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Car shimmies when accelerating
I'm not sure I fully understand your question. It sounds like you are trying to say there is a vibration when you try to accelerate. But sometimes problems with cars defy description and the best way to get the point...
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Need a catalytic convertor for 09 Nissan sentra, estimate, can I drive it?
Hi Pat. Thanks for contacting us today. Typically the catalytic converter is not covered under warranty. When it is clogged, it will continue to cause poor engine performance and should not be driven until it's replaced. If you'd like to...
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Car hesitates and jerks when driving. Check engine code gave maf sensor, but mechanic says the car is too new so he thinks it's th
Hi TR. Thanks for contacting us today. If you could provide us with the exact code that came up, this would be much easier for us to help you locate the possible sources. Just because a code might indicate a...
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will 4inch exhaust damage my car
You can reduce the back pressure in an exhaust system in your car (so long as the engine is computer controlled; for example, uses oxygen sensor outputs to maintain optimal air fuel ratio) to zero and it will have no...
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Car stalls after starting only when parked downhill
Hi Eric. Thanks for contacting us today. If your car is hard to start or has operational issues while parking down hill or on a slope, there are a few possible sources. The most common is that your fuel pump...
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2000 Sentra shaking, hesitating, heat coming through ac vents, smoke from engine when hot.
You need to have computer tested to see if you have misfire codes and may have got oil onto one or more of the spark plugs and coils causing the misfire. The A/C will not work normally since the computer...
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tapping noise in tranny when in gear and rpms are over 1000, 2007 Sentra. Shifts fine
You may have a loose torque convertor to flywheel bolt and is hitting something inside the bell housing of transmission if noise increases with engine speeds. I noise is only when moving and increases with speed then it may be...
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overheating
Your vehicle has one cooling system thermostat. The thermostat is accessible and relatively easy to replace if you have an inch pound torque wrench (fasteners must be tightened to the factory spec in the service manual; otherwise you can have...
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2010 Nissan Sentra isn't shifting right and cvt fluid seems ok
Nissan has issued at least two Technical Service Bulletins (TSB's) which describe operating conditions (faults) much like what you are describing. One of the Bulletins documents a fix for reduced performance as the CVT fluid temperature protection logic comes into...
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Accelerate
You may be having an engine misfire. If your check engine light is on then have a computer scan to see what codes are stored to find the cylinder that is misfiring and may need spark plugs and ignition coils...
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I have a 2011 Sentra and the vdc light came on what is that and what should I do
I believe this light is related to the traction control system on your vehicle. It is possible that a faulty wheel speed sensor on one of the four wheels could be causing this issue. I would recommend having your vehicle...
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I was on a hill and pressed on the gas. My car started going crazy and made a really loud noise like a skidding skreech .
If the noise was accompanied by "loss of control", one or more of the drive wheels probably lost traction, engine speed then jumped significantly and when the tires regained traction the spinning wheel on the pavement caused the noise. The...
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P1138 nissan sentra 1.8 code reads where is the swirl sensor located the car stalls upon acceleration or rpm revels then drops
The swirl control valve is actually a part that helps to control the vaporization of the fuel inside the intake passages as it is passed through to the combustion chamber during low idle or cooler operating temperatures. As you may...
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Car misfiring on cyclinder three, also real slow. accellerating when I come to a stop could al of this be linked together?
Hi Sharon. Thanks for contacting us today. Typically an engine misfire like you've described will also cause lack of acceleration and reduced fuel economy as well. Isolating the source of the engine misfire can be tricky, as it could be...
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I have an 08 Nissan Sentra car shut off while at stop light replaced cam and crank shafts, spark plugs car won't start
Assuming you are referring to the camshaft and crankshaft sensors, in addition to this, there are a number of other things that may cause the vehicle not to start. This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which...
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Ignition switch
It sounds like you may have a faulty ignition switch cylinder. Inside the ignition where the key is inserted, there are a series of small tumblers that ride along the grooves on the key. Over time, these tumblers may wear...
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Car stalled and all lights turned on
Depending on how bad the catalytic converter is, a bad catalytic converter can cause the engine to run bad and even stall out at times. The reason that all the lights came on on your dash is because the engine...
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whirring from rear of car when driving, sound vanishes when I veer left, but reappears when I straighten out or veer right.
Hi Charlton. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Usually, this type of sound is caused by a damaged wheel bearing. However, the fact that the noise goes away when you turn is odd. It's probably best to have a professional mechanic...
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Car idles and dies on cold start but starts when warm
It sounds like you may have a fuel supply problem in getting the proper amount of fuel to the fuel injectors. The fact that the condition gets better when using starting fluid also points toward a fuel supply problem. As...
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When I am driving the car will stopping accelerating as if I took my foot off the pedal but my foot hasn't even moved.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having issues with the throttle or throttle position sensor. These can be tested and replaced if needed. When this happens, you should also scan the vehicle for diagnostic troubleshooting codes....

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