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Synthetic oil doesn't seem to do a better job of lubricating, but it doesn't wear out as fast. So if you are bad about letting your oil go a long time between changes synthetic is a good idea. I use...

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If you are referring to engine modifications, some vendors are Megan Racing (stainless steel exhaust header), Yonaka (stainless steel cat back exhaust), DC Sports (cold air intake) and so forth. There are many, not to mention the custom fabrication shops....

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Hi there Patel. Thanks again for your question. Bose is an exceptional aftermarket stereo component, but we're really not suited to answer questions about aftermarket applications. We stick to OEM repairs and solutions.

I'm having problems with my blower motor on my 2012 Nissan Maxima.

There is no resistor in the circuit, at least not of the type that controls blower speed. Instead, the speed control in your vehicle relies on a digital signal delivered via pulse width modulation. And, in your application at least...

Blinking check engine loud noise loss of acceleration

If your vehicle's check engine light (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/what-does-the-check-engine-warning-light-mean-by-spencer-cates) is flashing, that means there is a serious fault, usually cylinder misfiring, that requires immediate repair. Misfiring, in particular, has the potential to damage the catalytic converter which can result in additional costly...

My 2007 Maxima stalls and bucks mainly after takeoff. What can possibly be the issue?

Stalling is typically an engine related issue unless something very unusual like a torque converter malfunction is at issue. So, engine management and controls would be evaluated first in a diagnostic. Among the causes that would be considered are a...

Dealership says water pump needs replacing

With regard to the dealership, or any mechanic for that matter, simply ask for the evidence substantiating the diagnosis and proposed repair. In the case of an alternator, once the drive belt is removed from the engine, and the engine...

Awful gas mileage, loud ticking, fluctuating RPMs, poor acceleration

The RPM fluctuation, inconsistent idle, lack of acceleration, and poor fuel economy are all consistent with faults such as vacuum leaks, EGR system malfunctions, malfunctioning oxygen sensors, dirty fuel injectors, fuel pump malfunction, faulty spark plugs, a faulty mass airflow...

Overheated and engine knock

If your car has almost a quarter million miles on it it is quite plausible that it needs an engine replacement, Especially if it has been overheated. While it's possible to damage an engine by driving it with too much...

My 2010 dodge charger will not start and there's a lightning bolt icon that is illumated... Also the check engine light has came o

Hi Tiffany. Thanks for contacting us today. Inside the owner manual of your 2010 Dodge Charger, there will be a section that describes what each warning indicator light means. The lightning bolt is an indication that something within the charging...

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For the 2010 Odyssey, there is no specified time/mileage interval at which the brake fluid should be changed. In this circumstance, where there is no maintenance interval specified, industry practice is to recommend changing the brake fluid every 3 years...

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Alpine and Pioneer have been reported to be suppliers of Honda audio system components but there are actually many vendors and a lot of variance depending on model and type of system. To determine the origin of specific audio components...

The trigger wire for ignition coil three has no signal.

The coil in your application has a power wire (red), a ground wire (black), and a PCM pulse command wire (5 volt pulse; Blue w/Red stripe for cylinder No. 3) that operates the coil’s internal switching transistor. Using an oscilloscope,...

Changed the oil sensor an the car sounds an drives fine but when i rev an take my foot off the gas oil psi drops almost to 0

Although there is some variance across engine types, minimum oil pressure at idle is typically fairly low to begin with, typically in the range of 4 to 10 PSI. If idle speed drops below normal, so will oil pressure. Gauge...

Hello I have a question I have a 2005 Chrysler and my check ingen light came on and my the lightning bult I tryed starting it and

The lightning bolt warning light alerts you to a fault in the electronic throttle control system in your vehicle. This may be a faulty throttle body, the throttle body sensor or possibly the throttle body control motor which is what...

My car cut off last week. The mechanic said it was the fuel pump. The fuel was replaced. I got the car back yesterday and it just

If you are able to re-start the car immediately and readily after it stalls, there is an intermittent electrical connection in the ignition or fuel system and/or the sensors that control those systems. If the car is immediately re-starting, the...

I have a 2006 Infiniti g35x sedan awd , I have this humming like buzzing loud sound coming from what seems to be from the left sid

When the brakes are released the distance that the piston moves when it retracts into the caliper bore is very small because it is necessary for the pads to remain in as close contact as possible with the rotors. The...

VDC off

The engine computer will lose certain stored "adaptive" data when you disconnect the battery but that would not result in any significant "reduced power". This could be an electrical issue and it may also be that there were co-existing "engine...

I have a 2009 Maxima is dead,have a replacement key and can't unlock it at all

Hi Gabriel. Thanks for contacting us today. I'm not quite clear on the issue you're having. If the key you currently have will not open the vehicle, then you'll need to call a locksmith to open the car or head...

I just changed my oil and everything went well until the test drive. The car started knocking and sputtering bad and smoke idk wha

Hi Andrew. Thanks for sending the question tonight. Changing the oil involves three basic steps, draining the old oil, removing the old oil filter, and installing new filter and oil. In some cases, if the oil filter is not correctly...

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