illuminated it's because a sensor has detected a mechanical or electrical fault that impacts the vehicle's performance. If the mechanic you go to hasn't completed a check engine light inspection; which means...
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My car is slow to accelerate, and it stalls in drive and reverse
This may be related to a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at...
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Gas is leaking from fuel tank
Hey there. If your fuel tank is rusted to the point of leaking fuel, then you will need to have the fuel tank replaced. As rust spreads, it will leak worse every day and when there is no fuel leaking...
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Engine was swapped. I need to know how to tell if they put 1.8 or 2.0 back in?
Each of those engine sizes have unique casting numbers embossed on the head, block, etc. The casting numbers for the 1.8L are Block Cast # 5M0; In-Line Head Cast # 5M0; Cam Cast # 5M0-5M0 or 4M5-4M5; and Crankshaft...
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There is water in my gas tank - 2004 Nissan Sentra
If you think you have water in your fuel, then you would have one of two problems. You would have a misfire and a rough running engine if there is some water in the fuel but not enough to keep...
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Vibration on startup - 2004 Nissan Sentra
A lengthy Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) dealing with this issue was published by Nissan in 2006. The TSB outlines a repair procedure for the fuel pump that resolves a known issue with fuel leaking back into the tank instead of...
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Car overheating - 1999 Nissan Sentra
This may be a sign of a faulty coolant fan relay. This relay receives input from the coolant temperature sensor which reads the temperature of the coolant in your radiator. As it reaches a certain temperature, the cooling fan relay...
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Plugs coming out black but not oilly
This is a sign of a rich fueling condition. This can happen for many different reasons, such as a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor, leaking fuel injectors, a failing catalytic converter or a bad O2 sensor. All of...
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I can't accelerate or go fast while driving - 2002 Nissan Sentra
Hi there. The lack of acceleration you feel suggests several possibilities. There could be low fuel pressure caused by a faulty fuel pump or a faulty fuel pressure regulator. It could be a lack of incoming air to the engine...
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Am I able to drive with misfiring cylinders?
Unfortunately, with two cylinders misfiring, this represents 50% of your motor not firing properly which results in a significant reduction of power output by your engine. While the car may be driven, this may be risky as this may cause...
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Had A exhaust cat front converter gasket blow when i was driving got louder and louder satarteded to looose power the next day i
Hi there. From the description you have provided, sounds like, the problem is the catalytic converter. The exhaust leak gave the engine the ability to breathe out. If the engine can't breathe out, it can't breathe in. By sealing the...
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Car wont start - 2001 Nissan Sentra
Hello there, a variety of faults will cause your 2001 Nissan Sentra to overheat, be low on coolant, and now have starting trouble. The first problem is the vehicle being low on coolant, either there is a leak in the...
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Car jumps in 5th when pushing gas pedal
This suggests you may have a worn or failing 5th gear synchronizer in your transmission. As you may know, when a clutch drags, it is not letting go of the disk fully which overloads the synchros and burns up the...
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Can the throttle body brake or get damaged by opening flywheel while the battery is still connected?
Hi there: One of the most important safety regulations any mechanic follows is to remove the battery power before working on any engine component. In your question, you asked if it's possible for the throttle body to be damaged Please...
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Car won't start. I have a push button start so we couldn't jump it
Hi there. Even a push start button vehicle can be jump started; it's done the same as any other vehicle with the exception of a hybrid. More than likely, you have a failed battery. I recommend the use of portable...
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Charging warning light comes on when i turn the key and try to start the car and the car want start but when someone tried to give
Hi there: If you recently replaced your battery, the issue may be caused by a malfunctioning alternator or other electrical component that comprises the charging system on your Nissan Sentra. The best way to find out which item specifically is...
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Car keeps dying while I'm driving
Hi. There could be a couple of causes for why this problem is happening. There could be a problem with the battery going bad or the alternator is under charging causing the car to die. There also could be a...
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Overheating/no leaks
Hello. If the cooling system is not leaking, then the engine is consuming the coolant. This is usually attributed to a faulty head gasket. Does the oil have any signs of coolant or water in it? It will look like...
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My car will not start - 2001 Nissan Sentra
Hi there: It's possible that the starter is not fully engaging with the flywheel either due to the flywheel not being installed correctly during the engine swap, or the starter not installed correctly. It's also possible that something in the...

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