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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Nissan Xterra
The 2012 Nissan Xterra is designed for those who want a true sport utility that can still handle off-road driving with ease. Built on the same F-Alpha platform seen in the Titan and...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Like to Go Off-Roading
Your best bet for off-roading is a 4x4 SUV. Depending on the model that pleases you most, though, you might have to shop around a bit to find a good used one. That’s simply because off-roaders typically become...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're an Archeologist
If you are an archaeologist, you need a vehicle that will take you off the beaten path. After all, that’s where you spend a good deal of your time. And that means that...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Live in a Hilly Area
Do you live in terrain that is hilly? Do your city streets feature plenty of inclines and declines that can be nothing short of treacherous in miserable weather? If so, when it’s time to purchase a car you’re...

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Coolant disappearing. 3 different shops.
Hi there. The problem with diagnosing a mechanical issue by a shop or dealership is that in many cases, it's based on opinion or business decisions as opposed to facts. Shops and local automotive centers have quota's, profit and time...
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Heater blows out cold air 2006 Nissan Xterra
Hello - the lack of heater function could have 5 causes: the engine is not getting up to correct temperature (center of the gauge) due to a malfunctioning thermostat, the heater control valve is not letting hot coolant into the...
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What all is involved in changing the water pump on my 2004 Nissan xterra
Hello. Yes you will have to access and remove the timing belts to change the water pump. These need to be changed at the same time and you will be able to find many kits that include the timing belt...
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my 2001 xterra wont change gears
Considering the age and mileage, if the transmission has not been serviced within the last 3-4 years or 60,000 miles, a transmission service MAY help. What is the condition of the transmission fluid ? It should be a reddish pink...
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I have a 2012 Xterra, we took it in just to get oil service ice.afterwards the heater core went bad, you could smell rubber burnin
Hello, thank you for writing in. When it comes to bypassing and modifying the vehicle in ways it was not designed, its hard to say what went wrong without doing an inspection. The overflow tank, if collecting and recycling the...
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Valve cover gasket and starter labor and parts? mechanic charging me 900.00 - 2004 Nissan Xterra
Yes, on the valve cover gasket repair, they replace both sides.
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My 2002 Nissan Xterra will not start.
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the starter is clicking, then it is receiving power and does not have the ability to use it or does not have enough power. Check or replace the starter relay if you have...
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Catalytic Converter 2004 Nissan Xterra
Hello - there are 4 catalytic converters for your vehicle with the V6 engine. There is one that is part of each exhaust manifold (that's 2), and one for each exhaust pipe just below the exhaust manifold (2 more). Space...
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Proper PNP switch removal.
I would recommend looking into some online forums for information from others who have done this same repair. It is possible that a special tool is required in order to remove this switch that you are not using. It is...
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Advise on what to use for automatic transmission fluid
Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) can be petroleum-based, partially synthetic, or totally synthetic-based oil. All domestic automobile manufacturers require a petroleum-based fluid in their automatic transmissions. Some import manufacturers require the use of a partially synthetic fluid. ATF is a petroleum-based...
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The clutch pedal doesn't spring back as quickly when it is cold outside.
Hi there. It is possible that the brake fluid may be freezing. When brake fluid gets old, it collects too much moisture causing water droplets to form in the fluid. This will gel up the fluid and cause it to...
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Rough Idle and Stalling at Operating Temp
Hi there. There are dozens of problems that can lead to a drop in gas mileage, some of them are serious and some can be easily corrected. Issues like dirty O2 sensors, EGR valve, or a malfunctioning mass air flow...
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Would a rear brake caliper that was siezed cause the ABS light to come on?
ABS is capable of monitoring differentials in wheel speeds, and rates of deceleration, and there is no way the ABS system could "know" whether the brakes are in good repair or not. However, if the caliper was seized such that...
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New battery and alternator but there is still no power in my 204 Xterra onve I turn it off.
Hi there. It sounds like you either have a defective alternator or there is another issue within the circuit for the charging system. I usually start by checking the output of the alternator. If it is not putting out the...
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Very hard staring after engine cools off
This may be a result of a cold start fuel supply issue. When you start your car when it is cold and turn the key to on, the coolant temperature sensor immediately reads the temperature of the coolant and relays...
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Coolant leak.
There are a coupe up hoses that run behind the intake manifolds that are very common leak points. These hoses allow the coolant to flow inside the vehicle so the passengers can have heat. Consider hiring an experienced technician like...
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Car jerking uncontrollably, trouble accelerating, rough idle, cylinder 1 misfire code
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems, but there are a few suspects that occur more than others. Generally, misfires are caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in cases, a combination of both. Spark related...
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Car stalled in stop and go traffic.
Your car may have 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 speeds and at idle....
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my nissan xterra 2006 4.0l v6 automatic transmission isn't shifting from first. No codes are showing on the computer
Fault codes may not be present if there is a hydraulic fault in the transmission. First thing to check is the transmission fluid level and condition. Low/poor fluid condition can keep the transmission from shifting properly or shift at all....
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What can cause heater to start blowing cold air and temperature to get really hot?
Generally when the engine temperature climbs and the heater airflow turns cold, coolant has stopped circulating throughout the system. This can be due to a few things. The thermostat may have failed and is restricting coolant flow. The water pump...

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